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Old 11-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #31
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Do I look to big for my VROD? I'm 6 feet tall, 280pounds and it feels great in reach, the seat and leg length, then my daughter takes a pic of me and wow, my VROD looks small! Its a long lean bike, fast as hell and I love to ride it. Just posting the pic because the way she took the pic makes me look like a giant, even with my wifes and my Challengers in the background.


Does this V-Rod make my ass look fat?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #32
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worst part is you are Blocking that Excellent Charger!!!
UMMMM..Those are CHALLENGERS, my wife's is the grey Rallye Redline and Mine is the RT. no Chargers here.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #33
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UMMMM..Those are CHALLENGERS, my wife's is the grey Rallye Redline and Mine is the RT. no Chargers here.
I meant Challengers. I just left NY and spent an excellent 10 days in a rented Charger so it was in my head.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #34
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Both these guys ride Vrods and there big dudes.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #35
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Do I look to big for my VROD? I'm 6 feet tall, 280pounds and it feels great in reach, the seat and leg length, then my daughter takes a pic of me and wow, my VROD looks small! Its a long lean bike, fast as hell and I love to ride it. Just posting the pic because the way she took the pic makes me look like a giant, even with my wifes and my Challengers in the background.

Get a wide tire...for the Fatass syndrome.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:37 AM   #36
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Both these guys ride Vrods and there big dudes.
With excellent riding gear too?
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #37
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Small bike? It's longer than a touring bike and weighs in at around 650 lbs wet. It's anything but small.
Philthy has it absolutely right. They are not small...6'2" 250 here

I've a brother in law that has a new Street Glide I park along side of him a lot and from behind the V Rod is about the same height as a street glide. The bags on the SG and fairing make it look bigger but it is not. It is an optical illusion.

Park your V along side a Sportster - that will give you a better idea of what a small bike in size a Sportster is.

Besides I have almost twice the HP that the SG has and that always makes the V larger LOL
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:53 AM   #38
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I seen a guy at quaker steak and lube here in virginia on a NRS. his knees were blocking the harleydavidson on the air box cover. he was sitting still with his feet on the ground. myself i actaully make the bike look bigger than it is. at 5 5 and a 1/2...
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #39
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Odd I know but some of us prefer the upright traditional riding position rather than the clam shell like on a foward control bike. My Dyna left me shifting back and forth on longer rides looking for comfort. The R on the other hand does not bother my back or butt.
Ya, I get it, I need forward controls for various physical reasons whereas they bother others. I just never heard the R refereed to as a bike for comfort before. Most sports bikes or sports style bikes, such as the R kill me in about 30 minutes.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #40
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Being tall and not having to lean forward helps too.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 AM   #41
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Being tall and not having to lean forward helps too.
Yes, the forward lean is also a problem for me NOW!!!. Just raised my arm position by about 4" with new bars - what a difference, night and day. First time in my life I have not run drag bars.
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