Am i to short to ride.

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by fatalbeast7, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. fatalbeast7

    fatalbeast7 New Member

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    hi im 5'3 and im wondering if im to short to ride a harley davidson sportster iron 883 i love the look of the bike and just the overall reviews however i cant seem to find out if my height is a problem or not please help any advice is appreciated
     
  2. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    I've seen shorter people who ride.
    So can you.

    Saw a group of gals from Milwaukee stop at our dealership.
    Little tiny gal was riding an Ultra!

    Try different seats. I don't know if the dealer has demo seats for a Sportster but check them out.

    When checking out the bikes, wear riding shoes/boots.
    Shouldn't ride in street shoes anyway.
    You need a stable base and riding boots give that to you.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Go to the dealer and sit on one. If your feet touch, your in.
     
  4. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    +1, as stated a seat can make a big difference
     
  5. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    They also make seats for shorter riders,and a pair of logger boots will add a couple inches.I'd think it would be a good bike for you,maybe stay away from one with forward controls.
     
  6. stray dog

    stray dog Junior Member

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    Shorter shocks to lower the bike, the right seat & the right handle bars :D
     
  7. chief08

    chief08 Member

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    there's only one way to find out go ride one. then you tell us
     
  8. jewelrider

    jewelrider Member

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    hi, i am 5' and have been riding a HD dyna for 25 years. practice makes perfect. go for it!
     
  9. Dan.1977P

    Dan.1977P Active Member

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    Nope. 5'4" and was worried to pick up a softail because I didn't firmly plant my feet on the ground because of the wide seat. That concern went away after the second ride. Only issue I have now is when my wife is on the back and I'm slowed to the point of putting my feet out and she decides that's the right time point at something to the side, stick her head over my shoulder to say something or completely shift her weight in some manner to make me struggle to keep the bike up.
     
  10. Amish Hawg

    Amish Hawg Active Member Contributor

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    I've seen tall, short, round and lanky on all sizes of scooters.

    Now git on that thing and ride!!! while yer at it, hop on a bagger. My Road King, for me, was easier that my old Sporty.

    good luck