Too big for a 48?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Mavagrand, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Recently sold my FLHTC, looking to get another Harley. I really like the 48 and, as my long distance riding days are over, think it will be a great around the town ride. However, I'm 6'1" tall and weight 230lbs, I'm afraid I'll be cramped on the bike. Anyone my size ride a 48? If so, how does it feel?
     
  2. Dan.1977P

    Dan.1977P Active Member

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    Does it have mid controls? If so you could at least put forward controls on to help. And I would put better shocks anyway. You'll probably feel cramped and think it's a hardtail no matter what coming off an FLH, though.
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  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Uh oh! That didn't take long......:D

    If it were me and being of larger stature, I would be looking for a Softail....
    Haven't been able to convince anybody to let me ride their Sporty (and I understand) but it feels really small to me..
     
  4. danthern

    danthern Active Member

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    My wife had one....she got a fatboy
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I rode a 48 down at Crystal River Harley when they first came out. I'm 5' 10" and it did feel pretty small. It was a very good handling bike.
     
  6. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    OK. Here's the story. I was working a deal with Brandon Harley when I ran across an ad from a local Yamaha dealer. They had a 2015 Star Bolt for sale, asking $4999.00, I went and rode the bike. It's nice. Has a 950cc motor and handles well. Bought it. I preferred a Harley but couldn't resist the price on this Yamaha. So.....I'll still be on this website. :) made too many friends over the years...
     
  7. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Congrats on the new scoot Mark, not to worry your back on 2 wheels.:D
     
  8. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    Stars are nice bikes. Had a star stratoliner for five years and never had a problem with it. Have fun on the new bike.
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Congrats on the new ride Mark.
     
  10. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Thanks, guys. Had it for a few days now, she's a nice ride. Noisy valves though.