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Old 06-08-2009, 02:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FXR on a big guy...?

Hi,

Just joined in to ask few questions about FXR.

I'm drooling over one '82 Shovel FXR, but it's located a bit far from where I live.

I used to ride a '91 Sportster with wide tank, rear and forks and that seemed a bit too small for me.

So, my question is, how tall/big rider will fit on a FXR?

How's the frame dimensions compared to Sporty?

I know, you should test drive it to be sure, but the distance is the problem. I don't want to drive 200mls just to find out, that I look like a elephant on a small tricycle on this bike...
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm 6' 2" tall, 295 lbs.


But I only have a 30" inseam..(I have a very long torso)..but it's very comfortable for me.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm 6'3'', 250 lb, about a 35" inseam. I use forward pegs and shift with my heel. I rode my '82 ironhead the same way. FXRs're a perfect fit for me.

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Old 06-08-2009, 03:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi ... I'm 6' 4", 200 Ilbs with wide tanked FXR. I ride it with mid controls and like to throw it around so have fitted Hagon Nitros shocks, inside leg/seam is 34/35" and only after riding 250 - 300 miles will it start to effect me. Tried forward controls but can't get on with them. Bike doesn't feel small and when viewed on it the bike & myself (almost) look in proportion, unless you buy a custom or high level tanked frame/bike and spend double the price you'll be struggling. Someone else wrote on this site that everyone always thinks he's on a Sportster when he rides his FXR.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm 6 ft. tall, 230 pounds, with a 32 inch inseam. My FXRT feels just right to me. Mid-mount pegs are no probs - of course I had to get floorboards for the extra comfort factor - LOL. Then again, the bike I had before was a sportster roadster with mid-mounts also - a little more cramped than the FXRT, but doable. Everyone is different - its hard to say what will feel right to you. Good luck with your search.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick responses!

Couldn't keep my hands off the bike, so i rode to see it yesterday. I'm 6' 3" and 240lbs, and the bike was just perfect with the forward controls.

Too bad it wasn't a shovel, it had a 1340 Evo, but still...

We'll see on friday what happens...
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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IMO, you big guys all need bigger bikes. At 5'10" and 208lbs I personally think I'm too big for a Dyna frame and for that reason went to a bagger. When I see guys my size on a Sportster I joke about it, and seeing someone with more height & weight on a Dyna looks just like the Sportster with a guy my size on it? Just an honest opinion so please don't take offence but at 240 up, y'all need a bagger.

Let the flaming begin!
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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IMO, you big guys all need bigger bikes. At 5'10" and 208lbs I personally think I'm too big for a Dyna frame and for that reason went to a bagger. When I see guys my size on a Sportster I joke about it, and seeing someone with more height & weight on a Dyna looks just like the Sportster with a guy my size on it? Just an honest opinion so please don't take offence but at 240 up, y'all need a bagger.

Let the flaming begin!
No flaming from me...bikers don't care what they look like..as long as it feels right.
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IMO, you big guys all need bigger bikes. At 5'10" and 208lbs I personally think I'm too big for a Dyna frame and for that reason went to a bagger. When I see guys my size on a Sportster I joke about it, and seeing someone with more height & weight on a Dyna looks just like the Sportster with a guy my size on it? Just an honest opinion so please don't take offence but at 240 up, y'all need a bagger.

Let the flaming begin!
LMAO - no flames here, but I got the best of both worlds. FXRT - a bagger that can actually manuver!

(Okay maybe its a little flame )
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LMAO - no flames here, but I got the best of both worlds. FXRT - a bagger that can actually manuver!

(Okay maybe its a little flame )

Here we are, geniuses of a feather. That's my ride too.

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Nice lookin' FXRT there Joe!
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I thought my fxr was a bit small for me, im 6'1 and 265lbs, so i sold it and bought a bagger, boy do i miss my fxr...
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nice lookin' FXRT there Joe!
Thanks man. It takes one to know one. I love 'em.

gsxrboy96, I was surprised to discover that I could stretch out better on my 'small' FXR than on the 'big' FLs. Plus, I prefer sitting 'in' my FXR to sitting 'on' my brother's FLs.


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Thanks man. It takes one to know one. I love 'em.

gsxrboy96, I was surprised to discover that I could stretch out better on my 'small' FXR than on the 'big' FLs. Plus, I prefer sitting 'in' my FXR to sitting 'on' my brother's FLs.


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Yea, im just gonna have to buckle down and have one of each! lol, I miss riding my fxr in town, but the fl is the **** on big trips,
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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So, my question is, how tall/big rider will fit on a FXR?

Well I would have answered this question by stating that someone 5' 4" - 5' 11" would be the perfect size for an FXR. BUTTTTTT seeing 3-4 of you guys a lot taller (into the
6' 4") throws that reflection out the window....lol....

I suppose the best way to answer this question now is to say anyone over 6' 0" will find an FXR comfortable to ride based upon individual preference.....

To you guys over 6' and who find the FXR comfortable that's awesome.....

I am 5' 10" with boots and orthodics....and my FXR2 is quite comfortable.....

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