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Hey everyone, I've heard really good things about this forum and look forward to surfing this page.

I do not have a Harley yet. I'm in the process of taking the Harley course to get my liscence and am looking into what bike I should get.

I'm 6'6" 205 lbs. I am just lookin for a bike to go bar hopping really. A cousin of mine has a tricked out 1200 sportster but even though sitting on it feels comfortable I dont know how well I'd be able to ride it because of my height.

What do you guys recommend? The Dyna Super Glide Sport is what has really caught my eye but after sitting on it I feel more comfortable sitting on the Sporty. Whats the deal with that?
 

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Thanks for the replies so far guys, I feel very welcome to this board already.

I figured forward controls would be the way to go but what about the Fat Boy or bigger Touring bikes with floor boards? Also, why would you guys say that forward controls take some getting use to?
 

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This is really enlightening hearing from all of you guys. I have sat on the Super Glide and was pleased with its seating position. The Soft tail look doesn't really appeal to me, I like the look of the rear shocks. I am looking forward to getting my liscence and starting to drive some of these bikes so I can get an idea of what better suits me. Cant wait to get started.

On a sad note, I called Progressive Insurance a couple days ago to check on the rates and it was very dissapointing. I'm 20 and I live near Baltimore, MD. They want $1,901 a year for me on a Dyna Super Glide :(
 

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yeah man, its gonna be my first bike and insurance is a pain... I figure i could wait until i turn 23 but thats two and a half years away. There is no way I can afford almost 2,000 a year though, what a pain.
 

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that was very insightful, I am looking around and really look forward to getting on a bike, hopefully within the next year.

This board is full of great members that are very willing to help out, This is the reason I love Harley and my mustang for that matter. The people who participate in the hobby (some call it the "way of life") are so awsome.

Thanks Guys!
 

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The only problem that I have is that Insurance is really rather excessive at my age right now... I am willing to go and pay cash for a Super Glide Sport tomorrow if insurance wasn't as much as it is. I'm thinking about going with a less expensive bike but i'm still going to need something with a frame big enough for my body and that requires a larger engine than the insurance efficient bikes on the market. I'm in a deadlock here... maybe i'll just buy a motorcross bike and get use to riding off road (shouldn't be bad, i'm an avid mountain biker). You guys think that the skills gained from off road riding will transfer to on-road experience?
 

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i'm still waiting for the harley dealership to call me about the saftey course that I signed up for... I hope there is an open class in september that way I can get my liscence and see what I want to start off with.

Man oh man! I was drivin around in DC yesterday and I saw a hot Super Glide Sport. I love red paint on black wrinkle engines :drool:
 
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