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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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How tall is that rider

Just for my own interest can you tell me your height and what you ride (Speedy or America). The reason I am asking is that I'm 6' 6" and I sat on a lot of bikes before settling on the 09 America, I even think for my height it's a better fit than the Thunderbird, but I'm sure with a few mods to the seating position I can get it right.
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6'4" 240lbs. 07 Speedy. 19 tooth front sprocket, K&N Kit/air box removal/re-jetted.
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6'2", 240lbs on a 2010 America; previously had a 2007 Speedy. I'm still surprised how well both bikes fit me. First time I saw the Speedy, I thought "Cool bike, but I'll never fit on it". I just sold a 2009 Sportster (if I could only go back in time, I would have never gotten rid of my Speedy)... Once I put apes and forwards on it, it was a lot more comfortable, but my stock America fits me like a glove. I'm guessin' I probably look a little too big for my America, but it fits me better than any other cruiser I've ever been on.

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Ah, a wee rider among giants I'm 5ft 6.5ins and an inseam of 27ins so I'm glad Triumph have made the 2011 to (almost!) fit me! I'll probably look like a mouse riding a mammoth, hey! but do I look like I give a ****!

It's gonna be fun when I pick it up on the 11th this month. Can't wait! Norman Hyde are remodeling their pegs setup to accomodate the 2011 America so my knees will actually bend and maybe even, they will touch the fuel tank


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I ride a 2010 Speedmaster and am 5'-7" w/ 27" inseam. My wife rides a 2007 Speedmaster and is 5'-4" w/ 30" inseam. Both of us have the stock handlebars and risers, and I changed my seat to a Corbin Solo which alters the riding position a bit. No issues here.


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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 10:37 PM
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5'8" and 135lb's. 09 America with ISO dually pegs. Stock pegs felt just a little too far out and my feet felt like they would lift off at highway speeds in the wind. Just right now.

2009 America with some mods, a lot of fun that I can ride all day. (sold and miss my 2008 Bonneville, a great daily driver)
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 03:29 PM
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5'10", 160 lbs. My America has the roadster seat, standard pegs and bars, and fits me just fine. Compared to my Daytona, it's downright roomy.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-04-2011, 04:22 PM
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5'7"- I ride a 2010 Speedy, I did fit a set of Triumph footboards and a Triumph foot finder extension on the sidestand which is a PITA to get at, it now makes a better riding postion for me, the 2011 models are a far better set up for the shorter of us.
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6'4'' 240 lbs, 2010 thruxton and love the felling on the bike!!!!

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