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[QUOTE=norton74;2468647]...Do you have any words of advice?/QUOTE]

be careful where you park. Once your moving at anything above parking lot speeds the weight disappears, it's parking the beast and getting it out that require a bit of planning. When it doubt have the front of the motorcycle pointing out.

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be careful where you park. Once your moving at anything above parking lot speeds the weight disappears, it's parking the beast and getting it out that require a bit of planning. When it doubt have the front of the motorcycle pointing out.
Thanks,

I am 6'4" and 240 lb so I don't think that I would have the same problem with handling an R3 in a parking lot as the original poster.

However, the R3 is still a lot of bike. On the other hand, it's not any bigger than many HD dressers or Honda Gold Wings...
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...it's not any bigger than many HD dressers or Honda Gold Wings...
The difficulty is shuffling the R3 around is not so much the weight as the girth. A Harley because of it's engine configuration is relatively narrow and the gold wing has a reverse gear.

Being a taller guy, you should be ok.

It's part of the charm of the Rocket. The bike makes no apologies for what it is. No "modes" to tone down the power or reverse gear to compensate for the more vertically challenged among us.

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Look guys, you tend to ride with care as to parking, I always reverse into parking slots so it's easier to just ride away, I'm 6'2" ish and an ex rugby player BUT I only have one leg, the other stops at mid thigh, so if I can ride it and manouver it then most should be able to.
It's size could be intimidating but at the end of the day it a bike that wants to be ridden, and is the most fun you can have wearing clothes.
Buy it, ride it, but you'll struggle to wear it out.

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Look guys, you tend to ride with care as to parking, I always reverse into parking slots so it's easier to just ride away, I'm 6'2" ish and an ex rugby player BUT I only have one leg, the other stops at mid thigh, so if I can ride it and manouver it then most should be able to.
It's size could be intimidating but at the end of the day it a bike that wants to be ridden, and is the most fun you can have wearing clothes.
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Thanks,

I am 6'4" and 240 lb so I don't think that I would have the same problem with handling an R3 in a parking lot as the original poster.

However, the R3 is still a lot of bike. On the other hand, it's not any bigger than many HD dressers or Honda Gold Wings...
I sold my R3 to a guy about your size. He fit it perfectly and had no issues muscling it around. At 5'9" and 165 lbs, after 8 years, I was a bit weary of it, backing out of my garage every day, reversing direction going down hill.

Also, as to your size, the Roadster now has mid controls. I sat on one and it wasn't as comfortable as the original. I think you'd be more comfortable on the Touring. Only issue is that the Roadster has ABS, which IMO is a big plus for the Rocket, while the Touring doesn't.
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I like the mid controls, but can't compare as I didn't ride the original.
I put adjustable highway pegs on as my good knee is arthritic and on longer rides the change in position helps with stiffness.
I think the bars are different too as they are further forward.
ABS wasn't really an issue for me, as I've never had it on a bike, I tested it deliberately in an empty car park to see what would happen.

Otherwise in 12k miles not had to use it. I replace tyres before they are worn right out, and the brakes/grip are astonishing.
I've ridden many bikes in the last 35 years but the Rocket3 surpasses all of them easily.
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