i have read many posts on here about you guys feeling cramped on harleys and switched to cross countrys or whatever.
the only harley i ever sat on was a sportster i rode home to my boss'es house for him when he bought it. now i am a small guy...5'5 160 lbs but i thought that sporster was a bicycle with a motor compared to my vegas.
well tonight i had a chance to get on a new 2015 road glide a friend bought a few weeks ago.
my impression of the road glide...now remember i a a little guy.
1. easier to get off the kickstand than my vegas. either it don't weigh as much or the vegas is more top heavy.
2. easier to reach the shifter and brake pedal than my vegas.
3. seat is slightly taller than my vegas but i have the low seat on my vegas.
4. handle bars are easier to reach than my vegas.
in other words...other than the seat being slightly taller the road glide fits me better than the vegas. i always thought a harley ...especially the the bagger ones were too big for me.
i can imagine now how cramped you big guys feel on a harley.
i love my vegas but after sitting on that road glide it made me realize i gotta do something to make it fit better.
gotta start hiding money from the old lady so i can do the lowering...peg relocation...handle bar mods.
my friend is the same height but he can sit on the road glide flat footed where as i am on my toes. i have a longer torso than him but shorter legs.