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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Default Riding comparison for 6 foot plus rider

Hey guys-

Just signed up for the site. This place has some great info. I previously had a M109 but have always loved the look of the jackpot and hammer models. I love the fat rear-end. I sold my bike prior to having twins and moving to FL for work. Now I am dying, especially living in such a great climate.

As I am looking at what I want to do, I am up in the air as to whether I want to go with a pre-owned with low mileage or buy new. I have narrowed it down to either the jackpot or hammer. What I was wondering, as you can see by my thread title, how do you tall folk find the comfortability of the two models? I am an ex-college football player (d-line) who still avidly lifts. I am just under 6'-2". My wife is 6' foot tall as well. Just wanted to give you a quick overview. . .

I liked my 9 and it was comfortable but on long hauls, I would have liked the peg positions to be a bit farther out to stretch the legs. I am assuming the same will be said about the vics???

Anything else that you can throw in, advise, inform, etc. . . I'm all ears!!!!!

Thanks guys & gals.
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Went with the vision due to the rider room for me and my passenger.

Haven't regretted one bit.

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6'3" Wife is 5'9". Both Have the leg room but the Batwing Pegs would be great just to kick the foot forward a little bit. My only complaints are the seat (getting sent to Mean City Cycles this winter) and no gas gauge. Other than those.. I love the Jackpot
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I'm about 6'1" and wanted an Ultra Classic. Had a 2002 GoldWing. Got the XCT and there are no regrets. I would even buy another one.

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Im looking at picking one of these up as well in the next few weeks. I am 6'3". I rode it a few times and i think the seat and bars need to be changed, but other than that, loved the bike.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-02-2015, 02:21 PM
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I'm 6'. I added the two inch foot peg extensions which helped and are good for me. I know there are some 4' extensions out there from certain vendors. My guess would be that those would be the best fit for someone 6'2". Love my Jackpot.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 09:40 PM
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I am 6'1" and have rode by Jackpot over 600 miles in a day and taken it for cross country trips. Factory seat and pegs. Did great. loved it. Put on small windshield for long trips. Purrs at 85 on interstate.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-11-2015, 07:54 PM
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I have a JP and I'm 6'5" and installed the four inch forward control extensions from witchdoctors and along with drag bars I have no issues with leg room on the bike. I have No complaints whatsoever.

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6' - 3 63/64"

Got the 4" extension, comfortable enough ....

I put my handlebars exactly the same rake as my fork, and that works for me too ....

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