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  1. madjack

    madjack New Member

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    #1 madjack, Jun 30, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
    Hi all...been dreamin of a 2020 Speedmaster BUT, at 6'3 and 240 pounds(US), I worry about the speedy being to small for me...watchathink????

    PS...no ride at all...for now........
     
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  2. Hobnail

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    Welcome from Iowa.
    Just go for a test ride and find out. Speed Masters have a 1200cc prime mover that equates to 77 HP. Nice for getting around and not going crazy. Think of it as a smaller Harley with better character and flair.
     
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  3. madjack

    madjack New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome...back in the early 60's, 2 neighbors had an older Indian and another had a Harley...they worked on ' em more than road...by 1964 I had a Honda 125 scrambler that never needed more than gas/oil...at this point, I don't want a stretched out heavyweight...just something fun...
    I do need a test ride but nearest dealer 200mi away...and if I test rode and liked, it would havvta come home with me...wife may shoot me BUT, I do have a camper trailer w/AC, so I can hide out.......
     
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  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Hi mate and welcome :)
    I have just traded my 1200 Speedmaster for a Rocket 3R :grinning:
    I absolutely loved the speedmaster and at 5ft10 and half found it all day comfortable :)
    The engine is surprisingly strong and willing and married to a silky smooth transmission :cool:
    It is a VERY good bike :cool:
    The stance of the bike is a bit on the small side though so at 6ft3 I would definitely recommend a test ride :)
     
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  5. Thripster

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    Welcome from a fellow newbie
     
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  7. David Cooper

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Jack.

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    Hello and welcome in
     
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    Hi and welcome in :)
     
  11. Dozers Dad

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    Hi Jack,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
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    Right back atcha. And welcome from the gunshine state.
     
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  13. Wessa

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  15. Dartplayer

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    #15 Dartplayer, Jun 30, 2020
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    Hi Jack and welcome to the forum :cool: at 6’ I find the Bonneville Speedmaster comfy, you may want to look at the higher bars but it will depend on your riding preference. I added spacers and rotated the bars to lift for straight back.
    Edit- found good pic of risers


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  16. madjack

    madjack New Member

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    Thanks for the hellos...and dart, thanks for the pics...risers were already in thought as a possible solution....
     
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    Hello n welcome :)
     
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    Hello Jack and welcome to the forum :)
     
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    y151.gif Jack and welcome.gif to the forum from Lincolnshire.
     
  20. Bad Billy

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    Hi madjack & Welcome to the Forum :cool:

    I am 6'3 & 225 (English) pounds, believe me whatever you ride these days is gonna feel small! :p
     
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