Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Genoa, Nevada, USA 89411
He's too large for the bike, look at his posture, in particular his lower back is too bent over. Over the long haul, on rougher roads, this dude's going to have some bad back problems.
SilentNEKO: I would recommend that you go check out a variety of used middleweights that are more general purpose, rather than sport focused. They are easier to handle, in particular at slower maneuvering speeds. They also have better ergos for a big guy like you. You might consider looking at a Bandit, Katana 750 (the 600 will likely cramp you) one of the myriad of Hondas produced over the last 10 years, or something of that sort. A friend recently picked up a sweet mid-80's KZ-1000 with some nice suspension upgrades, fresh tires and a small bubble fairing, all nicely color-matched for $2500. He's been out of riding for a few years and this was a great choice for returning. I figure he'll ride it for this season, then upgrade to a late 90's sportbike. He'll also likely get every dollar back when he sells it.
Good luck in your search and ride smart.
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