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Hi, I'm Jon, I'm 29 from MI and have been riding about a year. I'm on here to learn and discuss the shadow for my next purchase.

I'm looking for whatever model has mid controls for a 6'1, 280lb guy with more torso then legs.
I sat on a RS last week and it was so surprisingly comfortable and just felt fun. Problem is I don't think a 750 can comfortably carry me down the freeway. Are there any other models with mids for the heavy guy? I'm not really ready for trips over an hour or two but next season may change that with endurance. I love to ride and I'm really digging shadows. Awesome used prices and good mechanical reviews.
 

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Welcome to the Forum. VTX1300-1800, Interstate, or Stateline are nice rides. My 750Ace is great for me, however if you are a bigger guy who and ride two up at times you may want to stick with something in the 1300cc range.
 

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Welcome to the Forum. VTX1300-1800, Interstate, or Stateline are nice rides. My 750Ace is great for me, however if you are a bigger guy who and ride two up at times you may want to stick with something in the 1300cc range.
That's what I was going to suggest. The VTX.
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welcome aboard, for sure you may want an 1100 or bigger . :)
 

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Thanks guys, do any of them have mids or can be reasonably modified? A dealer by me has almost all models used.
 

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Hi, I'm Jon, I'm 29 from MI and have been riding about a year. I'm on here to learn and discuss the shadow for my next purchase.

I'm looking for whatever model has mid controls for a 6'1, 280lb guy with more torso then legs.
I sat on a RS last week and it was so surprisingly comfortable and just felt fun. Problem is I don't think a 750 can comfortably carry me down the freeway. Are there any other models with mids for the heavy guy? I'm not really ready for trips over an hour or two but next season may change that with endurance. I love to ride and I'm really digging shadows. Awesome used prices and good mechanical reviews.
Welcome to the forum. A 750 might surprise you..... ;)
 

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Take some of them for a test ride. That's the only way you're going to know what's comfortable and large enough for your liking. Welcome to the forum!
 

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My street bob came with mid-controls and a 1100+ cc engine! :mrgreen:

I know its not a honda but its a great bike and exponentially more fun than the 750 aero is!

IMO a 750 is enough to get you down the highway under a few circumstances. If you dont care to cruise continuously over 75mph, dont care much about wicked acceleration, and wont be carrying a passenger. I always found the 750 aero to be pretty comfortable on the highway if I stayed around 70mph and still fun to cruise the two lane twisty roads. But my new bike having more power, a 6th gear, and a little bit smoother ride I catch myself crusing 75-80 on the highway and scraping pegs and pipes in corners more often.
 

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I have a '14 dyna low rider but I'm in a bind financially so it's getting turned back in. My cousin told me I should have just got a shadow cash and owned it so thats what I'm saving for spring. Ideally I'de love to have another mid mount dyna but I can't save for that kind of money anytime in the next year.. I mean I'm finding shadow rs around here for $4000 you cant beat that. There are plenty of spirits for the $2500 price range too. I could probably just get used to the forwards on them. It seems that it's really just the rear brake pedal thats too high. That can be adjusted I'm sure. Man these bikes rule. I haaate now knowing what bike fever in the winter time is. Ugh.
 

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Will a honda 750 sound like its going to explode in high rpms and rattle you to pieces like an iron 883? That was my first bike last year for a couple months. It was fun light to light but i barely fit on it and freeway was garbage.
 

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I'm 6'1", 260 lbs and ride a 2008 Aero 750. I ride about 50/50 hwy. and street. The 750 is a good balance for me. I appreciate how nimble it is fighting street traffic. On the hwy I have very few complaints.

I have a 21" windshield so, if I am fighting a strong headwind it will slow me down. Riding south out of Houston towards the Gulf the winds can get pretty nasty sometimes. But 70 - 75 is still doable. When the winds are down or trailing 80+ is not a problem. Those speeds are fine for my purposes. Keeping up with traffic really hasn't been a problem.

At the higher speeds it does seem to whine a bit. Just the nature of the bike. I just close the face shield and it quiets down. Kind of like turning up the radio in the truck to cancel the rattles.
 

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These replys have been so helpful. That information really perks up my attention and gives me incentive to save my money towards something I'm starting to have more confidence in. That was my goal. Thanks guys. I cant test ride one for atleast a couple months being that its usually 15 degrees every day now in the mitten but atleast I have somewhere to chat about bikes in the mean time.
 
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