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    Long legs, newbie question.

    My last Harley was a 1996 evo Road King. I loved the bike, apart from the post ride cleaning, time was in short supply in those days. I have continued to ride and I'm loooking towards getting another touring Harley. I've tested a Street Glide and sat on a Road King. Is it me, or are the newer tourers a bit more cramped in the leg room department? I've a 32.5 inch inside leg and my thighs, knees and back felt to be at too tight an angle and I'm sure that wasn't the case with the old Road King. Does anyone else have this issue? What are the best solutions?
    Thank you.

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    Senior Member Whistler's Avatar
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    Can't speak for the size of Harleys routers, but welcome to the forum fae a sportster rider. Long legs not a problem for me.
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    I am 6'2 (34" inside leg) and ride a 2016 Road King. I can only compare it to the Sportster but find it much more comfortable and roomy. You could play around with different seats as they can move your position

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelriding View Post
    My last Harley was a 1996 evo Road King. I loved the bike, apart from the post ride cleaning, time was in short supply in those days. I have continued to ride and I'm loooking towards getting another touring Harley. I've tested a Street Glide and sat on a Road King. Is it me, or are the newer tourers a bit more cramped in the leg room department? I've a 32.5 inch inside leg and my thighs, knees and back felt to be at too tight an angle and I'm sure that wasn't the case with the old Road King. Does anyone else have this issue? What are the best solutions?
    Thank you.
    Ever considered amputation? Cheaper than the cost of some Harley items


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    Senior Member Whistler's Avatar
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    Wouldn't work unless the feet were sewn back on for gear change purposes.
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    Has anyone ever put the accutronix forwards on the road king you can get plus 9 inch forward.im 6,4" and really considering them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whistler View Post
    Wouldn't work unless the feet were sewn back on for gear change purposes.
    just fit a air shiffter problem solved though a bit extreme

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