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I'm in love with the idea of owning an Iron 883 soon, but I have a few concerns. I'm 6'4 205lbs(mostly torso) my inseam is approx. 34" and I'm worried that I may look to big, or un-natural on this bike.

I have sat on one and didn't feel cramped at all but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of my profile on the bike as I was sitting on a few other bikes that day. Also considering that that it's only an 883cc do you think the bike would have any problems with me on it at highway speeds?

Lastly, do you think if I were to add forward controls, mini apes, and possibly a tank lift it would aid in a more natural look as I'm riding and maybe give the bike a "bigger" general appearance? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
 

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I'm 6'5'' and there is no way I could ride any sporty. They are all too small for my liking. But if your comfortable, go for it. But make sure you know the difference between it feels good sitting on it for 3 minutes in the show room, compared to 5-10 hours of riding in the saddle....There is a HUGE difference.
 

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I'll kick the dead horse too; stop worrying about how other people think you look on your bike! Being that tall, however, I would totally spring for some apes on there. I'm 6' and ride a 1200C. I put apes on it and it made for a much more comfy ride for me. I don't like hunching over. I don't like riding mid controls but that's me, I've got a 32" inseam. I've known guys with 34" inseam and longer and love mid controls. It's personal preference. For the power, it will be fine but why not go for a 1200 to start with? More power is always a win!
 

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I personally would go for the 1200 for the same reason as stated above. Get the bike that you want. Not because of how you look on it, but because of how it feels to you. I love sportys and love to ride em. I'm 6'1" and have a 32" inseam. I also have a Street Glide to ride on long trips. If I was going to only be able to have one bike, I personally would probably go with a street Bob, or something in the Dyna family. But that's just my personal opinion.
 

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Even the bigger bikes have low seat heights. Seems like it's all about stretching your legs & arms out and not the seat height. So maybe forward controls, highway pegs on an engine guard and mini apes will help to stretch out your legs and arms
2015 883 Seat Height, Unladen: 28.9 in
2015 Fat Bob Seat Height, Unladen: 27.2 in.
2015 Road King Seat Height, Unladen: 28.2 in.
2015 Softball Deluxe Seat Height, Unladen: 26.4 in.
 

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I'm 6'2"/235lbs (34 inseam) and I just picked up a 48. Feels perfect to me. I don't see how 2 more inches would make that big of a deal. Mind you the 48 has forward controls, but I've been on an 883 and it was still comfortable.

 

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There's a good 8" of clearance between the mirrors and my knees in riding position. They are nowhere close to hitting.
Damn, On my 2002 Deuce, I had to push the stock bars forwards and rotate my controls/mirrors so the bars didn't hit my knees when moving around at slow speeds. i'm 6'5" with forward controls that look like mids when I;m on it lol
 

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I'm in love with the idea of owning an Iron 883 soon, but I have a few concerns. I'm 6'4 205lbs(mostly torso) my inseam is approx. 34" and I'm worried that I may look to big, or un-natural on this bike.

I have sat on one and didn't feel cramped at all but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of my profile on the bike as I was sitting on a few other bikes that day. Also considering that that it's only an 883cc do you think the bike would have any problems with me on it at highway speeds?

Lastly, do you think if I were to add forward controls, mini apes, and possibly a tank lift it would aid in a more natural look as I'm riding and maybe give the bike a "bigger" general appearance? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
Im 6.2 240lbs and mc will feel great till you ride it, had to buy tallboy seat now no passengers! still to low and cramped to the point knees above hips and severe bruseing on lower legs mc is completely un safe! Cant even see cars in mirror's, now had to buy front controls $560+ tax and $375 + labor, my personal mechanic said no matter what i do will never be comfortable but said with front controls will do everything possible to make safe to ride, with tallboy seat there is a 2.5 inc gap between seat and tank ruining the badass look, a mc dealer has a responsibility to tell you this and stop hard sell bs, both 883 and 1.200 have same frame and same height at 25.4inc i bealive, i would think long and hard before you buy this mc
I'm in love with the idea of owning an Iron 883 soon, but I have a few concerns. I'm 6'4 205lbs(mostly torso) my inseam is approx. 34" and I'm worried that I may look to big, or un-natural on this bike.

I have sat on one and didn't feel cramped at all but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of my profile on the bike as I was sitting on a few other bikes that day. Also considering that that it's only an 883cc do you think the bike would have any problems with me on it at highway speeds?

Lastly, do you think if I were to add forward controls, mini apes, and possibly a tank lift it would aid in a more natural look as I'm riding and maybe give the bike a "bigger" general appearance? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
I'm in love with the idea of owning an Iron 883 soon, but I have a few concerns. I'm 6'4 205lbs(mostly torso) my inseam is approx. 34" and I'm worried that I may look to big, or un-natural on this bike.

I have sat on one and didn't feel cramped at all but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of my profile on the bike as I was sitting on a few other bikes that day. Also considering that that it's only an 883cc do you think the bike would have any problems with me on it at highway speeds?

Lastly, do you think if I were to add forward controls, mini apes, and possibly a tank lift it would aid in a more natural look as I'm riding and maybe give the bike a "bigger" general appearance? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
I'm in love with the idea of owning an Iron 883 soon, but I have a few concerns. I'm 6'4 205lbs(mostly torso) my inseam is approx. 34" and I'm worried that I may look to big, or un-natural on this bike.

I have sat on one and didn't feel cramped at all but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of my profile on the bike as I was sitting on a few other bikes that day. Also considering that that it's only an 883cc do you think the bike would have any problems with me on it at highway speeds?

Lastly, do you think if I were to add forward controls, mini apes, and possibly a tank lift it would aid in a more natural look as I'm riding and maybe give the bike a "bigger" general appearance? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
There's a good 8" of clearance between the mirrors and my knees in riding position. They are nowhere close to hitting.
I'm in love with the idea of owning an Iron 883 soon, but I have a few concerns. I'm 6'4 205lbs(mostly torso) my inseam is approx. 34" and I'm worried that I may look to big, or un-natural on this bike.

I have sat on one and didn't feel cramped at all but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of my profile on the bike as I was sitting on a few other bikes that day. Also considering that that it's only an 883cc do you think the bike would have any problems with me on it at highway speeds?

Lastly, do you think if I were to add forward controls, mini apes, and possibly a tank lift it would aid in a more natural look as I'm riding and maybe give the bike a "bigger" general appearance? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
bike will feel great till you ride it, both 883 & 1.200 have same height and frame, put tallboy seat on mc now no passengers, took mc to personal mechanic and he said mc is unsafe as is and it is cant even see cars in mirror's, bought front controls will be installed tommorow and will try to at least make mc safe to ride, note severe bruseing on legs a motorcycle dealer has an obligation to tell truth bc this is my life on the line but dumped mc on me anyway, put $4.0000 down, $300+ for seat and no passengers + there is a 2.5 inc gap between tank and seat ruining lines of mc, now $560 for front controls and $375 labor and im 6.2 245lbs and will never be comfortable, why buy this bike when impossible to ride its a mony pit and 565lb paperweight do not let Harley do to u what did to me, Harley says we are all famly if a member of my famly did this hard sell bs to me the would be eating through a tube, why buy a bike you just cant ride without putting thousand into it and you will be tradeing it in and buying a new mc, check out there new sportster s looks much better to ride, dont end up like me!!---
 

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I personally would go for the 1200 for the same reason as stated above. Get the bike that you want. Not because of how you look on it, but because of how it feels to you. I love sportys and love to ride em. I'm 6'1" and have a 32" inseam. I also have a Street Glide to ride on long trips. If I was going to only be able to have one bike, I personally would probably go with a street Bob, or something in the Dyna family. But that's just my personal opinion.
The 883 and 1.200 have same exact frame and height at 25.4inc i bealive, i had to put tallboy seat on it still so cramped severe bruseing on legs + 2.5inc gap between tank and seat, Harley has an obligation to tell you the truth bc your life is on line! Why buy a bike that is a mony sucker and cant just ride and enjoy? So $4.000 down, almost $400 for seat with no passengers, 565 for front controls that will be installed tommorow for 375 cant see cars a in mirror's do not let Harley do to you what did to me! Am 6.2 245lbs
 

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I'm in love with the idea of owning an Iron 883 soon, but I have a few concerns. I'm 6'4 205lbs(mostly torso) my inseam is approx. 34" and I'm worried that I may look to big, or un-natural on this bike.

I have sat on one and didn't feel cramped at all but unfortunately forgot to take a picture of my profile on the bike as I was sitting on a few other bikes that day. Also considering that that it's only an 883cc do you think the bike would have any problems with me on it at highway speeds?

Lastly, do you think if I were to add forward controls, mini apes, and possibly a tank lift it would aid in a more natural look as I'm riding and maybe give the bike a "bigger" general appearance? Any thoughts or comments are appreciated!
I have a tank lift foward controls and miny ape hangers on my 883 I'm 6'0 and I'm comfortable and it gives the bike a nice clean look only wish I had highway pegs for the long rides
 
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