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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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If it feels comfortable, who cares what other people think?
 

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as has been said many times, it doesn't matter what people think, the fact is people don't give much thought to what you look like on a bike.
 

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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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