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My name is Ryan in Northern Utah. I do not yet have my bike purchased, but joined to go through the boards and get opinions from all you seasoned riders on what to look for, avoid, seek out, etc. I have always figured I would go with a 1300C, but as of late came across a heck of a deal on a 1800C (2008 240 miles). I actually like the longer look of the 1800's but figured it was out of my price range, as well as, it is my first bike. Is a 1800 too much of a bike for a first purchase? I have ridden dirt bikes a bit in the past, but never a cruiser. I am 6'1" 275lbs with long arms 37.5".

Suggestions comment are welcome, and appreciated!

I look forward to the vast knowledge and camaraderie that I have experienced in other online forums. Thanks in advance

Ryan
 

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Welcome to the Cafe from the High Plains of Texas ...

It is a lot of bike. It was my second 6 months after purchasing a 750. At your size and having had some riding experience it should not be much of a problem. The size of the 1800 would be a plus for body size....
 

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Welcome to the cafe from Florida. The 1800 is a bigger bike but you should fit it fine. I'd take a Motorcylcle Safety Course and then find a parking lot to pratice the slow manuvers in until you are confident in your abilities. Practice is the key to becoming a good rider.
 

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Ryan, welcome aboard from SE Texas! :cheers:
 

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Howdy from Arkansas! I'm a big guy (320lb & 6'4) and the 1800t fits like a glove. On a C model you might want forward controls and highway pegs so you can strech out.
If you love your X, you'll love this place! Read, read, read the forums!They'll give you all the info to keep you bike purring and a hella lot cheaper the taking it tothe stealer! If you need a question answered, make sure you post it in the right forum.You'll get the right answer faster.

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here's a shout out from Calgary Alberta - may you ride with the wind at your back, the sun overhead and the road endlessly winding.
 

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welcome to the cafe :coffee: if you're an experience rider, the 18 will be okay for you. as suggested, hopefully you've taken the course, if not, it's not a bad idea, especially if your state, as most do, requires it. practice the same moves in a parking lot, get used to your bike. the 18 which a friend of mine has and i used to use before getting my 13, felt a little top heavy. but after having mine for about a month, the 18 felt sweet too. like mentioned, for a big guy like you, it should be okay, just dont try riding it like a crotch rocket, at least not the first 500 miles!!! :choppersm :D enjoy, let us know, if the price is right, it may have your name on it!!!:patriot:
 

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Thanks guys I appreciate the warm welcome and thoughts on a bike as well. I look forward to visiting the site often!
 

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Welcome to the Cafe from North Idaho
 

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hello from the showme state.
 

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Welcome from Tennessee and wishing you a nice day. :patriot:
 

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Welcome to the Cafe from Spring, TeXas. :cheers:
 

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Welcome from idaho...
 
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