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I'm a tall person 6'4'' and I heard 2001 to the 2010 don't fit tall people.

Do all the model years sit the same?
 

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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
 

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Welcome to the Forum Rob! :waving:

Yes, they are all the same............I have owned a 2002, 2008, and now a 2012 and they all feel the same to me. I am 6'1" and don't have any problems. You really need to ride one for yourself to see but I have several tall friends who own 1800's as well and they love their bikes.
 

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Welcome Rob. 2001-2010 are all the same length.
 

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Rob, Like Flyone posts above... They're all the same frame/peg/bar locations, but the best way to "know" is to rent/ride/borrow/steal one to figure for yourself.

Long legs seem to be more uncomfortable than a longer torso, and since there's several ways to get to 6'4" it'd be best to "try one on for size".

It'll help to bring along a larger towel that you can fold and sit on to see if something as simple as a taller-cut seat will get you fitted to the bike. Remember too that the bars do adjust (like a "real" bike) so there can be some remedy there as well.

ah yes -- and I believe that someone may have already welcomed you to the best form for GL knowledge ... If not, welcom on Rob ! :)
 

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Thhe first 1800 I sat on in 2001 I thought my knees were awfully close to the plastic shelter housing. I am 5` 10" Sat on one of the newer ones and it wasn`t a problem. Have to sit on one yourself to judge.
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In my case I am 6'5" with 36" inseam 250+lbs. All of the newest generation 2001+ are all too short/ squat for me.

My knees hit the fairing and my legs are bent to the max (very uncomfortable for long rides).:lash:

Actually the passenger seat height is almost perfect for me. :ssshh:



so I have relegated myself to 1989 to 2000 models.;)



I also have seat pads on my seat to boost myself for leg angle seating.

I was one of those guys who could sit on a motorcross bike and still have plenty of room to put my legs down w/o any problems flat footing it.



But like the others, beg/borrow/steal/rent a newer model and prove to yourself.

Ride it for 1+ hours straight on various road conditions to really understand how the bike will fit you.



It is better to buy something that you will be happy with than a bike that you are unhappy with.



Welcome to the forum and good luck with your choice.
 

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Same bike frame and geometry, however different seats, handlebar adjustments/risers, and pedal/floorboards make a big difference, along with highway boards/pegs/mic--o-pegs and windshields.
 

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Welcome Rob. I'm 6'10" and my 1800 fits me just fine. Now, I did put a custom seat, bar risers, and a taller windshield on it, but it fits me just fine now....
 

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One of the only fixes that I have heard about is: Honda gave an extra 3 inches to your passenger in the seat. So you can buy a custom seat that will give you those 3 inches back. That helps most tall people with the 1800 the rest of us buy 1500's they are OK for tall people.
 

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I'm 6'5" and test rode an 1800 but found it a little cramped so will stay with a 1500. It's a shame as I do like the 1800 and wish it was slightly bigger or I was slightly smaller. I hope Honda read these forums and you never know, with any luck, they might think of us taller folk with their next designs.
 
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