June 1st, 2007

Ceci n'est pas une personne.

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Are Harley's made for big guys, and others aren't?

In my efforts to find riding gear that works, the only place I find stuff that consistently fits is the clothing section of Harley Davidson dealerships. I'm 6'4", 260lbs. I went to the Kawasaki shop and their stuff was seemingly made for midgets. Same with the motor sports shop (selling Duccati's and other fun stuff). The actually Vespa dealership sold stuff that seemed more for fashion than protection.

As I'm quickly discovering, for a guy my size, an 11hp Vespa isn't going to cut it. It'll work for this summer, but I will need something better eventually, and all this has me thinking that if I go into these shops and if their cloths don't fit someone my height, how will their bikes fit me? I don't want a Harley, but a Buell might be fun.

Anyway, I feel kind of silly getting on the Vespa with all my Harley branded clothing. But at least it fits and it's safe.