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Old 11-27-2017, 03:24 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm having a hard time recommending a bike.
Your original post says you want a "motorcycle" but then also says you want a "street bike."

Which is it?
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:28 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Well then Buell is the only thing that remotely comes to mind.
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:07 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I'm roughly 6'2" & 245 lbs.

I got my first bike this summer. I inheritted my moms 2002 ZR-7S. It's a sport touring 750 generally considered a good starter bike (less aggressive throttle response but plenty of go, with a softer suspension). The styling is more on the sport side but 1/2 naked (upper faring but no lower, air cooled) with a more upright sitting position (you can of course lay on the gas tank for aero goodness if you like). I rode it from Ottawa to Toronto as one of my first rides and it wasn't bad despite all forms of weather. I intentionally planned plenty of stops. Weather included sunny skies, rain, no wind, heavy cross wind, and even hail at one point (at which point I ducked under a bridge).

The bike does have 4 carburetors which need to be drained when you winterize the bike. Since the carburetors are located behind/between the header runners this often becomes a 2 person job but it doesn't take long.

I didn't skimp on the helmet (went with Shoei as it fits my head). Even all helmets that meet a standard are not created equal. DOT and Snell are more like minimums. I did pick up a used jacket though (good condition but much more affordable). I wear jeans and roughly 9" boots (with a good heel on them).
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:08 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Another vote for the Vstrom 650 here. I actually bought mine used from a guy about your size, OP, and removed the peg lowering kit he had installed to make it even more comfortable for his height. If you're interested in the lowering kit let me know.
I love my DL650. I got mine to learn with, and I think it's pretty great.
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