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Big dog mastiff question

Discussion in 'General' started by Oldpup66, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Oldpup66

    Oldpup66 New Member

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    Hello,
    I am new to the forum and I am thinking bout purchasing a big dog mastiff but I have a concern. I live in North Georgia and there are no places around to actually go see and be able to sit on any big dog motor cycles where I live. I am 5' 4" and I am concerned I may not be able to reach the shiftier and brakes with me being vertically challenged.
    I love the bikes because they're not like everyone else who has a harley(not knocking harley's) I just want that custom look. I appreciate any information you guys are able to give and hopefully it will be good news. Stay safe and throttle on!!
     
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    It may be a bit or a stretch for you, but you can always put a push seat on it to get closer to the controls.
     
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    Great advice PK...:rolleyes:
     
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    you musta been a second ahead of me. I'll delete my post.
     
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    Great minds think alike..:old2::old2:
     
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    They do make a semi-unicorn 1 inch retractable forward control set, IF you are lucky enough to find them. A push seat will help too. Or, add some big soles to your boots....Herman Munster style!
     
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    If dentdude can reach the controls on a K9 than anything is possible, he's like 4'6"...:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Did he grow up?
     
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    Yowzaa! That's small!
     
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    I love the advice and the humor along with it, Thanks gang I really appreciate it!
     
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    My wife rides an 06 Mastiff and she's 5'6". She could use a push seat, but can't make up her mind on the cover, so she's riding it with a stock seat now. The seat is low overall, so you should be able to touch the ground no problem, and with a push seat (+2" or so, they can be custom) ($300) you should be fine. Make sure you don't find one with extended forward controls (+2.5") and you'll be set. IF you do find one with extended controls someone here is likely tall and would swap you no problem.
     
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    Ouch..:oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:
     
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    And If you can't find someone to swap, I would bet 2to1 that Mr Wright could work his majic and come up with a solution.
     
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    what part of North Georgia are you from??????????


    looks like you are from over around Calhoun?
     
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    I have a set of 1'' retracted control plates in stock, if you need them. I don't have the shift rod that goes with it, but that's an easy fix.
     
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    5'3 here...own a 2005 Mastiff...with a push seat...no issues at all.
     
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