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I've been admiring these bikes for a long time so I finally pulled the trigger since my truck only gets about 15mpg and the better mileage will help pay for the pike. At least thats what I told my wife.

So far I'm loving it and people have stopped me to ask me what kind of beautiful bike i have.

Now I'm 6'4 about 250 lbs. I have one problem. MY legs sit a little bent up which isnt necessarily uncomfortable. I didn't have any lower back pain. But on the highway past 70 my legs were being peeled back split apart from the tank the entire time. I had a 3 hour highway ride where i opened her up quite a bit, and the entire ride i was struggling to keep my knees against the tank.

I haven't ridden in a few years but i don't remember this ever being a problem. My inner thighs are completely tore up and I spent most of the ride trying to adjust position to work my inside leg muscles differently.

What's the fix/solution?
 

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I am your height, but weigh about twenty pounds less. I haven't experienced a problems with my knees being pushed away from the tank at high speeds. I had that problem on my Honda 1800F VTX. I have a seat on my Nine that allows me to sit back a bit further and perhaps that changes the angle of my lower legs. I also installed crash bars and and highway pegs. Sometimes I ride with my heels on the OEM pegs and my toes on the highway pegs. It gives my long legs a break and my knees do not get pushed away from the tank.
 

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I've been admiring these bikes for a long time so I finally pulled the trigger since my truck only gets about 15mpg and the better mileage will help pay for the pike. At least thats what I told my wife.

So far I'm loving it and people have stopped me to ask me what kind of beautiful bike i have.

Now I'm 6'4 about 250 lbs. I have one problem. MY legs sit a little bent up which isnt necessarily uncomfortable. I didn't have any lower back pain. But on the highway past 70 my legs were being peeled back split apart from the tank the entire time. I had a 3 hour highway ride where i opened her up quite a bit, and the entire ride i was struggling to keep my knees against the tank.

I haven't ridden in a few years but i don't remember this ever being a problem. My inner thighs are completely tore up and I spent most of the ride trying to adjust position to work my inside leg muscles differently.

What's the fix/solution?
Welcome to the forum,
It looks like /if you will not muscle up the propper muscles, LOL/
you will need to install some lower/side wind deflectors. I have
seen a member here to do that, His nick is Alien 109 , look him up,
and see the pictures in his Media folder... He installed some on the
front suspention and some on the crash bars...
Good luck , Cheers!... 🍻
 

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I am 6ft 3inches and remember this well back when I picked mine up in June 2008. You will be sore for the first few rides. I cut my stock seat way down to help with my leg bends and bought some pull back risers. You are still gonna catch a lot of wind and long rides can be very tiresome. I have more of a problem with my left foot blowing off the peg at high speeds. Anyway I haven't ridden my 9 much at all in the last few years. I put 14000 miles on it in the first year. I got a neck injury and the 2nd year I had it and here I am hard to believe 14 years later with 26000 on it. I gave it to my daughter a few months ago and we have it torn down at the moment giving it a freshen up.
I bought a 2012 Kawaski Voyager a year ago and holy crap it's so nice with plenty of wind protection and it's so cushy to ride. I just wish it had the explosive power of the 9.
 
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