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All bike manufacturers seem to build their bikes around some fictitious body size that in the real world does not fit most Americans. If you are going to sell bikes in this market, build them with some options for taller, larger bodied people. Remove the driver's backrest and pad and cover the holes left behind. That change alone gives us taller drivers critically improved legroom. Additionally, make an alternate set of handlebars that are an inch or two taller and swept back just a little more. If parts were available to make the bike actually fit americans and the bikes could be ordered that way, then you would have much happier customers and, rather than the aftermarket making the money, the manufacturer could make some of that. Think about it Yamaha, you are leaving money on the table and leaving your customers only partly satisfied...and you could turn it into a win-win for you and us. The same goes for the Windshield...if that was an option and if I could trade the stock shield for the taller shield without dropping an extra $200 for the shield that fits my body, I would be a much happier customer.