I recently bought a 1979 Honda CB750F on Ebay with the intention of taking the ABATE motorcycle class and then using the bike to get around in good weather in lieu of a car. Since I bought it on Ebay, I was unable to sit on it and see if it was comfortable, which I knew was a disadvantage, but I was told by many people that it was a good beginner’s bike and a good deal, so I bought it.
I have noticed, sitting on the bike, that I can’t put my feet completely flat on the ground while sitting on it. I can still stand in a balanced way, but about a third of the rear part of my foot is off the ground. I am 5 foot 7. I was advised by a friend that I should sell this bike and buy one with a lower seat.
I paid 1500 for this bike and it is in A+ condition, looks and runs incredible, so I think I could probably sell it for even more if I’m lucky. Should I do this?
It is a very heavy bike (over 500 lbs) and very top-heavy. This, too, bothers me. I am thinking about getting a smaller and lighter bike to start out on, like a Yamaha RZ350 or CB400. But then on the other hand, I figure that after taking the ABATE class I may well be comfortable enough to ride the 750. What’s the better choice? Sell it and get a smaller one, or just try to get used to the height?