After a 31 year hiatus, I am back on a motorcycle. Last August I got a Suzuki Volusia, which fits me very well. I am 55 years old and I enjoy relaxed riding. My local (Mobile, AL) Kawasaki dealer has not had a 1600 Classic in stock for me to sit on. I have sat on a Meanie, whose write-ups I like, but it is a bit too much of a reach for me. The bars are about 2-2.5 inches too far forward forward. However I like all the features of the Meanie. Do the bars on the 1600 Classic come farther back than they do on the Meanie? I also like all the write-ups I have seen on it. Is there a soultion for the Mean Streak with risers and a more pullled back handlebar that would allow the mounting of a good windshield for a short guy like me and still allow me to see the tach and speedometer? I like my Vol alot, but I want more power (especially down low), better brakes, and smoother shifting. The shift from first to second on the Vol is a real rough clunker! It really bugs me.