Ann, you're right about the Sportster being too high, it is a very uncomfortable bike, even for a taller person, just not built right in my eyes, the centre of gravity too high, as you were saying.
My husband has a Fat Boy and it is so user friendly to ride, it is huge, but because of the way the bike is built, even I can get on it and feel like it would not tip over. What did they do so wrong with the tall Sportsters? Guess they are OK for some people. Yes, we's gonna be a'ridin' this spring and summer, all over crazy's half acre!!!! Gonna be a blast!!! I know what you are saying about should have sold the husband instead, it too me too long to sell my old husbands that I should have sold earlier so many, many years ago. But just like you Ann, I have new and improved, and we have been 27 years coming up on Feb 14 in my "new and improved" life. I remember you briefly telling me of your life story, seems quite similar to mine!!!! Happy, happy day, it makes me almost cry!!!!! Such a silly young girl I was.....so many years ago :( :) ;) :) :) :)Have a wonderful day, great life. Cindi