I am 6'3, big guy. I am a first-time rider, taking the MSF. Day2, first day on the bikes, I was given a Honda Nighthawk. Got through the first couple hours of drills just fine, but I was having real problems lifting my feet up high enough to place them on the footpegs. With my left foot, I was having real problems once up there getting my foot (size 13's) under the shifter to up-shift; with my right foot I couldn't get my foot up to the footpeg at all once moving. Needless to say, I was booted from the class - they said they'd get me back in and bring a "taller bike" - an "old dirt bike" that would fit me better. I know because I ride a road bicycle that I'm much more comfortable and flexible when I'm seated higher - is the higher dirt bike really going to make a difference for me - or do I need a bike with more forward foot pegs and controls? It would seem to me that if I can lift my feet high enough to use the pedals on a bicycle, I should be able to reach the foot pegs on the motorcycle, but I was seated so low on this Nighthawk that it inhibited my ability to raise my legs in the position they were in. Help! I'm not ready to give up - I want to ride.