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Old 12-11-2011, 06:09 PM   #86
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desert vs. tavern

Originally Posted by earwig View Post
Did I say Desert Sled?

I meant Tavern Sled!

40 plus years ago, when cook neilson was still working for CYCLE magazine they did a write-up on one of the "classic"
harley XLCH sportsters......some of you may remember them; hard to start (fairbanks magneto), lousy handling, practically no brakes, about 2" inches of suspension movement. but, before the 750 honda/900 kawa, they were pretty "bad" - and with a set of straights they sounded wicked.

anyway, neilson declared that the 1968 (i think) sportster was the "perfect TT bike".

he then defined that term "tavern to tavern".

so, the going to be a desert sled, or a TT bike?
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