Thread: Go Sportsters
View Single Post
Old 11-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #1958
Birdmove
Beastly Adventurer
 
Birdmove's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Keaau, Hawaii
Oddometer: 1,509
Beauty!! My 1984 was actually called the XLX 61 and had no tach. Exhaust was flat black as were the handlebars. It was a stripped down model--just the way I like them.
Had three problems. First, it would ping going uphill on a hot day even running premium. Second, the tank rusted through after maybe two years. Three, it broke the clutch throwout mechanism under the left side engine cover. The last was fixed under warranty. That darn 1000cc Sportster gave me 66 mpg time after time commuting from Bonney Lake, Wa. to Seattle.
__________________
Jon in Keaau, Hi. USA
2008 SYM HD200 (wife's ride)
2009 Kymco People 150 and coming soon, another dual sport mc
Birdmove is online now   Reply With Quote