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Old 01-15-2013, 02:09 PM   #44
jordan325ic OP
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Location: Dakar, Senegal
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Thanks for the info about the Sportster. I had sort of discounted the early evo sportsters because I assumed the 4 speed meant a higher cruising RPM. And I didn't realize that the post-94 models had different, more complicated electronics!

I wish Sportsters were that cheap down here in Texas. $3000 is pretty much a minimum to get a runner no matter what the year, even AMF ironheads. Cheapest well running sporty I've seen in the past few weeks was a mid 90s 883 with 83,000 miles, $2500.

Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
I really like your bike!
Never noticed it before, but it seems to be just the sort of bike I would want.
Does it vibrate a lot at speed?

The seat looks nice and comfortable, the motor size is right for around here, its got a place to carry a tail bag, a disk brake on the front, maybe it just needs different silencers to sound good.

If I ever found a low cost one local, I think i would snap it up.

I do love the old Guzzi's though, who does not...
No noticeable vibration, it's a pretty small twin and it's got a counter-balance system. Quite smooth. After about 5 hours in the saddle I start to notice a tiny bit of numbness in the hands. Those big UJM seats are pretty comfortable. They are cheaper to buy that comparable CB series bikes of the same vintage.
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