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Old 10-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #1861
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I have a chrome Metropolis bag which fits a weeks worth of clothes pretty easy. I may pick up a sissy bar to strap stuff too.
I have the quick detach sissy bar from hd. I was hesitant at first because it's a little pricey. Turned out to be well worth it, and about the cheapest luggage option out there. Just need a backpack and a bungee.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:53 PM   #1862
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...There isn't a lot I'm going to be doing, mainly repainting the tank so it doesn't say Harley on it (to hide my shame)...
If you're ashamed of it, why did you buy it? Taking the name off it won't fool anyone except the ignorant. I'm happy to ride a Sportster, and don't mind the tank advertising it...

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:00 PM   #1863
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If you're ashamed of it, why did you buy it? Taking the name off it won't fool anyone except the ignorant. I'm happy to ride a Sportster, and don't mind the tank advertising it...

That was a more of a joke, I've been so against Harley until riding the 48. Turns out I really don't much care for the Harley culture, and not against the company.
I'm getting the tank painted because I hate the way the lettering is on the side. I want drab green with a pinup.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:14 PM   #1864
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That was a more of a joke, I've been so against Harley until riding the 48. Turns out I really don't much care for the Harley culture, and not against the company.
I'm getting the tank painted because I hate the way the lettering is on the side. I want drab green with a pinup.
Funny. Because that paint scheme is very harley culture-esque.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:15 PM   #1865
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Funny. Because that paint scheme is very harley culture-esque.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:25 PM   #1866
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That was a more of a joke, I've been so against Harley until riding the 48. Turns out I really don't much care for the Harley culture, and not against the company.
I'm getting the tank painted because I hate the way the lettering is on the side. I want drab green with a pinup.
That sounds like a great choice! I'd love to see it!
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:32 PM   #1867
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That was a more of a joke, I've been so against Harley until riding the 48. Turns out I really don't much care for the Harley culture, and not against the company.
I'm getting the tank painted because I hate the way the lettering is on the side. I want drab green with a pinup.
I don't care for the Harley culture, either, but I like the machines. I hate to tell people I have one, because of the instant "biker" stereotype that pops in their head. Oh well, enjoy yours...they are fun.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #1868
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I don't care for the Harley culture, either, but I like the machines. I hate to tell people I have one, because of the instant "biker" stereotype that pops in their head. Oh well, enjoy yours...they are fun.
I use to feel the same way when I had a KLR because of the "homeless duct tape image" and when I had a BMW it was the "yuppy lime green helmet image", my Triumph had the "parts falling off image" now I could give a fuck less what image I have with the Harley as I just like riding it more than any other bike I have owned.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:50 PM   #1869
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I use to feel the same way when I had a KLR because of the "homeless duct tape image" and when I had a BMW it was the "yuppy lime green helmet image", my Triumph had the "parts falling off image" now I could give a fuck less what image I have with the Harley as I just like riding it more than any other bike I have owned.
I've only owned old man bikes (goldwing/GS) so this is by far the most fun I've had on two wheels.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:03 PM   #1870
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I use to feel the same way when I had a KLR because of the "homeless duct tape image" and when I had a BMW it was the "yuppy lime green helmet image", my Triumph had the "parts falling off image" now I could give a fuck less what image I have with the Harley as I just like riding it more than any other bike I have owned.


Last time I rode my Triumph, the headlight bucket fell off... Currently held on with zip ties.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #1871
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Last time I rode my Triumph, the headlight bucket fell off... Currently held on with zip ties.
For me it was foot pegs & mufflers, the Harley its header pipes (loud pipes means the exhaust nuts fell off again).
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:24 PM   #1872
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My 2010 XR1200. Has the upgrade suspension, Anvil exhaust, airbox mod with "dicky" hole, a PCV with autotune, Scotty mod, Blight shifter, H-D quick detachable windshield, H-D tail rack, homemade bungee bars, and Saddleman seat.





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Old 11-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #1873
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Does the xr suspension fit on the other sportsters without any modification? Also, am I stuck with getting new rims if I want to put any kind of knobbies on the sportster? Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #1874
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #1875
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Does the xr suspension fit on the other sportsters without any modification? Also, am I stuck with getting new rims if I want to put any kind of knobbies on the sportster? Thanks.
The rear shocks on the XR1200 are 14 inchers, much longer than other sportster models. The front is also unique.
The wheels on the front are 18", using 120/70 ZR 18 tires and the rear are 17", using 180/55 ZR17's.
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