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Old 02-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #2191
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The rear shocks are 13" Showa nitrogen charged shocks R 54552-96A (right) and L 54542 -96A (left). I really like the ride these shocks provide, firm but not stiff. I have had a Kraftech rigid custom amd a lowered 883C; both of those bikes were hard riding bikes after fifty miles or so. The shocks on the 883C were limited in travel because of their 8" length.


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Old 02-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #2192
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stock takeoff wheels 16/19 cast 95.00 front 125.00 rear
including tires ...1500 miles.

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Old 02-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #2193
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Been riding Jap bikes for a lot of years but I always wanted

a Sportster. So fuck it ... I brought this home last weekend. It's a '99 and I'm lovin' it .
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #2194
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a Sportster. So fuck it ... I brought this home last weekend. It's a '99 and I'm lovin' it .
Fuck it!
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #2195
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Yeah I went through all the reasons NOT to buy one

again and again. They're crude, heavy, slow, unrefined, loud, they vibrate and drop parts etc. But I always came to the same conclusion: I just WANTED one. So fuck it! Once in a while in this world you just gotta say "fuck it" and do what makes you happy despite rational thought processes. This bike makes me happy every time I ride it or look at it !
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #2196
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Once in a while in this world you just gotta say "fuck it" and do what makes you happy despite rational thought processes. This bike makes me happy every time I ride it or look at it !


Hence the last line in my sig. It actually used to say "FUCK IT" but I thought that was a little crude for a signature that appeared in all my posts, so I changed it to be a little less... crude...

But yeah, that's a philosophy I came to at the end of my last relationship. Seems to work for me, cause now I'm about to marry the woman of my dreams. The one that just so happened to give me my Sportster for Christmas last month! The only reason I'm with her now is that I said, "FUCK IT!" So, in a round about way, me saying "FUCK IT" also got me into Sportsters....
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:32 AM   #2197
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But yeah, that's a philosophy I came to at the end of my last relationship. Seems to work for me, cause now I'm about to marry the woman of my dreams. The one that just so happened to give me my Sportster for Christmas last month! The only reason I'm with her now is that I said, "FUCK IT!" So, in a round about way, me saying "FUCK IT" also got me into Sportsters....[/QUOTE]


Im trading my Bagger on a "new" XR 1200 X, so i know the meaning of FUCK IT. Ride what you want Sportys are the best running Harley motor. The best built. Forget what all the pirate posers say Sportys have always been the shit. Looking forward to riding the snot out the bike. I think we may be onto a movement here. Fuck it. I have tried to live my life on my own terms sometimes you can some times you gotta just say FUCK IT.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #2198
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again and again. They're crude, heavy, slow, unrefined, loud, they vibrate and drop parts etc. But I always came to the same conclusion: I just WANTED one. So fuck it! Once in a while in this world you just gotta say "fuck it" and do what makes you happy despite rational thought processes. This bike makes me happy every time I ride it or look at it !
Amen to that! I bought my Sportster last month brand new, and its taken a while to 'gel' with the thing but your post sums it up for me.
I think it would be like asking a pilot - would you prefer to fly a modern day fighter jet (smooth, fast, effective, deadly efficient) or a WWII Mustang or Spitfire (slower, noisier, cruder etc).
I bet most pilots would take the vintage option and, to me, thats the difference between my Sportster and a Honda or Yamaha inline 4..
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #2199
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Ok..First time I have pulled the choke on..anything to get it started today Freeken sportster's anyway..
So experts, tell me why I shouldn't by a damn nice "94 1200 for $5000.

17,000 miles with a 5 gal bucket full of gold live to ride..and freedom something or other..Or at least thats where all that stuff will end up. Extra tank and fenders, saddle bags ect. Sounded nice. Told the guy I couldnt ride it today as I didnt bring my helmet.. I thought he was going to pass out.
I want the earlier models for the lack of FI and unpainted motor, if that makes sense.
Lets hear it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:48 PM   #2200
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Ok..First time I have pulled the choke on..anything to get it started today Freeken sportster's anyway..
So experts, tell me why I shouldn't by a damn nice "94 1200 for $5000.

17,000 miles with a 5 gal bucket full of gold live to ride..and freedom something or other..Or at least thats where all that stuff will end up. Extra tank and fenders, saddle bags ect. Sounded nice. Told the guy I couldnt ride it today as I didnt bring my helmet.. I thought he was going to pass out.
I want the earlier models for the lack of FI and unpainted motor, if that makes sense.
Lets hear it.
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Without seeing any pics of it, $5k is too high, IMO.
I paid $3500 for my '96 1200S with 16k miles a few years ago.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:11 PM   #2201
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Without seeing any pics of it, $5k is too high, IMO.
I paid $3500 for my '96 1200S with 16k miles a few years ago.
Sounds a little high to me too. A couple months ago I found a nice '06 (last year for carbs) 1200R with about 10K miles for $4500. Unless of course you just wanna stick with a solid mount.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #2202
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mmm just went to nada and 4500 is for excellent 1385 for fair.
Fricken dealers, should have known. Car dealer so I ASSumed they would be wanting to dump it. Thats what happens when I travel down to the big city Maybe they will go into dump mode as a snow storm is set to hit tonight.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #2203
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mmm just went to nada and 4500 is for excellent 1385 for fair.
Fricken dealers, should have known. Car dealer so I ASSumed they would be wanting to dump it. Thats what happens when I travel down to the big city Maybe they will go into dump mode as a snow storm is set to hit tonight.
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They probably don't have that much in it. If you like it, call and make 'em an offer for an amount you're comfortable with... Never know....
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #2204
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Gas Hog, be patient and keep looking the deals are out there.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #2205
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Patient....crap I was afraid that was the right answer.
I thought I was doing good by passing on the first bacon covered eclair I have ever seen earlier in the day.
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