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Old 01-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #1021
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I wouldn't mind one of these:



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Old 01-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #1022
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Cobra 750RS Street Tracker. Except I want to build my own.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:13 PM   #1023
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That range would kill me. Maybe it's because I ride in mostly semi-rural areas where routine jaunts are at least 40 miles.
I've owned two Sportsters with 2.25 gallon tanks. I lived in Little Rock at the time and rarely rode more than 40 or 50 miles from home. Usually no more than 25 miles away.

It was a bit of a pain having to fill up every time I rode somewhere, but my 1974 XLCH was no touring bike. Great fun in town, though.

My 1994 XLH883 came with a 2.25 gallon tank. I was riding a little more, so I upgraded to the old 3.25 gallon tank. That bike would return 50-55 mpg, so 150 miles was no big deal.

I agree with previous posters, that seeing the backbone and the engine between your knees is part of the appeal of the Sportster.

There is a 4.5 gallon tank that comes on some of them (that will fit on all of them) that would extend range to near 200 miles on a 1200 Sportster.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:59 AM   #1024
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That's the Japanese specialty manufacturer, right? I understand they do some pretty awesome stuff.
You can't spot it easily, but they aren't a hardtail frame! Under $30K.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:14 AM   #1025
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Cobra 750RS Street Tracker. Except I want to build my own.
What a great project bike idea. Do it! Just think of the engine build ideas you could unleash. So I was in the shop the other day and the owner and I were talking about running front fenderless on various bikes... then would still fork brace... that sort of stuff. It turned to running choppers in the old days without front brakes and that led to the flat track replica street bikes and no front rotor and overbuilding the rear brake (oversize front rotor mounted to the rear with a four piston, that sort of thing)... or using a Buell front rim brake for more open looking visuals...

... then it went to building a Roberts TZ750 flat track replica using an old canadian RZ500 engine and all hell broke loose.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #1026
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I'd like to be working on just that project right now. But, I have to get rid of my 305 Scrambler and come up with enough jack to buy a new 750RS and then start hacking on it.
Easy, right?
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #1027
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Can't seem to get over the Ducati Multistrada 1200. It's just awesome... I'd love to own one someday.

150 HP, electronic sport, urban, touring, off-road modes for suspension and engine mapping. I don't know how you beat it, if it's as good as it's supposed to be.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #1028
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+1 But I would rather Honda made it for me. Shame those tires aren't DOT legal.

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:56 PM   #1029
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+1 But I would rather Honda made it for me. Shame those tires aren't DOT legal.
I remember reading an article on this Honda replica build. It did not break the bank. Geez, you could be Bubba Shobert!
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:10 AM   #1030
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I really want diavel, but used costs here 20000 euros, so no change.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #1031
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:51 AM   #1032
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:19 AM   #1033
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MV Brutale 1090. A lot of horsepower and a lot of $$. Today, I want one.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:50 PM   #1034
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I think I posted earlier in this thread, but the answer is still this:

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:59 PM   #1035
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I just fell in love.

Yeah, not exactly practical, but that is the style sporty I like so much.
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