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Old 01-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #1981
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1990 Softail with a few mods.

SWEET BIKE!

I have been thiking about doing the old pre-1948 rear fender with pogo seat on my softail.

V-Twin and custom Chrome make this pogo seat kit, check it out its really cool:
http://www.vtwinmfg.com/webapp/wcs/s..._141929_141936

Its a mini plunger that mounts to your frame and uses the pre-1948 seat "T". I have seen these installed on Softails, and it looks really similar to the original pogo seat setup used on the pre-1948 hart tail big twins.

Did you cut the fender strut mounts off of the frame?

Did the pre-1948 hinged rigid fender fit nicely into the softail swingarm, or did it need extensive cutting and welding?

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:07 PM   #1982
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A couple of months ago I went from a KLR to this! Lovin it!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:14 PM   #1983
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A couple of months ago I went from a KLR to this! Lovin it!!
Callin' BS! Where's the milk crate?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:56 PM   #1984
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Wow, I can't believe it, but I get to play! Never thought I'd own a Harley, but it's funny how our tastes can change over time.

Just got this one as a surprise gift from my fiance this past Monday!








I need to get some better pics if the sun will ever come out!


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Old 01-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #1985
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:39 AM   #1986
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Wow, I can't believe it, but I get to play! Never thought I'd own a Harley, but it's funny how our tastes can change over time.

Just got this one as a surprise gift from my fiance this past Monday!







I need to get some better pics if the sun will ever come out!


Wow! Pretty!

Enjoy the ride.

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:56 AM   #1987
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Wow, I can't believe it, but I get to play! Never thought I'd own a Harley, but it's funny how our tastes can change over time.

Just got this one as a surprise gift from my fiance this past Monday!








I need to get some better pics if the sun will ever come out!


Congrats big time, Randy.
It's a great scooter.
Enjoy it big time.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:12 AM   #1988
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[QUOTE=Randy;20407421]Wow, I can't believe it, but I get to play! Never thought I'd own a Harley, but it's funny how our tastes can change over time.

Just got this one as a surprise gift from my fiance this past Monday!




Congratualtions - I drool over the 48's, that's a sweet bike!!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #1989
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Congratualtions - I drool over the 48's, that's a sweet bike!!!


Yeah, me too! Funny thing is, I never had any interest in Harley's at all before.

Then, I took three weeks vacation to visit my GF in Houston. One evening while there we went through a Luby's drive-thru to get some tea and there just happened to be a H-D dealership in the adjoining parking lot and for some reason I decided to drive by. I saw a red 48 sitting out front (customers bike) and it caught me eye, so I stopped to look at it. Then I decided to park and get a closer look. We got out and looked it over, and I asked if she wanted to go in. She said, "sure". We walked in and I felt like a complete foreigner as I walked past rows of bikes that had no appeal to me. Then I saw a gold 48 just like the one above, and it was ON! I just fell in love with that bike. We were engaged by a rather nice salesman, and my excitement grew as we looked and talked about the bikes. Over the next little while my ideas about H-D just changed. The salesman told me that with a m/c endorsement on my DL and proof of m/c insurance I could take a test ride. Over the next couple of days I couldn't get the 48 out of my head so I went back a few days later and took a ride. Due to my preconceptions I fully expected to hate it. But, after a few minutes on the road I had to admit that, while different from what I was used to, I was actually enjoying it!

I wanted a new Harley!!

Long story short, with our upcoming wedding, and all of the associated expenses I knew that there was no way I could swing a new bike. So, I just put it on the back burner, thinking that one day, after the wedding, and my finances recovered, that maybe this would be my new bike. But, I did spend a lot of time online looking at 'em and researching. The 48 had became my knew bike obsession and T knew it.

I've been selling off some of my other bikes to help pay for the wedding and she knew that too. So, what does she do? A few weeks after I returned to GA, she contacted my local H-D dealership, had them locate a gold 48, and then arranged to have it delivered to me as a surprise! WOW! What a woman!

I've had it less than a week, but a funny thing has happened... I'm really starting to view Harleys differently and can definitely see myself getting another as a project bike in the future. But, yeah, there's just something about the 48 that pushed all the right buttons for me from a styling perspective.

Thanks to everyone for the compliment. I think it's a BEAUTIFUL machine too! And it's all the more beautiful because of the beautiful lady that gave it to me. I may sell other bikes, but this one has a permanent spot in my garage!

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:30 AM   #1990
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Yeah, me too! Funny thing is, I never had any interest in Harley's at all before.

Then, I took three weeks vacation to visit my GF in Houston. One evening while there we went through a Luby's drive-thru to get some tea and there just happened to be a H-D dealership in the adjoining parking lot and for some reason I decided to drive by. I saw a red 48 sitting out front (customers bike) and it caught me eye, so I stopped to look at it. Then I decided to park and get a closer look. We got out and looked it over, and I asked if she wanted to go in. She said, "sure". We walked in and I felt like a complete foreigner as I walked past rows of bikes that had no appeal to me. Then I saw a gold 48 just like the one above, and it was ON! I just fell in love with that bike. We were engaged by a rather nice salesman, and my excitement grew as we looked and talked about the bikes. Over the next little while my ideas about H-D just changed. The salesman told me that with a m/c endorsement on my DL and proof of m/c insurance I could take a test ride. Over the next couple of days I couldn't get the 48 out of my head so I went back a few days later and took a ride. Due to my preconceptions I fully expected to hate it. But, after a few minutes on the road I had to admit that, while different from what I was used to, I was actually enjoying it!

I wanted a new Harley!!

Long story short, with our upcoming wedding, and all of the associated expenses I knew that there was no way I could swing a new bike. So, I just put it on the back burner, thinking that one day, after the wedding, and my finances recovered, that maybe this would be my new bike. But, I did spend a lot of time online looking at 'em and researching. The 48 had became my knew bike obsession and T knew it.

I've been selling off some of my other bikes to help pay for the wedding and she knew that too. So, what does she do? A few weeks after I returned to GA, she contacted my local H-D dealership, had them locate a gold 48, and then arranged to have it delivered to me as a surprise! WOW! What a woman!

I've had it less than a week, but a funny thing has happened... I'm really starting to view Harleys differently and can definitely see myself getting another as a project bike in the future. But, yeah, there's just something about the 48 that pushed all the right buttons for me from a styling perspective.

Thanks to everyone for the compliment. I think it's a BEAUTIFUL machine too! And it's all the more beautiful because of the beautiful lady that gave it to me. I may sell other bikes, but this one has a permanent spot in my garage!


Terrific story, Randy.

You got a keeper of a lady. That is one heck of a surprise.

Yeah, there's something funny about Harleys. By all past experience I should have a big Kawa or Honda sport touring bike in my garage, but I have a Road Glide. It's more fun. Hard to quantify it, harder to explain it, but I just want to ride it more. Weird. And the sportsters have a very cool appeal. Fun to be able to change them into whatever style bike you want. Okay, except a trials bike.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:39 AM   #1991
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I've been selling off some of my other bikes to help pay for the wedding and she knew that too. So, what does she do? A few weeks after I returned to GA, she contacted my local H-D dealership, had them locate a gold 48, and then arranged to have it delivered to me as a surprise! WOW! What a woman!

No kidding what a woman and a very nice bike.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #1992
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Terrific story, Randy.

You got a keeper of a lady. That is one heck of a surprise.

Yeah, there's something funny about Harleys. By all past experience I should have a big Kawa or Honda sport touring bike in my garage, but I have a Road Glide. It's more fun. Hard to quantify it, harder to explain it, but I just want to ride it more. Weird. And the sportsters have a very cool appeal. Fun to be able to change them into whatever style bike you want. Okay, except a trials bike.

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No kidding what a woman and a very nice bike.
Yeah, well I do still have my R1150GS as my "sport" tourer, and while I like it for what it is, it was really lacking the character or "soul" that the H-D engine has in spades. That led me to buying a '96 Buell S1 last spring, and that in turn led me to begin to appreciate the H-D engines. One thing led to another and here I am, a new Harley owner!

And I won't pollute this thread with anymore of my story, even though it is much more special than I alluded to above. If anyone is interested in a true fairytale of a love story, more details can be found HERE. And yeah, it does contain motorcycles!

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Nice story Randy, congrats on the bike and the wife!
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Congrats, Randy! What a great story. Here's to happy days ahead.
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Excellent story, thanks for sharing with us!
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