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Old 12-22-2010, 05:47 PM   #46
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It's a little more than pulling the choke. It's nice when you go from sea level to altitude and there's no sputtering or loss of power. If you like playing with the jetting on your bike then carbs are fun but for touring fuel injection is the cats arse.
Consider me converted. I dearly love my old carb'ed bikes, but from now on my daily rider is going to be injected. My Shovel (tuned for sea level urban riding) loses half its power at altitude. Other bikes aren't as bad, but still one can tell.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #47
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I'm converted too. I had a real crisis of consience when I changed from Amals to Mikunis on my old Bonneville. Then I got my 07 Bonney specifically because it was still carbed. I went from that to my f/i Road King and now wonder what the fuss was about.
I still have the 69 Bonney when I feel like fooling around but for long trips give me the fuel injection.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:34 AM   #48
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Picked up the RK's on Craigslist for $75.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:23 AM   #49
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plenty of sportster in here.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:34 AM   #50
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I've got a set of bagger shocks with the schrader valves already installed.

Ones got a little grinding on it to clear for an fxr I had but you could clean them up and bombcan them.

$45

Not trying to spam or anything...just wanna pass them on to someone who can use them.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:24 PM   #51
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99-xl1200s. 10-1 comp. Dual plug heads. Dual map ignition modual. Bought it new and still loving it after all these years. Done several multi state trips with it. Just a great all-round back road brawler.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:01 PM   #52
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Always wanted a Sportster from the time I first gained motorcycle awareness as a kid in the 60's. Finally bought one a few years ago. Liked it, but didn't love it. Sold it. But it sure was pretty.

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Old 12-25-2010, 12:42 PM   #53
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:53 PM   #54
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:07 PM   #55
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:22 AM   #56
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Always wanted a Sportster from the time I first gained motorcycle awareness as a kid in the 60's. Finally bought one a few years ago. Liked it, but didn't love it. Sold it. But it sure was pretty.

THAT is the one I want. Hopefully I can find an '07 this summer (if I can fight off the Beull lust)
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:12 AM   #57
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Richy, in the first photo, what wind screen is that?

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Old 12-26-2010, 10:54 AM   #58
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Richy, in the first photo, what wind screen is that?

Thanks, Jon
It's a Genuine HD part( http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US)

I picked it up on craigslist for $40.

It doesn't give that much protection, but there is a small bubble of calm air to tuck into. Better than nothing, I suppose.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:01 PM   #59
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Thanks. I am familiar with that one, but wasn't sure from the photo taken from the riders viewpoint. I have been thinking of getting either that one or the larger HD quarter fairing (not just a windshield).

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Old 12-26-2010, 02:04 PM   #60
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Here's mine.





It's an '07 1200 with less than 1000 miles - I bought it this fall. It's stock except for the solo bag.

My plan is to either:
1. Get some decent rear suspension, a fork brace, a better seat, a sissy bar so I can carry some luggage without having to use saddlebags, a small windscreen or cafe screen, and maybe flat bars so I'm not sitting so upright.

...or...

2. Sell it. After my first (and only) couple rides on it, I'm not 100% convinced it's the bike for me. The new Suzuki GSX1250FA "not-a-Bandit" is looking nice.
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