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Old 02-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #946
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Yes the Custom is 26.2/28.3 (right / left)

The Super low is 24.7/24.4.

Not stellar turners. ^^^^^^


The Iron XL883N is 29/30
Nightster XL1200N 29/30

The '72' 28.6/29.8 ............... Not a lot better than the C but better.

XR1200X. 39/40

Yeah. I mean, shit, aren't even the touring models something like 34/34?

Makes the name "Sportster" sound like an oxymoron...
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #947
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XR1200X. 39/40
now you're talkin!
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #948
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Yeah. I mean, shit, aren't even the touring models something like 34/34?...
Not quite.

33/31 '09' +

32/30 '08' -


The Major offenders are the Softails and the Surer Low.

24 is not enough IMO. That said I put a lot of miles on a Heritage and they are fine bikes for what they are. A good rider will not hold up traffic on a twisty road. There will be a LOT of sparks however.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #949
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Not quite.

33/31 '09' +

32/30 '08' -


The Major offenders are the Softails and the Surer Low.

24 is not enough IMO. That said I put a lot of miles on a Heritage and they are fine bikes for what they are. A good rider will not hold up traffic on a twisty road. There will be a LOT of sparks however.

True, I can vouch for that. My first bike was a Suzuki Intruder 1500. Also with a hidden monoshock, styled after a Softail. Shit suspension and cornering clearance, plus the PO installed a wider rear tire. I averaged 60 mph on the Blue Ridge Parkway fully loaded for camping 2-up (didn't bother adjusting pre-load on the shock, as it was impossible to get to). We passed every other vehicle on the road. When we finally got to Florida, I could have shaved with the floorboards.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:32 AM   #950
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Yeah, and if you want the sporty to corner, you just need to get it off the ground and install some better (sportier) pegs, as evinced with the xr12.

This has been a pretty normal solution for a long time. Who leaves a sportster stock anyway?

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #951
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....Said the guy on the ugly square Concours.



I am with you in the want department But you and I are sadly in the minority. This Sportster and the Slim seem to be aimed at the Hispanic market which is growing and so it is likely a smart move for HD.


I was thinking the 72 would have looked great with some gold spokes and gold trim instead of chrome. If they are catering to the lowrider crowd then that would have been ideal. Would have looked sweet with the metal flake paint.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #952
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Eek

So they have the '48 now they have the '72 whats next the '93? I wonder what that will look like? I realize these are the customs for people who don't turn wrenches but almost $11k?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #953
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #954
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And worth every pennny

Please...

Where do all those numbers come from, anyway?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #955
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I love the look of the new 72, especially with the metal flake paint.

I could never buy one because the tank is so tiny, and it would look stupid with luggage on it, but man, I wish I needed an around-town fun bike.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #956
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So they have the '48 now they have the '72 whats next the '93? I wonder what that will look like? I realize these are the customs for people who don't turn wrenches but almost $11k?
If I could make a suggestion??
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:44 PM   #957
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I kind of like it. Again though, I often find myself 100 miles or more between gas stops. What's with the allergy towards usable fuel tanks? Can't make 'em pretty?
Aimed at the Hispanic market? Really? All the Easy Rider fans I know, who'd really like to "see America" without having to look really silly on a "Captain America" clone would really love this thing in their yard. Doesn't HAVE to have a low rider Chevy parked beside it?
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #958
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It’s an Urban bike. For more Rural applications the 3.3 gallon tank can easily be swapped out and not take away too much from the looks as it is shaped like the peanut.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:57 PM   #959
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #960
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Anyone here put Ricor suspension front/rear on their Sportsters? The Ricor shocks are ridiculously expensive, but are they worth it?
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