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Old 03-15-2012, 06:29 AM   #1141
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That is one awesome bike. i wish HD would come out with a retro/modern version.

Now that is funny.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:58 AM   #1142
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why is that? Seriously, i respect your opinion and would like to know why you think that's funny.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #1143
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Because all Harley's are retro looking.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:32 PM   #1144
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do you really see no difference between that sportster and 2011 offerings?
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #1145
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Looks like a K-model to me...a flathead...AFAIK the Sportster name didn't start until the OHV models in 1957 .
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:09 PM   #1146
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yeah, i don't know my HD's that well. I just assumed (you know what that means ) that it was, because of the thread title.

As far as the retro thing goes, i guess it's a matter of semantics. I see the point that all HD's are already retro compared to a sports bike or the like, but when you compare that bike to a modern sportster, i think that one would qualify as 'Retro'. Anyway, titles don't matter. That's just a super cool bike.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #1147
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why is that? Seriously, i respect your opinion and would like to know why you think that's funny.
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Because all Harley's are retro looking.

This ^^^^ Modern/retro is what Harley does.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #1148
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Yeah, I see your point. Still wish they made a bike that looked like that. I do like the current line of sportsters, and some of the other HD bikes.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:51 PM   #1149
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Yeah, I see your point. Still wish they made a bike that looked like that. I do like the current line of sportsters, and some of the other HD bikes.

start looking for a Royal Enfield Bullet 500.

its a new old bike. more or less the same since around 1947.

but it really is an 'old bike'
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:43 PM   #1150
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Throw a spring seat on an FXDB (Dyna Street Bob) and you are almost there.

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Old 03-16-2012, 04:31 AM   #1151
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^ ^ ^ That is bad-ass! ^ ^ ^

I'm picking up a Go Sportster (as opposed to a Show Sportster!) this Saturday! My first Harley, in 32 years and 22 bikes!

It's a 2007 Roadster 1200 with only 2,900 miles. This thing actually turns, handles, and stops like a real motorcycle! Not crazy about the seat, and the PO is reinstalling the stock pipes before I pick it up.
Nice find!! The R's are great bikes. Shame that they are no longer available in the USA.

I have a Sundowner seat as well and I agree....Not very attractive. I will take the styling hit of having it on my bike because it works so well for long days in the saddle.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #1152
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #1153
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I like the crap out of that, Dakez. ^

Looks like a bike built as an homage to the sap.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:10 PM   #1154
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Looks like a K-model to me...a flathead...AFAIK the Sportster name didn't start until the OHV models in 1957 .
You are absolutely right... Still where the sportster got its start. Unit construction, four cam setup, the frame, everything is there, just wasn't a superbike until they moved the valves overhead.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:23 AM   #1155
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Throw a spring seat on an FXDB (Dyna Street Bob) and you are almost there.


Except it needs to lose 250 to 300lbs to equal a 1960 sporty. That's my issue with saying a new sporty is the same as an old sporty. FOR THEIR DAY, the old sportys handled well, were comfortable, were fast and very versatile. Not so much with the new ones.

Next time you stand next to an old sporty, or a WL45, notice the seat height. They're about six inches taller than any new HD. My friends WLA45 was a joy to ride. A Fatboy? Blah.
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