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Old 03-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #1216
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Riding Vid in Austin with some buds...

This is just like how my buddies and I ride around town here
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #1217
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Nice bikes. It reminded me of when my worlds best friend (now deceased but not riding related) used to ride our mild customs together. I had a 1964 BSA 500 twin, and he an old Kawasaki W2SS (google it--was a copy of a pre unit twin BSA 650 twin). One time we were riding to high school (class of 1972) near Seattle, Wa., and it became obvious that we were finally going to have a nice day. We were at a stoplight and we looked at each and read each others faces. As in "f*** that-we aren't spending this day sitting a a desk in school. We split and rode around all day.
At one point we were on a 45mph down hill road passing a cigarette back and forth at that speed. That requires good motorcycle control--especially for the guy on the left that can't use his throttle. We were young and stupid. Now I'm old and stupid. But, man, do I miss my friend Chuck. So many memories, and mostly motorcycle related, including lots of off road and racing.
Motorcycles and good friends...........................
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #1218
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Dakez would know for sure but I think it's a 3.3 gallon tank which would mean 140-50 between fillups, more if you like to live dangerous..

if its the 3.3 gallon tank (same size as the roadster,) 130-140 miles is about the max you will get.

i normally have to switch to reserve around 100-110 miles, and i ride pretty hard. i dont push my luck with reserve :)
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #1219
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Actually the "72" has a 2.1 gallon tank. I'm not sure if that's imperial gallons (Canadian gallons) or US gallons. Either way it ain't going to go no 140-150 miles. More like 150 km?
Still, I love the look of the thing.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:03 PM   #1220
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Anybody been able to get their paws on a "72" as yet. They look really sharp. If they had a range of more than 75 miles?

Thanks for the PM, GUS. Read your post #1168. Couldn't agree more. I've owned 2 H-D's in the past.....but this thing is like the sweetest!
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Dakez would know for sure but I think it's a 3.3 gallon tank which would mean 140-50 between fillups, more if you like to live dangerous..

The 72 has the 2.1 gal. tank. The 3.3 can be easily swapped out without taking away too much from the look of the bike.

One more thing. The 72 is the most fun bike in the line-up right now.

I like that it has the 2.1 tank. It is an urban bike not a rural bike. The only bike that is more fun around town IMO would be a Thumper with 17" SM wheels.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #1221
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Actually the "72" has a 2.1 gallon tank. I'm not sure if that's imperial gallons (Canadian gallons) or US gallons. Either way it ain't going to go no 140-150 miles. More like 150 km?
Still, I love the look of the thing.
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wow, just checked the website, its def 2.1 gallons.

guess thats why they make water bottle sized fuel containers...have used them myself a couple of times
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:01 AM   #1222
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Google "LSL XR1200"

Cool. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #1223
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:08 PM   #1224
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XLX, love that ironhead. Really sharp looking bike.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #1225
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Love it, that is the bike I drooled over as a kid and lusted after the xr-1000
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #1226
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Thanks, guys. I've tried to keep it "sort of" stock, but you XLX aficionados can probably spot a lot of subtle changes. Still looks like a stock bike to most people, though. I'm planning on getting an antique tag for it next year, when it's 30 years old. I've owned it 21 of its 29 years of life. As long as I can ride, I'll never sell it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #1227
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:49 AM   #1228
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Thanks, guys. I've tried to keep it "sort of" stock, but you XLX aficionados can probably spot a lot of subtle changes. Still looks like a stock bike to most people, though. I'm planning on getting an antique tag for it next year, when it's 30 years old. I've owned it 21 of its 29 years of life. As long as I can ride, I'll never sell it.
Nice bike, and yes, pretty stock.
All I can see is the license plate holder, seat (stock solo was a little thicker, I think), fork boots, tack and grips.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #1229
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Nice bike, and yes, pretty stock.
All I can see is the license plate holder, seat (stock solo was a little thicker, I think), fork boots, tack and grips.
Thanks. The solo seat is stock - the 83's came with a much thinner seat than the later ones. In addition to what you noted, the exhaust should be flat black (my chrome one is from an '83 XLH), passenger pegs, XLH front fender, rear fender is bobbed about an inch and a half, 3/4" shorter rear shocks, wrong air cleaner insert, SE coil (and orange plug wires), chrome chain guard, chrome rear fender struts, chrome lower fork tree cover, oil cooler, modern profile clutch and brake levers, other chrome trim items, drilled front brake rotors, hidden performance goodies, and some other stuff you can't see on the left side.

Sometimes just for kicks, I put a different seat and tank on it. That's one thing great about old Sportsters - very easy to modify.


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Old 04-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #1230
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I probably should have kept this one...

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