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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sfarson, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Hog Rider

    Hog Rider The Professor

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    Hi Guys
    Never thought I would find an HD thread here. Here is my 1984 Electra Glide
    that I ride most of the year. :ricky
  2. Mr.Grumpy

    Mr.Grumpy Banned

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    Carefull there PJ. new sportsters can be much more expensive than the MSRP would sugest. Sure, many dealers are selling the bikes a MRSP now but there are always fees like set up and documentation and whatever else they want to charge. Typically they will NOT wave any of these fees. So, it might not be as cheep as you think. Once you get into the used market you might be able to find a Big Twin at a price that you can afford.
  3. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Adventurer

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    Good advice, Thanks Mr. Crumpy.
    Here where I live, The dealer has the 883's at just under 9k and the 1200's are around 11k. This is the upper range of what I would want to spend on a bike at this time. I know the Sportster isn't considered a touring bike by todays standards, But I'm curious to know if a person could use a sportster to come up with a good commuter, that with a good saddle bag and tailbag system, good seat and windshield, could pull double duty as a small touring bike and not make me regret going on a trip. Or make my wife regret going on a day trip here locally.
    Thanks.
  4. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    I've done a SS1k on my 2001 xlh883, and I commute on it every day. Me & the SO can go for about 400mi/day 2-up.

    I would recommend doing some research on xlforum.net or sportster.org. Very informative sites.

    You can pick up a solid mount 883 for about 5 grand around here. They are fairly smooth.
  5. Beave

    Beave Old and Slow

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  6. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    A young lady in our HOG chapter just got top honors for putting 35K on her Sporty in 8 months. And she isn't a tiny gal either. So I guess its ok for some...
  7. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Adventurer

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    Thanks for the links,AZbiker.
    Sounds like the 883 would probably do what I want.
    Based on my riding in the last year, 90% was commuting and the other 10% was pleasure. I don't see this ratio changing much anytime soon. I can't really justify the extra $$ for a real tourer. That's why I'm looking at the Sporty. The bike I have now has maybe 40 HP, so either the 883 or 1200 would be a move up in HP. Thanks for all the input. I'll do some more searching on those two links you gave me.
    Be safe.
  8. Roadshadowww

    Roadshadowww Jolly Roger

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  9. PassTheGravy

    PassTheGravy Been here awhile

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  10. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    My Harley...

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  11. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :lol3 Yep, that is the best 1st post ever. I am going to look for that book in the store!
  12. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    It's a 96 Sporty.
  13. BeachBusker

    BeachBusker R.I.P. George

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    Out of the marbles and on to Tsiigehtchic:

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    Satellite telephone update; Carolina 2, Edmonton 0, 2nd period of final game.
  14. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    A damn fine adventure touring bike if I ever saw one:thumb
  15. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Incidentally, that bike is for sale...
  16. RockemRdr

    RockemRdr Been here awhile

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    Still loving it!

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  17. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Runs great for an old design - Kinda like me!! I hope to put lots of miles on her!

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  18. kerrybear

    kerrybear n00b

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    Here is ours...

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  19. kerrybear

    kerrybear n00b

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    Okay try it again here is my wife's on the way to Sturgis in 04

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  20. kerrybear

    kerrybear n00b

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    Note the SE grin