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

  1. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

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    And more ground clearence by about an inch than any of the other big twins.
    And interesting point. Sporty lean angles 32/32 deg Dyna Sport 35/34. I would have thought it'd be the other way around:dunno

    I do know I rarely dragged the pegs on mine.

    Gerg
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  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Definitely passed through my mind :evil
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  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    You bastaads are really making me want to add a HD to the stable. (right now only a 1 horse stable) I've avoided the marketing hype and the RUB world and here at an ADV related site your sucking me in.


    Jurgen
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  4. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    This was my first HD, a '83 FXSB, dual belt shovelhead. Great bike, lots of fun!

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  5. wickedsprint

    wickedsprint Banned

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    Where did you get your information ???, according to my 2003 HD brochure it shows the sportster customs at 35/33, the regular sportsters at 37/37 and myXL1200S sport at 37.5/37 It shows the 2003 FXDX at 34.5/33.5 and the FXDX T-sport at 34.4/32.4
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  6. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    A friend has one. I've never ridden it, though. The poor guy recently had a stroke and can't ride. He refuses to sell it, cause he has hope.

    He's asked me several times to ride it and keep it from rusting. I'll do that soon, and post pics.
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  7. Gerg

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    Hell, why aren't you posting the old Iron Head spec along with the EVO:dunno

    Ok, the specs are for 2004 bikes (same for the 05 too). That's what is readly available on the net. If I buy another Harley it'll be a NEW 04/05/06 (hell I don't know). So that's why I posted what I did.

    And Sprint, I'm SURE everybody has last years brochures laying around :dunno

    Gerg
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  8. wickedsprint

    wickedsprint Banned

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    No need to get defensive...lighten up! You were surprised the FXDX had a higher leanangle and said you thought it should be the other way around...fact is...last year it WAS the other way around.
    You can also find 03s in the showroom as well, my dealer has a ton of them. Your statement made it sound like all sporties had the less lean angle of the new models, truth be told I didn't know the new ones had signifigantly less and you probably didn't know the 03s had more. *shrugs* You can easily find 03 and earlier specs online if you know where to look.
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  9. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Jurgen, there is nothing like them. Just returned from a 50 degree 75 mile lunch time ride at 8800ft. I wish I could have gone 750 miles but work was calling :brow. FWIW, I ride H-D in spite of, not because of the lifestyle, but this is me. I'm OK with riders who for one reason or other can only ride to short destinations over the weekend. More power to them. Glad they're riding. This I know, the H-D experience is outstanding (and so is the dual-sport experience :nod).

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  10. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    SFarson, I know Drifting Fate feels the same way. He rides HD inspight of the lifestyle. I let him tell his HOG story if he wants to. They are definetly beautiful bikes and the newer ones seem to have very high quality. As I said in a JoMamma thread I think it speaks well of the company that they have improved reliability even with heavy demand. Can you imagine GM doing that with a vehicle?

    Jurgen
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  11. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger

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    I think there are a lot of us who don't fit the "Johnny Doo Rag" or "Three Weeker (Sturgis, Daytona, and 5 nights at Quaker Steak)" stereotype- we simply have liked the motorcycles for a long time.

    There's a lot to be said for HDs, IMO. Loads of available parts (that, contrary to popular opinion, are typically less expensive than for other motorcycles due to the fact that one part fits so many bikes), ease of maintenance (belt drive, self-adjusting valves, air-cooled, spin-on oil filter), plenty of usable power that can be upgraded- I think my buddy ratt from cycleworld put it best: "Harleys are the most fun you can have riding the speed limit". Not to say that they cannot exceed that limit- but you get the idea. So many people have bikes capable of riding balls to the wall- but the realities of their skill, or local law enforcement make it more likely to see them cruising down the same roads as a Harley rider, at similar speeds.

    I had a Superglide (1997 FXD), and loved it. I toured on it, took it on road, even on some "off-road" fire trails- it was a blast. The summer after I bought it (1998) I had put about 12k miles on it, and some guy offered me far more than I paid for it- so it went away... ...but it remains a favorite of the bikes I've owned.

    As for how I obtained more power out of the Road King- Andrews TW26 gear-drive cams, a high-flow air cleaner, and a set of Samson rolled-thunder slip-ons. I could have gotten more torque with a Thunderheader, but I wanted the traditional look, and I wanted the bike to be a bit less loud.

    Harleys are not the "best bikes in the world", but if you are into 'em, they are the best at being Harley.

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  12. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    My latest "Harley"

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    After a little over 1000 miles on it I sent it away for 2.5 months to be used as a prototype in the development of adjustable clip-ons and rear sets. I'm supposed to go pick it up today, but of course it's raining :splat

    I've had 2 Sportsters and 1 Wide-Glide in my past. This coming spring I hope to put together a H-D based hack setup, as soon as I've gotten rid of 2 BMW's and a Moto-Guzzi :evil
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  13. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Ya know, Bueller. Those Buells have a cool futuristic, Blade Runner look to them, don't you think?

    I look at that bike and wonder if this is 2004 or 2024.

    Cool. :thumb
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  14. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    I guess you could say it looks futuristic. Definitely different from anything else out there. I would never suggest it is a great looking bike or anything like that, but it's not bad. Besides, since I own a V-Strom and a R1150 GS its pretty obvious I buy more for function than looks :D
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  15. JDT

    JDT Been here awhile

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    2003 883 XLH Hugger, did my own 1200 conversion, SE .497 bolt cams, Thunderheader 2 in 1 exhaust system, lot's of other crap. All on my web site, all of it is documented. Here's a pic:

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  16. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Bueller, that Firebolt looks sweet. I especially have a weakness for those wheels.
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  17. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Was that hard to do?

    HD now has a Sportster 883L, that's more "scrunched up" so more petite folks (ladies) can fit in it better. But if we get one, I'd rather she had a 1200.
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  18. JDT

    JDT Been here awhile

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    I got step by step instructions on my web site.
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  19. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Gotta say when I see those Firebolts I think of the creature from Alien--I still like em though. :thumb

    Jurgen
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  20. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    Whoa, nice work with the XLH JDT. I'd hang on to that thing. Although the saddlebag straps look a little long :wink:.
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