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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sfarson, Nov 13, 2004.
Why? Because you hate money and performance (and the love the 80s and little leather tassles).
And the "Toon Town" mufflers...
Thanks sfarson, although, it would look better on YOUR driveway. BTW, I saved a pic of your bike awhile back, on a lonely CO road with the mtn's in the background. I remembered it after seeing your bike in this thread..
dood! that is one bad scoot! That constitutes the best in choppers, from the springer, panhead, upswept pipes, open primary to the jockeyshift. Awesome!
Money? My bike was $6,500 OTD, new, in 2001.
You talk about liking bikes SO MUCH, then it seems like you sold both of them...hmmm...how's the Husky, or are you still caging it to work every day?
How can you say you like bikes when you diss someone else's ride?
Have fun on your Husky! Hope it gives you 160,000klms of reliability. For the price, it damn well oughta!
Just so you know, I buy my oil filters for $2, and my synthetic oil for $5 per quart, and the other random service o-rings run me about $5 every 5k miles.
I hope your Husky is just as cheap and reliable as my H-D has been.
Now please go away, you hypocritical little troll.
Here's some more of my bike:
This one is from the campground at Rancho Santa Ynez out by Catavina--what a beautiful, peaceful place. Can't wait to go back.
This one is from the ranch building, waiting for breakfast. After getting gas, next stop is Coco's Corner!
Very cool AZBiker! You just proved everyone who said you can't tour on a Sporty, wrong! ( well I guess you and Dave Barr did....http://www.davebarr.com/ )
Also the myth that Harleys still leak oil and are unreliable needs to go the way of the myth that BMW's are bulletproof...
Not a Harley owner - but I have ridden all the latest models = except the VRod and StreetRod, coz our HD dealer is across the street from the BMW dealer, so when I took my R1100S in I hopped across the road to take a Harley for a spin....
And to be honest? The best bike, for my mind, is the base model poverty pack XL883.....
Of course, brakes arent the best, and neither is the power, but I got the same if better feel from it (new rubber mounted model) than I did riding any Dyna or Softail....the XL1200 was even better!!!!
I'd like to go to the 'States, buy one of these, keep it stock, chuck some saddlebags and a rear rack on with a duffelbag and tour across America with it.....of course there only $US6500 over there...close to $AU13,000 here!!!
Okay, now I can't stop myself...
This one was taken at a store in La Rumorosa, IIRC. Very chilly up there.
If you look in the lower left corner you can see part of my mirror--technically a bike pic! This is Mexico 5 just after I left Coco's--with all the luggage in the above pic. And believe it or not, I didn't lose any.
AZ, great pics.
I have a couple of questions: What kind of saddlebags are you using?; How is the Sporty on dirt roads?, (I think I already know the answer to this one - I'm guessing pretty good with its' low C of G, torguey motor and dirt-track heritage, but I've only ridden one on the road, so I have to ask); How did you manage fuel wise? I know they get great mileage, but I worry about the small tank. Is there a bigger tank available?
here it is my first build
Thanks scootertrash I can appreciate your good taste I hope to be riding it for another 25 years
I run LeatherLyke Contemporary style bags.
The Sporty does okay off-pavement, but I take it slow.
As always, a 500lb+ bike in sand is a handful. And the C of G of the Evo XL is actually higher than a BT, and the FE heads are even worse.
As far as a bigger tank, fattank.com sells a 5.5 gallon one, but it's REAL expensive. And paughco sells a 4.2 gallon tank that looks okay, but would need prep before use. And no telling how the aftermarket tanks will hold up under dirt road abuse.
The other direction is taking a 4.2gal Dyna or FXR tank and fabbing up mounting brackets or buying a bracket that allows Fat Bobs to be mounted. If I decide to go with a bigger tank, these last 2 options are the ones I'm going to consider.
I usually get close to 50mpg off-pavement, because I'm not out there trying to be Jimmy Lewis. That's 140mi until reserve, and another 25 until I'm walking.
that's a durn kool bike PJ
Thank you much, It's a real joy to ride.
My first Sportster:
I still have it but it's being cut up to build a cafe racer.
My Road King:
DAMN nice looking Road King!
My '04 XL1200....
Sweet! I saw it in person
Thanks. That's an '01... that two-tone combination was only offered that one year.