Sportster preview but one more week for the full monty :)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by blackSP, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Ironhead

    Ironhead But Itsa Dry Heat

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    Can't be a proper Sportster without a narrow 21" with 800 polished, twisted spokes on the front:nono

    Just kidding:D

    I think that is the sharpest looking Sporty I've seen, I like the wide front tire on it:thumb
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  2. blackSP

    blackSP 62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50

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    Thanks guys, and I agree, my bike looks awesome!
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  3. beardothebeardo

    beardothebeardo Been here awhile

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    Love that paint scheme.

    I work at a dealer and the thing that pisses me off, is the death of the stardard Harley, i.e. short/no suspension.

    You plan on raising the bike at all?
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  4. blackSP

    blackSP 62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50

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    Like in better shocks? Yep, the stockers are pathetic. Every serious (or less) bump or dent it bottoms out. Duo riding will be next to impossible I guess. Only 100km on the odo and already thinking about a set of Hyperpro's...
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  5. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    Ditto. Paint looks awesome!

    I agree about the suspension. Somewhere along the way it seems that H-D forgot they were building motorcycles and decided to focus on fashion accessories. But, I guess the market speaks... Surprisingly enough, if you spend much time on xlforum or other H-D specific forums, you'll find a lot of people actually LOWERING the 48, 72, and other already too low, bikes! :huh Of course I guess if your idea of going "riding" is just a quick blast down to the local bar for a few beers and a ball game... :bore Then standing around out in the parking lot pointing and talking about how "cool it looks"... :rofl

    Whatever....

    I can't wait to get longer Ohlins on the back and longer damper rods, Intiminators, and springs up front! I can't stand the bone jarring I take at the smallest sharp edged bump in the road. And I'd like to gain some cornering clearance too.


    :1drink
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  6. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Nice looking bike, paint looks great, enjoy your new bike.
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