Go Sportsters

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Not unless someone transplanted a junkyard motor.

    I remember it clearly. Dealers were caught with inventory of TC88 models all around the country when the dealer meeting occurred and they bumped the whole line to 96 in one feel swoop.

    Local dealers resorted to offering deals like 5-years free service on 06 TC88 leftovers or free 96" kit deals.

    Almost a year later, scared something like that was going to happen again they were blowing out leftover 07 models and we picked up a new 1200 Sporty for something like $3k off MSRP.
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  2. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    That blue one is the EXACT bike color/model I was looking for when I was shopping a few years ago. I'd grab it! The maroon one may be a hugger. Hard to tell in the pic. I consider the proper Timken bearings a plus, but not everyone agrees with that.
  3. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    I rode with a guy who did that...he bought a top of the line Electraglide...with the big Evo...six months after the TCs hit dealers. Seems nobody wanted last year's top-line model. I think he said he got it for about a third off the sticker price, and the dealer threw in full riding gear for him and his wife, and a year of service.

    He still has it 20 years later. Had the top end apart for the first time last year. Bottom end is original, never opened except three clutches. IIRC, about 240,000 miles.
  4. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    I went back to the shop today and said to the owner, "Hey, some guys on the internet say the '07 Road King was definitely a 96."

    He mumbled something about buying it that way! :lol3
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  5. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Fellas,

    I've settled on the maroon 01 1200 XLH (think is the model)---single front disc/spoke wheels.
    I actually prefer the mags on this model, but somehow I'll manage.

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    Thankfully the owner (only owner) kept all the stock parts, so I can return it back that way, especially the exhaust. 9k miles on this one.

    I'll be "de chroming" as I did with my Ironhead a few years back and removing all the ancillary bags, shield, leather whips, etc...

    Either way, looking forward to getting back on a Sportster. Check back when the new kid is in town.

    Cheers and thanks to Kevm for doing the recon on the Jersey bike for me!
  6. Webman

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    Congratulations!
  7. anotherguy

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    Cool. Pics or ya know.....
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  8. VicRattlehead

    VicRattlehead Been here awhile

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    Just for kicks I was nosing at used Sportsters on FB Marketplace and Holy Crap Have They Gone Up! :eekers It seems I could sell mine for $1000 more than I paid for it and still undercut 95% of other posters!

    I guess that dual sport(ster) build idea will have to be shelved for a while! :lol2
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  9. SilveradoCA

    SilveradoCA Wildling

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    You made a good choice. Laced wheels are WAY cooler than mags.
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  10. victor441

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    Until you get a nail on the tire…lots of construction in my area (following the horrendous fires of the last few years) so cars and bikes pick up nails all the time . I’ve always been able to make it home with tubeless tires (and usually am not aware of the nail until the next time I check pressure) but not with the tubed ones.
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  11. Webman

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    Victor441’s post got me thinking; do any of you have experience using an Outex kit or other similar system for sealing spokes to enable tubeless operation? Seems like there have been mixed results on this, any direct experience on your sportsters will be appreciated!
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    TurkeyRun Long timer Supporter

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    No, but I would be interested in such a conversation.
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  13. Richy

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    Me too, I just put a new tube in my front tire and it would e been nice to plug it. I’ve never plugged a front tire, but many rears.
  14. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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  15. VicRattlehead

    VicRattlehead Been here awhile

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  16. Richy

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    Rode to Plant city for a bike show. It was warm on the way home, but dry.
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    Did you make the peg mounts?
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  18. Webman

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    He did, I asked him the same question awhile back. His response is on here somewhere. Super sweet setup on that bike!
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  19. Richy

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    Yes. It’s basically a simple plate to offset the m/c, the third edition, actually. I should make one more so I can pretty it up. Having a welder friend helped to reverse the pedal.
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    I had to match peg positions with the shifter side.
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  20. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    I need to seriously consider whether I need a different bike. Getting old sucks.
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