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Old 12-14-2013, 10:00 PM   #21
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Gawt thats sexy, hhmmmm, next bike possiblity?
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:56 PM   #22
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Thanks! You won't regret it if you do it!
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:59 PM   #23
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oh , thats yours? thought you were just posting a pic of one. So when is my test ride?
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:15 PM   #24
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oh , thats yours? thought you were just posting a pic of one. So when is my test ride?
Yeah she's mine. Just let me know when
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:45 AM   #25
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I love mine. (2011 Iron 883). I am planning to keep it with me until I die. I will sell the VROD first and move toward another brand but I am keeping my Sportster.


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I'd love to have a sportster one day. They're head turners
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #27
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Yet another Sportster lover here, I put almost 30k miles on my 883 in the two years i owned it, between daily commuting, weekend blasts and riding from Houston or Dallas to Florida several times, plus a run to Deals Gap (where sadly I was hit by a truck and lost the bike). I added a TourTank which brought the fuel capacity up to almost five gallons, making it capable of running for well over 225 miles between fill ups.
Btw this was a carb'd solid mount 883, not one of the heavy- dogbone style softies. Having a fuel injected engine in a proper Sportster frame would be nice, but you cannot have one without the other.
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Yet another Sportster lover here, I put almost 30k miles on my 883 in the two years i owned it, between daily commuting, weekend blasts and riding from Houston or Dallas to Florida several times, plus a run to Deals Gap (where sadly I was hit by a truck and lost the bike). I added a TourTank which brought the fuel capacity up to almost five gallons, making it capable of running for well over 225 miles between fill ups.
Btw this was a carb'd solid mount 883, not one of the heavy- dogbone style softies. Having a fuel injected engine in a proper Sportster frame would be nice, but you cannot have one without the other.
They have a solid mount conversion for the 04 & up I believe. It does look dumn with the motor shaking in there. I prefer solid mount.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:36 PM   #29
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They have a solid mount conversion for the 04 & up I believe. It does look dumn with the motor shaking in there. I prefer solid mount.
Oh I didn't know that. But does it eliminate the extra weight the soft back mounts necessitated? 50lbs is a lot of chub to tack onto a bike that is supposed to be "stripped down".
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Eh, I don't mind the rubber mounts. Kind of nice actually. The weight comes from a lot more than the mounts; the fuel pump, stiffer chassis, different exhaust, different calipers etc. all add up. Not to mention Harluminum, like aluminum but weighs twice as much.
Tbh, the bike hides it's weight well and there are things you can do to bring it down.
I prefer the fuel injected rubber mounted motor, but wish they weren't unitized so O could slide a 6 speed conversion in there.
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Eh, I don't mind the rubber mounts. Kind of nice actually. The weight comes from a lot more than the mounts; the fuel pump, stiffer chassis, different exhaust, different calipers etc. all add up. Not to mention Harluminum, like aluminum but weighs twice as much.
Tbh, the bike hides it's weight well and there are things you can do to bring it down.
I prefer the fuel injected rubber mounted motor, but wish they weren't unitized so O could slide a 6 speed conversion in there.
I seen one where they cut the tranny off n went with an open primary six speed. Looked like alot of work tho
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #32
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Agreed Patrick, although I thought they eliminated the transmission trap door prior to the rubber mount frame? At least, I thought that happened around MY 2001 or so. In any case, I liked that you could seal the trap door and convert it to a dry clutch, but that may just be the Ducati fan in me talking.
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I've got one as well. 07 custom. I paid a little over 5 grand for it. Swapped the bars, raised the tank, added exhaust.

It hauls and looks good

I've taken it on a few long hauls to Louisiana, even with the wife on the back.

My next plan is to swap the narrow glide triple tree out for a wide glide.

I recommend swapping the rear shocks out for air shocks from a street glide, then it rides like a cloud.


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Old 12-17-2013, 09:48 AM   #35
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thought about trading my in for an R1 one day...then quickly decided against it when i rode it during my lunch break. may not be the fastest but its definitely a fun head turner. Im also doing a 1250 kit this winter, so i can disappoint those 600's

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Old 01-05-2014, 09:49 PM   #37
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I have a 48 and love it. the 2 gallon tank kinda sucks but it sure does look good. getting v&h short shots, joker racing air breather and dyno tuned next week.
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Yeah power is nothing like sport bike. Not so much high reving topend power but tons of bottom end toque. I sold mine last year to a friend of mine and regetted it every since. I just got it back!
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I own a 2013 48, and IMO the bike is spectacular, Harley builds some solid machines, seriously. Solid materials. Yes, the downside is the small tank, but I don't mind at all. I love the look of the small tank. Also, depending on how tall you are, there are mid and forward controls that are interchangeable, it is a very customizable bike, and if modded correctly to an individual, you will love it! Reliability, never had one single issue with mine. Its a very "simple" machine, as in, there are no cooling fluids, thermostat, radiator, clutch fluid, and the belt lasts MUCH longer than a chain. All it takes is oil and brake fluid, literally. Maintenance is a breeze!

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