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Old 01-24-2014, 12:57 AM   #41
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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!
Fork and shock oil?
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:29 AM   #42
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Fork and shock oil?
Whoops that too. And grease in the bearings.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:30 AM   #43
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if you like the look of Harley and i guess the style of bike you wont be disappointed.
I love my 48, by far my favorite bike ive ever owned. Only 2 complaints....the stock seat is , and the size of the gas tank sucks.

But for me the pro's out way the cons...... get some nice sounding pipes, air cleaner, and a good tune. Best purchase ive made bike wise
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:09 AM   #44
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This may not be popular but...
After what Harley did to Eric Buell, I'll never own another. If I have another cruiser it will be a Victory, an Indian or something foreign.
Just my opinion, Harley makes a good product, although pretty overpriced for what you're getting.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:48 PM   #45
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This may not be popular but...
After what Harley did to Eric Buell, I'll never own another. If I have another cruiser it will be a Victory, an Indian or something foreign.
Just my opinion, Harley makes a good product, although pretty overpriced for what you're getting.
That's a good reason to not buy a new one, nor parts from the factory, but the nice thing about them is there are tons of them out there making stock replacement parts really cheap and plentiful. It doesn't hurt that when it breaks down on the road there's almost certainly someone nearby who can work on one.

I don't agree with what they did either. I understand it from a business perspective, but still think they went about it a really bad way, if I understand what happened correctly. That said, I'll surely have another Harley, but it won't be new and they won't be getting any money from me in the service dept. either, but that has more to do with past experiences.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:52 PM   #46
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XR1200X the best sporty there is!
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Hey , I have 1 of these , 1st Harley I have owned ,

lots of fun , and yes , mine will wheelie .
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:37 AM   #47
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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.
like the 48's that's my next bike, and im gonna bob the of out it!! lol
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:02 AM   #48
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:06 AM   #49
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:23 AM   #50
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #53
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:23 PM   #54
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The only problem I could think of with a Sportster on a long ride might be the amount of fuel you can carry.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:09 PM   #55
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The only problem I could think of with a Sportster on a long ride might be the amount of fuel you can carry.
not made for the long hauls, its a bar hopper
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:54 PM   #56
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I've got a Sportster 48 1200. I absolutely love it! Plenty of power. Seat is rough on long rides, but you can easily fix that.
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