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Old 11-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #46
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I had a new 883 in 1986, .
My 883 was also an 86, but I replaced it with a rubber mount FLT, it was like going from a happy meal burger to prime rib.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #47
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I take it you have never heard of Moto Guzzi, Ducati, Ural, or Royal Enfield.
They all have unique visceral character without being a sewing machine or paint shaker.
Oh, he's heard of Urals.

Remember, he posted in the Hacks forum that his immense amount of internet research told him that they're so fragile you can't take them off road.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:47 PM   #48
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Oh, he's heard of Urals.

Remember, he posted in the Hacks forum that his immense amount of internet research told him that they're so fragile you can't take them off road.
From earlier in this thread,
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Oh, that guy... Nevermind!
I missed that connection, I think we have an internet motorcycle maven in our humble presence.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #49
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I had a new 883 in 1986, thought it was fun and it had no problem running at 100 mph on the interstate.
I came off Triumphs, so I was used to some vibration.
It seemed nimble and built for a normal sized adult.

I also had a new 2006 1200, rubber mounted motor, FI, and overall I thought it sucked.
Worst suspension I ever had on a bike, worst seat, way too small for a normal sized man, very heavy bike.
Even with upgrades, I did not want to ride it longer then about an hour.
I do not like forward controls, but the mids on that bike were worse then the forwards would have been.

If you are a normal size, be sure to check it for size.

Again?

In every Sportster thread you post this nonsense and it remains....Nonsense.

Okay,just one more time for the cheap seats. The new Sportsters are not smaller than your 86'. they are in fact bigger bikes than they were in 1986. The new bikes weigh slightly more because they have rubber mounts, bigger tanks and have EFI. That is a good thing if you actually ride them. I'm a tick over 5'10" with very long arms and a 32in inseam and the bikes fit me perfectly with mids. It also works great for long rides with my SO who is also 5'10" and has very long legs. I have friends over 6ft tall that ride them as well and have no complaints about the size of their Sportys. Have you ever considered that it ain't the bike and maybe,just maybe you have softened up a bit as you have gotten older ?
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:48 PM   #50
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@iBiker - im actually now considering the 1200. i just hope its within my price range.
Sent you a PM.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #51
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Again?

In every Sportster thread you post this nonsense and it remains....Nonsense.

Okay,just one more time for the cheap seats. The new Sportsters are not smaller than your 86'. they are in fact bigger bikes than they were in 1986. The new bikes weigh slightly more because they have rubber mounts, bigger tanks and have EFI. That is a good thing if you actually ride them. I'm a tick over 5'10" with very long arms and a 32in inseam and the bikes fit me perfectly with mids. It also works great for long rides with my SO who is also 5'10" and has very long legs. I have friends over 6ft tall that ride them as well and have no complaints about the size of their Sportys. Have you ever considered that it ain't the bike and maybe,just maybe you have softened up a bit as you have gotten older ?
I agree on most here, exept this. An 86 was ca 205 Kg as shipped, a rubber mount I would guess 250, if so that´s 45Kg or 100lbs.
That´s not slight in my world.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #52
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I commute 80 miles a day on LA freeways and there's four or five sportsters (none with windshields as I recall) that I see everyday rain or shine. It's funny since I rarely see another VFR and we're suppose to be the commuter kings.

I know a teacher who commutes from Pasadena to Moorpark everyday on his. It's a solid mount with 170K on it. He bought it with 12K after it sat in a garage for a few years. It's all original except for the suspension. He did a valve job and honed the cylinders not long after he got it.

I wonder about after market windshields. I've never had much luck making one functional on a Triumph no matter how much I fettered it.

I've been thinking I wanted a Sportster just because like a Bonneville is seems to embrace the two wheels and a place for your ass and a gallon of gas school of motorcycle design. I'm getting tired of fairing clips in my old age.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:21 PM   #53
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Sent you a PM.
Send it again. I didn't get it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:48 PM   #54
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Sportsters are not comfortable. If you need comfort, a Sportster is not for you. But a Sportster redeems itself in many other ways, which most people don't seem to care for. A Sportster is rough and loud. Some like it that way, some don't. Seems to me that riding around the world on an adventure bike would be none to comfortable either, but look how many do it. I wouldn't think an "adventure rider" would be put off by a little noise and vibration, but to each their own.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #55
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Send it again. I didn't get it.
I sent it to Supahman; sorry for the confusion!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #56
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[QUOTE=JerryH;20165274]Sportsters are not comfortable. If you need comfort, a Sportster is not for you. But a Sportster redeems itself in many other ways, which most people don't seem to care for. A Sportster is rough and loud. QUOTE]

Ever hear of a modifier?

"Some" Sportsters are not comfortable.

A Sportster is "not always" rough and loud.

"Not all" people from AZ make ridiculous comments about Sportsters.

See how modifiers help us with our sentences?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #57
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Sportsters are not comfortable...
Mine is.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #58
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Mine is.

Same here. I suppose there are more and less comfortable.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:17 AM   #59
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Mine was also comfortable. I rode a 2002 XLH 883/1200 for ten years. Five years as a 883 then I did a 1200 conversion in the fifth year.

Commute on the bike, weekend ride on the bike and toured on the bike. It was comfortable to me. Replaced the stock seat with LePera Maverick, rear shock with Progressive 412, front spring with Progressive springs, and the front brake line with steel braided brake line. Those simple mods made the bike really comfortable to ride, and it handles and brakes well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:52 AM   #60
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Sportsters are not comfortable. If you need comfort, a Sportster is not for you. But a Sportster redeems itself in many other ways, which most people don't seem to care for. A Sportster is rough and loud. QUOTE]

Ever hear of a modifier?

"Some" Sportsters are not comfortable.

A Sportster is "not always" rough and loud.

"Not all" people from AZ make ridiculous comments about Sportsers.

See how modifiers help us with our sentences?
They are cool bikes, but they are not comfortable bikes.
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