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Old 06-29-2004, 04:01 AM   #21
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Given the above post, did Harley originally start the Sportster series with the FART designation and evolve through the years to the FXRT? That would account for 24 years by my count.
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:03 AM   #22
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The old CR model sure looks good, even today, and it was all black and a bit of gold.
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:06 AM   #23
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Why am I the only person that finds it hillarious that HD has to resort to oriental design practices to inhance the look of their products. Cloisonné, next they will include bone china switch gear, then they can redesign all their dealerships using fung shui, to enhance the spincter penetration experience most rubers want to experience.



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Old 06-29-2004, 04:52 AM   #24
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I think H-D's been using the venerable Cloisonne' emblems since about the 30s.



Once you go Cloisonne' you never go back!
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:09 AM   #25
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Pant, pant, pant. I can "hardley" keep pace with all the EXCITING changes! WOW! Golly GEE, Mr. Wizard- forward foot controls! Gosh, I just can't stand the excitement!

Ahhh, I feel better now.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:23 AM   #26
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I know a guy who says the Sportster (he has a '9 makes his back feel better. I guess like one of them vibrating beds or something.
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:36 AM   #27
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Well I recently looked over the websites for the Big 4 and aside from the redesigns of the literbikes there is a singular lack of any meaningful change in streetbikes there either.



We already saw Suzuki's attempt last week to pretend that minor changes to their own aging cruiser lineup were a bold new step forward.



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Old 06-29-2004, 05:42 AM   #28
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Most manufacturers don't redesign every year, as we all know. The sales department has to make it sound like it though. New paint color, yipee! 1" rear Axle, all right! Rebadge the cruiser line, cool! 100 year aniversary model, sign me up!

Its the same old marketing BS like usuall, don't matter if its yamahonsuzukaworhardly
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Old 06-29-2004, 05:43 AM   #29
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You mean you didn't get on the waiting list for a new "Boulevard?"
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:15 AM   #30
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Default Uh, could the "L' be for Low

I hope you both were kidding....
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