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Old 06-29-2004, 06:25 AM   #41
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Hell, just got to Sears and buy some drill bits, you can always make a hole bigger.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:27 AM   #42
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Default Re: Harley Sporkster catch & release

The bike you want is not an XLCR, which was a standard Sportster with the cafe look, but an XR1000, which had the high mount dual pipes and dual carbs. I saw one in a leather dealer shop last year, and he was selling the thing for 15 grand. Those bikes fetch quite a buck on the market these days. I agree with you. Bring back and XR1000.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:32 AM   #43
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Many a canyon squid has had their ass handed to them, by a fat old fart on a Sportster. -Sean



I used to chase Hondas in the late '70s on my Triumph tiger and could always beat them through the corners, but had no poop exiting the corner. And there were some fast Harley riders back then too. But I don't see them anymore today. Mostly they are all cruising and blocking the roads



I bought my Harley a dozen years ago to replace my Britbikes because I thought that would be the last machine made that I could work on by myself. Pretty much to this day Harleys are still hobby bikes. But, it's odd that they are mostly owned by people who don't know which end of the wrench to use.



Anyway, Triumph was trying to rubbermount their 650 motors in the '60's along with playing with multicylinders and overhead cams. Norton finally did it for their Commando in 1967. But it took Harley until about 1980 to figure it out, and 25 years later to do it to their Sportsters. I'm just not impressed.



But, you still can't go wrong with a Harley as a hobby bike. And I like wood bats too.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:33 AM   #44
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If you want an innovative Sportster Eric Buell has a bike for you.

A new XB1200 Lightning is what the XLCR should have turned into. Stick a peanut tank, cobra seat and some black megaphone high pipes on it and you're good to go.

I'd be first in line to buy one of those.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:44 AM   #45
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I was on the receiving end. Dirty was handing the asses.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:04 AM   #46
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My understanding is that cloisone' was invented in China, I may be wrong, to lazy to Google, and the Boss is around the corner.

Mainly, I'm feed up with press releases that tout BNG, or lowered seating option, as legitimate refinements to a line of bikes.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:10 AM   #47
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Yes, I meant the XR1000.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:31 AM   #48
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what makes you think I'm comparing Harley to the "big 4"? To paraphrase Gomer Pyle, "Assumptions, Assumptions, Assumptions". Puts an ass in front of U and Me.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:51 AM   #49
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Why isn't a lowered seating option a legitimate improvement?
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Old 06-29-2004, 08:02 AM   #50
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At least you didn't quote Al Franken!
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