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Old 02-15-2010, 07:50 AM   #11
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The mystique, the heritage, the trouble free maintenance???
in addition to the losing of more power then most bikes offer in the first place, great seats, huge farings, warranty. But I've never seen a Honda tattoo, not that they dont exist.... I'm just sayn
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:18 AM   #12
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"The XLCH 883."

I'm 100% sure that they stopped making those in 1971.
You're right, I should have said "XL" or just "Sportster."
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:24 AM   #13
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in addition to the losing of more power then most bikes offer in the first place, great seats, huge farings, warranty. But I've never seen a Honda tattoo, not that they dont exist.... I'm just sayn
Obviously a lot of people don't care about the power that much. I understand that completely. Some days it's just fine to putt down the road at the speed limit and take in the view.

As far as maintenance goes, well, if anyone thinks HDs are any worse than, say, BMWs then they haven't much experience with either. You also have to factor in the long lifetime and resale of the HD over most everyone else.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:54 AM   #14
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IMHO, any H-D motor made in the past ten years should be reliable enough. Having said that, H-D has made some significant upgrades to their chassis in the past two years, which was long overdue. If you want something that can handle anywhere near as good as the Goldwing, I would look toward the new touring models -- 2009 and newer (I believe).
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:21 PM   #15
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Opinions certainly vary but I find many (not all) Harleys carry with them good performance and great resale value. Personally I think they're the most beautiful bikes out there.
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