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2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Review
 

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2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Review

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seruzawa 04-15-2010 02:46 PM

Like the bike except for the forward controls and the too small tank. The 2.5 gal tank looks about the same but makes more of a difference in range at 50mpg than one would think. I used to commute 80 miles per day on a 2.5 gal Sporty without any problem. With only 2 gals that would be iffy. Kind of a pain in the @ss to refuel twice a day.

sarnali2 04-15-2010 04:54 PM

I'd put a bigger tank and the mini apes off the Cross Bones on there. I think that would finish it off good. I had a 2.2 gallon Sporty tank on a Shovelhead for a short time...looked cool but the twice daily fill-ups to get to work and back did get old as Seruzawa mentioned.

mscuddy 04-15-2010 05:06 PM

Well I think they should have a flathead version with a tank-shift and big whitewall tires.

And one of those brass Linkert lawnmower carbs would be good too.

Hey, call me old fashioned...

sarnali2 04-16-2010 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by mscuddy (Post 239678)
Well I think they should have a flathead version with a tank-shift and big whitewall tires.

And one of those brass Linkert lawnmower carbs would be good too.

Hey, call me old fashioned...


That's a good idea, a return of the KHK for the 55th anniversary.....I wonder if you could even get a flattie past the EPA? with efi you could have a Linkert looking housing with the injectors like a throttle body or individual injectors and the Linkert used for the throttle positioner ....it'd be pretty cool looking either way

nferr 04-16-2010 09:05 AM

It's nice except for that ridiculously small tank. Even with my Triumph Scrambler I can go 160 miles before I hit reserve. Price is kinda high too.

The_AirHawk 04-16-2010 09:34 AM

Jeebus guys! The thing's designed to get you from bar to bar - not ride 'cross this Great Nation of ours!

Well, not with THAT tiny tank, anyway. Thing's got less range than a F-Bomb'n HawkGT!
(which I have ridden-across this Great Nation of ours!)

Duken4evr 04-18-2010 08:28 AM

10.5K? Really?

I thought this was a "stripped" model.

Kenneth_Moore 04-18-2010 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Duken4evr (Post 239800)
10.5K? Really?

I thought this was a "stripped" model.

Yes, but with freight, dealer prep, accessories, shop supplies, extended warranty, tire road hazard, credit life, credit insurance, and dealer fees, tax, tag, title, your out the door price is only $15,689. And $240/month for bank-required insurance.

Duken4evr 04-18-2010 10:52 AM

All financed by Harley's credit arm under the screw it, let's ride program.

I have seen the future, and none of us can afford it...


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