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Old 01-25-2010, 07:44 AM   #31
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Doesn't that sort of make you an XR1200 type of Sportster guy? I like that bike; it was a hoot to ride. Bet they'll be scarce as hen's teeth in a 10 years; people will be wishing they'd bought one "when they were only..."
Another XLCR. I like them myself, may even buy one.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:36 AM   #32
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2.1 gallon tank is absolutely laughable. Especially with a 1200cc motor. Go from your driveway to the other end of town. Fill up the tank. Repeat trip. Fill up again. What fun.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:54 AM   #33
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Apples & oranges. That Mean Streak is hideous AND waaay more capable.
And I don't recall Meanies going under $6K new i.e. half the price like the original post said. Maybe he meant the Eliminator 125 (which is even more hideous than the Meanie and waaay LESS capable). There were also some bigger Eliminators which laid an egg cuz they were even MORE hideous.

The Kaw 125 at least has something in common with the 48's namesake, the 1948 HD-S. That was HD's first peanut-tank bike. Like the Eliminator it was only 125cc.

MoCo seems to be overlooking the fact a 125 can get by just fine with a 2-gallon tank but this thing's going to have lots of T2T'ers running out of gas before they even get legally drunk.

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Old 01-25-2010, 11:51 AM   #34
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Um...what's a "T2Ter?"

I know, I'm going to hate myself for asking...
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:53 AM   #35
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Um...what's a "T2Ter?"

I know, I'm going to hate myself for asking...
Tavern to Tavern, possibly (i.e. bar-hoppers).
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:21 PM   #36
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My XLX-61 got around 50mpg+ and with a 2.5 gal tank I could go 120 between before reserve. I can't imagine trying to get by with a 2 gal tank.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:18 PM   #37
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No dobt HD is nostalgic, not that there's anything wrong with that and I know that waaayyy back people even complained about the small tank, but as the engines got bigger & bigger, did they keep using the peanut? I'm not well versed in their history but I thought the 883's were the last of the tiny tank, or have they always used it on different models all along the way?
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No dobt HD is nostalgic, not that there's anything wrong with that and I know that waaayyy back people even complained about the small tank, but as the engines got bigger & bigger, did they keep using the peanut? I'm not well versed in their history but I thought the 883's were the last of the tiny tank, or have they always used it on different models all along the way?
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:23 AM   #39
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I think its the best looking of the current generation Sportsters.

However, I'd prefer to have a taller seat and rear frame, rearward pegs, and more power.

Wait, I just described the XR1200, didn't I?
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I think its the best looking of the current generation Sportsters.

However, I'd prefer to have a taller seat and rear frame, rearward pegs, and more power.

Wait, I just described the XR1200, didn't I?
Add upshot pipes too & a passenger seat. Has anyone riddin a bike with the mirrors under the bars like that? I guess could get used to it but would have to take your eyes far off the road to check em.
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