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MOKE1K 01-26-2010 07:46 AM

I'v got mirrors on my barend's they work fairly good. Something you have to get used to.

seruzawa 01-26-2010 10:44 AM

Well, it's actually called a Sportster tank because of the angular shape. The true peanut tank is more rounded and looks, well, like a peanut.

Dr_Sprocket 01-26-2010 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by pplassm (Post 232989)
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?

I was thinking the exact same thing!

Buzglyd 01-26-2010 11:02 AM

The one with the white tank looks pretty nifty.

DaveFla 01-26-2010 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ironbutter (Post 232948)
And I don't recall Meanies going under $6K new i.e. half the price like the original post said.

Nonono- look at the paint job again, Kawi was probably PAYING just under $6k to the poor schmucks who had to accept delivery of that "special edition" at their shops... but at least it had 'real' brakes and suspension.

longride 01-27-2010 05:32 AM

"Wait, I just described the XR1200, didn't I?"

If you threw in underpowered and heavy, I'd say you were close.

Dr_Sprocket 01-27-2010 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by longride (Post 233066)
If you threw in underpowered and heavy, I'd say you were close.

Sometimes, it's better to live the lie. ;)

seruzawa 01-27-2010 06:24 AM

I'm no Harley hater, but these overblown media hoopla thingies HD does over these pedestrian parts bins specials are prime examples of marketing hype and quite annoying. Release a shortened stroke Sportster with another 20HP and the hype might be justified. Otherwise this bike is totally yawn inducing.

Kenneth_Moore 01-27-2010 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by A Star Ride (Post 232992)
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.

I turned my mirros upside down on the Low Rider for a while. It worked ok, but I had to watch it in turns, because they'd whack my leg if I jacked the bars way over.

pplassm 01-27-2010 07:40 AM

I have mirror mounted directly on the bars on my dual-sport bikes. They give you a clean shot out under your arm. Only works with dirt bike riding position, though.

I have bar ends on a couple of my other bikes. Nothing to dislike, except for a wider profile.


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