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« Reply #200 on: May 20, 2020, 09:40:05 am »
so not mention of Indian? Are they not supposed to sell better than Harley? Some reviews had it that the Indians offered better value, but I cant remember when last I saw an Indian.
Getting very off topic, but seems like they are doing more right, but not prgressing
indian nice Ö apparently not as good handling as hd but better motor..to my opinion the motors are a work of art Ö
indian more expensive than hd for comparable model Ö also not as entrenched  as hd in safrican market .. very few dealerships etc and haven't seen much advertising
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #201 on: May 20, 2020, 09:46:34 am »
indian motor ..chief etc ..scout motor also pretty but
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #202 on: May 20, 2020, 10:18:59 am »
i was in New York a few years ago and came across this beautiful
Indian Dealership in Staten Island

.....truth be told i wouldnt mind having one of them in my garage

they are gorgeous...... O0
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #203 on: May 20, 2020, 05:11:39 pm »
a nut case
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #204 on: May 20, 2020, 05:42:25 pm »
If I may, yes, here anyway, the Sporsters are considered 'girly' HD's unless it is built to tilt with drag bars, e.g. the Forty-eight is more of a manly Sportster here.

Also, keep in mind, the Sportster engine is solid mounted.  Fine for cruising at slow speeds and low mileage days but buzzy at highway speeds and long days.

Softails ride better than Sportsters but ground clearance is an issue if you're riding aggressively.

Touring models are rubber mounted, ride better, and built for short or long days in the saddle. 

I'm a Fatboy or Fatbob fan for cruising.

Streetglide for a mix of cruising and touring.

Road Glide, Road King, or Ultra Classic for long distance touring.

Twin Cam 88 or newer engines run beautifully.

HD fuel injection is flawless and typically tuned to perfection from the factory, they don't suffer the poor on-off feeling like so many other F.I. bikes.

The fuel injected 103 cubic inch engine is fabulous, the Milwaukee 8 has slightly more power. 

Indians however, shift better, have more power, and Imo, prettier, though I'd give HD the edge in paint quality. 

Hope this helps.



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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #205 on: May 20, 2020, 05:57:43 pm »
@Knucklhead , you see what you started. Lol
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #206 on: May 20, 2020, 06:49:16 pm »
Looks like my sporty motor is rubber mounted.

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« Reply #207 on: May 20, 2020, 07:28:06 pm »
Sporties since 2004 have rubber engine mounts.

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #208 on: May 20, 2020, 07:29:53 pm »
I stand corrected.  I thought it was 08'. 

Honestly, I don't know much about the Sportsters because at my height I'd look like a Circus bear on a unicycle on one.

They're typically for girls or tiny guys.
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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #209 on: May 20, 2020, 07:47:47 pm »
i was in New York a few years ago and came across this beautiful
Indian Dealership in Staten Island

.....truth be told i wouldnt mind having one of them in my garage

they are gorgeous...... O0

Those are truly Mother's of Indians!! >:D :thumleft:
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« Reply #210 on: May 20, 2020, 07:52:53 pm »
If I may, yes, here anyway, the Sporsters are considered 'girly' HD's unless it is built to tilt with drag bars, e.g. the Forty-eight is more of a manly Sportster here.

Also, keep in mind, the Sportster engine is solid mounted.  Fine for cruising at slow speeds and low mileage days but buzzy at highway speeds and long days.

Softails ride better than Sportsters but ground clearance is an issue if you're riding aggressively.

Touring models are rubber mounted, ride better, and built for short or long days in the saddle. 

I'm a Fatboy or Fatbob fan for cruising.

Streetglide for a mix of cruising and touring.

Road Glide, Road King, or Ultra Classic for long distance touring.

Twin Cam 88 or newer engines run beautifully.

HD fuel injection is flawless and typically tuned to perfection from the factory, they don't suffer the poor on-off feeling like so many other F.I. bikes.

The fuel injected 103 cubic inch engine is fabulous, the Milwaukee 8 has slightly more power. 

Indians however, shift better, have more power, and Imo, prettier, though I'd give HD the edge in paint quality. 

Hope this helps.
I agree with the Street Glide as the best all round Harley imo. Was one of the top cruisers/ tourers all in all general nice for any occasion bikes Iíve owned.
My current ride is the Fatboy Low, I love it to bits however being a naked has itís negative points against the cruisers, but hey canít have it all. Just donít agree with the Fatbob, sluggish and handling is hard, didnít enjoy riding it at all.
Canít comment on sortsters it never appealed to me


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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #211 on: May 20, 2020, 08:21:51 pm »
I stand corrected.  I thought it was 08'. 

Honestly, I don't know much about the Sportsters because at my height I'd look like a Circus bear on a unicycle on one.

They're typically for girls or tiny guys.
Dont agree at all. I'm part of a Harley group on Facebook and majority of the members are in the US,  lots of big guys on there riding sporties.

I think it's more of a budget entry into the brand rather than a size thing.

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #212 on: May 20, 2020, 08:26:52 pm »
If I may, yes, here anyway, the Sporsters are considered 'girly' HD's unless it is built to tilt with drag bars, e.g. the Forty-eight is more of a manly Sportster here.

Also, keep in mind, the Sportster engine is solid mounted.  Fine for cruising at slow speeds and low mileage days but buzzy at highway speeds and long days.

Softails ride better than Sportsters but ground clearance is an issue if you're riding aggressively.

Touring models are rubber mounted, ride better, and built for short or long days in the saddle. 

I'm a Fatboy or Fatbob fan for cruising.

Streetglide for a mix of cruising and touring.

Road Glide, Road King, or Ultra Classic for long distance touring.

Twin Cam 88 or newer engines run beautifully.

HD fuel injection is flawless and typically tuned to perfection from the factory, they don't suffer the poor on-off feeling like so many other F.I. bikes.

The fuel injected 103 cubic inch engine is fabulous, the Milwaukee 8 has slightly more power. 

Indians however, shift better, have more power, and Imo, prettier, though I'd give HD the edge in paint quality. 

Hope this helps.
I agree with the Street Glide as the best all round Harley imo. Was one of the top cruisers/ tourers all in all general nice for any occasion bikes Iíve owned.
My current ride is the Fatboy Low, I love it to bits however being a naked has itís negative points against the cruisers, but hey canít have it all. Just donít agree with the Fatbob, sluggish and handling is hard, didnít enjoy riding it at all.
Canít comment on sortsters it never appealed to me


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Yeah, I enjoyed my Streetglide, except the rear shocks.  If I owned another, I'd install better rear shocks.

I think the Fatboy Lo is the best looking HD, especially in the black denim and charcoal grey denim.  I'd like to have one painted Army green denim  :drif:
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #213 on: May 20, 2020, 10:24:40 pm »
I stand corrected.  I thought it was 08'. 

Honestly, I don't know much about the Sportsters because at my height I'd look like a Circus bear on a unicycle on one.

They're typically for girls or tiny guys.

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« Reply #214 on: May 21, 2020, 12:05:48 am »
I stand corrected.  I thought it was 08'. 

Honestly, I don't know much about the Sportsters because at my height I'd look like a Circus bear on a unicycle on one.

They're typically for girls or tiny guys.

Shots fired....

I didn't mean any harm or disrespect  :imaposer:

Of course there's a huge following here.....they're Harleys.  They are the entry level lowest cost models, they sell a ton of them.

I do see a lot of guys riding them, and from my perspective, these men are inseam challenged (is that better, lol) or small statured men that don't want to have to muscle an 800 pound Harley around.

Another HD model that is considered a girls bike here, I don't know if they still make it, is the Softail Deluxe with it's ultra low seat height.  That doesn't mean I don't see men riding them.

Geeeesh, lol. 

The only model from the Sportster line I have ever considered is the discontinued XR1200. 
 

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #215 on: May 21, 2020, 07:31:43 am »
ooohhhh xr1200 oooohhhh ..would rather have an original 750 but ..flattracker yes
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« Reply #216 on: May 21, 2020, 07:36:29 am »
indian version of Ö cleaning up in the states in the flattrack racingÖ art in motion
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« Reply #217 on: May 21, 2020, 08:45:16 am »
I stand corrected.  I thought it was 08'. 

Honestly, I don't know much about the Sportsters because at my height I'd look like a Circus bear on a unicycle on one.

They're typically for girls or tiny guys.

Shots fired....

I didn't mean any harm or disrespect  :imaposer:

Of course there's a huge following here.....they're Harleys.  They are the entry level lowest cost models, they sell a ton of them.

I do see a lot of guys riding them, and from my perspective, these men are inseam challenged (is that better, lol) or small statured men that don't want to have to muscle an 800 pound Harley around.

Another HD model that is considered a girls bike here, I don't know if they still make it, is the Softail Deluxe with it's ultra low seat height.  That doesn't mean I don't see men riding them.

Geeeesh, lol. 

The only model from the Sportster line I have ever considered is the discontinued XR1200.

hi the soft tail delux is ridden by many females .......i have seen yes ladies tend to go in this direction..........they are beautiful bikes but i read they are being discontinued for 2020 weather this is temp or not im not sure

the sportster is definitely entry level and size of rider driven .....lots of new rider females seem to like this model....not all

my olmans first harley was a 1200 sporster he rode all over the country.......having said that my dad is not huge.....yet he rode goldwings back in the day......our decision for the sporty was his age and our budget at the time and we wanted to get him on a harley........why because people have more fun on a harley  O0

attached a picture of a "girly sporster "i wanted to buy for my wife ..........but she decided its not for her

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Re: Harley Davidson
« Reply #218 on: May 21, 2020, 09:29:15 am »
ooohhhh xr1200 oooohhhh ..would rather have an original 750 but ..flattracker yes

Thanks for the XR porn  :drif: :drif:

One of those built to tilt with Ohlins forks and shocks is a dream bike of mine.

 

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« Reply #219 on: May 21, 2020, 09:34:57 am »

hi the soft tail delux is ridden by many females .......i have seen yes ladies tend to go in this direction..........they are beautiful bikes but i read they are being discontinued for 2020 weather this is temp or not im not sure

the sportster is definitely entry level and size of rider driven .....lots of new rider females seem to like this model....not all

my olmans first harley was a 1200 sporster he rode all over the country.......having said that my dad is not huge.....yet he rode goldwings back in the day......our decision for the sporty was his age and our budget at the time and we wanted to get him on a harley........why because people have more fun on a harley  O0

attached a picture of a "girly sporster "i wanted to buy for my wife ..........but she decided its not for her

Pretty woman on a beautiful bike. 

Although I'm not a HD rider presently, I must admit, their paint quality and application processes is second to none. 

There's no doubt they've mastered the cool and cache factors.

I want a Fatboy Lo so bad I can't stand it.
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