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dave_c

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dave_c says:

Meet my new bike

I've still got Goldie the Gixxer, the new arrival is a second bike for relaxed rides on sunny days :sunglasses:

I've always fancied getting one of these, so when a good deal came along I decided to go for it...

I know it won't be to everyone's taste, so just remember the old saying - if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all! :winkie:

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

dave c

see if you can find any video clips of the Harley racing. There were quite a few races at BSB rounds in 2011. Manic, but fun to watch.

You can corner much better than anyone expects on a Sportster, but you have to get it right. They are not forgiving if you make a mistake, but counter steering will work magic for you. People really underestimate what they can do and it can be comical to see them try to figure out how you did it.

Oh, yes. They're brilliant in the wet, too. I think the weight adds to the grip :biggrin:

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dave_c

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dave_c says:

Beelady

Thanks for the information, you're telling me lots of stuff I didn't know about :smile I'll have a look on youtube and see if I can find any of the racing clips.

 

Ps. according to the Harley accessories catalogue you can still get the 1200cc conversion kit for modern bikes. It's about £1000 for the parts alone, so I'm not sure how much sense it makes, or if it would be better just buying one of the bigger engined bikes...

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

Sorry,

I know I do get a bit over excited when it comes to Sportsters. I long to try one of the newer ones but if I liked it I'd want to buy one and I no longer have the muscle to ride one as it should be ridden.

If you find you really do enjoy it you can always start looking out for a 1200 in a year or two. In my dreams I'm getting Mr B to build me a 1200 flat tracker or maybe a cafe racer. One of each would be nice.

Ayway, I'll leave you in peace with it. I hope you get as much fun out of it as I did with mine.

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dave_c

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dave_c says:

Beelady

No need to apologise, I think I might have worded my reply in a way that made it easy to misinterpret. I appreciated your advice because it was all new information to me, I definitely wasn't saying I already knew all this!

Hope that clears up any misunderstanding :smile

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