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Postby XL1200C » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:42 pm

Hello forum
I joined because I think the Sportster is THE best motorcycle ever made. I own a 1996 XLC 1200. But all Sportsters originate from the 1950s K model.
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Re: Hello forum

Postby Coolbreeze » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:55 pm

You have no argument from me on your assessment of these fine motorcycles.

Welcome to the forum and please have a Happy New Year.
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Re: Hello forum

Postby hennesse » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:42 am

Coolbreeze,

George - from your signature, I see you have an Indian 841. One of the Highlands Chapter (Virginia) boys rides his pretty regularly. You can see it at some of our events.

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Re: Hello forum

Postby XL1200C » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:23 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but HD gradually changed the motorcycle from a street legal version of the moco's middleweight flat track racer K model into more of a middleweight sport cruiser increasing from 490lbs to 570lbs, an 80lb almost 20% increase total weight.

Too many times I read of people confusing the Sportster with a sportbike sinking thousands of $$ in a futile attempt to compete with rice rockets. Opinions?
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Re: Hello forum

Postby hennesse » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:38 pm

XL1200C wrote:Too many times I read of people confusing the Sportster with a sportbike sinking thousands of $$ in a futile attempt to compete with rice rockets. Opinions?


I think this question would be better asked someplace like XL Forums.

On this site, we're more interested in restoration of the 1952 to 1969 K and XL models.
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