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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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08 Sportster for beginner

I was wondering if the 2008 Sportster Nightster would be a good bike for a novice? If not the nightster, what would be best?

Also, how is the vibration on the 08's? Some vibration is of course to be expected. Mainly curious about the 60-70 mph range.

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yes sir, i think it would be a great starter bike.

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My first street bike was an '02 Sportster 1200, but I had experience growing up as a kid on dirt bikes. If you have never rode before you might want to find a "practice" bike first or at least take a safety course.


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I'm taking the safety course within the next 2 weeks. My dad also rides alot and I'm sure I can a lot from him as well.
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yes sir, i think it would be a great starter bike.

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Get a Honda Rebel...they are the best beginner bike...

learn on it, beat it up then get the Sporty
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Get a Honda Rebel...they are the best beginner bike...

learn on it, beat it up then get the Sporty

I was gonna say...my beginner bike at 13 yrs old was a Brand-X trail 90. I just got a 2010 882 and this bike has balls!! It's the entry level Harley but by no means is this a beginners bike.

The Brand-X rebel is.

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I was gonna say...my beginner bike at 13 yrs old was a honda trail 90. I just got a 2010 882 and this bike has balls!! It's the entry level Harley but by no means is this a beginners bike.

The Honda rebel is.
You said the "H" word twice.....

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