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post #11 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 04:39 PM
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Nothing wrong with a Sportster. I loved my 17 XL883N, I just was bedazzled when I found a Heritage in Olive Gold and got a great deal.

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Tired of seeing all the hate of sporties online and ignorance of the most bulletproof Harley makes. I haven't written here in a looooong time and wanted to here from any of you riders. Especially from those Sportster riders who have compared all the styles and chose the "girl bike".
Your riding a Harley? Why would anyone buy one? Tired of all the hate?
Get over it!
If we were to listen to all the Harley haters everyone would be on a Wing or a Crotch Rocket. Whatever a person chooses to ride is entirely up to the one one the saddle. I have friends who I ride with, their rides: a 250 Ninja, another rides a Sporty, a group I ride with are 90% Wings, and Winged Trikes. One other rides an Ultra. My son rides a Honda 1800. I have owned Sportys and a FX now a Ultra. Its no ones business what I ride or why. Seriously, grow some hide or go kawasaki, who gives a eFF!

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Only person that can allow you to feel inferior about your choice is you. If you like the bike and it fits your needs, who gives a chit what other people think. I have a '19 Iron 883 that I love and may never get rid of, even if I do upgrade to something bigger someday.

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I haven't ridden a sportster since around 1980 - 81. I didn't like them, as I didn't feel comfortable on them. Forks always seemed too vertical and distance from seat to bars was too short. They were a little on the top heavy side for my liking.

Having said that, I will say they had a loyal following and I can understand why some folks would really like them. Different strokes for different folks.

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Well I was going to let this pass, but. I've ridden for over 60 years, everything from a Whizzer to a Harley. In between there were German bikes, Austrian bikes, Japanese bikes, American bikes, Chinese bikes, everything, loved them all!! I rode ,( and still have), a Lifan LF250 Chinese 250 , that I have ridden over 80,000 miles, had to sell my Sportster, but had over 30000 miles on it. None of these bikes were perfect, but all were loved and all did the job.
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Old friend was old school biker. Mentioned getting a Sporty. Gave me the look, scratched at his beard " Why do you want half a Harley? " RIP Virgil.
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I haven't ridden a sportster since around 1980 - 81. I didn't like them, as I didn't feel comfortable on them. Forks always seemed too vertical and distance from seat to bars was too short. They were a little on the top heavy side for my liking.

Having said that, I will say they had a loyal following and I can understand why some folks would really like them. Different strokes for different folks.
As much as I love my Iron, I'd totally agree with you on the parts I bolded. I definitely know that I'll get more comfortable with more seat time, but I'm definitely drawn to a Softail, Tourer, or Trike (only way wife will 2-up) as my next scoot.
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I wanted a Sportster, so I bought one. I've ridden big twins, most recently a '15 Deluxe, and it was not my ideal bike. The Sporty hits all the right notes, and I have a long list of plans for it. Sportsters are the guardian angel of HD. Without 'em, the company probably would have folded long ago.
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Back in the day Angels rode quite a few Sporty Bikes. Not many comments about girlie bikes
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