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I just bought a 2009 Sportster 1200L two months ago. Already I want to switch up to something bigger. I've been looking at the Heritage, but not sure if that is the way to go. I'm not looking for speed, because I sure do have that with my Sporty, but I want something bigger that I can have the rivit seat and bags put on. Just an altogther different look then what I have.
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Carol
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I rode a Heritage for about 4 years before I bought my Road King. Its a great bike! like the Road King, you can remove the Windshield to give it that bad boy look, and then put it back when you go on trips or when the weather is too cold. The saddle bags give a lot of storage, and you can always add a luggage rack off the back for long trips.:ride
 

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Thanks so much for all your input. Your right about the ride on a Sporty. I rode a little over 200 miles this past weekend and by the time I got home, my legs, arms and body just ached, not a comfy ride. I'm hoping to get up to York, Pa for the Harley open-house next weekend. Hope to try the Hertiage while I'm there.
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Carol:

The Heritage is a GREAT bike. Then again, I'm just a little partial since I bought an 08 at your neighborhood dealer, Mike's, this past August. I've already logged 2500 miles on it and find just about any excuse I can to go for a ride. My wife loves it as I now I volunteer to run the family errands as long as whatever I'm picking up can fit in the saddlebags..

Have you considered renting one for a weekend? I was actually going to buy a Sportster until I took the Heritage out for a test ride. It has all the speed I need and I just love the classic styling. The 09's have even a little more fringe as well over my 08. Some new colors too.

Good luck!

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Hi Chris,
Glad to hear you like the Hertiage and Yes I am going to do the demo ride in York this weekend. I hear they allow you twelve miles, which isn't bad.
If you hear of anyone that might be interested in a 2009 Sportster 1200L with 1400 miles let me know. I would like to have a new one by spring.
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Hi Chris,
Glad to hear you like the Hertiage and Yes I am going to do the demo ride in York this weekend. I hear they allow you twelve miles, which isn't bad.
If you hear of anyone that might be interested in a 2009 Sportster 1200L with 1400 miles let me know. I would like to have a new one by spring.
Carol
Wilmington, Delaware
Better bring your title because you WILL be trading in the Sportster once you ride the Heritage:) Please don't get me wrong though. The Sportster is a cool bike in my opinion. Like I mentioned, I actually walked into Mike's to buy a 1200. It was just once I sat on and rode the Heritage, there just wasn't a question of which bike was for me. They really don't handle that bad either. I have scraped the footboards a couple of times, but I was leaning pretty hard at the time. The thing about the Heritage is that you feel like you're sitting "in" it rather than "on" it.

If you're looking for a great ride this coming weekend, check out the ride now for autism ride leaving out of Camden at 11:00. It's a police escorted ride from Camden to Atlantic City followed by a great after party. All to benefit a very worthy cause. Check out the website and pass it on....Good luck in York and have a great weekend. http://www.ridenowforautism.org

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big change from a sporty. i know two people that have the classic, 2005s, both are great looking bikes. i like how low you sit on them. i have an old 90 fxstc, im happy with it but way different from those classics. i wouldnt mind having one.
 

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Carol I just traded my Road King for a Heritage.....it is what I should have purchased as I find I can handle the bike better due to the lower weight distribution....it rides great and I hope to change out my new bags for hard bags.....just a preference.
 

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I returned a week ago today from a 4000 mile trip on my 08 Heritage.. Great ride and not one problem. I have 35000 miles on her already. Great bike for sure.
 

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I've got an 04.Bought it new.Changed the pipes,painted the passenger boards and the rear inner splash shield to match.I've kept the bags in good condition.The bike looks good,cruises great and is loud as hell.I love it.
 

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I traded my '96 1200 Sporty in on a new '06 Heritage. One thing you will learn really quick is that you can't lean the Heritage over like you could the Sporty. You will have to take the corners a whole lot slower. It's gonna' scare the snot out of you the first time you SCRAPE that floorboard! :eekers I love my Heritage!!
 

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I too went from riding a Sportster to a Heritage. 2 years and 21000 miles later has been wonderful. But like many on here say, go ride a couple bikes and see which one fits you best. Good luck and post a pic when you get your new ride.
 
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