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Thinking about trading the sporty in on a softtail crossbones
Anyone own one? How do you like it?
I think this is a great looking bike, especially with apes! It looks like a heritage with a springer front and other subtle changes. I'm really wondering about the springer front. Is it high maintenance as opposed to regular forks and spring setup?
Any feedback would be great. Thanks
 

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I have a 2009. The springer is a little more maintenance, in that the schedule for adjusting the neck bearings is every 2500 miles. Other than that very thing else is about a wash as far as maint. goes. I find the stock seat limits my time in the saddle to about 6 hours with adequate breaks. Of course that could have more to do with my 61 year old ass. The lower clearance might take some getting used to, especially if you are in the habit of pushing your sporty hard in the curves. I was making sparks on a regular basis the first couple of weeks. I love the bike and love the look of a springer.
 

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I have a 2009. The springer is a little more maintenance, in that the schedule for adjusting the neck bearings is every 2500 miles. Other than that very thing else is about a wash as far as maint. goes. I find the stock seat limits my time in the saddle to about 6 hours with adequate breaks. Of course that could have more to do with my 61 year old ass. The lower clearance might take some getting used to, especially if you are in the habit of pushing your sporty hard in the curves. I was making sparks on a regular basis the first couple of weeks. I love the bike and love the look of a springer.
Thanks for the feedback! The only problem I'm having at this point is...
(I'm looking at used ones) I've looked at 4 so far and they've all had the crap beat out of them! I've looked at lots of Harley's and these seem to be the most abused and neglected by far! I don't get it, but I am in no position to buy a brand new one. The Heritage is looking like a more practical choice at this point.
 

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There is a 2009 for sale in southern Arkansas, saw it on the Monroe, La. Craig's List yesterday. It has been for sale for a couple of months. Black with black V&H big radius, low miles if memory serves, and an after market seat/back rest. I don't know anything about the bike, but he may be ready to deal as it has been listed several times over the last 2 or 3 months. Good luck.
 
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