The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > HARLEY PAN AMERICA FORUM > PAN AMERICA Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Active Threads
0 It's Glamazon's Birthday!
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 20 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 9
0 Finally some nice weather in the northeast!
Last Post: BKB
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 6,296
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 24,661
Views: 1,453,235
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 52,011
Views: 8,752,419
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 32,145
Views: 3,736,776
0 What gas mileage do you get for touring?
Last Post: SonWon
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 62,682
0 Track Bike Build
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 145
0 Automotive Motor Oil In Sportster
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,420
0 Q cams in 73 xlh ??
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,271
0 Stroker pistons
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 5,617
0 Pushrod hitting tube
Last Post: DR DICK
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
0 need help with 68 XLH
Last Post: DR DICK
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
0 1983 Roadster
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 749
0 What song do you have stuck in your head?
Last Post: lehel
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,415
Views: 257,388
0 Range With EFI 3.3 Gal Tank
Last Post: Mike1nw
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 73,072
0 who has NOT had problems with the XL
Last Post: handa700
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 770
Views: 220,257
0 Gear and brake linkage
Last Post: Andy56
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 163
0 Oil pressure switch
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 247
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,370
Views: 880,866
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,132
Views: 358,829
0 Valve Stem Seal ID
Last Post: BruceM
Posted On: 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 191
0 Anyone go racing last weekend?
Last Post: Tinz
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,402
Views: 384,912
0 What oil temp do you run
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 134
Views: 31,739
0 Food porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,497
Views: 578,006
0 Clutch Spring plate poll
Last Post: Bluto
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 313
Views: 78,479
0 why you can't be seen
Last Post: Les59
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 10,398
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4,735
Views: 913,928
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12,527
Views: 2,913,749
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8,908
Views: 2,074,433
0 1974 sportster vin issues! what the heck did I buy?
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 5,727
More...
Members Birthdays
jdhickm (86), Chip (73), Chief4x4 (71), willyobiker (69), CBryant (68), XLCH69 (65), sage (62), Butch (62), VettesRule (59), jerseyjeff (59), TheExecutioner (56), SalTheWop (56), manic_mechanic, pauldmedic16 (47), BluegrassXL (43), Superman
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 31st July 2021
Crusty Crusty is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Cheviot, OH
Posts: 2,000
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 CX
Sportster/Buell Year: 2016
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1978
Other Motorcycle Model: XL 1200 R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2005
Reputation: 6820422
Crusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond repute
Default Would I REALLY Buy A Pan American?

35 minute video. It's worth watching:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdFOPzL0UQE
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31st July 2021
ChinCactus's Avatar
ChinCactus ChinCactus is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 4,446
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 883/1200 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1995
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 11 RK
Reputation: 4203846
ChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond reputeChinCactus has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Too heavy.
__________________
...Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right...~Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia
(In remembrance of Ruby Red "Beebe")
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31st July 2021
xraytoken xraytoken is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 521
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2002
Other Motorcycle Model: Superlow
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 26343
xraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to allxraytoken is a name known to all
Default

I like the way it looks and I like the idea of it, but, like every other bike in this class, I know it won't work for me ergonomically.
__________________
Ol' Headbanger of the Donkey Punchers MC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31st July 2021
NLXL's Avatar
NLXL NLXL is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,265
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883DLX
Sportster/Buell Year: 1992
Reputation: 4253587
NLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond reputeNLXL has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm getting used to it's appearance but don't think I will ever buy one. But that goes for every other 'fashionable' ADV bike. Fashionable because I think some people will buy this to 'Keep up with the Joneses' and eventually end up where they put normal road tires on it.

If I'm mainly on normal roads I would buy something else. If I wanted to do some serious off road riding on a trip, I would buy a much lighter and cheaper bike like a Yamaha Ténéré 700.
https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/ad...els/tenere-700

I think a Pan American is a Behemoth of a bike when it's tipt over in soft sand, dirt or mud...fully loaded.

IMHO these bike are always a compromise: To heavy for the dirt and not as comfortable and designed as a real touring bike.
__________________
Sportsterpedia
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 31st July 2021
Steve9's Avatar
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Loxahatchee, FL (S. FL)
Posts: 1,383
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Other Motorcycle Model: FXDC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 1818691
Steve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I agree with NLXL

Weight is a huge consideration with me.

It's a nice bike and all, just not my kind.
__________________
Steve
'81 Andrews "Y" cams, K. Black 9-1 pistons
'03 1250 NRHS stage two Lightning heads, 536, mik 42
'01 Cyclone
'13 FXDC 96" stock
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1st August 2021
Fifty150's Avatar
Fifty150 Fifty150 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 98
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 144482
Fifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant futureFifty150 has a brilliant future
Default

Too Expensive
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 1st August 2021
Steve9's Avatar
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Loxahatchee, FL (S. FL)
Posts: 1,383
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Other Motorcycle Model: FXDC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 1818691
Steve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

That too.

For that money I could buy a couple old sportsters and put lights on my

'76 TT500
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 14:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC