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I definitely want a solid mount, looking for 00 - 03.
On my 883, with forward controls it was like getting a foot massage while riding, loved it!
I've ridden two Harley's in my life, an old 74 iron head with drum brakes and my 89 883.
The 74 was terrible but a blast to ride! The 89 was quite sufficient, plus I'm more of a puttster anyway so I've yet to be in a situation I haven't had time to brake or alter course.
Except for that one time there was a 3" high plop of asphalt on the road...
Didn't see it but boy oh boy did I feel it!
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I definitely want a solid mount, looking for 00 - 03.
On my 883, with forward controls it was like getting a foot massage while riding, loved it!
I've ridden two Harley's in my life, an old 74 iron head with drum brakes and my 89 883.
The 74 was terrible but a blast to ride! The 89 was quite sufficient, plus I'm more of a puttster anyway so I've yet to be in a situation I haven't had time to brake or alter course.
Except for that one time there was a 3" high plop of asphalt on the road...
Didn't see it but boy oh boy did I feel it!
2000-2003 are my favorite years... I have a 2000, 2001 and a 2003 all 1200 Customs... great bikes, maybe too much chrome for your liking though
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I definitely want a solid mount, looking for 00 - 03.
On my 883, with forward controls it was like getting a foot massage while riding, loved it!
I've ridden two Harley's in my life, an old 74 iron head with drum brakes and my 89 883.
The 74 was terrible but a blast to ride! The 89 was quite sufficient, plus I'm more of a puttster anyway so I've yet to be in a situation I haven't had time to brake or alter course.
Except for that one time there was a 3" high plop of asphalt on the road...
Didn't see it but boy oh boy did I feel it!
My own opinion is no reason to take something like an R or 1200S and put forward controls on it. They are they way they are for a reason. The custom is already set up the way you want it so no reason to hack up another R or S model to make it something it's not. So I vote 1200C if you want forward controls.

For braking, I'm in agreement mostly with a caveat. I don't ride for thrills so like you usually have plenty of time to avoid trouble. Predict driver behavior, map out escape routes look ahead etc. That all falls apart when you are in a blind right-hander and a F350 coming the other way is cutting 2+ feet into your lane with maybe 1 second to react. Urban, suburban and flatlands riders might not have such experiences.

Had a lady at the MSF booth tell me about looking ahead 12 seconds... Great advice except when you routinely have less than a third of that. Then brakes count.
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2500-3500. end of story. it is a dip shit who owns a old sporty and thinks you are going to pay more for it than a full dress big twin? you are being played. that is what is being said. not that what you want is not good. it is great. just Double in price. hopes this helps. good luck
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ZCarFan great post really. I really think it was well said. 12 sec is what I was taught as well. it helps.
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ZCarFan great post really. I really think it was well said. 12 sec is what I was taught as well. it helps.
off topic, but ... I just naturally scan ahead and plot and plan. As a kid my mother, father and my older brother (13 years older) used to teach me driving skills and tips long before I was of driving age. Translated: lots of things like "watch... this idiot is about to..." then sure enough they'd do it. I learned to be real paranoid because they were really out to get me.

I did find it interesting that the MSF person brought up the 12 second rule when I specifically mentioned an incident where a car moved into my (oncoming) lane from a line of cars just a second past a blind crest. I was discussing how to manage lizard-brain muscle memory and condition brown reflex and she gave me the impossible (scanning 12 seconds where the event and impact is less than 2 seconds away). The provided tool did not match the problem scenario.

So, scanning 12 seconds ahead is of course a great idea. But right or wrong, it is this type of pro-forma response and knowing how dependent the MSF curriculum is on that approach have kept me from taking one of those classes so far.
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