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It seems that 95% (or more) of my time with my Sportster is on the road and I don't stop long enough for anyone to comment. I usually do day-trips by myself or with my buddies and only stop long enough to eat or hit the bathroom.
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About the only people who give my bike a second look are the ones who know what it is. Others think it's a new-ish Sportster and don't look twice, or they don't know an old Ironhead from a brand new Fat Boy.

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XLX was introduced in 1982, it had a new frame. I still have the Cycle magazine with their write up on it. So..Yes, I notice XLX's whenever their's one present...something real clean looking about them.
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At bike nights people will check it out and talk to who ever they are with about it. Never anything bad but no one ever talks to me about my bike


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Nope, have never heard anytjing about my bike. Had a chick comment on my jacket once, but never on the pride and joy of my vehicle fleet


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Yeah people notice in traffic and i feel safer knowing that, my neighbours notice in the morning and that’s starting to concern me. As for comments from people i meet they’re mostly positive. But it is maybe a lil too loud ...
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Since putting the Hammer 1275 and the Thunderheader, I've noticed people looking as I pass by. I think it's because of the unique sound.

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. . . Not at all ...

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Hey shane... you should start a thread "How to MAKE people Notice Your Sporty"
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