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keep her well maintained... and she will never die...
plenty of firms have invested on spare parts... OEM parts will be also at disposal for decades...

her value keeps fine as well... at least in my Country...

i have had both animals... IMO latest EFIs rubbermounts are day and night compared to early 2000 solids
Nibelungen, thank 's, I'm sure the new EFI rubber mount model's nice to ride!!
my 2003 xlh product improved, have 2018 EFI heads ( off 1200 /48 with only 3,000 km up ) 88" ( 1450cc ) Axtell, have the late pressed pin crank, got it pulled apart to inspect trued & had balance factor changed to Low 50's %, by a guy here in Australia with lot of experience , welded crank pin, hammer billet manifold , Bobby Wood CV435 Rebel Carb, Hammer Sledge Air Cleaner Hammer 560 impact Cams, S&S premium lifters, full gear box rebuilt & back cut for quick shifts, by a guy here in Australia with 40 years Harley experience.
still wearing in pistons to iron barrels, but motor pull's smooth & feels smooth I can look in mirrors. have Ohlins shocks 15" long had set up to my weight, had same guy rebuilt forks race tech & gold valving. has firm ride , have only ridden 1,300 km as only been going one week ( still wearing in ) still stock clutch as next week should have enough miles to run on dyne & fine tune & put new clutch in ( no spring plate )
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Just wanted to add to my previous post about failure on the Forum Lake Erie run. We hit some heavy traffic passing through ?Ashtabula?, Ohio, with stop and go in 90F+ temps. Had difficulty finding neutral and ended up shutting off the motor to stop the bike from creeping forward at red lights. Was a pain in the ass and in truth I probably should have parted ways with our group and reversed myself and headed for home. I can be a bit bull headed so elected to continue the run, just had to conquer the matter. Had done clutch adjustment before leaving home, again in Geneva, and once more in London, Ontario. Pulling it apart at home I found my basket to be badly scarred and elected to skip trying to resurrect the basket, instead replaced it and put in a mongrel clutch pack.
Paul.

The basket and hub on mine looked like a war zone. I'm sure it still does, minus the burrs, but it works fine. That's probably a very usable basket and hub you have. I would save it for a "just in case" situation, and it will probably work so well you will leave it in whatever you use it on.

Now, about this "bull headed" behavior... And???

That applies to everyone with your confidence and ability. Never surrender.
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Nibelungen, thank 's, I'm sure the new EFI rubber mount model's nice to ride!!
my 2003 xlh product improved, have 2018 EFI heads ( off 1200 /48 with only 3,000 km up ) 88" ( 1450cc ) Axtell, have the late pressed pin crank, got it pulled apart to inspect trued & had balance factor changed to Low 50's %, by a guy here in Australia with lot of experience , welded crank pin, hammer billet manifold , Bobby Wood CV435 Rebel Carb, Hammer Sledge Air Cleaner Hammer 560 impact Cams, S&S premium lifters, full gear box rebuilt & back cut for quick shifts, by a guy here in Australia with 40 years Harley experience.
still wearing in pistons to iron barrels, but motor pull's smooth & feels smooth I can look in mirrors. have Ohlins shocks 15" long had set up to my weight, had same guy rebuilt forks race tech & gold valving. has firm ride , have only ridden 1,300 km as only been going one week ( still wearing in ) still stock clutch as next week should have enough miles to run on dyne & fine tune & put new clutch in ( no spring plate )
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wow!
a monster like that deserve proper suspensions and a strong clutch...
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a monster like that deserve proper suspensions and a strong clutch...
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Thank you, hope to do clutch next week have rev limit set at 4,500, till then
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Once i rode a solid carb 88"...
I remember well how her pulled... nothing compared to metric ones...
even compared with powerful high performance superbikes... is yet a strong different sensation...

i would like to ride yours and also Trace's bike...

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Now, about this "bull headed" behavior... And???

That applies to everyone with your confidence and ability. Never surrender.
My bull headedness is supported by my experiences with my Sporties. My greatest lesson learned is if there is anyway possible to continue down the road with a wounded machine these damn Sporties will soldier on and get you home.
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I can echo those sentiments as my 2000 “C” has an 89” S&S kit and is awesome passing convoys of semi trucks on the freeway with just slight roll on of throttle in high gear. It can be a handful in town at low speed especially hitting pot holes and tar snakes. I’ve learned that adding tension to the throttle adjuster helps to minimize the explosive power surge. Need to experience to believe.
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