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-Holy Shit, I cross-posted this on HDForums and it got closed, those guys got maaaaaad that I said "old white guys". I won't be visiting that forum again
That is exactly who that forum is for. I just don't say that there. Real bikers wrench their own rides and prefer to avoid dealers AND indy shops if they can manage it. This forum is the best Sportster resource on the internet so you came to the right place.

I'm a multibrand mechanic who's bought and sold bikes for many years. I buy and sell private party. Dealers have their place in the food chain but I don't need them. I did buy one new FXR in '88 because that was the only way to get one in my area, but I wouldn't today because the used market is flooded with deals. This will continue as boomers (I am one) get too old to ride and dump their toys.

The money you'll save buying a private party Sportster makes it totally worth doing. You could spend the difference on upgrades instead of giving it away to the dealer.
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