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Old 13th July 2018
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Welcome from North Dakota! I used to own a '78 GS550 back in the late '80s. It was my touring bike, Calafia fairing and bags and trunk, it still handled like an early sportbike. A Sportster feels more like something personal (you'll see).
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Welcome. Congrats on learning how to wrench on your own and getting back in the saddle. After decades of owning/riding/racing dozens of different bikes I've also found my Sportsters to be the perfect bike for my needs. Enjoy yours... the Sportster is an heirloom bike.
Diogenes415 -- Thank you! I'm not a fan off Sport bikes, and I researched cruisers until my eyes bled. The Sportster seems to have a good balance of reliability, parts availability, performance, sound, and culture to be a good choice. I'm certainly loving mine!
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Welcome from North Dakota! I used to own a '78 GS550 back in the late '80s. It was my touring bike, Calafia fairing and bags and trunk, it still handled like an early sportbike. A Sportster feels more like something personal (you'll see).
I'm very happy with my Sportster! It felt like a tanker ship in turns at first, but it was just me that needed skill development. With the help of Jerry the Motorman's YouTube videos and a lot of others, I learned quickly! It's amazing how well Sportsters handle with skill!
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Welcome to the forum from sunny Italy!
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Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome! This is a great forum!
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