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and your located where?
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and your located where?
I'm in Garfield; bike is at my mother's garage I Bogota (2 blocks from Pork Choppers LOL!!!)
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--I'm so tired of this BS. Owning an old Harley may just not be for me, although I love how this thing rides and sounds when it's all tuned up...
Free, aleast you are being honest with yourself, yes if you can't dedicate the time or patience for turning wrenches' You cannot own an Ironhead.. Gotto Pay the dues if you wanna sing the blues- Ringo..
BTW, My first apt was on Belmont Ave, My Buddies go to DP's and rave about the great seafood, I'm up for checking the place out soon myself, I'm now in west jersey..
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Free, aleast you are being honest with yourself, yes if you can't dedicate the time or patience for turning wrenches' You cannot own an Ironhead.. Gotto Pay the dues if you wanna sing the blues- Ringo..
BTW, My first apt was on Belmont Ave, My Buddies go to DP's and rave about the great seafood, I'm up for checking the place out soon myself, I'm now in west jersey..
After making a bunch of noise on various online forums last night, I finally received a phone call this morning at 9:22AM from John; he told me to bring in my bike next Tuesday...
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Free, aleast you are being honest with yourself, yes if you can't dedicate the time or patience for turning wrenches' You cannot own an Ironhead.. Gotto Pay the dues if you wanna sing the blues- Ringo..
BTW, My first apt was on Belmont Ave, My Buddies go to DP's and rave about the great seafood, I'm up for checking the place out soon myself, I'm now in west jersey..
I'm leaning toward selling the bike once Pork Choppers gets it running this week. Maybe I'll trade it in for a Honda or Yamaha.
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can't pay the due's?
I've tried to do the push rod work on my own; I followed the detailed instructions that 72 Ironhead gave me over the phone... I haven't had any success.

It's awesome how a couple of guys want to come up and help me out in person--I really appreciate it. However, I'm not sure this is what I want. I think I'd prefer a bike that I can just turn on and go; I need something dependable, rather than having to cross my fingers every time I go to start it up.

I think I'm more in love with the idea of owning a Harley--being a Harley man--more than I am in love with "the dues" that come with it.
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After years of riding push-button Hondas and Yamahas, I have learned that, for me, riding a Harley is a far more rewarding experience. It takes a lot of commitment and desire to keep an old motorsickle on the road in top running condition.

I can perfectly understand the "jump on 'er and ride' philosophy. That's why I have a couple bikes in the garage - if one is down for repairs, there's another one ready to roll. Not everybody has the funds or space to do what I do, but it works for me. I like finding beat old machines that have been taking up space in someone's garage and putting them back on the road.

Whatever ya decide is right for you, don't forget the crew here at XLforum. Pics of yer new ride are required!

I kinda hope that you stick with it and get yer Sporty back on the road, purring like a mean-ass tiger and ripping up the roads, scaring children and pets, and generally freakin' out the squares. None of us got to be real "Harley men" (or "Harley women"!!) without spinning wrenches, busting knuckles, and swearing like sailors at the recalcitrant beasts that we love soooo much!

Let someone help ya out. You may find that with a guiding hand it really ain't that difficult. I mean - if a big dumb idiot with no mechanical aptitude like me can own and maintain two old Harleys with nothing more than common hand tools, then almost any knuckle-dragging semi-humanoid can do it. Even a caveman...
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still willing to give my best shot before you start paying.
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