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Old 1st December 2022
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Hello everyone,

Iv’e been lurking here for a few years- in the fall of 2020 I bought a 1998 Sportster 1200S off my buddy. Iv’e had a few Japanese bikes prior but had taken a break from riding for a few years after an accident.

Rode the Sportster until it got real cold and started snowing here- rented a small garage in my neighborhood and tore my bike down and tried to make it my own over the winter.

This forum along with Sportsterpedia, YouTube and my shop manual among other resources and a few local folks have been massively helpful in the process of learning.

Right now I am apprenticing and helping out at a tattoo shop in Baltimore. You can check out the shop here! I’ll be posting my work and progress @ntchampion on Instagram.

In my free time I enjoy drawing and painting, cooking, wrenching on and riding my bike and hanging out with my friends and family. I’m 9 years sober this December and I’ve never had a legal drink.



Here’s a picture of what she looks like now:

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This is THE BEST Sportster Resource!

Take a minute and please put at least your state/country in the LOCATION FIELD of your profile so we can better help you when you need it - Your climate, temps & altitude can make a difference to suggested fixes... (the STATE FIELD does not show on posts so you need to use the LOCATION FIELD)...

CLICK HERE - then scroll down to 'Additional Information' and look for the field labeled 'LOCATION' - put your information in there - It will then show on each post you make... Look for this:


Thanks for posting a picture of your bike. It looks nice.

There are various sections to the XLForum - You can pick a section that is related to your problem/info, open that section and read the sticky threads on the first page - Then post your comment in an existing thread or create a new one to get information for your specific question... For new threads, make the title specific to your problem or info...

This is the index of sections: http://xlforum.net/forums/index.php
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