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Old 10th July 2019
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Whats up with all these mileage poles lately?

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And it better, because it is already illegal to manufacture an air cooled carbureted sportster, and things ain't gettin any better on that front.
Ditto that! Add the fact that my non-California 2005 XL883 doesn't have the carbon canister, and my ride just gets more valuable to me every day. It has very little chrome and I don't polish it -- just clean it -- because I treat it like my favorite pair of work boots. The blemishes just add character to its already perfect personality. I plan to ride, maintain, and repair it until I can't ride anymore.
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Quick release windshield. 4 latch system makes it 10 seconds on and 10 seconds off. I put it on when the weather is cool like today or when SWMBO is in her supervisor seat behind me.
I also have the same windshield. It doesn't block the view and it doesn't vibrate. It DOES keep the wind from wearing me out on long rides. I've tried riding without it just out of curiosity and I don't understand why riders want to punish themselves that way. Just like the protection I get from my full face shield on my full-face and open-face helmets: bugs hurt! I let the dried bugs collect on my windshield but not on my face shield - they make me cross-eyed.
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259,000 on my 2006 sporty as of July, 2019
(Engine replaced with used engine with 17K on it at 206,000 miles in May 2017)


Previous posts:
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232K July 2018
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I treat it like my favorite pair of work boots. The blemishes just add character to its already perfect personality. I plan to ride, maintain, and repair it until I can't ride anymore.
That's exactly the analogy I was looking for.

Had 55k on it in the first four years, then shut it down for a while, this year we're back in action (well, sort of, after I sort out a few problems).
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259,000 on my 2006 sporty as of July, 2019


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A few days ago, I ran into a young guy at the gas pump with a new-to-him early 90's Sporty. When I complimented him on it, he said it was just his "beginner Harley" to learn how to ride on and then move up to a "real" one. I told him not to be too quick to judge his bike and to do his homework about how the Sporty saved H-D from bankruptcy and how it has a huge following. Then I told him about this forum. He just looked at me like I was a tired old man who didn't know any better. Oh well....
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