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My nephew made a remark to me about how his uncle from the other side of his family said that my Sportster is "the little Harley".

I reminded my nephew that said uncle is 43 years old, doesn't ride, lives with mom, only got his driver's license a year ago, and is still a virgin.




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I have never run into this. As a rider of both a sportster and a softail...I would say neither is girls bike. From someone who in 5'9" and 155lbs, the sposter fit me better and is more of a pleasure to ride. It also can kick the FXSTs *SS in the speed dept. If someone ever appoached me about the size of my bike and said it was a girls bike...I would think that a bike with a radio, windshield, heated grips, and gel seats etc is more of a wimpy ride. Just because it is weighs almost 800lbs does not not make it more manly. Put them on an old ironhead for 100+ miles and lets see what bike is for wimps!!

By the way...I do not actually feel that way but would just like to be prepared!!
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Three times someone has said "Girls bike, Little Harley, or the ever popular NOT A BIG TWIN". Each time I just whipped out a C-Note and said " So come on, let's humiliate me!" Sadly I too had no takers.
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Still laughing @ barts comment!!!!
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Hey Sportsterbart! Where are the handle bars on that ride your on!
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yes i own a girls bike.......

it revs harder
higher centre of gravity
vibrates more
sharper steering

hang on... what does that make your then???

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Now I'm sure that a 1200 can beat a BT no problem in the 1/4 mile. But I didn't think that an 883 could keep up with a BT. Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought I read that on the old forum.
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MY 883 has no problem keeping up with a BT even with me at 200 and some change pounds.
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