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Hammer just came out with the new 90" version.
Tempting.
Good to see you out and about Sportytrace, Ride Long and prosper.
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I know you have a big grin every time you ride that beast.

When I ride my IH stroker I fall in love all over again.
But I broke it again

So I'm riding the stock 05 883-C nothing wrong with it but its not the same.
when you build your baby from ground up and it talks to you and make you smile there is nothing like it..

Maybe the 05 needs kitted .. lol

Enjoy that beast Trace, and don't forget to share the stories.
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Bike is looking sharp and dang that thing has a lotta juice! Glad to hear you’re enjoying it.
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After all these years, I am curious as to why you picked a Sportster. Colour, sound, vibration or attitude perhaps?

For my own part, it was the tradition ( nostalgia? ) of flat tracking. Light nimble and responsive for a 1957 design.
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After all these years, I am curious as to why you picked a Sportster. Colour, sound, vibration or attitude perhaps?

For my own part, it was the tradition ( nostalgia? ) of flat tracking. Light nimble and responsive for a 1957 design.
Iree, it was all Henry's fault!

A good friend had an incident while we were out one day and so I rode her (orange) 2003 883R home for her... that bike, Henry, felt like he was issuing me a challenge to ride like I meant it... he was daring me to be spirited and to laugh at loud as I rode. That ride was too short, and when I got him home for her, I offered right then to buy him, but my friend wasn't ready to part with him. And I could only just get one tiptoe down while stopped, so parking was always going to be an issue for me, but I now had that fun ride on Henry burned into my memory.

HD, in their infinite wisdom, were no longer bringing the Rs into Australia, 883 or 1200, only the customs with their forwards and different sitting position which didn't appeal to me. I shopped around for a while trying to get a 2nd hand one, to no avail. It was also at the changeover to EFI... I kinda liked the idea of EFI and so was leaning towards a new one. They did bring in the 07 883L, I rode a stock one, and really wasn't impressed at all. So shelved the idea for a while. Little did I know then, how easy it would be to chop and change stuff on any of the sportsters to create the bike I wanted... I hadn't yet found the forum

Anyhow, another friend who owned a HD dealership, told me about the new Nightster with it's mid-mounts and his description to me was that it was a lowered 1200R (he was a good salesperson )... it had only just been launched and was at least 3 months away from arriving, but I was sold and ordered an orange one sight unseen along with short shots and SE airfilter.
Arrived. Loved it. Even though it tried to buck me off. Worked hard to fix the suspension. Then slowly over time she became Nyx and I made her into what I wanted from the start. She encouraged me to learn about suspension, fuel injection, brake bleeding, changing cams and several other lessons along the way
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