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Old 16th April 2019
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Default Hello bikers from Southern Indiana!

Hi I traded my Goldwing 1200 for this 2002 883R in mint condition with no rust & low miles. While riding it home I thought what have I got myself into here. Then later on I realized this was the bike for me. It's nothing like a Goldwing like dancing with a hippopotamus, no it's a fun bike to ride & much more agile & swift to corner the backroads where I ride. I have made several road trips fully packed with over 100lbs of camping gear from Southern Indiana to lake Michigan & back with no problems. I like the RAW True Grit essence of this Real Old School Harley. It reminds me of the old knuckle heads & Shovel heads of the past years I use to ride.
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