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Old 9th July 2018
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Default Hello Everyone - Riding Again!

Hi All - NE Pennsylvania here!

I bought an XL1200C way back in 2004. I rode it for a short time, had a near miss with a car, and put it under cover in the back of the garage in the interest of wanting to spend time with my young kids . i'd start it periodically and eventually even ended that practice.

Jump ahead to 2018, and the kids are grown and either in college or heading there soon. I decided to thin out the garage and pulled the bike out from under cover. Thinking it would take a while to get it up and running again, I ordered a battery and took my time before devoting any time to it.

Well, I put in the battery and within 30 seconds it fired right up. I couldn't believe it. I spent the better part of the next day changing the oil and giving it a nice cleaning. Some of the chrome needs some further attention but overall it looks fantastic.

I registered it, bought some insurance and took it for a spin.

I have the fever and can't get enough of it once again.

Basically I have a 14 year old Sportster, with just over 1500 original miles. My wife wants me to sell it, but I can't bring myself to it. I've been riding every day for a week now, and I can't see myself ever getting off it again.

I'm riding again and LOVE it!

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Wow, that's awesome. A 15 year old brand new scoot.
Stand your ground with the wife.
I wish I had gotten rid of my ex instead of my '73 xlh 20 years ago.
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