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Old 12th July 2018
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Jeeze.... I wrote the XLH and XLCH had the same frame, not the XLCR. The XLCR had the same front section as the other two but a rear section similar to the XR. As was the snap on seat and a tank more or less an elongated XR. At least that was the inspiration according to Willie G.
Jeeze....thanks for the education..but did you ever ride one.....when they were new...
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I worked in a dealership when that thing came out. Another one of willie boys abominations. When you uncrated a sporty in 78 there was a rebuild kit and a do not use as is sticker on the seat for the rear brakes. Worthless
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I worked in a dealership when that thing came out. Another one of willie boys abominations. When you uncrated a sporty in 78 there was a rebuild kit and a do not use as is sticker on the seat for the rear brakes. Worthless
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Jeeze....thanks for the education..but did you ever ride one.....when they were new...
Yes... one off the show room floor. I still ride one today but age (mine) usually has me riding more comfortable bikes (if you can call Ducatis more comfortable). As I said early on in this thread, they are a brute, not everyone's cup of tea. Whatever floats your boat.
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