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mine was registered end of July, any idea how I can tell when she was built?
Isn't the build date on one of the frame plates, maybe in the neck if I recall?

Not that knowing that will help here.
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The last time I changed the Blinker fluid, I put the wrong type of fluid in each blinker and ended up with the wrong blinker - right for left and vice versa - and had to drain and refill again. Unfortunately, I used metric instead of SAE. Cheez! What a mess. I finally got it straight and found that I had forgotten to bleed the lines and didn't have any more fluid. Then I tried to order some more and the supplier had to back order. Until I get my new supply, my blinkers will only blink, "S-O-S" signal on both sides at once. I would ask for help on this but my blinkers are already doing it for me.
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Replaced the rear tire on my 2006 Sporty and added 3200 miles to it in the past 5 or so days
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Replaced the rear tire on my 2006 Sporty and added 3200 miles to it in the past 5 or so days
Now that is impressive! I would much rather see a dirty bike after all of these miles than an old Garage Queen sparkling like a diamond and less than 1000 miles on it. New tires on an old bike give the real charm! My goal is to wear out as many tires as I can on the same bike.

I have a friend who bought a new Sportster last year with all of the bling he could throw at it from the stealership which probably added a third of the price of the bike. In the past year I think he has ridden it less than 200 miles. However, he has shown it to about a hundred people without even starting it up. I'm thinking maybe he should have just taken a picture of it and made a giant poster to put in his garage instead. It would have saved him a lot of $$$$. Every time my friends and I invite him to ride with us, he "has something else to do that day" and he is retired!!!!
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Now that is impressive! I would much rather see a dirty bike after all of these miles than an old Garage Queen sparkling like a diamond and less than 1000 miles on it. New tires on an old bike give the real charm! My goal is to wear out as many tires as I can on the same bike.

I have a friend who bought a new Sportster last year with all of the bling he could throw at it from the stealership which probably added a third of the price of the bike. In the past year I think he has ridden it less than 200 miles. However, he has shown it to about a hundred people without even starting it up. I'm thinking maybe he should have just taken a picture of it and made a giant poster to put in his garage instead. It would have saved him a lot of $$$$. Every time my friends and I invite him to ride with us, he "has something else to do that day" and he is retired!!!!
Keep your eye on your friends bike then, it will be a good buy in a few years when he decides to get rid of it!
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Isn't the build date on one of the frame plates, maybe in the neck if I recall?

Not that knowing that will help here.
I think it only gives the year, won't tell me if it's from an early 04 batch.
tbh, it makes sod all difference, this is the bike I have and I intend to wear it out before I part with it
If it uses a little oil, so what eh? As long as I remember to top her up she'll be fine.
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Installed forwards today.
Note: if you install on a older bike, don’t put the brake arm on the frame mount as suggested. Get all the bolts on the if yours is a two piece, mount it.










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Is that a single point mount?!?

Looks good, but I hope it holds up, especially with the weight all the way out on the end.
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