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I wanted my Iron because it somewhat reminds me of my old sport bikes. It’s also very light (compared to my Street Glide) and a nice bike for short stints. I doubt that I would ever take any trips over 100 miles on it.
I'm 70 years old with sciatica from a herniated disc which forces me to use mid-controls. As long as I take the usual pit stops to put coffee in and let coffee out, I can ride several hundred miles a day with no problem. The saddle is the secret. For me, a firm cushion that does not bottom out is best. I have a small butt and don't need a plush, wide seat. Love my 2005 XL883 Standard Sporty!
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Yeah, try an on roadside belt change on a big twin. One hellava job even in your own shop.
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It's a real motorcycle.
My dyna is more comfortable
My Buell is a different fun

I do love the sportster. It's an'03, the last year before "The Corporation" added 70 lbs
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Yeah, try an on roadside belt change on a big twin. One hellava job even in your own shop.
Our club's late pastor used to have a Shovelhead FLH that tended to break belts. A clubmate once witnessed something he always quotes as "the fastest I've ever seen a pastor change a belt on the roadside"…

For me, it's a chain, on the RH side, thank you. And if it's electric starter, cut the chain cover so I can get the starter off, too.

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