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I think originally, when it was looking like my Sporty dream might actually become a reality, I found the old site through Sportster.org.

But then when it did become a reality, and I was basking in the afterglow I went a'googlin'. In fact, I think I actually searched for "Sportster Forum." I used to sneak my old man's Forum magazines when I was a kid, I wonder if there's a connection...

Then I posted a long rambling about my observations, then a few other ramblings, then pretty soon I was interacting with a crazy Ozzie gearhead, a long-haired Jeep guy, a bald-headed gruff old Texan, a cute blonde chick, a manual wavin' music bum, and so on and I was hooked.

As soon as I could, I gladly put out the $30 to become a premium member of what I consider to be the best site on the internet, motorcycle or otherwise.
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I was googling, while researching the 1200 conversion.
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Before I bought the '01, I had been (just) reading at a particular usenet group, hoping to learn a few things and get some ideas.
I finally posted a question without offering to "buy the room a drink first", and got throughly "flamed", (I noticed the group seemed to be more into insults and egos trips).
Expecting the flame, I replied that I posted "that question" just to see if I would get a reasonable response, or if they even treated a "newbie" poorly.
One fella emailed me the (old) XLForum web addy. Been here ever since.
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just bought my sporty last June and never owning one before thought I'd better learn everything I could. Just searched around and found Sportster.org and Donny Peterson's, Heavy Duty Cycle. From there I found the best XLForum. Now I check out this site every day. Tons of useful information and so far one awsome ride.
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I was looking for info on a 2005 Sporty, and Walah! Here ya were!
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i was looking for sporty pics. And a google search lead me to some pics here.
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I was first a member on the vtwin, but that site lacked the atmosphere we've got here and I didn't really love it, so I began a google search for something better.
Found the old xlforum site last May via a google search, took delivery of the bike on June 23rd, and within about a month you guys had me digging in and doing my own mods which convinced me that this site is an invaluable tool for me so I decided to give something back and became premium, which isn't something I do easily unless I really get something from a site. I'm here for the long haul so you are all stuck with me until further notice.

I believe my exact search term was "harley sportster forum" because I was specifically looking for a forum rather than just information resources.
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I typed "Harley Forum" in Google
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