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There certainly are other considerations. We don't have the tax issues and at my age insurance isn't a deal killer.

My other bike is way different in character from the Sportster. One bike I had I really liked (and had a lot of good times on) was an '80 80" Shovelhead. My Sportster has kinda the same feel. The current big twins don't. That's why I have the Sportster.

As to 1200 vs 883, the greater torque you get with displacement does spoil you. It's hard to go back. That's why my 1275 build was aimed at mid-range power not top end.
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Then you missed the mark by not going with the 570s like you originally planned. You do know that, right? All bs aside. You would be pushing 95ft.lbs from like 3700 to 4500 rpm. You're just not going to do that with any SE cam. You've got everything else you need and an exhaust that will take full advantage of those cams. Shit, I did 90 with a 1250 on a carbed bike. The efi and that little bit of displacement would shine it's best in that rpm range too. Closest anyone would get to a 100ftlbs. without going 88".
You'd be doing 95/95. Doesn't get any better than that on a 1275 street bike imo.

And you wont get that midrange with the 560s @ 10.5 either. Not even close. The 570s @ 10:1 will beat the 560s @ 10.5:1 all the way to 6000rpm.

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I would have to agree with that as far as cornering. They plant pretty well. I have yet to get comfortable with mine. Sporties seem to want to stand back up in the corners and you'd better not snatch it to correct.
I've never noticed any issues with my 2000 XLH even under trail braking and/or mid-line corrections. It just does whatever it's told without any odd behavior. Maybe rubbermounts are different?
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I've never noticed any issues with my 2000 XLH even under trail braking and/or mid-line corrections. It just does whatever it's told without any odd behavior. Maybe rubbermounts are different?
Nor have I with my 2005, 2013, or 2015.
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IMO my 2001 Hugger was limited in its suspension...
especially the rear short shocks... along with a rigid mount they setted the limit well below the engine capabilities... at least for my riding style... you had to ride her smooth and gently...

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always IMO... rubber mounts behave better (i rode only those with 13,5" shocks... but it take little to be better than the two 11.5" Showa of my old Hugger)...

that said i would to make myself clear... i loved that bike... sometimes still in my dreams
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Within the same categories such as displacement and frame, there can still be differences. I've ridden an older rubber mount 1200 that is very comfortable and I've ridden the new Iron 1200 that is terrible because of the thin seat and short rear shocks.
I want to try out the XL1200T which is a low tourer with thick seats and adjustable shocks. Since it is no longer in production, they aren't available in the showrooms for demo.
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It's still in production, just not sold in the US.
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It's still in production, just not sold in the US.
starting from january neither in EU.
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starting from january neither in EU.
And they're not "still in production". They're selling existing stock. If you want one you best grab one.
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Nor have I with my 2005, 2013, or 2015.
Dunno. Here we have 70 and 75mph 2 lanes with real curves. In my Tundra don't have to slow. Scoot though find myself having going a little wide at times. Right handers will pucker with on-coming traffic.

Actually starting to wonder if I need to be wearing my scrip glasses as it could be depth perception. But I'm far sighted and usually in a cage it doesn't matter. Not riding for 20 years could be a factor as well. What do they say? The older you get the more you get concerned for your mortality A lot of my riding back in the day was always preceded by a couple of libations on the way to biker events. No way I will drink and get on them now. Not that it wouldn't be fun though. IJS
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