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Donahue5
27th January 2008, 14:52
I have been a member for years although not posted and have to say that my first love was a sportster. This has been a valuable site for reference and technical information I've had over 50 bikes and have been street riding for 45 years. I always have a couple of bikes with a sportie being one of them.
In the last 6 years I sold a 2001 1200 custom and bought a 2005 1200C. When the fuel injected 2007s came out I sold the 2005 and bought a 2007 1200R, altough I thought seriously about the nightster. Had a 2002 Roadstar, 05 Triumph Bonneville, 02 Wideglide, 01 Superglide, 81 shovel, 05 Triumph Tiger, 03 Buell...etc. I like the styling of the Sportster the best.
This is a story about a RUB at a Roar by the Shore Rally 2003 was standing next to me while my 01 sportie was on the Dyno and made the following statement (after my license plate and rear tail light fell off) that the sportie being a girls' bike couldn't handle the strain of the dyno let alone the street. Not sure where I heard this or if it was a combination of things over time. But I asked the RUB in his new leathers and bike with 700 miles, if he would like to pick a location and it could be anywhere in the US, and we will both head out (pink slips on the line of course), and when we got to the location we would see who was wearing the skirt. He apologized and stated what he meant to say was that the bike was small, and again I reminded him that big things come in small packages...
While not the most innovative or refined the sportster has a classic look that is timeless. I'ved had the big tank and the small tank sportie and in my opinion the small tank fits the bike. BTW the sportie dynoed at 93 rwhp and 81 torque.

SpartanDen
27th January 2008, 15:53
Welcome (?) from Spartan Country Michigan!!
Gotta love it when these idiots start to back peddle when confronted!

gomorley
27th January 2008, 16:13
Welcome to the forum from England, enjoy the ride :o)

JayFL459
27th January 2008, 16:27
Welcome and Hello from North Florida

tonyhds
27th January 2008, 16:29
Welcome to the forum from Forney,Tx.

Stingray
27th January 2008, 16:39
Welcome to the site, at least to your first post! I'm in the Katy/Cypress area too! You'll have to join us for our next ride, we just did one yesterday.

Bob F
27th January 2008, 16:41
Hello Don from Pittsburgh and welcome to the forum.

I've had over 50 bikes and have been street riding for 45 years.

That puts you ahead of me on both counts.

the sportie dynoed at 93 rwhp and 81 torque.


Good job.

hartlyredneck
27th January 2008, 17:07
Welcome to the forum from Hartly, "Del-a-where?"

leo
27th January 2008, 17:23
welcome to the forum.

Bruce
27th January 2008, 18:16
Welcome and Glad to have you.

Hot Rod Sporty
27th January 2008, 18:25
I have been a member for years although not posted and have to say that my first love was a sportster. This has been a valuable site for reference and technical information I've had over 50 bikes and have been street riding for 45 years. I always have a couple of bikes with a sportie being one of them.
In the last 6 years I sold a 2001 1200 custom and bought a 2005 1200C. When the fuel injected 2007s came out I sold the 2005 and bought a 2007 1200R, altough I thought seriously about the nightster. Had a 2002 Roadstar, 05 Triumph Bonneville, 02 Wideglide, 01 Superglide, 81 shovel, 05 Triumph Tiger, 03 Buell...etc. I like the styling of the Sportster the best.
This is a story about a RUB at a Roar by the Shore Rally 2003 was standing next to me while my 01 sportie was on the Dyno and made the following statement (after my license plate and rear tail light fell off) that the sportie being a girls' bike couldn't handle the strain of the dyno let alone the street. Not sure where I heard this or if it was a combination of things over time. But I asked the RUB in his new leathers and bike with 700 miles, if he would like to pick a location and it could be anywhere in the US, and we will both head out (pink slips on the line of course), and when we got to the location we would see who was wearing the skirt. He apologized and stated what he meant to say was that the bike was small, and again I reminded him that big things come in small packages...
While not the most innovative or refined the sportster has a classic look that is timeless. I'ved had the big tank and the small tank sportie and in my opinion the small tank fits the bike. BTW the sportie dynoed at 93 rwhp and 81 torque.



Hey Don! Welcome from Houston.

We've got a little group in the area that ride together occasionally (we rode out to Shiner yesterday). If you wanna join us, let me know. If you wanna PM me your email address, I'll put you on the email distribution list that I keep for the Houston area XLF members.

spanner_rash
27th January 2008, 20:08
Welcome (at last) from England!

Donahue5
27th January 2008, 22:30
Welcome (?) from Spartan Country Michigan!!
Gotta love it when these idiots start to back peddle when confronted!

Great country to ride in however you usually have to wear a jacket to stay warm!!!!!

Donahue5
27th January 2008, 22:32
Welcome to the forum from Forney,Tx.

Where is Forney Texas? I've noticed that there are a lot of sportie riders in Texas men and women and that says a lot.

Donahue5
27th January 2008, 22:35
Welcome to the forum from Hartly, "Del-a-where?"

Hmm I was an airdale 71-75 flew the Stuf hung out in Cambodia tracking Russian submarines....

Folkie
27th January 2008, 22:49
Welcome to the Forum from the UK!

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Rascal
28th January 2008, 05:02
Welcome! You'll like it here!

XL 50
28th January 2008, 05:30
Welcome from Southern Cal

EGNBLU
28th January 2008, 16:23
Welcome from Big D.

XLFREAK
28th January 2008, 19:59
Welcome to the forum.

wandrur
28th January 2008, 20:16
Welcome from Boulder, Colorado!

Jackster
28th January 2008, 20:27
I'm in Cypress, too! I live in Raven's South. Welcome to the posting arena!

Rico 05R
28th January 2008, 22:04
:welcome to The Forum from Oklahoma.

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mtlhed
28th January 2008, 22:41
Welcome, from the Humble/Atascocita area of Houston.

sportytrace
29th January 2008, 00:12
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We welcome your move from lurk to post!!! Great story.

2008nightster
31st January 2008, 19:08
Great story, welcome from North Dakota

stealthammer
1st February 2008, 02:27
Welcome to the Forum from Las Vegas!!!

gypsysailor
1st February 2008, 03:13
Good to hear from you. Burnet Texas here, maybe our paths will cross.
Larry