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Old 4th April 2010
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Default More Older Guys Like The Sporty

I have notice that more older guys like the sporty. For me, I'm 50, with a bad back, but I can still pick my sporty up if I should lay it down, lol.. For those guys on the bigger bikes.. They may take my butt on the long run, but I get pay back in town... lol...
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I have notice that more older guys like the sporty. For me, I'm 50, with a bad back, but I can still pick my sporty up if I should lay it down, lol.. For those guys on the bigger bikes.. They may take my butt on the long run, but I get pay back in town... lol...
I'm 56 and the Sporty is just so much more fun than the big bikes. Quicker, more maneuverable, just plain fun! And...an added benefit...I seem to feel younger after a good long ride!

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I'm over 50 and did 2 cross-country trips on my sportster since turning 50.
Did another one on a Dyna. It wasn't the bike but the seat and the rest
of the bike setup that made it great trips.

A Mustang seat and back support and I'll ride just about any bike long range.

A lot of the older guys you see are not long time riders, so they don't know
any better. Way too many 'new' riders buy what they see not what they know. No ill feelings on anyone who buys a big bike, as long as they don't dismiss other great bikes like the XL.

Damn one of these days I'll be old too....

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I have notice that more older guys like the sporty. For me, I'm 50, with a bad back, but I can still pick my sporty up if I should lay it down, lol.. For those guys on the bigger bikes.. They may take my butt on the long run, but I get pay back in town... lol...
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Way too many 'new' riders buy what they see not what they know.
I agree. These are the bikes you see for sale in a few years with VERY low mileage.
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What's this got to do with "Famous and infamous people who ride Sportsters"?

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Sportster is the best, the the last bike rally. (Fire & Ice) My sporty ate those grandpa bikes for breakfast... lol Sportster are the best, lol
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I'm 56 and the Sporty is just so much more fun than the big bikes. Quicker, more maneuverable, just plain fun! And...an added benefit...I seem to feel younger after a good long ride!

Dave
+1 I'm 53, rode a sportster when I was "a kid" and decided it was time to get back to it. Why'd I wait so long?????????????
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