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Old 6th July 2006
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Default I really wanted to like this bike.

Last October (2005) I bought a XL883C. I thought I would like it. It's a beautiful looking bike, but, I really don't get the attraction to the ride. After only 500 miles, I knew this was not the bike for me. Actually, it may not be the Sportster in particular, but rather the "cruiser" set-up that does not fit my style. I've ridden UJM's for over 30 years and I guess I've gotten used to them. Also, I'm not crazy about the v-twin motor. I kind of like the buzz of an in-line four.

I'll be taking some pictures over the weekend and put it in the classifieds here. It's going to be a great deal for someone.
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Last October (2005) I bought a XL883C. I thought I would like it. It's a beautiful looking bike, but, I really don't get the attraction to the ride. After only 500 miles, I knew this was not the bike for me. Actually, it may not be the Sportster in particular, but rather the "cruiser" set-up that does not fit my style. I've ridden UJM's for over 30 years and I guess I've gotten used to them. Also, I'm not crazy about the v-twin motor. I kind of like the buzz of an in-line four.

I'll be taking some pictures over the weekend and put it in the classifieds here. It's going to be a great deal for someone.
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My question would be Why did you buy it in the first place. Following that I would say I think a lot of sporty owners have second thoughts sometimes After they bought the bike. maybe its the friends ribbing them, or Seeing themselves on it, Or just the girls bike thing.

I think that most just accept it and make the bike their own with changes/mods. those that cant accept it usually wind up selling it and buying a big twin. Since you dont sound like a big twin type either where back to my first question. My 2 cents.


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damn guys, why so harsh on the dude?
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No problem, Dash. There are many bikes I wouldn't want to ride or own. Just the look of a machine is a really good clue as to what it's about. Now you know what a cruiser is. On the other hand I'm sure someone will recognize and appreciate your bike for what it is. Good luck in your search for the right UJM.
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I'm not trolling. I will be selling the bike cheap if you know anyone looking for a stock 883 Custom. I just need to take some pictures.
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Well, how cheap?
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