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This time I'm not going to encumber it with huge saddlebags. I'm going to fit one of the H-D swingarm bags:

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and see if I can make do with that.

I may fit one of the new down tube bags when they're available:

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Congratulations Nigel! I really like the looks of the 72 also. First new bike that Harley has come out with recently that I'd really consider buying.
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This time I'm not going to encumber it with huge saddlebags. I'm going to fit one of the H-D swingarm bags:

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and see if I can make do with that.

I may fit one of the new down tube bags when they're available:

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Congrats on the new bike...great choice, I like those bags too!
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This time I'm not going to encumber it with huge saddlebags. I'm going to fit one of the H-D swingarm bags:

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and see if I can make do with that.

I may fit one of the new down tube bags when they're available:

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You will love the HD swingarm bag.I put one on my 2009 1200 Custom about two weeks ago.Quality and fit are excellent
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Get ready to fill up more often. Is that why you started those range threads last week?
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If it weren't for the long roads around here, that would be my choice. No place to put petro...

Congrats on the decision!
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Ah, but I didn't start out with a Sportster, and I didn't 'trade up' to a BT.

Getting the Street Bob was kind of an itch* I had to scratch. I always thought I'd have another Sportster. Didn't quite expect it to be so soon though.

*: the itch being specifically the Street Bob, not just any old BT.
Sorry Beau... generalizations and all you know? I was pontificating more than making any reference to you specifically. My apologies!

I had a bro years back who owned two Super Glides (when they were THE factory custom) and I sometimes rode one. When I decided to start riding again it was the only other bike on my short list though not at the top... if one had come along at the right price though.
Anyway, I do understand the "itch." Did you trade it in? Wonder what the dealer is saying about that? Trading a "bike bike" for a mere Sportster.
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Wonder what the dealer is saying about that? Trading a "bike bike" for a mere Sportster.
The guy at the dealer rides a Sportster himself: a very nice little bobber with an even smaller tank than the Seventy-Two:

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Metal flake green should go well with brass.

Really never considered you away at all. Just thought your Sporty had a weight problem.
I was thinking the same thing. Brass and some tan leather.
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