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Old 08-20-2004, 06:12 PM
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Hi all. I just bought a new 2004 883 Sportster. This is my first Harley, and I have a lot to learn about it. Always ran Jap. all my life. Just sold a yamaha Vmax to buy the Harley. I got a good deal on it, and also got the dealer to throw in a 1200 top end, which I will put in this winter. Any advice on the bike would be greatly appreciated. Chuck
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Old 08-21-2004, 04:51 AM
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congrats on this new bike
am sure you''ll injoy it much
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Old 08-21-2004, 12:58 PM
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my first bike was an 883 great first harley,you gotta change the pipes first off, but i would'nt put too much money into it cause after about a yr your gonna want to trade up to a big v-twin. hope you have fun on it. late Reno
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:08 AM
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Congrats on the purchase, and welcome!!
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Old 08-23-2004, 08:54 PM
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congratulations! i have to agree with reno with what he said!
tips? Ride the hell out of it and be safe.
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:41 AM
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took me ten years to want something other than my old ironhead sportster and now that i have a road king i wish i still had my ironhead. so i'm builing an ironhead chopper now to replace it. some people dig sporties and ride 'em forever.
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:43 PM
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i wasnt knocking sporties. I have nothing against them at all EXCEPT I had one, i built one, i wrecked one, left me with a screwed up leg for life. some prefer bigger bikes, some like smaller bikes, some like all bikes. I like all bikes. Ive had a yamaha 650, honda nighthawk, and I STILL have a triumph. The triumph is in 50 million parts, well not that many, but its in parts, and hasnt been built. I actually got it before i wrecked. The other day i sorted all the parts out, and thinking that in my spare time go ahead and putting it together. However, ive always been a harley fanatic, not much on triumphs, so when i start this little project it will be a learning experience because i know nothing about them. I will probably never ride the bike due to the leg, but i also honestly doubt i will ever get rid of it.
so dont think i was knocking sporties, i think they are fine bikes...just dont paint the damn thing green!!
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Old 08-29-2004, 11:23 AM
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Congrats on the new bike. My first Harley was a 1200 Sportster Custom. Loved that bike. You will find a lot of knowledgeable people here more than willing to lend advise whenever needed.
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