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This is my first post here and I just wanted to say "hi" and introduce myself.

I'm 32 yrs. old and have been riding off and on since I was about 10 yrs. old. I started out on a 100cc dirtbike and rode that until I was old enough to get a license. I then got a 125 dirt/street bike and rode that until I was about 21. After that I pretty much stopped riding all together as college/work became a bigger priority than riding and I didn't have anywhere to keep a bike for much of that time.

I bought a 2002 883 Sportster Hugger in Nov. 2001 and have wondered why it took me so long to get a bike again. Riding is great and I've even taught my boyfriend to ride and now he's hooked too.

From what I've seen so far this site looks like a great place to spend some time and learn more about Harleys and motorcycling in general.
 

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First off, welcome to the forum. Second, nice to have another woman on the forum. Have fun on the forum. There are some good people here. Ride safe and push that boyfriend of yours onto a bike. J.T.
 

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Welome 02 Sporty, Great to have you aboard!
 

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Thanks everybody.

And fearnot - my boyfriend bought his bike in Dec. 2001. He couldn't wait to get out and ride with me. He likes the looks of sportbikes so he bought a Ninja 500 for a first bike. See, cruisers and sportbikes CAN get along and ride together.

It's amazing how different cruisers are versus sportbikes. I have better low end power than he does but he beats me on top end power. He's got less cc's but my top speed is approx. 95 mph and his is 120. Of course, his bike also weighs 100 lbs. less than mine.

Both types of bikes have their pros and cons and are built for different purposes. I just enjoy motorcycling in general and don't care what type of bike other people ride.
 

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Welcome 02 Sporty!!!!
I agree FULLY on the topic of brands and types. I ride with many different people and all of us have our own likes and dislikes. I myself was driving a sport bikes (CBR 650 & GPZ 750) for several years and I am grateful that the guys and gals that rode American brands didnt give me the cold shoulder, or I would have missed out on many good times and fond memories. (besides, its a rush to throw a pocket rocket through some twisties on occasion)
If you are a rider and you know the call of the open road,,, I SPEAK your language.
Party On and God Bless.
 

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Sporty's aren't just for gals, My "09 XL1200 C has the Screamin' Eagle performance pkg & race tuner. It's $4K worth of stuff the previous owner put in it. I've suprised a few folks with it.
 
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