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I live in NW Arkansas, and I picked up my new sportster in November. Since we have had some fairly nice weather i have 1,600
miles on it. It looks like the bike will be spending a lot of time in
the garage. Who knows we may still get a couple of nice days
before spring arrives.....Have a Great New Years and safe riding...
 

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I don't know where you're from but I was born at Camp Chaffee outside of Ft. Smith. Most of my mother's family settled that area in the 1800's and are buried in the cemetary that Chaffee surrounds. You folks have some great roads for riding from the Boston range all the way up to the Mo. border. Wish I was there sometimes, the temperature in Chicago this morning was 3 degrees so I'll be riding a keyboard for a while.
 

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Very nice ride Medic. Glad to see that your riding season is still going on. My Sporty has been in storage for the last month. I need to move from this state and to warmer climes.:D
 

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NW arkaloid

I am from all the way down to Jacksonville Ar. Wanna hook up for some beers, and maybe a ride? Let me know.

Later

Gad
 

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Hey Medic, I just bought an 02 Custom back in Dec. my bike could be the exact clone, Have you done any mods yet? I've put S.E. slip-ons on already got the air filter & jet kit to go with it ,just waiting to get more miles on before they go on. Enjoy it , I know I will.
Larry ;)
 

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How do you guys like your custom sportys? My current ride is an Ultra and I am seriouslly looking at a custom as a second bike. My one concern is my size, I am 6'3" and 230 lbs, how comfortable will I be? I will use the bike more a bar hopper for fun short rides, nothing long.
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Larry-

We have been struggling for years to disprove that old myth that all Harleys leak oil (well, OK most of the old ones actually did).....you aren't helping parking where you did for the picture...hehe.
 

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Vagabond2000 said:
How do you guys like your custom sportys? My current ride is an Ultra and I am seriouslly looking at a custom as a second bike. My one concern is my size, I am 6'3" and 230 lbs, how comfortable will I be? I will use the bike more a bar hopper for fun short rides, nothing long.
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Gary
Hi Gary

Bought out 1200C last year and it's brilliant. Being 50, 6' 3" & 220lbs have had no problems hte forward controls really help here. I think if the bike had std controls it would be a bit cramped. We did change the seat to the custom touring seat with sissy bar to make life a bit more comfortable.

We live in the UK and did 2500 miles last year including a tour of Northern Spain and have nothing but praise for the bike. Can't wait for the spring when we can get out again.

Colin
 

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pan, shovel, evo

I started on my Harley expidetion with a 1950 pan. I thought at the time it was the ****. I then moved up to a '68 shovel, and again I thought that the 68 was the best bike I had ever owned. I now own a wittle bitty sporty. and my ass has never hurt so bad in all my life!

I wish I had never sold the pan, and the shovel, but I have to say that I love my sporty. Fast and agile..........

but there is nothing like running about 100 on an old pan, and then you decide you might need to shift to forth gear.
 

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The bike started as an 883 custom and immediately a Wiseco 1200 kit was added along with a Mikuni carburetor and a Sampson exhaust.I then wanted more comfort so I had LePera make me a 2-up seat with seat gel in it. Big difference, Much more comfortable!!! I then decided that the bike still was not fast enough, so a set of Andrews cams and springs were added. NOW it's fast!!!! The front wheel takes to the air in SECOND GEAR!!!At that time I also added a lot of Arlen Ness accessories including L.E.D. directionals , mirrors and other little items.At that time the bike had about 7000 miles on it and I put on some new Avon Venom-X tires (150 on the rear!)

 

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Any tall guys ridin' a Sportster without the forward controls? I really like the looks of the 883R, but I'm 6'3" 280lbs...
Dude, get the forward controls!
 

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Go forward!!!

Like misguided said go with the forward controls. At 6'3" with the stock controls you'd be cramped bro. I took a friends 883 out for a spin once, after about 10 minutes I'd had enough and I'm only 6'2".
-Ride Safe-
 
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