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redtwin

7,259 posts

68 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Oh I know they will physically fit, they just look wrong. smile

The second bike is more like it. thumbup

The Moose

11,789 posts

95 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
dave0010 said:
Went and got it today after seeing it on ebay and its put the biggest grin on my face any bike has before. Its a 2010 883 iron and its loud.

I like that. A lot. smile

croyde

10,973 posts

116 months

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I keep thinking that as I'm 50 this year I should stop tearing around on sports bikes and slow down. I did take an Iron for a testride and really enjoyed it. I liked the lazy style to it and didn't feel like I had to race everyone.

I stopped to take a picture of myself on it and I was shocked to see how much I dwarfed the bike and I'm only 5'11".

I certainly didn't look the mean MoFo that I felt I did whilst riding it biggrin

I'm now thinking BMW GS but I still like the look of the Iron and it's bigger engined brother the Nightster.

dave0010

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987 posts

47 months

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HD Adam said:
Welcome to the club biggrin

Regarding Apehangers, well they can work with the Bobber stylee



But I'd prefer to do this

That second photo is a sexy bike what kind of spec is it? Plus are those standard wheels with just bigger tyres ?

bogie

10,195 posts

158 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
croyde said:
I keep thinking that as I'm 50 this year I should stop tearing around on sports bikes and slow down. I did take an Iron for a testride and really enjoyed it. I liked the lazy style to it and didn't feel like I had to race everyone.

I stopped to take a picture of myself on it and I was shocked to see how much I dwarfed the bike and I'm only 5'11".

I certainly didn't look the mean MoFo that I felt I did whilst riding it biggrin

I'm now thinking BMW GS but I still like the look of the Iron and it's bigger engined brother the Nightster.
you need a bigger one then, with a 103" engine not the baby one ...or a "modern" Harley with watercooled 1250 lump

try a V-Rod i think you will be pleasantly surprised ...you can ride with a lazy style as it has loads of torque or you can wind it up a bit when you feel like it

i love mine - just the kind of thing to get a new bike past the missus...im banned from sportsbikes (more metal than Barry Sheene) so had to get me a nice comfy harley "cruiser" wink
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stevethegreek

155 posts

79 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
dave0010 said:
HD Adam said:
Welcome to the club biggrin

Regarding Apehangers, well they can work with the Bobber stylee



But I'd prefer to do this

That second photo is a sexy bike what kind of spec is it? Plus are those standard wheels with just bigger tyres ?
looks like it started life as a standard sportster 1200, the seat (le pera?) and rear guard are after market, lowered front and rear, custom/after market 'peanut' tank, exhaust looks like a set of vance & hines shorties, those wheels are standard sportster (but powdercoated black) with 150 series classic tread pattern tyres (possibly avon)...

imo looks bloody lovely (if you like harleys that is), just the kind of thing i'm looking to build for the wife when i find a decent/cheap enough donor sportster...


HD Adam

2,525 posts

70 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
dave0010 said:
That second photo is a sexy bike what kind of spec is it? Plus are those standard wheels with just bigger tyres ?
It might surprise you to know that this bike was built in Taiwan.

Build up here http://blog.roughcrafts.com/archives/501

nigelpugh7

1,923 posts

76 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
The type of Harley ( well almost!!) for me has always been one of these:

http://www.walz-hardcore-cycles.de/node/1545

Oh and it must, just must be in the Gulf Colours too!

It will be mine one day!!

Fort Jefferson

7,622 posts

108 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
You'll fit right in.



MarsellusWallace

1,162 posts

87 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
bogie said:
very nice smile

...one very appealing upside of a Harley, especially in the UK market, is the lack of depreciation...so you can run em a few years and nearly sell for what you paid for it...so long as you dont take it out in the rain too often wink

I went pass 40 a while back and had to scratch the Harley itch too ...well its more a "Davidson" I guess, as its Willy Davidsons design...its the unloved Harley, a water-hog, with a metric engine that had German help ...Vance & Hines Competition pipes help it sound authentic wink



Ive got the same bike but in gloss black with the windscreen and backrest.Bought it brand new and had it about 18 months now.

I love it.



mrmaggit

9,959 posts

134 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
[quote=bogie]very nice smile

...one very appealing upside of a Harley, especially in the UK market, is the lack of depreciation...so you can run em a few years and nearly sell for what you paid for it...so long as you dont take it out in the rain too often wink

Maybe once, a long time ago, nowadays they depreciate like any other bike, just a bit slower than Jap race bikes.

Merch131

260 posts

35 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
nigelpugh7 said:
The type of Harley ( well almost!!) for me has always been one of these:

http://www.walz-hardcore-cycles.de/node/1545

Oh and it must, just must be in the Gulf Colours too!

It will be mine one day!!
Not sure if they still do, but Walz frames were made by another german company called HPU, they sell under their own name too, much better value than WHC.. I know as my bike is build using a HPU frame, though it had to be built specially as my motor was a bit taller than std (131 CI motor)...excellent quality btw, but then it is German..


Just bought an old 79 sporty, needs rebuilding, so going to build a flat tracker out of it... bit like this ..


JRM Rossi

680 posts

75 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
I had 2 water hogs Night rod & a vrsca custom one Both brill bikes its just a shame the build qualitys not there any more ( nuts rusting, paint blistering ) both kept indoors & cleaned after every ride

Enjoy it when /if the summer comes

Merch131

260 posts

35 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Yep had the same, my Roadking hardly saw rain, yet after a couple of years the engine paint was flaking off and the frame was showing rust under the tank. One reason I build my own now, stainless fasteners through out, powder coating by Triple S and you make how you want it.. in my case decent brakes, 17 inch wheels and 128bhp / 140 lb/ft torque at the rear wheel .. this one's had a lot of dyno time... bit noisy but here it is on my mates dyno.. had just made a new exhaust system (still unpolished in this vid), so had to rejet to suite..

http://youtu.be/hLHaPstpghQ

spareparts

5,017 posts

113 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
Merch131 said:
Just bought an old 79 sporty, needs rebuilding, so going to build a flat tracker out of it... bit like this ..
Now that is just cool cool

aeropilot

8,934 posts

113 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
mrmaggit said:
Maybe once, a long time ago, nowadays they depreciate like any other bike, just a bit slower than Jap race bikes.
They still arn't bad. They certainley drop like a stone during the first year, as all bikes/cars due to the writing off of the 20% VAT as soon as you leave the forecourt.

However, the trade-in price quoted by my dealer for mine, when at 2 years old, is exactly the same quote I got a few months back when the bike hit 5 years old smile


RizzoTheRat

11,722 posts

78 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
HD Adam said:
Regarding Apehangers, well they can work with the Bobber stylee
What are apehangers like to ride? The position doesn't look that comfortable to be. I've only ever had a go one one Harley, a soft tail classic, and the feet forward arms forward position killed my back quite quickly.


Personally I fancy a slightly different variety of harley



aeropilot

8,934 posts

113 months

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RizzoTheRat said:
What are apehangers like to ride? The position doesn't look that comfortable to be.
I couldn't get on with them at all, one reason I bought a Dyna Superglide rather than the Dyna Street Bob which has factory fitted Ape's.

How those guy's ride those bikes with legs straight out horizontal and arms stretched way up above their shoulders with ludicrously high Ape's beats the hell out of me....?? eek

Each to their own though smile


dave0010

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987 posts

47 months

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I went out on my first proper ride on the bike today, about 140 miles round trip in total. I even got caught in a proper rain storm but due to the comfiest of riding positions the rain made no difference to the ride.

One question though for others with bikes with loud pipes, even with a full face helmet and ear plugs is it normall to have a head ache after a long ride? Im pitting it down to just getting used to the noise but was curious about other peoples experiences

MarsellusWallace

1,162 posts

87 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
dave0010 said:
I went out on my first proper ride on the bike today, about 140 miles round trip in total. I even got caught in a proper rain storm but due to the comfiest of riding positions the rain made no difference to the ride.

One question though for others with bikes with loud pipes, even with a full face helmet and ear plugs is it normall to have a head ache after a long ride? Im pitting it down to just getting used to the noise but was curious about other peoples experiences
Does you exhaust have the removable baffles fitted?These keep the noise down to a loud but not headache inducing level.
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