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post #1 of 13 Old 02-02-2017, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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I can't get the sportster out of my head

Hello every one,

I currently have a 2006 919 and i love how it rides. I think it is one of the most practical do it all motorcycles. Recently i saw a sportster 48 and i fell in love. I love how tiny it was (great for splitting lanes) and the exhaust. I love how simple they are to work on with everything being exposed. No valve adjustments is also great. I also like how you can customize in any way to do what you need.

I love my 919 but that sportster was just beautiful. Should i get the sportster or keep the 919?



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Hello every one,

I currently have a 2006 919 and i love how it rides. I think it is one of the most practical do it all motorcycles. Recently i saw a sportster 48 and i fell in love. I love how tiny it was (great for splitting lanes) and the exhaust. I love how simple they are to work on with everything being exposed. No valve adjustments is also great. I also like how you can customize in any way to do what you need.

I love my 919 but that sportster was just beautiful. Should i get the sportster or keep the 919?



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Apples and oranges. I rode a buddy's and you really can't compare the two. A Harley is a Harley. They have their issues and their limitations. I personally would not get rid of the 919 for a Harley. But I would ADD a Harley to the stable.


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I agree with barsitarski 100%. I have an '06 919 and I had an '04 1200R sportster for two years in 2005/06. Harley's are fun but are sooooo different than the 919. Brakes are no where near as good (of course even a sporty is much heavier - at least 100 lbs more) and I felt I was always pushing the capabilities of the sportster after about three months of ownership. I would never have a Harley again as my only bike but I would love to add a Dyna Glide to the stable.

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If you want the harley experience but a little higer performance from the chassis and brakes, you should look at a Buell XB. Assuming you're brave enough. Parts were getting $$ a few years ago.

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I think you'd hate how unflickable it is, how little power it has and how poor the front brake is.

The only Harley's I'd entertain would be a Buell XB or the XR1200X.


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Test rode some harley's today with good freeway runs and god damn were they slow lol. Right when i got on my 919 i felt how smooth and powerful it was compared to the harley's. I'm definitely sticking with my 919. It's the perfect bike for me!
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If you really want that v twin feel, test ride a 2nd Gen Tuono. They make the 919 feel tame!
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should i get the sportster or keep the 919?



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Isn't the correct number of motorcycles to own m+1 (m is the current number of motorcycles owned)?


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Isn't the correct number of motorcycles to own m+1 (m is the current number of motorcycles owned)?


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Correct. Where m is any non-negative integer.

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I don't think you should ditch the 919. The 48 seems like a fine machine, although I'm absolutely not a Harley fan. That being said, my 9er shares a stable with a 1200 Sportster (NOT mine) but I'll take the 9 any day.

All that being said, Harley is pretty liberal with test rides. Go to a dealership and try one out. If it fits your tastes and riding style, maybe get one. I just think the 919 will do most things better.

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Isn't the correct number of motorcycles to own m+1 (m is the current number of motorcycles owned)?


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