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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Swinging both ways ...

Last night I bid on a 2008 Harley XL1200L with only 4 miles on it, and won it on eBay for a pretty good price. I'd been looking for bike number two so BF and I can ride together when he's in town (we're a long-distance couple), and he's always dreamed of riding a Harley so ...

I guess I'll be getting an up-close-and-personal opportunity to do the metric v. Harley comparison. Stay tuned ...

Here she is, sitting in Burlington NJ, waiting to be picked up Saturday.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 04:07 PM
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congratulations! So I guess you never had any luck bidding on the Vstar?
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Thanks! That V Star is still going, the auction ends tomorrow. It's a great deal, and I seriously considered it. BF would be happy to ride it too, but he's been dreaming of riding a Harley for decades and I knew it was only a matter of time before we would be trading it in for the Sportster. So I decided to see if I could get the Sportster for a fair price before bidding on the 1100. Turns out I even got it for less than the max I was willing to pay.

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Congrats nice lookn sporty.

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Congrats, how much did u get it for?

Normally I don't like them in white but that one looks really good..

Yeah they are alot smaller but they are still alot of fun to ride, an 06 XL1200L was my first ride and what i learned on

Dont know how tall your BF is, but if he gets a little cramped forward controls for the Sportster are pretty cheap too, about 300 for a good set...I think the actual harley one is like 320

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Thanks! My BF is a shortie, we're actually almost the same size and can ride the same bikes with no trouble. We sat on one of these at a dealer a while ago and it felt good to both of us. We got it for $6100, which I think is pretty good for a basically new bike.

I still love Nellie though, sat on her in the garage tonight and told her she'd always be my first.

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Sounds like a pretty good deal on a 1200. A friend of mine has an XL12 and he really loves it. The only drawback for me would be the mid-mount pegs, too cramped for me. It's a good lookin' ride, congrats!!

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Nice buy! As for "swinging both ways" eh! It's got two wheels so I don't have any negative comments about it. Yes this is Stratowart, not a poser, I swear!



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......sat on her in the garage tonight and told her she'd always be my first.
Oh if I only had a nickel for every time I've had the exact same experience.......!
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Yeah, it's like the old saying, "you always remember your first!!"

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