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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings all,

Long time rider who recently purchased a new to me 2001 Road Star XV1600A. Been riding for 33 years have owned (in order) Triumph Tiger 100R Daytona, Bonneville T140, 2 Sporsters ('61 and '75), '90 HD FXRS, '83 Suzuki GS1000, '03 HD FXDL, '91 HD FLT, and a HD '05 FLHTC.

Currently have a '86 GL1200 alongside the XV1600. Finally jumped the Harley ship and got rid of the FLHTC which was plagued with problems.

The R* is impressive! It's geared right the way I like it. Previous owner added a Baron Big Air Kit, baffled BUB Jug Huggers, and aftermarket windshield/saddlebags. All my research has proven that the consensus on this bike is that it is a bulletproof motor.

As for now I see nothing else needed (well maybe change the rev limiter down the road). Looking forward to some great info and folks here.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 07:05 PM
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-08-2014, 10:30 PM
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Hi Hambone, welcome to the forum. Sounds like an awesome R*, now that you've teased us, where's the pics so we can all drool? Where do you hail from? With all the experience and bikes youve owned, ill bet you have a ton of knowledge to pass on. Ride safe and post often.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 09:24 AM
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Welcome to the forum form here in Northwest Illinois. Happy to have you join us and look forward to reading your posts and seeing pics of the Roadsatr. Post often and ride safe.

Working on my 'bucket list' and enjoying every minute of it!!


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Welcome to the forum eh. What they said and don't forget some roadkill stew recipes .

Ride safe and keep it shiny side up.

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A few things added and more stuff to follow


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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 05:38 PM
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Another roadie rider, woot! Let's see some pics dude!

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. Here are some pics. I can't say enough how much I love this bike; fits like a glove. I hail from sunny Florida.




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That's a beauty Hambone. Hope to have one of my own one day. Ride safe.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-10-2014, 03:14 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Florida two thumbs up.

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