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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-14-2016, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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The new Harley Sportster that actually lives up to its name
This alone says a lot straight from the beginning of the article so I knew it was going to be good. Overall the article is pretty good. The HD roadster seems to be surprising people, even those that are from the sport bike sector.

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A surprising ride
I've been on quite a few Harley launches when I've been told the handling is better and been left disappointed, but the Roadster was a real surprise.
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Overall a positive review except for the foot peg positioning for those who aren't used to it. This is going to be a pain to change and so far I know only two ways to change the position, either buy an aftermarket relocation kit or custom fabricate something.
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I've never been good at custom fabricating so either way I would have to take it to someone to get done. I'd definitely rather just buy an aftermarket relocation kit.
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I've never been good at custom fabricating so either way I would have to take it to someone to get done. I'd definitely rather just buy an aftermarket relocation kit.
I agree with you on that. Off the shelf is my main way to get things done. Down the road though I might have to become friends with a fab guy that does good work... paying for beer is cheaper than paying for labor
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Ah the good old, "I'll grab you a case of beer if you help me get this done." Which usually ends up with me drinking majority of the case but.. it's the thought that counts
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 12:22 PM
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I'm actually guilty of this with my car. Just pay them back with a case of beer and food.

Would the roadster be able to draw sport riders over? Even the author's friend thinks it looks great.
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Ah the good old, "I'll grab you a case of beer if you help me get this done." Which usually ends up with me drinking majority of the case but.. it's the thought that counts
That and whip out the BBQ. Beer's and all of what you would typically need to have a small BBQ still amounts to less than what an hour worth of labor at the local dealer is
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I'm actually guilty of this with my car. Just pay them back with a case of beer and food.

Would the roadster be able to draw sport riders over? Even the author's friend thinks it looks great.
I think it will.. but the older aged sport riders. Not the young guys. The roadster is extremely appealing. Looks great, sounds great, looks modern with a few touches of retro.

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That and whip out the BBQ. Beer's and all of what you would typically need to have a small BBQ still amounts to less than what an hour worth of labor at the local dealer is
See.. with it making financial sense, how could you possibly go wrong ?!
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This would appeal more to the older crowd or young riders who've gone through their sportbike phase and are ready for something with better ergonomics.

My currency of choice is usually pizza with beer but maybe I'll start paying for labor with BBQ instead.
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Sounds like me. I sold off my Buells after I saw the Roadster. Harley had an amazing financing deal back when I bought mine, so there was no way out for me.

However, I still find myself trolling badweb, buellxb.com and craigslist in search of another Buell...
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