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Re: Bagster! [Re: 02SE] #4883043 09/29/18 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by O2SE
The Super Duke is more of a sit-upright standard, or naked bike as they are referred to these days.

Ergonomics are all a matter of personal preference. I am more comfortable on an actual Sportbike, than on a more upright naked bike, and certainly more so than on a feet-forward Cruiser.

I can't do sportbikes or most cruisers. Standards or adventure bikes are good. I'm sure I could enjoy a Super Duke. The Super Duke GT is high on my list for what to buy next, if I need to get a new bike.

As far as the looks people talk about, I buy bikes to ride, not to look at. With all the constraints to satisfy for a bike to be well suited to my use, there isn't a lot of room left to worry about how they look. I like my current two. No V-twins, but both are close. One is a saggy V-twin (boxer), the other a 270-degree parallel twin, so it has the firing sequence and feel of a 90-degree V-twin, even if it's not.


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Blkstanger] #4883478 09/30/18 07:36 AM
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Yep, buying it. 2011 Sportster 883, 2100 miles, that someone put about $3000 into accessorizing. Paint-matched side panniers (not black, very dark maroon), 2-up seat and backrest, crash bar, windshield, and the full Daymaker 3-light setup. Just needs a set of Kuryakyn Longhorn highway pegs and a tach.


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4883761 09/30/18 01:04 PM
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Welcome back! That’s a nicely farckled Sporty. Those hard bags, as well as the Daymakers are expen$ive. More pics please.

Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4884273 10/01/18 06:17 AM
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I think those hard bags are NLA (No Longer Available) good score.


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4884935 10/01/18 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Yep, buying it. 2011 Sportster 883, 2100 miles, that someone put about $3000 into accessorizing. Paint-matched side panniers (not black, very dark maroon), 2-up seat and backrest, crash bar, windshield, and the full Daymaker 3-light setup. Just needs a set of Kuryakyn Longhorn highway pegs and a tach.


Sweet. Will be waiting for the ride report ...


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4884961 10/01/18 08:18 PM
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Don't have it yet...may not actually be able to ride it this year.


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4885093 10/01/18 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Don't have it yet...may not actually be able to ride it this year.

What the..........!

Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4885833 10/02/18 07:38 PM
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Don't have it yet. I will need a day off work to tag it. By then, the weather may have turned too cold/bad for riding.


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2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Super Tech
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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4886605 10/03/18 04:03 PM
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Makes sense. Can you keep it on non-op until spring?


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4886668 10/03/18 05:23 PM
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I saw this on recent topics.. thought it was a thread about one of those portable dumpsters smile

fyi they are a joke and the sides arent supported its like trying to load garbage into a tarp with sides.

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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4891898 10/09/18 12:46 PM
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Sportsters are nice bikes. You can dial in the suspension with Progressive drop-in springs for the front and new shocks for the rear and make it ride really nice. That looks like a 1200Low, but I would install longer travel springs that will give it a little more travel, but raise your height off the ground. But anyways, rough ride is the most common complaint w/Sportsters.


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4892100 10/09/18 06:03 PM
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Looks of ways to improve Sporty's ride.

S or R model shocks are great fro solo rigs.

Progressive shocks work well and are available in many lengths to get whatever ride height you want.

Road King air shocks are good, but you need to break them down and install Honda CB900 internal springs (both bikes us the same Showa shock body) to get the best ride smile


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Re: Bagster! [Re: Silverado12] #4892210 10/09/18 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Silverado12
Sportsters are nice bikes. You can dial in the suspension with Progressive drop-in springs for the front and new shocks for the rear and make it ride really nice. That looks like a 1200Low, but I would install longer travel springs that will give it a little more travel, but raise your height off the ground. But anyways, rough ride is the most common complaint w/Sportsters.

It's actually an 883 Super Low.


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2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Super Tech
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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4893920 10/11/18 12:56 PM
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To my eyes and ears this is the nicest V twin ever built.

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Re: Bagster! [Re: Jarlaxle] #4894362 10/12/18 12:20 AM
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Phill and Phill, they built the very best motorcycle possible at the time...the detail of their engineering is stunning.


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