96 Sporty, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by HogHappy, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. HogHappy

    HogHappy Member

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    My buddy at work wants to get back into riding and he found a 96 Sporty that "needs some work".
    He was asking me how much should he pay? (no clue)
    Are they 5 speeds ( again no clue)
    Should he buy it ? (I say possible money pit)
    I like riding not wrenching
    So I told him I would post these questions here and get some feed back.
    Thanks
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    What size of Sporty , how many miles , what kind of care has it had , who is prev. owner , what is the asking price ??????????
     
  3. HogHappy

    HogHappy Member

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    I will ask him today,Doesnt seem like its just as cheap to buy something in sound running order than keep swapping worn out parts? O yeah its a 1200.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    1996 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 1200 Value Email April 15, 2011
    2-Cylinders
    4-Stroke
    1200cc
    Suggested Retail Value $3550
    1996 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster 1200 Value Email April 15, 2011
    2-Cylinders
    4-Stroke
    1200cc
    Trade-In Value (Good Condition) $2575
    HogHappy, Depending on the questions you have asked you may already have your answer especially if he is interested in riding more so than wrenching......
     
  5. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    JMO here --- unless this scoot is a basketcase , dont sell the 1200 Sporty short especially since you state that he is "getting back into riding.." This could be a good deal for your bud to "re-learn" on , sure some say its top heavy.
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I would say nice bike to be on 5 speed gearbox belt drive has the later style hand controls will vibrate a wee bit
    As i like the evo engines i would buy it if it were me however i already have a sportster and i will keep it even though i have a softail and a dyna

    Brian