I do not currently own a bike of any sort and have never even ridden a Harley, but I have always wanted a Sportster. I have saved up enough money to start looking seriously at used bikes and an 883 seems to be in my price range. I don't want to spend more than about $4,000 or so, and that means a 2000-2003 is about as new as I will get. What I want to know is are there any issues with these bikes I should know about before I buy? Would it be better to save more and get a 1200? Most of my riding would be solo and out on country roads, I weigh 190 lbs. is the 883 enough bike power wise? Any help for this Harley newbie would be appreciated.