Rode for over twenty years; stopped for twenty years because of family influence. But now that I am 60, I can do as I please! My 1971 kick start Sportster is long gone, and I have had a variety of vertical twins since. Since I like bikes stripped looking and agile; looking at Sportsters again: 1200c or 48. Wonder if the suspension is more forgiving on one? Fat front tires equal better handling? Short test drives don't tell the whole story so I am looking forward to tapping all the experience you folks graciously share. Oddly enough, my given name is Harley!