Glad mine's a Sportster......!

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by RAWLDYMAN, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. RAWLDYMAN

    RAWLDYMAN Active Member

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    ...... if there's any truth in this article about the twin cam models!

    Before You Buy Harley

    What do the BT owners think?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Just because it is supposedly well written and uses a lot of fancy jargon, if it were true you would not find many twin cam HD's on the road. It like other types of spam. The only good Spam came in a can....:bigsmiley14:
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I've seen this article before and I have to agree with dbmg. What you read on the forum here about problems our members are having is not an indicator that all Harley's have the same problems. I'm sure this article could be written about any other make of bike and even Sporsters.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    This guy really has an axe to grind IMO, what about the thousands of satisfied customers HMMMMM
     
  5. RAWLDYMAN

    RAWLDYMAN Active Member

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    Yeah I think there's a bit of that in there alright.
    Most harley owners I know have big twins and I've never heard of any of them having serious issues.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I would bet he will soon write articles about H D short comings on the design of the Sporster transmission and lack of a trap door
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Or the sub 1000cc bikes Harley is producing......:p
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Almost any vehicle you buy will have something about it that could have been done better
    Some people have an axe to grind and labour the point to and excessive degree I did not get far in the article before I got bored with the same subject matter being rehashed again and again

    I have never had an abs system on a car last without fault for more than 100k miles dual mass flywheels only last about 100k miles etc etc
    Cam chains and tensioners can be a pest to replace on some Japanese bikes cam belts every 36k on some car engines water pumps, turbo chargers etc can all fail
    Being aware of potential issues regular maintenance and inspections can keep a vehicle on the road for many miles


    Brian
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    WELL,,, La-T-Daugh.....:dknow

    HA HA HAW....... I own BOTH and I DO Find Fault with BOTH...

    09 FLHR and my 06 Sportster Roadster 1200...

    SO There.....

    I really LOVE Both bikes BUT Ride the KING the Most.....

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    :unsureOH NO does this mean I need to get rid of my big twin? NOT!!!! I have nothing against sporters.......have had one. Would I ever trade my heritage for one? Uh.......NO!!