Got a "manly" bike & I blame Bubbie..!

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by RAWLDYMAN, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. RAWLDYMAN

    RAWLDYMAN Active Member

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    Had a thread on here before, just asking folk for their views on the new, 2011 1200Custom.
    Anyway, test rode one a few weeks ago and loved it. Problem was, there's a real shortage of sportsters, new & used, in Europe at the minute and local dealer said it would be about 3 monts waiting list, maybe more.
    Hit lucky and managed to source one in England. It's a Demo, black (which I wanted), 550 miles and a few extras in chrome belt guard, battery & oil covers and script hand grips - looks really good. Gettin it for 1K below the retail price, which I think is good considering that the extra bits alone cost about a grand. Deposit paid & I'm getting her shipped over next week.

    Bubbies advice before was "ride it/if ye like it/buy it" and, ye know what?....there's a lot to be said for direct talking!!
    I don't mean to cross threads here but...the one about sportsters being "manly"?...Bubbie's right on the money there too.
    Not good at computer stuff but will try and post pics soon
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Congrats on the new steed. May you make many miles of smiles upon it...:)
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Congrats on a good choice, do not worry about Bubbie Glider will take care of him, just kidding, Bubbie is always right on with his words of wisdom, Enjoy your new ride:rider
     
  4. glgarrett

    glgarrett Active Member

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    Congratulations on the new 1200 - next stop, SuperGlide!!! :swoon
     
  5. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    great on the new bike...now to make it yours.. did Buddie tell you about that part..:D
     
  6. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Congrats on the new bike. I hope you have many safe and enjoyable miles on it. :s
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Rawldyman, congratulations on your new ride. I get a lot of flak here, but really a 600 lb Harley just works for me...one that is 800 lbs does not for the type of riding I do as my daily driver in SoCal traffic...or when I want to go for a spirited ride solo.

    I say it is a good choice to have a light "Sporty"...you will enjoy many miles of smiles. Not saying that a big-bore V-Twin is not in my future...just that I am in a very happy place with a nice light torquey bike as it does most everything one can ever ask. :s
     
  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    RAWLDYMAN
    Warming The Wheels
    Ride: 2007 XL883L

    Join Date: Jul 17th, 2009
    Location: N Ireland
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    Wishing you Health, Wealth, and Many Sunny Days, now go Ride..:newsmile017: (FREEDOM)

    signed....BUBBIE
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    Man, what's going on here on HDT.com???

    Must be in the air:D I actually did something Right??

    Sure does make one FEEL Good WHEN it goes well for another rider... Thanks for the kind words and I Hope to live up to them...

    Now IF it breaks down wee can blame Jack:laugh EH....

    Jack is Tough he can take it......:newsmile100:
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    RAWLDYMAN,

    Go give the Blarney Stone a Hug and A KISS for good luck and get that new bike..

    NICE...

    signed....BUBBIE
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    This is the Post? man that KISS really paid in Hearts...
     
  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Great choice of bike for the country roads in your area
    Might have been fun to get a ferry and go pick it up yourself

    Brian