Heritage Springer FLSTS/FLSTSI ??? (Deleted)

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Randall K. Wilson, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Randall K. Wilson

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    The Heritage Springer came out in 1997. Eventually the front fork was blacked out and around 2006 or so it was deleted from model production.

    To the forum: What reason do you think the Motor Company deleted this model? Deleting this model to me was one of the "dark" days in the history of the company.

    Someday I just might have to bag me a used one, but not one with the blacked out fork. I prefer the shiny traditional chromed out springer fork.

    Please respond.
     
  2. LIRider

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    I believe they may have canned it becasue the springer frotn end hindered good braking. Not sure. I did love the blacked out look. very old school.
     
  3. Randall K. Wilson

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    Tis, Hobbit point well taken, but I like the 1997 version and the ones close after that which followed, the best. Truly a 1940's look. Awesome machine.
    It broke my heart when it was delete.

    I know some folk like the blacked out fork, but I would want mine to shine like a new dime!:D
     
  4. LIRider

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    Hobbit, just going by hearsay and from a club Brother who has one. Seems that the bouncing and compression of the springer comrpomises the braking some. Just what I have been told, no personal experience.
     
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  6. captkirkis

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    My Uncle has a 1999 (ish) Springer and got to say it is beautiful, I remember when he picked it up brand new.....He loves it, and says he will probably never part with it!!! Don't know why they would do away with it.
     
  7. hardrider

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    I have a 99 heritage springer,and have owned several Harleys over the years.This is by far my favorite.I plan on keeping it.Have owned the bike since 1999.Now when I sit on any other Harley.they just dont compare.They seen smaller and not as stretched or something.