Just bought one

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Drew, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Drew

    Drew Active Member

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    Hello all-
    I took the MSF course last September, and have not ridden since. I just bought a 2008 XL883C!!!I was initially thinking of buying a Dyna, as other's said I would be fine starting on a bike that size, but thought I should start on something smaller, as the MSF course is the only experience I have. The sporty just felt right to me when I sat on it. Maybe I will feel compelled to upgrade at some point, but I love the looks of the sporty, and look forward to successful relationship with it!

    I am a very cautious driver, and would be ATGATT, full face helmet, etc. I have two small kids at home, so I will do everything in my power to decrease the risks this sport inherently has. I have read Proficient Motorcycling, and A Twist of the Wrist. I would say I took to riding a motory cycle very well in class. But I must admit, I'm a little nervous to make that first venture into traffic. I am athletic and well coordinated (and have always driven a stick shift car... so the clutch/throttle dynamic came fairly easy to me) so I hope that serves me well. My stats:

    35 yr. old male
    6'1" and a solid 210 pounds

    I have not taken delivery of the bike, as I have nowhere to put it right now. The anticipation is killing me! I can't wait to get going!

    regards,
    Drew
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  2. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Congrats and welcome
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Good luck with the new bike Drew.
     
  4. The Bad Man's Angel

    The Bad Man's Angel Active Member

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    Welcome! I ride a 883 - 55ci as well and love mine. Some day I may go bigger but the 60mpg with enough power to feel safe on the highway is hard to beat.
     
  5. FunkyNova66

    FunkyNova66 Member

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    Congrats on your new bike! It's a great feeling isn't it?:D
     
  6. Drew

    Drew Active Member

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    It'll be better once I actually take delivery and ride it... the wait is killin' me!!!
     
  7. Jcannon

    Jcannon Member

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    Hey congrats on the new bike !! I'd be going to lowes so you can build a shed and get your bike already!!!
     
  8. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

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    Great!..welcome here, and Good Luck, and Good riding. I know you'll love it...This motorcycle stuff is really addicting...lol btw...buy some chrome...lol:D
     
  9. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    Good advice...while you're waiting for the bike, it's a good time to start paying the Harley tax!
     
  10. pookibr

    pookibr Active Member

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    Congratulations Drew!!! You're gonna be fine. I am learning to ride my new one too. I havent taken the safety coarse yet. Its booked till Sept.