More Gandalf than Hobbit!

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by cedarbrook63, May 20, 2009.

  1. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

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    Today, I rode my tame new XL883 the 60 or so miles up the road toward Birmingham where I met with this forum's only European moderator - the one and only Hobbit.

    We'd got talking on this site over the last few months since I joined as we're in the same neck of the woods and Hobbit's always been a big fan of the Sporty line.

    Today Hobbit went to work on my Sporty and installed SEII slip ons, a Million Mile air cleaner and the TFi which I imported from the US (unfortunately I didn't realize site members could get 10% off so I hadn't mentioned I was a member :small3d023:).

    Hobbit epitomized the generosity of spirit that typifies this site giving his time and even some hardware to turn my bike into a whole different experience. The sound for a start! It's got a real Harley gutsy roar now but it's not obnoxiously loud - it even saved me from some hard braking when rolling the throttle at a junction on the way back got the attention of an elderly driver before she pulled out without seeing me :s. The most noticeable performance change is the extra torque at low revs - it's a significant improvement.

    I went to a rider's nite pub meet tonight - a lot of bikes there and my sporty got a lot of flattering comments and appreciation.

    The smile stretched across my face from the 110 miles I've done since Hobbit performed his magic is still there even though I have unwillingly surrendered the seat of my bike for my sofa - until tomorrow morning that is....:D:D

    Thanks Hobbit - and it's all true - his Street Bob 103 is complete monster:D
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to hear it all went well for you

    Brian
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Just don't fall for any wagers with Hobbit, he'll take your money for sure. :D
     
  4. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

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    Having held on for dear life to the mini-apes of that 103 animal - my money's staying quiet in my pocket!:D:D
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Let's just say that I read and don't always comment :lolrolling
     
  6. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

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    It's true then......All seeing, All knowing....:D:D:D
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I'll take the fifth there :D
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    T wrecks Junior Member

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    Are you serious Hobbit...:naughty.....glider is HAL???? If I recollect, HAL was quite evil, whereas our glider is helpful and thoughtful....:lolrolling
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I'm glad you clarified that "T" :D