New Member needs advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Uthorn, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Uthorn

    Uthorn New Member

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    Hey all,

    New to the forums! I'm looking to buy my first Harley... My 71 yr old Dad owns a 2006 Sportster 883 (He used to ride the old ones in his younger days)... He told me his Military friend is selling his 2006 Sportster 883 for $4800. It only has 2500 miles on it and includes leather saddle bags, cover, and helmet... It's never been laid down and is in mint condition (chopper blue pearl)...

    Now I'm only 5'9" 170 pnds. The 883 seems a little too tall for me... The 883 low would probably fit me perfect... Should I wait to get a shorter Harley?? Or swoop on this one, since it's such a sweet deal? I suppose I could lower this one...

    Can wait to ride with my old man!
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum, you can put a low profile seat on and wear thick soled boots if you feel you are too short in the legs for this bike:s
     
  3. glgarrett

    glgarrett Active Member

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    Buy it! And welcome to hdtalking from Louisiana!:)
     
  4. 09RKC

    09RKC Member

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    Welcome to the Forum from Virginia. Try boots with heels, make sure you're comfortable.
     
  5. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Welcome aboard from Canada. Can't give any better advice than you've already got from the guys.
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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  7. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws