Seventy Two

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by TomH65, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. TomH65

    TomH65 Active Member

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    I have been considering testing out the Sportster 1200 Seventy Two. I haven't seen one yet in this forum. Has anyone got any comments on this model?
    All I know so far is that the fuel tank is tiny, but I like the retro style.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. GARVIN

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    My son fell in love with the 72 when he seen it - he brought one home from work one night so I just had to take it for a ride - fast like a rocket - but found the seat & position uncomfortable, handled well nice city bike,not for any distance, my son said the bike was full when he left work & low fuel light came on just as he got home so went & filled it up , he likely put on 15 miles before he got home plus my 3 mile ride - he had to fill up again before he got back to work. since we don`t ride short trips he decided it was not the bike for him,
     
  4. It's a nice 1200 assuming you like the styling. The styling is the only thing that separates it from the other Sporties. Other than that, all Sportsters are on the same frame and are essentially the same bike with some different refinements depending on model. 883 vs 1200 is the only powertrain difference between any of the models. You'll probably want a new seat though.
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Look cool, but ride is a tad rough for my 51-yr-old body. I'd have to sink $1500 into seat & suspension upgrades...that's just me. Fun bike tho.
     
  6. softailsteve

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    I built an 01 xl for my son and other than the bobbed fender and the white walls it looks like a 72 and of coarse the bass boat paint job. It turned out to be a cool little bike he loves it. Total investment is under $4000 about 6 months later Harley rolled out the 72 for about $11000 that made my day
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  7. 100613mat

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    I switched out the tank for a 3.3 gallon off a 2008 iron. I get about 94-97 miles (hwy)/82-84 (city) before the low fuel light comes on. By then I'm more than ready for a break. I know, I know. "But the tank is part of the appeal", blah, blah. I never really cared for the tank but I really liked the rest of the bike. The white walls, chrome, skinny tire, mini apes, smaller tins, whatever else. I like it. I guess that's all that matters since I paid for it.
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  8. 100613mat

    100613mat New Member

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    I switched out the tank for a 3.3 gallon off a 2008 iron. I get about 94-97 miles (hwy)/82-84 (city) before the low fuel light comes on. By then I'm more than ready for a break. I know, I know. "But the tank is part of the appeal", blah, blah. I never really cared for the tank but I really liked the rest of the bike. The white walls, chrome, skinny tire, mini apes, smaller tins, whatever else. I like it. I guess that's all that matters since I paid for it.
     

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  9. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Looks good and as long as you are happy it really does not matter..................
     
  10. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    I like the styling of the 48 better.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P