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  • Thinking of getting an FXR or Dyna

    It's been on my mind for awhile now. I Love my Sporty, and hopefully
    I can still hang on to it too. I have a friend who has a 1992 FXR
    with the 95 inch mod. It's completely gone through and custom
    painted, drag bars, forward controls and just a Great looking bike.
    He's only ridden it once this year since he normally rides his bagger,
    or custom. I took it for about a 25 mile ride and I think I'm hooked.
    I think it's only about 75 more pounds then the Sporty. I can hardly
    tell a weight difference, but the part I like is how low it is, but still
    rides excellant. I can flat foot my Sporty with my boots on, but my
    right leg is right up against my oil tank and If I stay there long, it
    gets pretty warm at stop lights. The FXR I can flat foot with my knees
    bent.
    Not sure what he wants for it yet, he hasn't decided. He's owned it for probably 10 years and had the motor done a few years ago, and he said it's only got probably less then 3000 miles on it. He's meticulous
    about his bikes like I am, and spares no expense for their upkeep, and keeps them in a nice heated garage. It would also be a chance to get an older bike from a good friend knowing it's perfect as apposed to buying one from someone I don't even know and maybe taking a chance.
    I would hate to get rid of my Sporty though, but even if I don't get his, I'm probably going to get an FXR or Dyna and If I get one that less then 6 years old, the Sporty will have to go. O boy, Decisions, decisions.
    Regards Sonny
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    Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

  • #2
    Sportys are a fun bike and most people get attached to them. Stepping up to an FXR or Dyna is one step closer to a touring bike. I say, if you can get it at a reasonable price....jump on it.
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    • #3
      Thanks Boss. I've had a couple of Super Glides in the past, the last one was about 20 years ago. I probably wouldn't be looking at too much more then what I could sell the Sporty for.
      I doubt if I'd need more then another 1500, He's talking now like he might even be interested in doing a trade so he'd have something other then his Bagger or custom to ride around
      town on. I started looking at Street Glides, and the 2011's are really nice, and a lot different then the 10's. But I'm not ready to plunk down over 20 grand for a new one.
      I guess we'll just have to see what works out.
      Regards Sonny
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      Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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      • #4
        If there is a trade that would be awesome. Probably a few change to even up the deal. At least you know where your scooter will be and it will be taken care of. You can always go out there to visit.
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        • #5
          Yeah, we only live a couple of miles apart. If the weather stays nice tomorrow he said he'd come by for "bike nite" and he'd ride my Sporty and I could take his FXR....Sounds
          like fun!
          Regards Sonny
          2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
          Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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          • #6
            Just swap Bikes back n forth when you guys want,,
            I hear of so many who sell a sporty an regret it,,
            Most bagger guys get a nicer bagger an never look back..
            In this economy people are takin a real Hit when they sell
            a used Sporty..
            This Is a Sportster junkie talkin,,so pay me no never mind,,,,
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            • #7
              I'm thinking the same thing Sonny; I want something a little bigger with a smoother ride that I'm not apprehensive about riding on the interstate when I have to.
              How many miles do you have on yours? I have 15,800 on my '99.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by livetoridelady View Post
                I'm thinking the same thing Sonny; I want something a little bigger with a smoother ride that I'm not apprehensive about riding on the interstate when I have to.
                How many miles do you have on yours? I have 15,800 on my '99.
                Just turned 20,000 on my 2000 last week. I don't have any apprehension about riding anywhere, I just have the call of the Big Twin in my head. Even though I'm fairly short, about 5' 7"
                I feel more comfortable on the bigger bikes. The Big Twin just seems to "lope" on the highway. The Sporty doesn't turn a lot of rpm's at 70 but the Big Twin seems to turn quite a few
                less. For me it's just a matter of Want, and not need.
                Regards Sonny
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                Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Osco* View Post
                  Just swap Bikes back n forth when you guys want,,
                  I hear of so many who sell a sporty an regret it,,
                  Most bagger guys get a nicer bagger an never look back..
                  In this economy people are takin a real Hit when they sell
                  a used Sporty..
                  This Is a Sportster junkie talkin,,so pay me no never mind,,,,
                  Yeah I can see take a hit happening. I am a bit more fortunant in having a Sport model that is fairly rare and the fact that it is in Awesome condition for a
                  2000. I've turned down voer 5500.00 several times, and for just about 1000 or less I can get a FXR. Now may be the time to sell or trade mine. When you
                  get your mind made up it's hard to change it back.
                  Regards Sonny
                  2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                  Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                  • #10
                    If there's any way, I'd try to hang onto the Sport for exactly the reasons you mentioned, Sonny.
                    I'm sure you can get an affordable deal on a really nice used model of any type, Hell, all are available down here. I saw a nice used CrossBone a week ago... about $11K. Sweet!

                    Or do you have to have a new one?
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                    • #11
                      On the other hand, an FXR can be very nicely accessorized!

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                      • #12
                        I see an accessory my bike could use.
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                        • #13
                          I kept my '03 Dyna when we bought the E-Glide. It was paid for. Love my bagger, but a weekend run through the canyons on the Wide Glide just can't be beat.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Monk View Post
                            If there's any way, I'd try to hang onto the Sport for exactly the reasons you mentioned, Sonny.
                            I'm sure you can get an affordable deal on a really nice used model of any type, Hell, all are available down here. I saw a nice used CrossBone a week ago... about $11K. Sweet!

                            Or do you have to have a new one?
                            No, I'm not buying new. I'd like the get the 1992 I mentioned. About as new as I'd get would be a 06 Dyna, anything more then that it would take too much more money besides
                            what I could get for mine. The 92 is really nice, and is really just as sporty as the Sporty. Probably no more then 60-70 pounds more. The 92 has a 95ci motor in it. Power wise
                            they feel pretty close cept for the 95 inch motor having a lot more Grunt, and it's "loping" feel on the highway at 75-85 mph. Feels like it's just putting along. This was the FXR that
                            my buddy built right after selling his Sporty. He liked the Sporty, but wanted something more comfortable, and more power, so he got it about as close to a Sporty as one could make
                            an FXR. I wouldn't have to change a thing, it's already got drag bars, forward controls, lowered, custom paint and a whole other host of upgrades......dang, I'm almost drooling just
                            describing it again, LOL........and oh yeah, I like that added Accessory!!!!!!
                            Regards Sonny
                            2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                            Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                            • #15
                              Well my buddy decided he didn't want to sell his FXR for sentimental reasons, Long story. I think I'm probably going to end up looking for a Dyna. Thanks for everyones input.
                              Regards Sonny
                              2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                              Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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