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 Post subject: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:08 am 
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Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:41 am
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Location: Reseda, CA
I traded the café 883 for a 2005 1200 Custom.
It's an adjustment, but I'm getting used to it.

It's a little bitter-sweet at 1st, when you lose
something you love. But I think I'll come to love
this one just as much.

I got it with a 2 year extended warranty,
so that takes some of the nerves down a bit.

It will need new tires before long.
But otherwise hopefully it's a tight machine.
No leaks seen.
It's got 19k miles on it.
And not a scratch.
A lot of beautiful chrome
and sweet looking paint job.

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Now I just need to change my "call name" :icon_biggrin:


model citizen zero discipline
2005 - Sportster 1200 C


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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:16 am 
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Location: Orange County, CA
Sweet Ride!!

As with anything new, take your time getting used to it. Different positions for controls and seating and all that fun stuff.

Back seat and no sissy bar means hang on tight honey!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, when ever I take a new passenger out, I make sure they understand the process of being a passenger. I can't tell you how excited a person gets to go on a ride. It's best to make sure they understand how very important it is for them to sit still and not wiggle around without permission.

Tell her to become part of the bike, she will lean as part of the bike, not as the rider. You'll find if she starts moving around back there, keeping a line in a corner becomes guesswork. Guesswork is NOT a good thing.

I'm curious to find out how the wife likes riding. Keep us posted.

Hope you have many great miles on it!!


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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:29 am 
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What did you get for that sweet cafe racer?


To expect to be perfect is unreasonable, to strive for perfection is reasonable.
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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:38 am 
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Good luck with your new bike! I'm sure that you will make it as good if not better then the other one!

Ride Safe

Lenny


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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:36 am 
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Thanks for the encouragement.

I hate to say what the deal was for the café
because it was through the dealership.
You know how that goes.

But they wanted 4700 bottomline
to seal the deal,
and I got them down to 4k

So I felt alright with it.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:25 pm 
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Nice bike, wish you the best with your new bike! :icon_thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:24 pm 
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Location: Reseda, CA
Thanks!

Getting new tires tomorrow

Michelin Commander ll's
Installed for $324.24

Gotta have some good rubbers! :icon_laughing:


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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:48 pm 
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I really liked you cafe racer. You did a great job. Luvoy the person who gets it.


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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 4:57 pm 
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Went to a good home.

The service guy at HD shop.


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 Post subject: Re: New bike last Saturday
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:13 am 
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BasicCAFE883 wrote:
Thanks!

Getting new tires tomorrow

Michelin Commander ll's
Installed for $324.24

Gotta have some good rubbers! :icon_laughing:


I run the Michelin's on my bike - love 'em!!
How are they working out for you?


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