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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Goodbye for now

Well everyone as of last night I got ride of my sp1 I must admit the break up was very hard. When you own a bike as long as i did well for some reason you become attached to the dam thing. Anyways guys this is a short goodbye as I'm in the market for a SP2. I might even give up sportbikes all together. I'm doing some shopping around maybe a HD to slow things up a bit. As some of you may know I really went down hard on my SP1 and hurt my shoulder bad. 31,000 miles of pure pleasure is what I got out of her. I learned so much from this site that I want to thank each and every one of you. I will not be a stranger i will still be active in the site. I did tell the guy that got the bike to please make his way here and he can learn more about what he has. The bike left me with a leaking fuel tank which he's going to need to fix other then that he has a great bike. Kind of funny my wife said to me last night she never seen me this sad well guys I will stay in contact and be safe out there.


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Good luck with whatever you choose. Check out the V-rod. They are like sitting on a couch compared to the RC. If I bought a Harley, it would be one of those.




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Good luck with whatever you choose. Check out the V-rod. They are like sitting on a couch compared to the RC. If I bought a Harley, it would be one of those.
If I go back to a sport feeling then it will be SP2


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Seriously, if you're considering cruisers to slow it down a bit, I get that. But a Harley?
I say put your money into one of the metric cruisers. Like Yamaha or Honda. The japanese have it all over Harley in cruisers. IMO.
I rode a Yamaha Warrior before I got into sportbikes. Half the price of Harley in the same class. And every bit as cool looking. And Lots of metric cruisers are nice and comfy for passengers too. ie.- the Goldwing or the Yama Stratoliner or RoyalStar. Even a ST1300 or FJR1300 would be a better choice than a Hardley! IMO.
Sorry to see you have to retire the RC (sounds like you're still on the fence), but we gotta do the right thing, whatever that may be. Good luck to you.

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Seriously, if you're considering cruisers to slow it down a bit, I get that. But a Harley?
I say put your money into one of the metric cruisers. Like Yamaha or Honda. The japanese have it all over Harley in cruisers. IMO.
I rode a Yamaha Warrior before I got into sportbikes. Half the price of Harley in the same class. And every bit as cool looking. And Lots of metric cruisers are nice and comfy for passengers too. ie.- the Goldwing or the Yama Stratoliner or RoyalStar. Even a ST1300 or FJR1300 would be a better choice than a Hardley! IMO.
Sorry to see you have to retire the RC (sounds like you're still on the fence), but we gotta do the right thing, whatever that may be. Good luck to you.
Hey thanks. And your right about being on the fence. But really something along the lines of a chopper or a cruiser. Maybe all together just stop riding for a bit. Maybe a boat lol


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Hey thanks. And your right about being on the fence. But really something along the lines of a chopper or a cruiser. Maybe all together just stop riding for a bit. Maybe a boat lol


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Be careful if you're gonna consider a boat. More people get burned on first-time-buying a boat. Ask me how I know. Someone once said, the best 2 days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it!
Haha thats funny not the first time i've heard that before. But truthfully i really miss my SP1 i would like to get a SP2 and keep it for the weekend rides im going to start looking for one now i want a black model more along the lines of an 06 last year they made them


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Yes, yes... The coveted black bike...

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Seriously, if you're considering cruisers to slow it down a bit, I get that. But a Harley?
I say put your money into one of the metric cruisers. Like Yamaha or Honda. The japanese have it all over Harley in cruisers. IMO.
I rode a Yamaha Warrior before I got into sportbikes. Half the price of Harley in the same class. And every bit as cool looking. And Lots of metric cruisers are nice and comfy for passengers too. ie.- the Goldwing or the Yama Stratoliner or RoyalStar. Even a ST1300 or FJR1300 would be a better choice than a Hardley! IMO.
That's too funny...I had a 2002 Warrior until I sold it to get my Harley. It's almost not fair comparing the two. The Warrior is so different, very quick. It has a ton of room to customize it anyway you want, plus they're getting pretty cheap. But I have to say, I love the Harley....even though I'll always have a soft spot for the Warrior, I can't go back. Locomoco...hope you find something that works for you and that you stay around. I was a member for a long time before I finally got my RC.

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Not exactly sure what your physical limitations are but, if i were you i would probably buy a Superduke 990 or something. Sorry to hear about losing the bike, but glad you will still be sticking around.

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