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Old 18-12-2015, 09:54 PM
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Been a while ain't it
Always liked the 883s over the 1200s but even better was the 883 with 1200 barrels and pistons that's a mate had that was the first harley that really impressed me when i rode that it was smoother than any sportster I had ridden seemed to have more torque as well
That bike as far as I can remember still had 883 heads and carb

Good luck with your new toy
The only problems that I've had with mine has been fork seals, and the indicators vibrating loose
Remember to lock tight everything that vibrates loose when you retighten them
The 883 with 1200 barrels that i mentioned was a bike that had been hard used and dispatched on
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Old 20-12-2015, 09:17 PM
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Cheers for advice. Bike ordered so now just waiting on delivery. It was the look of the 2016 iron that clinched it, bit of a 50s look. Think I'll see how I get on with it in 883 form initially, the NTV wasn't fast, so not so bothered bout a high top end. Tagged for advice bout stuff vibrating loose.
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Old 17-03-2016, 09:06 AM
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To end the saga, picked up bike yesterday. Had very cold , wet in Edinburgh, dry in Fife ride home. Bike is very different to my old Honda, but rides great. Very strange that there is very little dive at front end when braking.Just need to remember the pegs are a bit more forward than I'm used to. I also need to mind to take key fob when moving bike in shed. I about had a heart attack when I moved it and it screeched and flashed at me. Think I'm gonna have fun as a late Harley convert.
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Old 17-03-2016, 09:42 AM
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The alarm is a pain but you will get used to it

I have the alarm fob on my house keys with the bike key on a cable tie, a small carabiner on the house keys to clip them together when i get off the bike,
This saves wear on the ignition switch and is also convenient

Do the same with my car keys too hanging a big bunch of keys from any switch is a quick fire way to fuck the switch

Glad you enjoyed the ride home hopefully you will enjoy many happy hours on the bike

Cheers Dai

EDIT. There's lots of talk all over the Internet about what oil to use in harley's I will tell you what i and lot's of other people use

Engine. Halfords classic car oil 20/50 stock up when they have one of their many sales on
Gearbox and primary get ATF also known as Dexron
To be honest i don't know enough about synthetic oils so i tend to shy away from them, with a mineral oil I can feel with my fingers if it needs changing (squeeze hard between first finger and thumb if it slippery it's still good if it feels grippy change it)
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Old 17-03-2016, 08:53 PM
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The Suzuki Bandit 1200 is an ultra reliable chunk a metal.
I had a 1998 model and the engine/gearbox combination are bullet proof. It never ever let me down.
In the big floods in Warks of 99 I was one if the only ones who got home that night. Riding through new rivers up to my ankles in water and pitch black night.
People died in the floods that night but I didn't.
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Old 17-03-2016, 08:56 PM
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I'm sure I'll come up with a system for the alarm and key to . It'll just take getting used to. Cheers for the info oil, good to know.
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Old 18-03-2016, 11:17 AM
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I'm sure I'll come up with a system for the alarm and key to . It'll just take getting used to. Cheers for the info oil, good to know.
Please excuse my stupid moment
Luciidty........ it comes and goes.
Glad to hear you've got a new bike.
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Old 18-03-2016, 03:31 PM
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Your in good company, my missus says I have loads of stupid moments.
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Old 18-03-2016, 04:16 PM
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Your in good company, my missus says I have loads of stupid moments.
My little lady has at times pretended she doesn't know me.
She's a card !!

I had a perfectly good brain until I became involved with motorcycles and motorcyclists.
I wouldn't change any of it, I've had a blast !
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Old 18-03-2016, 10:24 PM
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It's a blast for sure being a biker, been riding g bikes to long now to have many brain cells left.
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Old 19-03-2016, 08:46 AM
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It's a blast for sure being a biker, been riding g bikes to long now to have many brain cells left.
Got to the stage I can't communicate with people who aren't bikers.
Wtf would they know about anything.
Bikes, there is nothing else.
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Old 19-03-2016, 01:36 PM
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I get it, outside of work I have no time for people who don't get it. Been riding an rallying since I was 16, so don't know anything outside of this lifestyle. Got no interest .
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Old 20-03-2016, 07:51 AM
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I have plenty of other interests, just that biking takes precedence!
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Old 21-03-2016, 06:06 PM
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I do to. Always been into music and weightlifting, and these are the only ones that I've kept up over the years. Biking however, links into most other things for me.
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Old 21-03-2016, 08:21 PM
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I have plenty of other interests, just that biking takes precedence!

Yes me too...... cake.
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Old 22-03-2016, 06:26 AM
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I do to. Always been into music and weightlifting, and these are the only ones that I've kept up over the years. Biking however, links into most other things for me.
I've lifted the odd pint or two in my time as well!
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Old 23-03-2016, 10:35 PM
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I'm partial to sweets and chocolate , myself.
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I've lifted the odd pint or two in my time as well!
As I well know
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