"and the Sportster 50th anniversary special is a deliberate ploy to get people to stump up extra $$$ for 'legendary anniversary graphics' before the whole thing is rendered valueless by the 2008 sportster which has a completely new and probably water-cooled engine"
Just like the Panhead rendered the Knuckle valueless and and the Shovel rendered the Panhead valuless and the...... I think you get the idea. Then again, maybe you don't. The Japanese make obsolete every motorycycle they ever made, and I guess you wouldn't bytch about that.
Wasn't nothin 'special' about a 100th Sporty cept a badge. Time marches on dude, even for Harley. Keep the Sporty as the last of that breed. It will be a collectors item in 20 years, if you can keep it that long.