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If I could get down to 260 I'd be a skinny mofo.
If you could get down to 260, you'd be half the man you used to be......

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one more question...whats the deal with the 02-03 huggers? I am just not sure what that model is or what it means. I found one for sale for a good price but it is an 883. I have gotten so much good feedback already I figured i misewell ask this too.
As said above, the 883 Hugger was a lowered version on the sportster, equivalent to the newer 883 Low. IIRC, it was the entry-level model with a solo seat and no frills.

I would steer clear of the "low" bikes unless you are short and can't reach the ground on a normal motorcycle. Lowered suspension = less suspension travel = harsh ride.

P.S. the good thing about the 883cc Sportster is it is easily upgradable to 1200cc. Harley sells a kit with everything needed for the conversion.
 

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Sorta puts that 43 grams that Honda "shaved" off the engine cases of the latest CBXRRRRR1000SSSS into perspective, eh?
Yeah I get the joke on weight savings. Like my buddy telling me to buy new pedals for my mountain bike to save 20 grams. I rolled my eyes and said I can skip lunch and save a hell of a lot more than that. Same with my exhaust, granted you could use it for an anchor on a battle ship but with a 300+ lb mutant riding it whats the point?
 

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The jokes on you my friend, I used to walk a 4 miles a day and work out with weights and push ups well up into my 40's. I got injured and stopped and within a few years it all softened up, only my arms stayed big from reefing on valves at work.

You either have to do it full time for the rest of your life or don't even start, you'll only be dissapointed
 

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Same with my exhaust, granted you could use it for an anchor on a battle ship but with a 300+ lb mutant riding it whats the point?
Funny you should mention that. I put my new 2Bros M5 V.A.L.E. carbon-fiber with Magnesium...(the secret ingredient that makes a man a P-O-W-E-R H-O-U-S-E in Bed!) on the Vee. The OEM exhaust, just the cans and pipes to the cat, mind you, easily weigh 50 pounds. Might be 60. The 2Bros M5 V.A.L.E. carbon-fiber with Magnesium...(the secret ingredient that makes a man a P-O-W-E-R H-O-U-S-E in Bed!) system might weigh 8 lbs total. It's like having the kid hop off the passenger seat.

It's enough of a difference that even I can detect it. Much snappier acceleration, quicker turning.
 

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i bought a new 1200 c sportster in 2005. it was one fun bike to ride. i am 6-1 and 205 lbs. with a slip on muffler and jet kit it put out 72 RWHP. more than a new full size 96 cu in HD. it was well made and i just loved it. buy one and just ignore the stupid fools on big twins remarks about 1/2 a harley etc. i sold it becouse i am crazy and just wanted to try something else.:rolleyes:
 
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