Trust me, somebody wants that headlight!
Had my Hobart for north of ten years. Works just as well now, as it did when I got it.DesmoDog said:After using oxy/acetylene for the past 20 years or so I finally decided to step up to 1950's tech.
Since then I also added a tank and a cart, so if I ever cleaned my shop enough not to burn it down with random sparks I could actually MIG weld at this point.
One of these days, I'll get me a WKRP. Funny, the Guzzi my buddy has me working on has that tail light and fender. I thought it might be Harley stuff on that thing. I thought it was odd that the license plate light was on top. Now I know why.canyoncarver said:I traded my 86' FXR project and some cash for this ready to roll 93' FXRP today. I got some nice saddle bags with it too. It needs nothing but I have a few changes planned. I love this thing.
So an American dress on an Italian girl. Classy.irk miller said:One of these days, I'll get me a WKRP. Funny, the Guzzi my buddy has me working on has that tail light and fender. I thought it might be Harley stuff on that thing. I thought it was odd that the license plate light was on top. Now I know why.
I hear you. I was biased against them growing up too. I grew up on the big 4 Japanese brands (and some Brits and even owned a Ducati for a bit) and still love them (the metrics). I really just didn't know much about Harleys back then. Anything after the Shovelhead years (my shovel chop is heavily modifed over stock) is pretty darn reliable if you keep up with the maintenance just like any other bike. The EVO motor is pretty bulletproof but it's not exactly a powerhouse. The FXR models were the ugly stepchild to most hardcore HD guys when they came out. The thing is, they were built to handle better than all the other models and are in high demand these days. If you haven't ridden one, it's no Ducati but they are good at what they were built for. I put a few hundred miles on a friends 2012 Road Glide a few weeks ago and man that is plush touring. I try to take things for what they are, not what they aren't. The one I posted is a former Police model and it's fairly cherry. It's a good alternative to my finicky shovel chop and different world than my ZRX or YZF's. I love motorcycles.teazer said:(edited)
To me they are generally overweight and overpriced, but I was brought up on small cheap light bikes, so I'm biased.
This is me too. I boast about being on a 6 year streak of not having spent over $600 to buy a used bike for me to build, so I rarely go over $2k by the end. I look at Shovelheads and other Harley listings all the time, but I don't want to go in @ $4k or more on a used one, let alone make payments on anything new. This is also the reason I don't own a new Africa Twin, which I would love to own. I can't bring myself to go all in at $14k plus. Also, you can buy a bike like a brand new Ninja 650 or CBR600rr for $8 - 10k, which is why so many bikes like that are on the road and ridden by young people.Rat_ranger said:enjoy working on the $100 old japanese craigslist bikes.