THAT’S A BUNCH OF HOOEY!

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I had the opportunity to shoot this cool Sporty this week. This bike is owned by a local Nashville guy and I really like it a lot. I don’t know why but I think I will always be partial to the Sportster. Yeah… I know it’s known as the “Little Harley” and I know some people call it a “Chik Bike”… but that’s a bunch of hooey! This bike is an American classic, fun to ride and with a little bit of effort can be made to stand out in a crowd… like this one. Honestly, of all the bikes I’ve owned over the years, the only one I really wish I had back is my ’95 Sportster. I loved that bike and one day hope to have another one.

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13 responses

  1. What year is this Sporty? Appears to be an early EVO… but….looks are decieving sometimes…classic looks…..I like this…

    July 3, 2009 at 10:21 AM

  2. If I remember correctly it is a 2004. Was an 883 but he had it converted to 1200.

    July 3, 2009 at 1:54 PM

  3. scooterw

    I happen to have the start of a Sportster build in my barn////

    July 3, 2009 at 2:14 PM

  4. Hey Scooter… you building that for me? 🙂

    July 3, 2009 at 11:47 PM

  5. I love the Sportster. A great city bike! More a fan of the pre-rubber mount years though. I like the feel. Who did the tank graphic(s) do you know?

    July 6, 2009 at 9:19 AM

  6. SparkyL

    Hey Swag;

    I bought an ’09 Sporty back in September 2008. 5500 miles later, and I’m still loving it. I’ve got a long list of farkles that I want to add, but I’m holding off for now. I’ve been meaning to ask you how your transition from Sporty to Electra Glide went initially? I am occasionally tempted, usually after a ride with Mrs. Sparky on back!

    Thanks.

    July 6, 2009 at 9:21 AM

  7. My husband has ALWAYS liked the sporster! Ya-Hooey!

    July 6, 2009 at 9:31 AM

  8. It’s a good looking Sportster, no doubt. The Sporster has always had a bad rap as a bitch bike, but it’s a great ride and there is nothing “wimpy” about someone who rides a sportster. Great shots, great blog.

    July 6, 2009 at 9:36 AM

  9. Tenebrini… the paint and graphics were done by this guys brother who lives around Memphis.

    July 6, 2009 at 7:33 PM

  10. SparkyL Transition is no problem once you get used to the weight of the touring bike. I bought mine for the same reason… so the wife (and I) would be more comfortable when 2-up. Ideally I would like to have both the Electra Glide and another Sportster. I have a feeling if that ever happens that the EG will sit in the garage a whole lot more than the Sportster.

    July 6, 2009 at 7:36 PM

  11. Sheila… husband = smart guy

    July 6, 2009 at 7:38 PM

  12. bcarter… thanks buddy!

    July 6, 2009 at 7:39 PM

  13. LOVE this bike!!!

    July 7, 2009 at 8:50 PM

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