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Harley Nightster 1200n?

any opinions on the nightster? I was thinking of getting a cruiser but do not want something bulky...

was also considering a warrior or a naked bike. something more confortable than the r6 for the street.

are current harleys reliable?
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i think the HD site is flash so you have to go to sportster, then 1200n



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any opinions on the nightster? I was thinking of getting a cruiser but do not want something bulky...

was also considering a warrior or a naked bike. something more confortable than the r6 for the street.

are current harleys reliable?
I almost bought the nightster just after my brother bought his nightrod special. The nightster is a GREAT bike...I love the retro feel. Super comfy for me....

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any opinions on the nightster? I was thinking of getting a cruiser but do not want something bulky...

was also considering a warrior or a naked bike. something more confortable than the r6 for the street.

are current harleys reliable?

I haven't had any problems with my Harley. I love it. Harley are very reliable these days. Don't listen to all these people that don't know anything about them.

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any opinions on the nightster? I was thinking of getting a cruiser but do not want something bulky...

was also considering a warrior or a naked bike. something more confortable than the r6 for the street.

are current harleys reliable?
Harley is automatically disqualified right there, end of thread

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I like the nightster it's a sharp looking bike. If I was in the market for another sportster I would definatly look at the nightster.

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Don't be a hater. The nightster is not bulky...

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Don't be a hater. The nightster is not bulky...
sorry cant help it sometimes

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I love the look of it, and would like to see one in person. HD plastics can make them look cheap. Overall I like it.
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Timely post, I am thinking of doing the same thing; jettison my F4i for the Nightster. If you are serious, you should rent one for a day or two and try it out. Harley Dealers do this unlike others. It's not a lot of $ and will give you a feel for the very low riding position and somewhat punishing rear shocks. But it is very cool looking and I like the sound. It makes something like 70 ft/lb not far off idle and that is enough to beat a lot of sportbikes off the line but of course they catch up pretty quickly. That's not what bikes like the XL1200 are meant for though. Just ridin around.
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I looked at a vstar when we bought mandys Vino. If I buy a cruiser, that is very high on the short list.
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I thought the were too narrow and that tank looks strange being so skinny. Performance is quite impressive for a cruiser though.

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Looked nice and comfortable for me and the wifey.
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Looked nice and comfortable for me and the wifey.
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i dont think its bulky, maybe some of the others but not the nightster. did you look at the pics?
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A nightster is 2x more to insure than the R6!

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