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Old 08-24-2012, 11:54 PM
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Default Is the 72 a weekend warrior Harley?

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 PM
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Depends on who is riding it.
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Could also be a weekday warrior........
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It's not the bike's fault if it is only ridden on the weekends.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:22 AM
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It's not the bike's fault if it is only ridden on the weekends.
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The rider chooses how much the bike it ridden. Who cares if it is a 72 or a Road King. Either could be out on the road as a daily rider or used occasionally on weekends. All up to the rider, not the bike.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:46 AM
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dumb question IMHO . might as well ask if a sportster is a girl's bike .

it depends on who rides it
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:48 AM
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The 72 is whatever you want it to be. The only real limitation is the 2.1 gallon tank which does require frequent stops and riding across the country might be a challenge as far as gas stops. Other than that, you can add a touring seat, windshield, saddlebags and anything else to make it a touring bike if that's your desire. My opinion is that the 72 excels at being a great handling and quick round the town cruiser. It is raw and mechanical and the epitome of what a bike should be.
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All these Sportster models - my opinion - are small bikes and good for around town cruising. For long rides, and 2-up, there are better choices.

I bought a 2012 1200C Sportster because my touring bike is just "too much" for these short trips.

No one bike "does it all" - everything is a compromise. Or, buy as many bikes that are "fit for purpose" for the different riding you want to do. But many of us can't afford this ideal option.
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Nah, its just a garage trophy
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