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Old 09-22-2012, 09:34 AM
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Default Should I trade for a 93 HD Sportster 1200

I have a 74 Yamaha XS650 Bobber & I am trying to get rid of it for a two sitter. This one guy wants to trade his 93 HD Sportster.

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"Previous Owner claimed it has work done heads/pistons/cams, but he haven't been into the engine yet to confirm. Current set of tins has a fatboy tank/console with some pretty ragged custom paint, but comes with pretty clean light blue tins off of a '96 883. Needs some minor cleanup **** done (hiding wires, a good detail, etc) but it's in pretty decent shape even though I just picked it up for a vin/engine and trans."

- Please let me know if its a good idea. I'm not that great selecting bikes

Here are pics he sent:
http://www.imagesocket.com/photos/guest/2525281 http://www.imagesocket.com/photos/guest/2525282 http://www.imagesocket.com/photos/guest/2525283 http://www.imagesocket.com/photos/guest/2525284 http://www.imagesocket.com/photos/guest/2525285

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Old 09-23-2012, 11:32 AM
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If you are planning on a lot of two-up riding for extended periods, you don't want a Sportster. If riding two-up on short hauls, not a problem. I have no idea what your Yamaha looks like so hard to judge a straight-up trade for you. There's also little information on the Sportster - how many miles, does it run, can you test ride it, condition of tires, brakes, clutch? I would lean towards a trade but am hesitant to make an outright reco based on the sketchy info provided on both bikes.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:45 PM
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How about a pic of the yammi?
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Keep the bobber and find a clean older touring bike. If two bikes are an option, problem solved.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:34 PM
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do it!

I can get an xs650 any day i want, and very very cheap at that.

I can not find a running harley of any year, for close to the price of an xs650
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I'd trade a 650 Yammi for a good runnin 1200 Sporty anyday! But, as mentioned above, a Sporty AIN'T no 2-up MC. Still, it should improve your trade-in value on what you really want.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:11 PM
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I'd trade a 650 Yammi for a good runnin 1200 Sporty anyday! But, as mentioned above, a Sporty AIN'T no 2-up MC. Still, it should improve your trade-in value on what you really want.

Don't listen to em, you can 2-up on a Sporty, no worries. I just made a post, "touring on a Sporty", check it out. I just did 1000+ with the missus plus luggage.

My gut feel tells you to make the trade!
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How about a pic of the yammi?
A+ on that i got a H**rd on for 70s jap bikes
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trade straight across? No cash? Hell yes
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