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Old 03-13-2012, 03:47 PM
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Question '11-up XL1200C-Who's got 'em?

Mine will be in the garage end of this week (3/16 if all the mid control parts show up on time). They don't seem all that popular it seems. To me the C has a lot of the styling ques of the XL line that I like. 4.5 gal. tank, fat front end, not totally dropped to the pavement, easy reach bars, mid controls (option), 2-up seat, full rear fender and 1200 lump. Kind of like, to me, a Fat Boy mini-me that still handles well (enough). I really dig it all around. It'll be nice to be back on a Sporty!

Who else here has one? Feedback and pics welcome!
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I have had a 12 since last August and love it!
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I have had my 2012 since Feb and it is my first Harley Davidson I will never ride another metric bike again I love my Harley
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No real world pics? I have only been able to find one professional ride review on the C.

I am finding most don't like the fat front end. That is one thing I like the most. This will be my 4th H-D. Started with an Iron.....too slow. Got an XR1200 and modded the heck out of that. I just could not rid the bike of the head shake hard out of corners. Sold that and picked up an '06 VRSCR. Nice bike and I could do things on that bike that amazed people but it was just a little too big for my tastes in the long run. Plus, I missed Sportsters.

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Two words, Love it. Love the fat front end, it sold it for me. I went in for a Fat Bob and walked out w a sporty. It just fit me better getting off the rice bikes. Its my first HD and have to say it wont be the last. I got it in Aug of 11' and have had many compliments of it. I truly think you wont be disappointed, the 48 is sweet but the 2.2 gal tank is a draw back in my OP.Wish you the best of luck with yours.

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Sweet, thanks for sharing both the pics and feedback.

I originally went to look at a Dyna but after having the Street Rod I knew I wanted a smaller, more nimble bike under me again.
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Since I was the one that started this thread looking for pics and feedback I feel obligated to share......now that the bike has been delivered. After just one short ride this bike, by far, fits very well right out of the box. The only thing I have changed is install mid controls and take the peg feelers off. I was draging those before even getting on the street. It feels like riding a bicycle it's so comfortable and all be damned if the thing doesn't spin the tire shifting into 2nd.




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Got one. Love the fatty tire! Very nimble very quick (in HD terms) . I notice the tire wont wander around like a pizza cutter wheel will and feels more stable around corners. I just love the bike. Mines an '11 model and I have had it almost a year now (April )

Added a little bling to it (new pegs, grips, derby cover) Only thing left is new K&N breather with V&H or Sampson exhaust and re-map. I spent my wad on the Electra this winter already!!
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I have a 2012 and LOVE it , it is my first harley - I walked into the dealer in december just to look around to kill some time. As soon as I saw my bike sitting in the showroom i feel in love with it and brought it home that same day.[IMG][/IMG]
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My wife just ordered a 2012 Custom today. She is replacing her 2011 Street Glide for the Sporty. She was just not comfortable with the Street Glide and wanted something more nimble and lighter. I hope she likes the Sporty. I test rode it and loved the ride. I guess if she doesn't like it I will keep it for myself.
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