2004 Harley XL1200R

So, a lot of you won’t believe this, but I got new bike! I know everyone’s shocked, but nonetheless, it happened. I loved the Husqvarna, but it was murder sitting on it for more than 45 minutes, and my girl-girl couldn’t ride with me on it, so that kind of sucked. I really liked my Harley, but dumped it for a crazy deal on a Speed Triple 1050 (mistake, we all know how long that lasted), so I thought I’d go back to the union-made machine I was missing more and more.

I sold the Husqvarna SM610 to a guy in Connecticut who drove to Philly literally five minutes after he saw my listing, and then hopped in the car with my wingman Devyn and shot out to Royersford to pick up the new Sportster. The bike is clean as hell, 2k+ miles, and pulls like a train. I can dig it. Hopefully it’ll be around for a while. the parts list is in progress as I type…

17 responses to “2004 Harley XL1200R”

  1. admin says:

    you’re an animal. fact.

  2. Todd says:

    Who’s taking bets on this one? Deff an upgrade man, gl with it.

  3. cowboy says:

    Whooooa Todd, that Husky was legit as hell. I don’t remember your 675 coming too close in the twisties! 😉

  4. Tom says:

    damn justin. you are a madman. though i predict a new bike by christmas.

  5. Adam says:

    You keep it fresh dude, I like that about you.

    So, what’s the plan for the design with this one?

  6. bill braile says:

    cant wait to see what you do with this one. congrats!

  7. Todd says:

    See me on the track.

  8. Justin says:

    @Todd – Twisties are twisties, track or no. 😉

    @Adam – I’m thinking of a bobber/cafe hybrid. I’m looking for 100% minimalist functional in the end product. I’m still dreaming out the details…

  9. Nick says:

    Good pickup – I decided it was definitely time to sell the Shadow and picked up an ’09 Monster 696.

  10. Todd says:

    Twisties I know do not equal ones that I do.

  11. Todd says:

    And they are totally different, not that you guys would know.

  12. Justin says:

    @Todd – Someone’s a little full of themselves for one track day and a month on a sportbike… Just saying, take it easy Rossi.

  13. Todd says:

    Not at all. You guys just don’t know what you’re talking about when it comes to the one. That’s like me telling you guys how fix the carbs on an old honda, or anything really. I have no experience at all in that department thus I would never make a claim stating I knew what I was talking about.

  14. Justin says:

    So, I just got really confused about the shit talking, an just realized that my first response to Todd was from the “cowboy” account, so Todd, you must be thinking it was Adam fucking with you initially. In fact, it was me. Unless you do think I don’t know what I’m talking about in the performance department, in which case, flame on! 🙂

  15. Devyn says:

    The track is an exercise to sharpen your skills, but the road will always be where we play ball.

  16. Adam says:

    haha I give everyone respect for what they’re into. No shit talking here Justin.

    Gotta fix my picture coming up with the cowboy login.

  17. Johnny G says:

    Todd, what you really have more experience with is crashing a motorcycle and crushing your balls into the fuel tank WHILE at the track.

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