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    ĦHola! From Kent

    Hey everyone, just joined the forum. Own a 2017 Sportster Iron 883.

    Going to watch Isle Of Man TT on her and doing Thunder in the Glens this year too. Fair old ride from Kent!! Lol.

    Cheers,
    Pete

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    Hello Pete,

    A warm welcome to the forum from a 2011 Iron owner in Calderdale, in the West Yorkshire Pennine hills. The weather is mild and sunny up here today, makes a change for us to have nice weather in January.

    How's the weather in the "Garden of England" that is Kent?

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    Nice one not a bad run on an Iron, done Belgium in the day from South Wales and been up to Yorkshire a few time on it... mind it was one of the reasons I swapped mine in for a 1200 as the motorway miles is a fair bit nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenose-1956 View Post
    Hello Pete,

    A warm welcome to the forum from a 2011 Iron owner in Calderdale, in the West Yorkshire Pennine hills. The weather is mild and sunny up here today, makes a change for us to have nice weather in January.

    How's the weather in the "Garden of England" that is Kent?
    Weather today?...... Poops. However have been having the odd good day here and there.

    I'm originally from Scotland so know exactly what you mean by weather in January!!

    You doing any meets or gatherings this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wide View Post
    Nice one not a bad run on an Iron, done Belgium in the day from South Wales and been up to Yorkshire a few time on it... mind it was one of the reasons I swapped mine in for a 1200 as the motorway miles is a fair bit nicer
    How'd you find the comfort on the Iron for that distance?
    Do you find motorway speeds a grind for the 883?

    I'm actually thinking of getting the 1200 conversion kit, but wasn't sure if it really needed it or added much?

    Any recommendations on kit for long journeys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpse877 View Post
    Weather today?...... Poops. However have been having the odd good day here and there.

    I'm originally from Scotland so know exactly what you mean by weather in January!!

    You doing any meets or gatherings this year?

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    Hi Pete,

    I'm originally from Scotland too, Dufftown in Banffshire to be exact. There is a saying that Rome was built on seven hills and Dufftown was built on seven stills, whisky is in my blood, but I leave it in the bottle when I'm riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenose-1956 View Post
    Hi Pete,

    I'm originally from Scotland too, Dufftown in Banffshire to be exact. There is a saying that Rome was built on seven hills and Dufftown was built on seven stills, whisky is in my blood, but I leave it in the bottle when I'm riding.

    c51c22b6721bdc235076a23972add7df--scottish-quotes-scottish-humor.jpg
    Born Dunfermline, grew up in Glenrothes. So a proper Fifer. Lol.

    I must say Whisky isn't my choice (hangs head in shame!), but I don't mind wee dram now and then. Usually vodka or gin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpse877 View Post
    Hey everyone, just joined the forum. Own a 2017 Sportster Iron 883.

    Going to watch Isle Of Man TT on her and doing Thunder in the Glens this year too. Fair old ride from Kent!! Lol.
    Hi and welcome from a double newbie; on bikes and to the forum. I've found this forum to be friendly and informative. You'd be the talk of the Isle of Man if you went to the TT on one of these, a Harley XR750TT.

    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18346/lot/120/


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    Welcome fae the wilds of Fife, from a fellow Iron owner. Mines a 2016 vintage. Personally I've found the iron comfortable enough for 500mls in a day trips, so not felt the need for a 1200 hop up. We're also booked up for Thunder this year, great event.
    FTW )

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    Quote Originally Posted by corpse877 View Post
    Born Dunfermline, grew up in Glenrothes. So a proper Fifer. Lol.

    I must say Whisky isn't my choice (hangs head in shame!), but I don't mind wee dram now and then. Usually vodka or gin.

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    I have three generations of distillery workers that I'm aware of in my family, there may be more. When my father worked in the distilleries and I was ill, he'd give me a shot of whisky, it was a used as a cure all ills medicine in our home.

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