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    New to this Forum

    Hello,

    I'm a new rider, I've just purchased a Sportster 48

    I've had a large capacity fuel tank fitted, as the range would of been too short.

    Looking forward to the weather improving to take it out.

    Jeff

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    Welcome old timer the 48s are really nice looking bikes , the weather should get better next week I think there will be a lot of bikes dusting the cobwebs of !

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    Welcome to the forum Old Timer from Calderdale in West Yorkshire.

    The Forty-Eight is a popular Sportster, I was originally intending buying a Forty-Eight way back in 2011. I didn't like the forward foot controls, too laid back for my style of riding. I didn't like the Nightster's grey motor and wire wheels are a bitch to clean, so I bought my Iron. Even though the Iron is only an 883, it has plenty of power for me these days.

    Enjoy your Forty-Eight.

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    Morning Jeff & welcome - I've only recently found my way here too. I have looked at the 48 but I didn't like the fuel tank thing either. I asked Harvey at Riders and he quoted me £1300 for a new tank, if it was matt black and without badges. After I'd finished crying, I decided against it. Still, the 48s do look so cool - you're gonna be having such fun!

    Nice to see ya,

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Hey Jeff
    I’m a new rider too with a 48. Original tank and I love it!
    Have you changed the pipes yet?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    Hi,
    I bought the tank from Maidstone Harley, in gloss black with the badges, I had it sent to the dealer I purchased the bike from, it has stage 1 Vance and Hines short shot pipes, very loud. Still not been out on it yet.

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    I have ShortShots on my 1200 with Stage one, BUY DECENT EARPLUGS. Sorry for shouting, bit deaf now

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    I have Short Shots on my 2017 Roadster, fortunately I have built in ear protection...
    Partial deafness from 40 years of Metal!

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    Welcome fae fife. Nice bikes the 48.
    FTW )

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