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2017 Harley Davidson Softail Slim S

I did it, I switched to a bike that really fits my style, it’s a little dark, low to the ground, with a big attitude. I’m sure we all get it wrong when we describe ourselves, but I really, really like this bike. I traded in a 2018 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom 1200 for this bike and would do it again over and over.

The Sportster had about 1200 miles when this happened, I enjoyed the bike a lot, Sportsters are great. But the revving power of a 1800cc engine is something you need to try before you judge, and going from a 1200cc bike to an 1800cc bike it’s a dream for any biker. Here is a picture I took a few days ago while at work…


I got this bike with only 110 miles on it, practically brand new. It only has a few minor scratches that are barely noticeable and it’s beautiful. Since I purchase it, I added a sissy bar, a more comfortable seat, passenger pegs and I changed the speedometer with the upgrade available from Harley Davidson. In the future months, I will be making some changes, probably a different handlebar and maybe even removable saddlebags.

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The starter motorcycle

Late last year I traded a 1995 Sportster for a 2018 Sportster as if I needed a newer version of the old bike. I enjoyed that bike for 1200 miles before I realized my mistake. I thought I was not going to be riding much and to my surprise, I was wrong.

Another surprise was my wife enjoying the rides with me, and us taking longer trips. While the Sportster is a great bike, when you get on the highway, specially with a passenger, you notice the wind throwing you all around the place. To make matters worse, the lack of a sixth gear means the engine gets extra loud and hot when traveling long rides.

Here is a picture of my Sportster…

I really enjoyed this bike but it had to go. Coming up on my next article, I will reveal the new addition to my garage. In the meantime, share with me, if you have a Sportster, what do you like the most and the least about it.