Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Owner Satisfaction Survey. Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200C

Owner/State - Kano/Oregon
Year/Make/Model - 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200C
Modifications/Accessories - Sport detachable windshield, luggage rack, mini rail sissy bar with sissy bar pad.
How tall are you? - 5'11"
How are the ergonomics, is the bike comfortable? - Fine except the stock seat gets feeling like sitting on a brick after about 50 or 60 miles. Needs more padding.
How does it handle? - It corners fairly well for a cruiser. Lack of decent shocks make the smallest rut or pothole a bone jarring experience.
What is the bike used most for? - Commuting to work.
Has there been any unscheduled maintenance or repairs done? - No
What is the average gas mileage? - About 42mpg.
What is the average miles rode per week? - 70 or so.
How many miles on the odometer? - 2086
What do you like most about the bike? - It's a Harley, it's relatively light and easy to handle and I like the looks.
What do you like the least about the bike? Uncomfortable seat, bike sits a little lower than I would like, inadequate shocks, gas mileage could be better, takes a while for the engine to warm up.
Would you buy another one? - Yes, a 2007 or newer because they have fuel injection.
If you had a different bike what would it be? Maybe a Triumph America or Moto Guzzi California EV, or a Harley Softail Classic.
Overall are you satisfied with your bike? - Yes.
Would you recommend the bike to others? Yes.

So there you have it, the first of many bike satisfaction surveys to come. If you would like to have your bike included in an upcoming survey post, please email me at oregonian@netzero.com

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R.G. said...

I just put a Mustang Regal Duke seat on my 06 Harley Roadster. Ohhhh, is that ever better. That stock seat has nearly brought me to tears a couple of times over the last couple of years.

Kano said...

r.g.-yep, I've had my eye on a Mustang seat for a long time. I had a 2001 883 Sportster before this one and it was even worse. 50 miles and I definately had to get off!

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?