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2003-10-27 2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Springer Softail Motorcycles View Listings

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I have had this bike about a year and it is one of the best riding harleys that I have been on,and is one of the best looking harleys that I have seen.
- Darin , Axtell, Nebraska

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2003-07-09 2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Springer Softail Motorcycles View Listings

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I dropped my bike! I recently turned sixty. Not so old....I am forty years younger than Harley-Davidson! I hadn't owned a Harley since 1964, and I decided I was going to treat myself to one since the weather here in Guadalajara, Mexico (where I moved recently from northern California) is so perfect for biking and I was still in pretty good shape. I bought a new 2003 Sportster 883. I loved riding it and just sitting there looking at it while wiping every speck of road crap off its beautiful body. Then the other day I did something stupid. I forgot something I had learned long ago. I pulled into the parking lot of a store and turned to park in the stall so I could go out head first. But..... I turned hard right instead of left. Since I had my right foot down for support on the turn, I instinctively hit the front brake on the right handle to stop. In a flash, it was "Man overboard!" I had no time to do anything but bail-out. My sweet new 883 headed for the concrete on its right side (just missing my leg) and at the same time I shouted, "Oh, #@*k!" There she was flat on her right-side, engine dead, and I could see the right mirror arm was cockeyed. I knew my face was as red as the rear fender side reflector. In a flash I hoisted my poor 883 up. Thank God , lifting weights, and adrenilin....she was back on her feet in a sec! I cranked her over, and instead of the one crank of the starter, I counted six. I did not like that. I straightened the right mirror (the glass was not broken) and I headed home which is about a mile away. I cursed myself all the way there. I parked my poor 883 and went into the house without ever looking at the right side of the bike since before it went down. I did not want to see it now! I needed a drink. A stiff one! How could I have done that? The last time I did that was back in '78 when I learned the lesson mentioned above. I had a new Yamaha 650, because that was all I could afford and it looked a little bit like a Harley. I broke or bent a bunch of its right side when I dropped it. Later, I put a lawn chair right square at my Sportster's right side. And I swear, I could not focus my eye on the bike for quite some time. I am glad my wife did not come out and see me sitting there, my head bouncing around right and left, drinking, and smoking a cigarette like some lunatic. Finally, I got the courage to face the music. I could not believe what I saw! Nothing! No broken casings. No dents in the chrome or paint. Come on, this isn't real! Where in hell is the damage? On closer examination I found a light burnish on the steel tip which protrudes slightly out from the rubber inside the stock foot rest. I remembered having to put it back down as it popped-up as it should do on impact. I also found a burnish through the chrome on the rounded extreme end of the right brake handle. That is it! I don't know why the mirror had no marks. I tightned the mirror back up, but not a mark on any part of the chrome! How those two contact areas took all of that impact is beyond me. I want to thank Harley-Davidson for their one hundred years of building the greatest motorcylce on earth. If you ain't riding a Harley.....you must be delivering pizzas on another bike!
- George W. Haughton, Guadalajara, Mexico

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2002-12-21 2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Springer Softail Motorcycles View Listings

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I have a FXSTSI "white" on order due in Febuary or March. I own a Sporster 883 now. You can always get a after market front brake caliper with 4, or up to 6 pistons. I'm getting a chrome 4 piston on mine. Chrome is a good thing... :)
- John Guarnieri, Cheektowaga, New York

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2002-12-11 2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Springer Softail Motorcycles View Listings

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Have had a 'luxury blue pearl' 2003 Springer Softail for a couple of months, which I have mildly customised (bars, pegs, chrome bits, fat boy seat etc etc). Best looking bike in the Harley range! Performs well, although single caliper front brakes are very average.
- Bill, Melbourne, Australia

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2002-09-04 2003 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Springer Softail Motorcycles View Listings

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Got a 100 yr. bike so far no problems, handles real nice, eng. has lots of power and torque. I heard springers handle bad but don't believe any of it. also got EFI . its working just fine no hard starts, no choke. just push button and she comes to life. vance & hines pipes also sound good. the forks might be a little more work as far as polishing and cleaning but chrome is a good thing..we don't see alot of springers around here too which is nice.
- Bart Dixon, Greenwood, Indiana

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