The Gambler - 06 Harley Sportster Classic 1200

by Tarie
(Griffith, Indiana)

The Gambler

The Gambler

This is my '06 Harley Sportster Classic 1200. It is the bike I designed while on vacation in Texas on the build your own site Harley provided at the time. I never imagined that my husband would actually buy it for me just as I designed it while messing around on the computer, or that I would ever really ride it. But, I took the ABATE class and the rest is history.....and a lot of fun. I see more and more women riding these days and I hope that one day women can unite in more of one solid group so as to show the number of us that are out there riding and enjoying life.

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Apr 03, 2014
Love this bike
by: suzyrif

Hi Sue,
I have the same sportster and I love it. Amazingly enough, my husband bought mine for me too! Happy Trails! Be safe!

Jun 27, 2009
Your Bike
by: Sue

I love your Custom Sportster, too! I am 56 and just got my first bike. It is a 2009 XL1200 Sportster Low. I love it. After I got it I went on Ebay and started customizing mine. I did get the windshield at the dealership for 1/2 the price as they had a spare. Then I got the detachable sissy bar and pad. I have a taller one and a cute short one. I also got an engine guard. Now I would like to get some bags. I don't know if I want to get the bigger hard bags. I like the look with and without the bags. Maybe just some throw over detachable one?? Anyway - I have really been getting into riding. Definitely scary at first, but with practice... I have been doing really good. Went over 100 miles today and I was really surprised how well I did. Just haven't done the interstate yet. I hate on ramps and still not up to 65 mph. All in time though.

Women on bikes really rock!!!! Not bad for a grandma and her first bike!! I will have to do my own page and put on a picture of me and my bike..

Jun 26, 2009
Love Your Nike!
by: Anonymous

I totally agree with you about uniting with more women riders. I rarely see them where I live, and when I am out I turn a few heads because it's just so rare. I feel like other women are missing out on the best experience. Sure, it's scary at first, but it's so worth it once you get on and do it. I love riding. And I hate when I don't get to ride because of rain or something.

Right now I have a Kawasaki Vulcan which is a nice ride, but I really want a Harley Sportster like yours. Either the 883 or the 1200. Tell me, what alterations did you do when you built it yourself. I see there's a windshield and a backrest. Anything else?

Jun 26, 2009
Really nice!
by: Rene L.

Hey, really nice job designing you bike. It is very nice looking. I also love it when I see other women riders on the road. I wish we had some sort of special acknowledgment hand signal to give each other, lol.

Jun 26, 2009
The Gambler
by: kenberlyc

Love the bike, and the fact that you designed it yourself is awesome. Keep riding and stay safe!

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