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Information on the Iron 883?

I'm a car guy just now getting into bikes, and without a doubt the 883 will be my first bike. I'm just wondering if you can tune bikes? I read somewhere somebody said something about being "detuned to 43 hp" Not sure. Also, What would be most beneficial to get into between a car mechanic or bike mechanic. Thanks ahead of time. Thanks for the info.. and No I meant im about to start school & wanted to know which would be more benficial I am almost positive from reading that Bart that they werent laughing at the bike, more likely they were just laughing at you. Just a though lol

Asked By: Swauzzie - 7/28/2009
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First of all Mushki doesn't seem to know much at all about what he is talking about...There is not a reputable shop in this country that will hire you with no experience to just change oil and learn from them. There are some bikes out there that if you don't know the procedure to bleed the oil system, you can fry the... More
Answered By: vtwin_doc - 7/28/2009
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de tuned means is has mild cams,the sporty has 4 cams and you can achieve a higher state of tune with hotter cams. Keep in mind that after you do this you will need to put your stock cams back in every year to pass Emisions.You will also have to remap the fuel system every time. I wouldnt bother,its an 883 just ride... More
Answered By: Choppy C - 7/28/2009
 
Skirtsters are girls bikes. No reason to waste time or money "tuning" an 883-it will never be fast. No real need to pay someone to teach you to be a mechanic, just start out at the dealership changing oil. I'm sure you'll move up before you would have finished school.
Answered By: mushki - 7/28/2009
 
The HD883 is a girls bike, why do you want a girls bike for... More
Answered By: Bart S - 7/29/2009
 
The iron 883 is a fantastic choice for a guy just getting into bikes, but if your looking for a hot rod, move on 'cause it ain't no dragbike. It is even tempered and nimble. It is at home on any highway and in town, and its NOT a chick bike. You will like it if you don't expect it to run with the crotch rocket junkies... More
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Answered By: polarbear - 7/29/2009
 
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