I took the motorcycle safety course in 2012, passed and received my motorcycle endorsement. My husband has a Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom, so that is what I rode. I got used to the 1200 and decided I didn't want anything smaller. I spotted the Nightster and fell in love. I found my 2008 Nightster aka Aaron. This bike just fits me. I am 5 feet 8 inches and have pretty long legs so I love the forward controls. Mine came with drag bars, and Vance & Hines Side Shot exhausts. I love the sound and, of course, love the fact that my husband was a little jealous my bike sounded better.

I love the feeling of being one with my bike. It isn't too heavy for me and my bike goes where I want it to.

Jennifer
Levant, ME
Thursday, April 24, 2014
I have a 2007 Sportster Nightster 1200 (same color as yours!) and was relieved when you mentioned the nervousness regarding that jackrabbit feeling the throttle has. You're right- the power combined with small hands makes it weird to get used to.

The Sportster supposedly as a pretty light clutch pull for a Harley but I found it un-rideable without installation of an Easy Pull clutch assist:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sportster-1994-2009-Big-Twin-Easy-Pull-Clutch-/150468148988?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item230899befc#ht_500wt_1182

This made riding the Sporty so much easier for me.

Jennifer Dillon
Georgetown, TX
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I have a Nightster and being only 5 feet with small hands I couldn't reach the tun signals so I bought turn signal extensions. They just stick over the old ones. They work great. I also put on a Reach Seat [from Harley-Davidson, --Editor].

Nat
Via the Internet
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Editor Response
To read our story on the turn signal extensions, visit:
http://www.womenridersnow.com/PublicFiles/DepartmentViewer.asp?ArticleID=1285
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Great article! Thanks for the write-up/review of the Nightster. It is so helpful to get feedback on a bike from someone who actually owns the bike and rides it regularly. BTW, it is a real looker - congrats!

MJ
Lexington, KY
Friday, June 26, 2009