Beginner tips for those riding a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 include making sure the rider can reach the ground with his feet. The Sportster has a higher seat than other models, and the higher center of gravity could cause a rider who cannot reach the floor to fall.
Harley Sportsters are not cruisers, and as such are not engineered for long rides. In order to enjoy each ride as much as possible, keep the distances short. Additionally, Sportsters tend to start vibrating at approximately 65 miles per hour. The vibration gets progressively worse as the speed increases. As such, avoid high speeds in order to have a comfortable ride.