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Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By 83XLX
I agree completely. For racing, maybe, but on a...

I agree completely. For racing, maybe, but on a street Sportster ridden sanely, one shouldn't be necessary unless the suspension is screwed up.
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 50,259
Posted By 83XLX
Yuck! That engine looks like the castings are...

Yuck! That engine looks like the castings are turned inside-out. :puke1
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
They should work great on a rubbermount. The...

They should work great on a rubbermount. The springs are a bit stiff for my Ironhead, but should be close to right for a rubbermount Sportster. Keep an eye out - some are expensive on eBay (like you...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Speaking of longer shocks, I used to have these...

Speaking of longer shocks, I used to have these on mine. FXDX shocks from eBay for $100, progressive-wound springs, adjustable damping, 13.25" long. Great shocks, rumored to have been made by Fox.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Evos are prone to developing top end leaks when...

Evos are prone to developing top end leaks when they aren't allowed to warm up enough before they're ridden hard. The torque settings are based on the hot expanded aluminum dimensions, so when the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,904
Posted By 83XLX
Here's a pic of my '83 ironhead Sportster from...

Here's a pic of my '83 ironhead Sportster from about 2 years ago. Another one of those 85 MPH speedometers...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/P1010526.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
I'm with you - the wheels are a bit "busy"...

I'm with you - the wheels are a bit "busy" looking, but the rest of it looks good.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Thanks! Well, with anything, in general, the...

Thanks!

Well, with anything, in general, the newer the better. The last generation of Ironheads were pretty good machines, with good frames, decent brakes, electronic ignitions, reliable carbs,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
The 03 for $2500 sounds like a pretty good deal....

The 03 for $2500 sounds like a pretty good deal. If cared for, I'd say an Evo will probably outlast an Ironhead, mileage-wise, before things wear out. They dissipate heat better, and excessive heat...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
An unmolested, low mileage '85 Ironhead shouldn't...

An unmolested, low mileage '85 Ironhead shouldn't require any more wrenching than a first-generation Evo, other than an occasional valve adjustment (which is easy). I've had my '83 for over 20 years...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Home made ram air. I don't think there's much...

Home made ram air. I don't think there's much actual air ramming going on, but it looks cool. The main benefit is an unobstructed flow of air to the filter area.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
I don't think the crankcases hold a quart+ of...

I don't think the crankcases hold a quart+ of oil. There's s little in there, plus some in the filter/lines/pump, but not much.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8,012
Views: 3,126,575
Posted By 83XLX
I like it! Is it orange or red?

I like it! Is it orange or red?
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,151
Posted By 83XLX
My thoughts exactly. I tend to gravitate to...

My thoughts exactly. I tend to gravitate to older, stock Sportsters, though...

Look, ma, a stock exhaust! :D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/7-17-14S1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Yeah, I'd say you got WAY out of Dodge. :clap

Yeah, I'd say you got WAY out of Dodge. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,557
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Posted By 83XLX
My comment was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Randy,...

My comment was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Randy, but chains do have their advantages (and disadvantages). My Ironhead has no hint of a cush drive, and I'm pretty sure the pre-belt Evos didn't have...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4,557
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Posted By 83XLX
We like it rough over here in Alabama...a chain...

We like it rough over here in Alabama...a chain will solve your belt woes. Sportsters are just big dirt bikes, anyway. Dirt bikes have chains...:nod
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
I was a Huntsville High Panther...:D Grew up in...

I was a Huntsville High Panther...:D Grew up in Huntsville and remember the rocket motor tests when I was a kid, too.
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Yes it is! On a clear day you can see the NASA...

Yes it is! On a clear day you can see the NASA test stands...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
I took this pic on a ride last Saturday. It's a...

I took this pic on a ride last Saturday. It's a little hard to tell in this shot, but I had about an inch of extra foam added to the front part of this classic Sportster seat. More comfy, less...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,012
Views: 3,126,575
Posted By 83XLX
It does fine. I ride it all the time.

It does fine. I ride it all the time.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 09:13 PM
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Posted By 83XLX
Thanks! I plan on keeping it like it is. It isn't...

Thanks! I plan on keeping it like it is. It isn't completely stock (XLH pipes and front fender, 883 Deluxe seat, and a few other items), but I have the old original parts (black exhaust, small...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Pics or link?

Pics or link?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2014, 11:32 AM
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Views: 3,126,575
Posted By 83XLX
If you're talking about the gas tank capacity, I...

If you're talking about the gas tank capacity, I can usually get close to 100 miles before I hit reserve. Around 50 mpg, sometimes a bit better.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8,012
Views: 3,126,575
Posted By 83XLX
1983 Ironhead Sportster XLX...tanking up on some...

1983 Ironhead Sportster XLX...tanking up on some good gas...:D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/GAS.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Just thought I'd bump the Sportster thread with...

Just thought I'd bump the Sportster thread with some Iron...:D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/GAS.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By 83XLX
I used to have a '73 5-speed Tiger. I bought it...

I used to have a '73 5-speed Tiger. I bought it cheap because the previous owner(s) never cleaned the sludge out of the bottom of the "oil tank", the motor starved for oil, and was knocking pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Nice score on the fork gaitors - they look like...

Nice score on the fork gaitors - they look like they are the right length and they fit well at both ends.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,011
Posted By 83XLX
Those 175s were the end of an era, and are some...

Those 175s were the end of an era, and are some of my favorite old Hondas. FWIW, I got a brand new Honda CL350 in the fall of 1969. It was sold as a 1970, though, even though it was a '69...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By 83XLX
Looks like it's being marketed to space aliens...

Looks like it's being marketed to space aliens...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By 83XLX
Looks like a cool bike. I like the fact that it...

Looks like a cool bike. I like the fact that it doesn't have forward controls. Enjoy!
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Mine isn't...:rofl ...

Mine isn't...:rofl

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/P1010385.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
I suspect it was the other way around.

I suspect it was the other way around.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,494
Posted By 83XLX
I totally agree. I hate to see any older...

I totally agree. I hate to see any older "survivor" motorcycle turned into a so-called bobber or cafe with a hacksaw and can of flat black spray paint. I've been slowly returning my old Sportster to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
Nah, just a cheap eBay fairing that was actually...

Nah, just a cheap eBay fairing that was actually made to fit a Sportster...:ricky

I worked on it a bit, made some slick mounting brackets for it, and had it painted. It comes off and goes on in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,557
Views: 818,007
Posted By 83XLX
It's fun getting bashed on here, isn't it? :D I...

It's fun getting bashed on here, isn't it? :D I remember posting my old Sportster on the cafe racer thread here a few years ago and was told it was nothing but a POS Sportster with a fairing...
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,425
Posted By 83XLX
This is about the best one... ...

This is about the best one...
http://www.xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By 83XLX
They do run hot. I live in Alabama and run 60wt...

They do run hot. I live in Alabama and run 60wt in mine during the summer. I also have an oil cooler and run premium gas to keep the pinging at bay. That's a nice bike - I love the old aluminum rims...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By 83XLX
Hopefully, someone didn't buy it with the intent...

Hopefully, someone didn't buy it with the intent of going after it with a hacksaw in one hand and a can of flat black spray paint in the other.

From the response to the thread, looks like there...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By 83XLX
Post a Pic of your Ironhead Sportster

How many folks on the site own (or have owned) an Ironhead Sportster? Post a pic or two if you have them. I think it's one of the iconic motorcycles of the 20th century, no matter what the detractors...
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