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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:26 PM
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Posted By 83XLX
I'll comment on AJ's bike. I love the Honda seat...

I'll comment on AJ's bike. I love the Honda seat on it, but it needs some modifications to get it to sit flat on the frame to eliminate the gap under it. Just my opinion, but that's the way I (and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
I took a seat from a '92 883 Deluxe and had more...

I took a seat from a '92 883 Deluxe and had more foam added to the front portion. It's pretty comfy now, sits a bit higher, and still looks OK on the old Ironhead.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8,476
Views: 3,392,575
Posted By 83XLX
Work in progress... ...

Work in progress...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Honda%20350/10403264_1467650510174719_1041220463745692662_n.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
No chrome was harmed in the process of painting...

No chrome was harmed in the process of painting the Black Bomber tank panels...:D

Actually the paint is messed up on one of the panels and one side of the seat cowling (both on the right side), so...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
I like those, too. It was a nice fit on the old...

I like those, too. It was a nice fit on the old Bates TT seat...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Honda%20350/10403264_1467650510174719_1041220463745692662_n.jpg

Sorry for the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Thanks for the kind words, my friend. I have...

Thanks for the kind words, my friend. I have another project to fool with now, so maybe I'll leave the poor old Sportster as it is and just ride it. The new project? My '69 Honda CL350 cafe that's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
Yeah, I can't leave it alone. That pic above is...

Yeah, I can't leave it alone. That pic above is the "pretty XLX" shot, taken a few years ago. It currently is a bit more true to the original plain-Jane XLX look.
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Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
My Sportster has been the only bike in the garage...

My Sportster has been the only bike in the garage for the last 25 years. I don't care anything about taking long trips on a motorcycle, so I still like it...:D
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Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
If you don't learn to turn a wrench, the 1000...

If you don't learn to turn a wrench, the 1000 mile service won't be the last time you pay the dealer some big bucks for simple tasks...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,393
Posted By 83XLX
I used to have a Triumph Tiger 750, and it was a...

I used to have a Triumph Tiger 750, and it was a paint shaker at highway speeds. Much worse than the 1000cc Ironhead Sportster I have now.
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Thanks. In my opinion, when they get this old,...

Thanks. In my opinion, when they get this old, the stock look is cool.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
Thanks! It was taken a few months ago...early...

Thanks! It was taken a few months ago...early Fall, I think.
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5,196
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Posted By 83XLX
Thread is a bit slow...I'll throw another pic of...

Thread is a bit slow...I'll throw another pic of my Ironhead on here...:D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/xlx.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,703
Posted By 83XLX
Yep, a lot of nice old bikes are falling victim...

Yep, a lot of nice old bikes are falling victim to the hacksaw and flat black rattle-can paint.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,703
Posted By 83XLX
Yeah, I look at my 1983 Ironhead Sportster as a...

Yeah, I look at my 1983 Ironhead Sportster as a "classic", but to me, a contemporary 1983 Honda CB1100F is a modern motorcycle. Quite a bit of difference there, for sure, since the Sportster was...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By 83XLX
So, what are you saving per oil change...$3 or $4...

So, what are you saving per oil change...$3 or $4 bucks? I agree that changing the oil often is more important than the brand used, as long as the oil has the proper additives, but that's where some...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By 83XLX
Why not just use the Harley-branded stuff and...

Why not just use the Harley-branded stuff and stop trying to guess what might work?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,703
Posted By 83XLX
The last new bike I bought was in 1983, a...

The last new bike I bought was in 1983, a leftover '82 Yamaha Seca 650. The latest model bike I've ever owned is my current ride, a 1983 XLX Sportster, which I've had for 25 years. It does have...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 673,143
Posted By 83XLX
Nah, I chose a Sportster because I wanted one....

Nah, I chose a Sportster because I wanted one. Plus, I like light, narrow bikes that I can flick through the twisties. Nothing wrong with a big twin if that's what you want, though.
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 673,143
Posted By 83XLX
No, I think the new 500 and 750 Street models...

No, I think the new 500 and 750 Street models took over that slot...:D
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 08:04 AM
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Views: 673,143
Posted By 83XLX
Very nice bikes, man! Good pictures, too. I have...

Very nice bikes, man! Good pictures, too. I have only the one Harley, but I have an old Honda 350 that I'm working on, too.
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Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Thanls for the compliment, Weldman. You know, the...

Thanls for the compliment, Weldman. You know, the plug wires are orange, but the look yellow in about 50% of the pictures I take... The XLX script on the tank is orange, too. It's a fun old bike.
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Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Took this pic of mine last Friday....1983 XLX-61...

Took this pic of mine last Friday....1983 XLX-61 Ironhead. The pic turned out pretty nice.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/f0958fa4-5d4e-4811-a432-a334ca7c82a9.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8,476
Views: 3,392,575
Posted By 83XLX
Love those old Truimphs. One of the best-looking...

Love those old Truimphs. One of the best-looking motorcycles ever made.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8,476
Views: 3,392,575
Posted By 83XLX
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/X...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/f0958fa4-5d4e-4811-a432-a334ca7c82a9.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By 83XLX
XL Forums is about the best, but I may be...

XL Forums is about the best, but I may be prejudiced since I ride an Ironhead Sportster...:D
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Yeah, for some reason, brakes and suspension went...

Yeah, for some reason, brakes and suspension went out of style here in the good ol' U.S.of A., at least where Sportsters are concerned.
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Gotta love that 'nip... My cat doesn't care...

Gotta love that 'nip...

My cat doesn't care a thing about catnip. She does like her kitty treats, though.

I suppose I'll throw this pic in to stay on topic. :D
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Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Thanks guys. It really goes through some changes...

Thanks guys. It really goes through some changes in appearance, though...

Right now, it's back to a more stock-looking configuration for the model.
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Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Another option for low bars are the ones from a...

Another option for low bars are the ones from a Night Rod Special. They come stock in polished stainless steel, but black ones are available, too.
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Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,284
Posted By 83XLX
Well, the original XR750 was an Ironhead... ...

Well, the original XR750 was an Ironhead...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Old%20bikes/IronXR.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,284
Posted By 83XLX
All it needs is an Aermacchi decal on it...

All it needs is an Aermacchi decal on it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,923
Posted By 83XLX
I found a nearby station with a dedicated 93...

I found a nearby station with a dedicated 93 octane non-ethanol pump. I burned that exclusively in my old Ironhead Sportster for a number of months. Then I took a long ride and had to fill up on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,351
Posted By 83XLX
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/L...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Lehnert/Gort.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
If it was that easy to do and worked well, the...

If it was that easy to do and worked well, the factory would have done it that way. Since the frame can't rely on a solid connection to the engine for rigidity, the frame has to be stiffer (and in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Here's a pic of an Evo that has been backdated to...

Here's a pic of an Evo that has been backdated to look more like an Ironhead at first glance.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Sportster%20Cafe/RetroEvo.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
The earlier Evos and the later Ironheads shared a...

The earlier Evos and the later Ironheads shared a lot of parts. That one has the '88 and later 39mm front forks, but the seats, gas tanks, fenders, fender struts, oil tank, etc. were all the same as...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
The shocks are off an FXDX (Superglide Sport)....

The shocks are off an FXDX (Superglide Sport). They are 13-1/4" long, which is 3/4" longer than my stock ones. They have adjustable damping, and were supposedly made by Fox for Harley. Nice shocks!
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Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
Did someone say shocks? :D ...

Did someone say shocks? :D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/P1010153.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 1,036,965
Posted By 83XLX
They're good enough for me...:zilla

They're good enough for me...:zilla
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