Originally Posted by scooterintexas
What is the typical cost to convert the engine from 883 to 1200? Parts and labor breakdown? What about the SE stage 1?
Looking at prices on used sportsters, it looks like you can get a low mileage 883 for $3K - $4K here in the DFW area. If I can upgrade to the 1200 at a reasonable price this may be the way to go.
Like this one: http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mcy/3338127623.html
You can do a basic 1200 for $500 if you do it yourself it'll double that if you pay someone to do it.