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Old 11-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #1880
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Originally Posted by Dracothius View Post
Does the xr suspension fit on the other sportsters without any modification? Also, am I stuck with getting new rims if I want to put any kind of knobbies on the sportster? Thanks.
The rear shocks will bolt up. The tail end will raise up a bit but you might be able to lower your forks in the trees. I got the upgraded X suspension when I bought my bike. I gave the stock XR1200 rear shocks to a friend of mine who had an XL that he was turning into a dirtster. The front fork tubes are 43 (?) mm and might not fit in your triple trees. You could find a whole stock front end setup (fork tubes and triple trees) and swap the whole front end out. Free Spirits makes a set of triple trees that will take the XR fork tubes. The best "stock" setup is from the 2011 and up XR1200X. The front forks are the "Big Piston" type and are full adjustable and the rear has spring preload and damping adjustability. You will also need a dual disk front tire, new master cylinder, and both brake calipers for the dual front brakes. The front brakes are very good on the XR1200 and the XR1200X.

Originally Posted by merc16 View Post
Redclayrider, nice looking XR. Is the exhaust jet-hot coated ?
Not sure if Jet-Hot did the coating but they are ceramic coated.
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