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Old 04-17-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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another sportster conversion

here is my winter project,the building season,now the riding season.It started as an 02 custom that I picked up on ebay that I tore into with only 5200 miles on the clock.I call it my xlcc or cross country.It reicieved an 18 inch back wheel to go with the 21"front that I levered on a pair of metzeller Saharas,a set of Ricor valves and springs in the forks,some Olins shocks on the swingarm,lower gearing as well.I cut the sportster gas tank in half lengthways and added about 4",it holds 20 liters now.I should have added 6" in the front and tapered to 4" just to hold more gas. Some more changes,modified seat,now comfy,rear fender, tail light,rack,boxes,aluminum skid plate,handle bars,relocated coil, horn,ignition switch,exhaust pipes,foot pegs,etc.This bike gets used on gravell roads and highway.It is a blast to ride and apply all that torque. To me it feels like a small bike for my size.Keep the shiny side up and let the Harley bashing begin.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Nice and simple project!
I like amo paniers. Are they from steel?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
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Cool looking bike ! I think we need a thread now on "Sporty's in Wild" - lets see what they can do and where they can go.

Where did you get that skid plate ? Aftermarket or your own construction ?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:55 AM   #4
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Cool looking bike ! I think we need a thread now on "Sporty's in Wild" - lets see what they can do and where they can go.

Where did you get that skid plate ? Aftermarket or your own construction ?
thanks ,the skid plate is 1/8" of my own fab.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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Pine Beetle express!

Killer bike.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:40 PM   #6
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Awesome!

Can we see more pics?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:51 AM   #7
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Nice and simple project!
I like amo paniers. Are they from steel?
yes,the boxes are made of steel.I don't even notice them while riding.they cost me 15$ each.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:14 PM   #8
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kieth,I'll get some more pics soon
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:26 AM   #9
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hopefully I managed to get the pics listed here
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #10
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try again
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:30 AM   #11
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:50 PM   #12
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nice job ,,, wish i had the talent do that.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:10 PM   #13
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...It is a blast to ride and apply all that torque. To me it feels like a small bike for my size.Keep the shiny side up and let the Harley bashing begin.
Not a Harley fan,but like that...
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #14
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Hey XLCC, great looking bike. I'm in the process of doing something similar and was sent this way by another inmate. Can you pass along any info on your 18" rear wheel.

After riding in Montana and punching a belt years ago I converted all our sportys over to chain. I was lucky and never broke one. The conversion is pretty straight forward, if you want any info about it let me know.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:39 PM   #15
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After riding in Montana and punching a belt years ago I converted all our sportys over to chain. I was lucky and never broke one. The conversion is pretty straight forward, if you want any info about it let me know.
I with you on this. chains are a mess, but dependable and easy to repair and get to a place to have a new one put on

I converted mine to chain and hope it works out good, I'm not sure of the rear sprocket life, all I could find was aluminum. We'll see
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