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Old 02-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #166
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And, it IS a rider... This is me and some buds camping out on the beach in early December, did the 450 mile ride back home that day, solo...




I like the look got any details on whats been done
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:07 AM   #167
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huh???
original post:
I know there's a ton of sporties on ADV.



I'd rather see your modded-for-go bikes, but I'll take a looker too.
I just think it's about time for another pro sportster rally.




883, 900, 1100, 1200 I don't care.
I need ideas that don't involve more chrome, skulls or speedo-relocating.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:27 AM   #168
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Not mine, but if I had a Sporty I'd set it up similar to this. Can anyone tell if it has rearset foot controls?

I LOVE the looks of those supertrapps for the solid mounts. Wish the new ones had those bends....
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:55 AM   #169
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I need ideas that don't involve more chrome, skulls or speedo-relocating.
Here are a few...

Modded cover w/SE air kit


FXDX shocks


Cafe fender, drilled discs w/kevlar pads, SE fork brace, Progressive springs


Lockhart oil cooler


BT primary shoe for chain slider
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #170
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I like the look got any details on whats been done
Lots of odds and ends since I've had it. Built the pipes. Cut off the stock rear fender struts, and built new fender mounts for the high fender. Progressive stock length springs up front, sock shocks out back. I'd like to lift the bike, actually. Tokico front 4-pot caliper from a GSXR and Brembo MC from an R6. Full floating rotors front and back. Dirt bike clutch lever by Moose Racing (slick as butter). Built the seat (want to build another, comfier seat). Etc... Etc... Etc...
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:37 AM   #171
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Lockhart oil cooler

would an oil cooler be a tad superfluous on a bike in upstate NY?
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:48 AM   #172
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would an oil cooler be a tad superfluous on a bike in upstate NY?
Probably, unless it's an Ironhead Sportster. My old Ironhead is thankful I put the cooler on it, especially since I live in Alabama...
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #173
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Thre's a reason the original XR's were called "waffle irons". Iron is really good at accepting heat, not so good at shedding it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #174
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The Mustang I had on my '07 was far superior to the stocker on the 883.

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a word of advice - really ride the stocker before you get rid of the grandpa seat. The stock seat on those bikes is, by far, the most uncomfortable seat I've ever ridden. Really. I miss mine, but NOT that seat.

Many of the aftermarket ones are questionable too - the mustang sloped too much forward, so you got racked in the junk on every stop. Comfy otherwise.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:53 PM   #175
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Probably, unless it's an Ironhead Sportster. My old Ironhead is thankful I put the cooler on it, especially since I live in Alabama...
Hey...What you did there....I see it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:10 PM   #176
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I have a 73 Ironhead Sportster that I bought as a basket case. I still have to get it back together, so no pics yet.
When I got it, one of the engine cases was broken pretty badly, and it took a while to find one that I could/would actually pay for.

Hopefully I can get it back together soon. I really liked the 72 that I used to have.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:57 PM   #177
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Just got it last month. Cant wait for the snow to melt
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:22 PM   #178
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Great thread;(from a beemer rider). Some great looking bikes. Keep up the posts. Let's ride!!!
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:25 AM   #179
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Great thread. Miss my Sportster but almost certain to own another one day. My Buell gives me some connection at least.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:53 AM   #180
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Here is my sporty and my "other" woman:







Love it. What kind of bars are those?
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