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Old 05-16-2011, 06:22 AM   #361
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This is just completely simple assed beautiful.
I love 'em when they're this clean.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:47 AM   #362
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PLEASE don't tell me who made that dirt tracker out of a rubber mount bike. I really, really don't want to do that to my Roadster.

I would like to know how well the swing arm pivot shaft stands up to that kind of abuse.
what abuse?
its way too low for anything other than flattrackin
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #363
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:46 AM   #364
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This is just completely simple assed beautiful.
I love 'em when they're this clean.

Thanks for sharing.

terry

Great looking Sportster, and I love that photo. Looks like a great road to ride.

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:48 AM   #365
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Like that XLX. Mine was a 1984 XLX-61., I believe. It was a stripped down model. No tach, flat black handlebars and exhaust. Flatter bars, etc.
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:22 AM   #366
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Like that XLX. Mine was a 1984 XLX-61., I believe. It was a stripped down model. No tach, flat black handlebars and exhaust. Flatter bars, etc.
Had an '83. Best looking bike I've ever owned.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:23 AM   #367
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Like that XLX. Mine was a 1984 XLX-61., I believe. It was a stripped down model. No tach, flat black handlebars and exhaust. Flatter bars, etc.
Thanks. Yeah, that's what mine originally looked like, but it was already "customized" when I bought it. I prettied it up with some chrome, paint, and a nice tank from eBay. Since I took that pic, I've found a nice original tank, and am thinking of making it look closer to stock, since I still have the black bars and pipes, and the solo seat.

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Old 05-17-2011, 08:59 PM   #368
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PLEASE don't tell me who made that dirt tracker out of a rubber mount bike. I really, really don't want to do that to my Roadster.

I would like to know how well the swing arm pivot shaft stands up to that kind of abuse.


what abuse?
its way too low for anything other than flattrackin
Any kind of racing is hard on the equipment. Ever heard of a flat track bike with 100,000 miles on it?

I have seen reports of rubber mount XR's racing on paved tracks, but this is the first I have seen a rubber mount flat track bike. Is it a one off, or is there a racing series that uses it as a spec bike?
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:37 AM   #369
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Any kind of racing is hard on the equipment. Ever heard of a flat track bike with 100,000 miles on it?

I have seen reports of rubber mount XR's racing on paved tracks, but this is the first I have seen a rubber mount flat track bike. Is it a one off, or is there a racing series that uses it as a spec bike?

Think its more of a show bike.... Think Shaw HD built it here in the UK.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #370
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Great looking Sportster, and I love that photo. Looks like a great road to ride.

jion

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:24 PM   #371
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I just sold my 2009 1200 low.
Its the only bike I ever had I really did not like at all.

I should have got an old one, pre rubber mount.
I had a 1986 883 and thought it was a lot of fun, not too heavy, comfortable, it did vibrate when you hammered on it, but its a motorcycle.

I really disliked the seating position and the weight of the 09.
It looked great, sounded great and was a nasty ride.
Stock it was much worse, joke handlebars, $10.00 suspension, no lean angle at all, nasty seat.
Glad to be rid of it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:48 PM   #372
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Stock it was much worse, joke handlebars, $10.00 suspension, no lean angle at all, nasty seat.
These are all well known pre-existing conditions, that can also be fixed.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:10 AM   #373
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Bro we get it. You don't like the new Sportsters. No need to come in here and shit on the thread by re-posting your unwanted sentiment. No one is coming into the TU thread and leaving unnecessary comments.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #374
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Ack. Just ordered all the parts I "need" to set the bike up for two-up cruising... Seat, pegs, slip-ons, jets, shocks, sissy bar/rack, and some leather saddlebags. Tossed in the black fender strut covers from a totaled Nightster for fun (too much chrome). Hopefully my wife doesn't check our bank account anytime soon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #375
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What a fine, fine scoot by the sea today.





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