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Old 05-25-2012, 05:18 AM   #1441
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #1442
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Looked incredibly tiny compared to my R
All the new sportsters feel , even the Xr felt smaller than my r. The seat to peg clearance on a nightster with mids feels like I am coming from a 29er mountain bike to a bmx
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #1443
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I have an HD Iron. I'm only 5'7" and the mid controls felt like my knees were in my chest. I put on forward controls and it feels right now.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:25 AM   #1444
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I have an HD Iron. I'm only 5'7" and the mid controls felt like my knees were in my chest. I put on forward controls and it feels right now.
How do you like that windshield? I'd like to put something on my 99, but I don't know what size I want. I always seem to buy a bigger windshield than what I actually need, then regret it later.

I'd like to have bug protection, as I wear an open face helmet normally. It seems like the little ones like that would put your head in the turbulence and you'd still get slammed with bugs, but I've never had one so I don't know. Below 55 I love my sportster, but going on the highway for any length of time is miserable. Neck gets sore from holding my helmet against the wind, catch a fat bug to the face, then say heck with it and take another route. I've shortened a lot of rides because of that fact and regretted it later.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:57 AM   #1445
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Got the new wheels and tires on and took it for a spin last night. Once I get a proper seat for the bike I'll leave it alone for this year.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:05 AM   #1446
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With the addition of the mini floorboards,...

... i think my work here is done.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #1447
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Got the new wheels and tires on and took it for a spin last night. Once I get a proper seat for the bike I'll leave it alone for this year.

very sharp! am considering scramblerizing a Sportster and your bike is quite inspiring
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #1448
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very sharp! am considering scramblerizing a Sportster and your bike is quite inspiring
thanks Victor, I've always wanted to dirtster a Sport. Having a ball with it. You can't believe how this thing handles fire roads! I'm thinking I may drop a tooth on the Transmission sprocket, I don't need to run 100mph on this one

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... i think my work here is done.

THAT is sweet!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #1449
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... i think my work here is done.
Looks sharp. How do you like that seat? I got one in brown but have not installed it yet (need to buy a set of Torx drivers to get that seat post off).
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #1450
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... i think my work here is done.

I call shenanigans. It's never over.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #1451
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I call shenanigans. It's never over.
yeah, I've been watching Terrytori's bikes on here for a while. I second your shenanigans.

It does look great though, doesn't it?
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #1452
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Got the new wheels and tires on and took it for a spin last night. Once I get a proper seat for the bike I'll leave it alone for this year.

Looks great! Specs on the wheels and tires?
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #1453
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18x4.5 rear and 19x2.5 front. Tires are Kenda 761's. Got both wheels off Ebay for cheap compared to the big book catalogs. Kinda buzzy at speed on the highway, (surprise surprise...) but they work well in the dirt. Especially compared to the Avon Venoms I ran before.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #1454
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Sportster R fairing

I've been looking at getting an 883 or 1200R and also trying to find a full fairing for one, not one of those bikini fairings but something like on the Ducati GT1000 Paul Smart edition anyone know where to get one in the states?
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:32 AM   #1455
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Got the new wheels and tires on

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... i think my work here is done.

To both of you. Could you both give us a pic from the side? I like to see the profile for inspiration. Great looking Sporties. I'm seriously thinking my next addition to the garage may be a Nightster.
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