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Old 11-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #1876
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Redclayrider, nice looking XR. Is the exhaust jet-hot coated ?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:36 PM   #1877
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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.

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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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Old 11-03-2012, 05:35 AM   #1878
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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.
I gotta set of take-off shocks off my 09 XR with maybe 3,500 miles. No issues. In the barn. Somewhere. pm me if interested.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #1879
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Got tired of doing the old "find a log or rock or....." in order to change a front tube.

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Old 11-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #1880
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Nice Sporty Ginger Bread. Got anymore pics ? I think you have the saddlebags I'm thinking of getting.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:39 PM   #1881
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REason I love the mags on my sporty
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:51 PM   #1882
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REason I love the mags on my sporty
I certainly do not like the "mags" on mine - original Harley items. Dull as ditchwater, and I am planning repainting when I get my bike from New Zealand.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #1883
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Nice Sporty Ginger Bread. Got anymore pics ? I think you have the saddlebags I'm thinking of getting.
Thanks merc,

I have more pics but not with the new wheel. The bags are a set of medium Tourmaster Cruiser III's. They have been pretty durable and have survived 3 seasons pulling double duty on the Sporty and my KLX300r. The zippers are the week link. Also they are relatively flexible so a set of bag supports is needed. For the price I payed I can't complain but they are being replaced soon by a set of hard bags that I am building.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #1884
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Nice Sporty Ginger Bread. Got anymore pics ? I think you have the saddlebags I'm thinking of getting.
Ginger Bread?!?



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Old 11-09-2012, 04:18 AM   #1885
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Ginger Bread?!?



You sir receive all the internets for the day!

I didn't even notice that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:44 AM   #1886
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I didn't even notice that.
Cool story, Ginger Bread.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #1887
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #1888
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #1889
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:39 PM   #1890
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