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Old 07-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #2836
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How do you like the ProGrip 842 grips?
I really like them. I'm on my second set of ProGrips.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:02 PM   #2837
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Just picked up this beauty today.

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #2838
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^Sporty Sport! Excellent!
Are the forward controls already swapped out?
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:47 PM   #2839
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^Sporty Sport! Excellent!
Are the forward controls already swapped out?
Yes, a Sporty Sport! Have not reversed the asshat forwards YET!

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #2840
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I swapped the Biltwell Moto bars on today. It's definitely different... like a big dirt bike now. I don't think it looks horrible.





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Old 07-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #2841
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I swapped the Biltwell Moto bars on today. It's definitely different... like a big dirt bike now. I don't think it looks horrible.
That's actually kind of cool looking. How do they ride?
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #2842
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Here's what I posted on XLForum:


Yeah, I REALLY like the way they look. They totally draw the eyes from the usual ugly custom riser shape.

Now, the ride is definitely very different. Much more than I expected. It truly makes the bike feel like a dirtbike. Around town and zipping through the curves where you're constantly shifting weight on the bars to turn they're a blast. The bars give a very commanding control of the bike. Much moreso than the factory bars.

Unfortunately I don't love them on high speed interstate runs. I just can't seem to settle into a comfortable riding position. The bars only really feel comfortable when you're putting weight on them and throwing the bike around. I guess that's the point. Keep in mind I'm 5'6" 155lb.

I'm undecided if I'm keeping them on or not at this point.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #2843
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So, I got the stock 883R pipe in today (thanks joe). It's way quieter, kind of sad about that ;) but I know it's for the best. It seems to be running a little worse. I'm thinking I need to re-jet the S+S, pretty badly.

Oh yeah, the gasket set came in, so I have some reading to do. I might start on it tomorrow morning and then head to the motorcycle show in the afternoon.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:18 AM   #2844
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Unfortunately I don't love them on high speed interstate runs. I just can't seem to settle into a comfortable riding position. The bars only really feel comfortable when you're putting weight on them and throwing the bike around. I guess that's the point. Keep in mind I'm 5'6" 155lb.
try low standard risers. with your size, that would be better & it'd look right too
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:21 AM   #2845
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #2846
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So, I got the stock 883R pipe in today (thanks joe). It's way quieter, kind of sad about that ;) but I know it's for the best. It seems to be running a little worse. I'm thinking I need to re-jet the S+S, pretty badly.

Oh yeah, the gasket set came in, so I have some reading to do. I might start on it tomorrow morning and then head to the motorcycle show in the afternoon.
Great!, it's coming together
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #2847
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Great!, it's coming together
yep. I got the rocker box leak taken care of and the mail man dropped off a stock seat for me today.



Also, I just posted up some take offs for sale if anybody's interested:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...5#post21857555

Now to change the oil, air up the tires, and tune that carb. Maybe tomorrow. ;)
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:51 AM   #2848
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Mikesova: those are good results from your refit! Bike looks great. I looked at a "1200 custom" nearby and it was very nice, too nice in fact, but worth the $$$ for another buyer.

I am interested to see what happens next with JBC's bars (the Biltwells look good!) as that integrated riser detail limits your choices a little. My favorite set was the XR1000 bar with standard riser (it was OEM, dimpled and fit my build great) and I ran those after trying stock 883 bars (too narrow), Daytona bend, and drag bars (way too narrow) on my '88 1200 (I gotta scan a pic of that bike...).

As a sidenote, I was talking to a young hipster yesterday and we got talking about bikes... I told him about the Sporty we just got and he remarked that Sportsters were too big, and told me "everybody" is now looking for 250cc standards!!! I showed him a few pics of Storz conversion and similar bikes. I could see the wheels turning, and he studied the pics for a while. It was a fun chat and good perspective from a 21 year old (who might now be Sportster shopping!). But I gotta laugh, where was this kid when I sold my WR???
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #2849
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My Sporty "going" to NC for some downhill MTB action!


Like a freakin' Clampett mobile she is.

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Old 07-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #2850
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My Sporty "going" to NC for some downhill MTB action!


Like a freakin' Clampett mobile she is.

Where's Granny's rocking chair?
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