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Old 07-21-2013, 02:45 PM   #2911
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Spoke too soon. :( Still the occasional pop/cough from the carb and it dieseled on me twice today.

Any advice? I'm going to try and re-tune the carb based on the factory directions. If that doesn't do anything, I guess I'll have to tear it apart and check the jets.


Do you think there would be a need for a jet change going from the gutted stock pipe to the normal stock pipe?
If they rejet for the gutted pipe then yes.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #2912
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I'm thinking about adding a Sportster to the garage just because. I'm seeing late 90's to early 20's for $3000 - $5000. I'm looking for a really plain Jane stock bike. I like the look of the fat front tire.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #2913
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Rode 200 miles of Carolina back roads on it today in fact. Going nowhere in particular. Jamming along back roads ... doing 45mph in some places and 75+ in others. Riding back roads on a Sportster is a flavor of fun that is very hard to beat .

How do you ride with that huge bag on the forks? Doesn't it hit the fender all the time?
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #2914
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Went scootin today







Picked up a little molle bag to strap to the ignition cover to keep tools in:



I replaced the seat screw with a knob that can be removed by hand (I keep the registration/insurance info under the seat):

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Old 07-21-2013, 06:58 PM   #2915
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There is a half inch of space between the bag bottom and the fender. It attaches securely to the forks. I had it on the back, but moved it to the front when I mounted the rear rack. I use the rear rack with a large duffle bag on trips.
Not even close to enough room. The fender moves up and down with the suspension travel, the bag won't because it's solid on the triple clamps. Basically every time you hit a bump the fender is hitting the bag.

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #2916
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Mine just got home from the USGP @ Laguna Seca. Just a few bikes on Cannery Row. Mine's in there somewhere. It's the black Sporty.....
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #2917
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There is a half inch of space between the bag bottom and the fender. It attaches securely to the forks. I had it on the back, but moved it to the front when I mounted the rear rack. I use the rear rack with a large duffle bag on trips.
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Not even close to enough room. The fender moves up and down with the suspension travel, the bag won't because it's solid on the triple clamps. Basically every time you hit a bump the fender is hitting the bag.

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^ exactly. Or do you never brake?
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:42 AM   #2918
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This is my Sportster the weird XR thing that Harley made. I just need to figure out how to attach universal luggage to it...

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:28 AM   #2919
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Oh well. Thanks for pointing out this massive problem

with my bike. It's amazing that I've been able to ride thousands of miles with such a faulty setup. I guess I'll just PARK it pronto until I get it resolved. Thanks for the EXPERT advice .

(Yes it may touch the fender when I hit hard bumps, but it's not a problem.
Really, guys.)

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^ exactly. Or do you never brake?
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:23 AM   #2920
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:34 AM   #2921
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That's a nice shot ... nice bike too.

What windshield are you running? Would you buy it again?

Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:46 AM   #2922
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What windshield are you running? Would you buy it again?

Thanks.
It's a Memphis Shades hell cat....I only use it for road trips..I hate trying to hang on at 80 MPH on a interstate..

Yes I would buy it again, it is a good fit for the sportster I think..
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:49 AM   #2923
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:34 PM   #2924
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Thanks man.

I get pretty tired after 200 miles and I'm looking for a shield to take some of the load off. Thanks for your recommendation.

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It's a Memphis Shades hell cat....I only use it for road trips..I hate trying to hang on at 80 MPH on a interstate..

Yes I would buy it again, it is a good fit for the sportster I think..
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:36 PM   #2925
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That's simply beautiful. I love function ...
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