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Old 08-01-2013, 12:07 AM   #2986
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:32 AM   #2987
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NICE! Details?
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #2988
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I picked up the <400 mile '96 xlh yesterday.

The 17 year old tires have to go before I can start having fun. The 16" wheels limit options but does anyone have any recommendations for something maybe a tad bit more grip than the standard HD/Dunlop offerings?




OOPS, I meant advice...

I'm running Michelin Commander II's and have had great luck so far. here's a quick review I posted a while back. Link
Congratulations on the new sled!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #2989
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This is my garage last summer when my friend Bill dropped by for a visit on the black Sportster. The Guzzi is my old bike; my friend Simon bought it from me when I got the XR1200, and he keeps it in the garage since he lives in a flat without parking.



We took a short trip through the vineyards of southern Austria:



Then west to the Julian Alps in Northern Slovenia:









It was about a 500 km day.

We switched bikes so we all got to compare notes. The Guzzi 750 is very similar in performance and handling to the 883 Sportster.

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:15 AM   #2990
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Waiting to hear back on a 93 I found for 1600 bucks. I'm thinking poor mans scrambler if I can get it.

Gone already. Big surprise.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #2991
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Waiting to hear back on a 93 I found for 1600 bucks. I'm thinking poor mans scrambler if I can get it.
Oooh. I have the same idea. But I might stretch for a lower middle class scrambler.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #2992
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A few pics from a recent xlforum meet up in WV July 13

We had around 30 sportys, stayed at the Boyer Motel





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Old 08-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #2993
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Awsome !!!! I knew I shoulda gone

How about the front wheel drive steam engine...I was there a while back...
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:27 AM   #2994
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Can you guys tell me if the 16" and 19" mags from an '88 sportster will bolt up to a '99 custom? I found a set, but I was wondering if they were pretty "plug and play"? For example, would I be able to use the existing brake disc and caliper, etc.

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Old 08-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #2995
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Unless someone can give you a definitive answer, you might be able to make an educated guess with a detailed comparison of parts commonality here:

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.....asp?make=hdmc

I've used that method before when I was trying to find parts from one model to fit another. Like for example, a quick check appears to show that the calipers are the same, and the disc appears to be as well.

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Old 08-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #2996
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Spent less than $90.00 U.S. and made my own intake for my XR1200. No more taking the tank off to clean the K+N filter. Freespirits sells one for $400.00 U.S. Think I will take the savings and buy more beer.




Homemade Air Intake H-D XR1200 from harvie woolley on Vimeo.

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Old 08-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #2997
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Spent less than $90.00 U.S. and made my own intake for my XR1200. No more taking the tank off to clean the K+N filter. Freespirits sells one for $400.00 U.S. Think I will take the savings and buy more beer.




Homemade Air Intake H-D XR1200 from harvie woolley on Vimeo.

That's aneat job! If you have any more info on that I would greatly appreciate it!

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Old 08-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #2998
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Can you guys tell me if the 16" and 19" mags from an '88 sportster will bolt up to a '99 custom? I found a set, but I was wondering if they were pretty "plug and play"? For example, would I be able to use the existing brake disc and caliper, etc.

Mike
Not "plug n play" as the hub widths will be different. You'll need to do different axle spacers and possibly brake disc and pulley spacers. This place has spacers http://vulcanworks.net/store_4/home.php?cat=2. Disc and pulley (or sprocket) bolt pattern are the same. Axle size is the same.
Probably easier to just find something closer in year, they are not that rare.
If you stay with the Timken bearings used in pre-'00 wheels the axle spacers need to be precise so you get the proper load on the bearings after torquing the axle.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #2999
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Saw these neat old Sporties at the AMCA Yankee Chapter meet at the Hebron CT Fairgrounds today.


The meet is going on tomorrow, too. Lots of interesting stuff to look at.
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