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Old 04-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #166
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Who likes may dad's custom paint job?
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:21 PM   #167
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:26 PM   #168
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:47 AM   #169
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I love that paint job. : )
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:51 AM   #170
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That's a very pretty bike.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:32 AM   #171
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Wow, stunning. Tell your dad that is nicely done!

Then tell him it needs more Knievel

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:43 AM   #172
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Very nice. Where did he get the rear cowling?

I personally would have gone a different direction on the exhaust but other than that the bike is beautiful.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:15 PM   #173
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7, two that are recurring
What's your take on the oil leaks? Is there too much exterior plumbing for the 'paint shaker' type of motor? I test rode one last spring and noted that when stopped at idle, waiting for a traffic light, if I had my hands on the bars the characteristic shake was sufficient to blur my vision. I did not feel that the vibration was a problem at speed.

I'm all for H-D making an effort to produce a sporty machine using its heritage platform, but I'm wondering if the effort required to add oil cooling will be too problemmatic given the inherent unbalance of the basic engine design.





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Old 04-08-2011, 04:44 PM   #174
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What's your take on the oil leaks? Is there too much exterior plumbing for the 'paint shaker' type of motor? I test rode one last spring and noted that when stopped at idle, waiting for a traffic light, if I had my hands on the bars the characteristic shake was sufficient to blur my vision. I did not feel that the vibration was a problem at speed.

I'm all for H-D making an effort to produce a sporty machine using its heritage platform, but I'm wondering if the effort required to add oil cooling will be too problemmatic given the inherent unbalance of the basic engine design.





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The answer is no. In fact, the oil leaks people have reported on XR1200's typically don't occur in any of the parts you've shown in that diagram. Though none of these are epidemic, the oil leaks I've seen have been at the starter, a rocker box gasket, or the breathers. All are pretty easy fixes. Furthermore, of the leaks that have been reported many of them are the minor wicking of oil that wouldn't really even be noticeable if the engine was a darker color, and wouldn't accumulate the equal of even a few drops of oil useage between oil changes. My BMW oilheads used to accumulate dust moist with oil weepage at the cylinder base gaskets in much the same way. It does not require a repair, but people see that stuff on a silver engine and tend to think it's much worse than it really is. However, some of the earlier XR's have experienced real oil leakage and required some repair.

I love my cross bones, but every so often I get the itch to sell it and get one of these. I think it would fit the bill nicely for a bike that still feels and sounds like a harley, yet provides me with a sportier alternative (no pun intended) to my Gold Wing.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:35 PM   #175
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Is there too much exterior plumbing for the 'paint shaker' type of motor?
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:53 PM   #176
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Now that's what I'd call a leak

Is it the oil line or the case bolt?
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:23 PM   #177
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Oil return line. Weld cracked right at that bolt. Understand they had to take off quite a bit to get to it.
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Oil return line. Weld cracked right at that bolt. Understand they had to take off quite a bit to get to it.
I left the business last August, but upto that point we never saw that failure. But I have seen that case bolt come loose on a regular sportster engine and weep oil.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:26 PM   #179
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I had an old BSA. No oil under it meant it was out of oil...
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:05 PM   #180
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Furthermore, of the leaks that have been reported many of them are the minor wicking of oil that wouldn't really even be noticeable if the engine was a darker color, and wouldn't accumulate the equal of even a few drops of oil useage between oil changes
This is unacceptable for a new motorcycle. I don't care if your oilheads leaked. No bike should be leaking any amount of oil anywhere.
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