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Old 08-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #1591
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yeah, thought so.


Come on guys, let's see those sporties.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #1592
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:14 PM   #1593
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Well I posted this once before but didn't get an answer so I thought I would give it another shot.

I test rode a '48 at a dealer demo event and it had the strangest throttle response I've ever experienced on a bike. Would idle fine and up to about 25% throttle was ok......then nothing nothing nothing, still twisting the grip, nothing, 75% throttle!

Huge dead spot right in the middle of the most used throttle setting.

Has any other FI sporty rider experienced this on their bike? Just wondering if it's typical of the FI sportsters.

I've ridden FI big twins and they are almost flawless.

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #1594
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Nope. My FI works great on my 09. Think you rode a dud.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:23 PM   #1595
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Sounds like a bad TPS
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:13 PM   #1596
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Yeah, the sporty is usually just as spot on as the big twin when it comes to FI.
Ride another. See what you think.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:05 PM   #1597
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Thanks for the replies on the FI....I had been wondering how the Motor company could make such a great fueling Big Twin and have such an awful product on another bike line.

Will see if I can find another one to take a spin on.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:28 AM   #1598
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Messed around with the Sportster a bit yesterday, changed a few jets and finally got my GPS mount done and wires ran. I just richened everything up a bit, 165 main and 65 slow. It was still stock, and seemed to be a bit lean. This is my first time dealing with RAM mounts, I wish I'd found out about them sooner. Cheap enough, easy to work with, and work great.

I took it for a short test ride last night, everything works good. One thing I noticed, I have terrible buffeting with a full face helmet. I normally wear an open face with no problem, I threw the FF on for the test ride and I thought my eyes were going to pop out. I need to play with the adjustment a bit on the windshield, see if I can get rid of that. I don't want to put a barn door windshield on, but it would be nice to be able to wear a full face if I wanted to.





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Old 08-20-2012, 07:15 AM   #1599
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I have the oem quick detach windshield on my 99 xls. riding with a full face is a no-go. Like you said, extreme buffeting. I was told that you can install those lower wing things on the fork legs and it will help. You might also cut it down some. I only use my shield for long trips or riding in nasty or cold weather, then I wear a 3/4 helmet with almost no buffeting at all.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #1600
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I have the oem quick detach windshield on my 99 xls. riding with a full face is a no-go. Like you said, extreme buffeting. I was told that you can install those lower wing things on the fork legs and it will help. You might also cut it down some. I only use my shield for long trips or riding in nasty or cold weather, then I wear a 3/4 helmet with almost no buffeting at all.
I've heard.that too about the lower fork defleters, not sure if its true or not. I'm not too worried about it though, its fine with a 3/4. I don't understand why though, id have thought they would both be about the same.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:24 PM   #1601
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I've heard.that too about the lower fork defleters, not sure if its true or not. I'm not too worried about it though, its fine with a 3/4. I don't understand why though, id have thought they would both be about the same.
Check out the "National Windshields Deflector" products. I had an original HD windshield, and had no end of buffeting.
Both my wife and I have had the Deflector on a number of bikes. They look good, keep a fair bit of wind/rain off, and do not buffet! (Once you have set them up correctly)
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #1602
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my sporty!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:37 PM   #1603
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I need saddlebags or panniers, windshield, sissy-bar, luggage rack, auxillary lights, and thats about what i'll need for my cross country adventure!
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:05 AM   #1604
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Optioned-out 2013 Sportster...

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #1605
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The big 2013 Sportster news is the lack of an XR model in the US, a big bummer, and the missing Nightster. Between the Iron, the 48 and the 72, the Nightster may have just gotten crowded out. Too bad...the XR and the Nightster were my favorite Sportsters, and two of my favorite HDs.

No new mainline models means HD is probably going to roll out a few mid year bikes, like the Slim, 72, 48 rolls outs we've seen in the last couple of years.
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