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Old 04-26-2011, 04:17 PM   #256
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Nice - that's pretty much the look I'm going for with mine.
What is the saddle? Fairing?
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:47 PM   #257
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I don't think I've run a full pic of my Ironhead in this thread, so here 'tis.

i think that bike looks REAL good. like it having dual discs up front, too
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:57 PM   #258
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Nice - that's pretty much the look I'm going for with mine.
What is the saddle? Fairing?
The seat is a Mustang Fastback, the fairing an old Tracy "Black Rain" model. Dual drilled discs on the front with EBC kevlar pads, Progressive front springs, SE fork brace, and a Ness cafe front fender. The rear has a bobbed stock fender and FXDX (Superglide Sport) shocks. The engine is a little past Stage 1 level, with hot-rodded carb, modded SE air cleaner, ported intake, free-flowing exhaust, extra crankcase venting, oil cooler, 23/49 gearing, and SE ignition. For comfort, I'm running Night Rod Special handlebars - sort of like the old K&N superbike bars. It's a fun bike, and it handles pretty well.

Thanks for the compliments.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:21 AM   #259
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Nice bike but it is an XL1200C NOT "R"

The XL1200R is a different bike... Has a 19" front wheel (cast) with dual front brake rotors and some other differences. I do not believe an R was offered in '02'...It was an "S" model.

The "C" (bike pictured) has a 21" and single rotor.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:17 AM   #260
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Thanks, I realize now I asked you the same questions on xlforum.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:41 AM   #261
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Thanks, I realize now I asked you the same questions on xlforum.
No problem - we all like to talk about our bikes. I'm always happy when someone likes what I've done to mine and asks questions. Most Harley riders don't give it a second look...
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:54 AM   #262
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Getting there. Switch to a stock R seat, which is damn fabulous - not sure why there's so many complaints. Superbike bars, NRHS hurricane AC, progressive shocks and ricor intiminators. Few other little changes in there too.

Still not sure if I want to throw a 2-1 on there.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:25 AM   #263
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Nice, I'm going for a similar setup - Intiminators and Ricor IAS shocks.

I'm having the rims and pullet powdercoated semi-gloss black, and bought some Nightster bars that are supposed to be 27-28". Also got a black SuperBrace and got a great deal on a headlamp visor kit on eBay, though I suspect I'll want the 1/4 fairing later.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:30 AM   #264
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let me know what you think of that visor when you get it. they look nice, but I hear that's about all they're good at.

I've got a SE fork brace I've yet to install. It'll happen pretty soon I reckon.


What have you got to say about the IAS shocks? I'm a bit disappointed with the progressive I just installed, I think. I mean, well my back used to be wicked sore after a day of riding - not so much anymore, but there wasn't much of a perceptible difference between them and the stockers; a couple more adjustments but the ride is fairly similar. It's a good thing I'm just borrowing a buddies and didn't drop a dime on them. They're 13.5" 12-series with 95/140 springs. I'm probably 180lbs fully loaded.

I just don't know if I can drop $600+ on shocks.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #265
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The visor looks a little bigger now that I have it, but I don't expect it to move much air.

I looked at the Progressives and talked to the local suspension guru. Bottom line was the bottom line "You can't build a pair of good shocks that sell retail for $450."

The Ricors are currently on an intro price of $629.99 and will be $889.49, so jumping on that deal made sense to me. They are going to be shipped next week, so I haven't tried them yet. The bike came with shorties so I bought a pair of full-length OEM shocks just to be able to move the bike around, and compare them.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #266
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"You can't build a pair of good shocks that sell retail for $450."
I got a set of Works Performance, 12.5" nitrogen charged, dual rate shocks custom made to match my weight and riding style for $360. Just gotta keep your eye out for the deals. Made in the USA too... I'll give a ride report soon... I believe these are around $500 regularly...

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:28 PM   #267
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gentlemen, ride the crap out of those things and get back to me.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #268
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Probably one of the best bikes i have seen on ADVrider

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My current personal Sporty, this moto has been all over the U.S. as well as across mainland Mexico, and the full length of Baja. It still has mud from a patch of construction road that was on the Spine of the Devil from Durango, Mex to Mazatlan back in 2008.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:58 PM   #269
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Nice bike but it is an XL1200C NOT "R"

Yes you are correct, it is a XL1200C - I think I got the R from the post I had just read minutes before.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:05 PM   #270
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Dual Sportster

Saw this posted today on J&P Cycles Facebook.



I say H-D would have a considerable market for a similar bike.
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