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Old 12-21-2010, 08:13 AM   #16
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I thought I heard the stock seat wasn't too bad... ?

Anyway, got a nice deal on it on ebay.



Looking for a duffle or something like. I keep coming back to the wolfman beta, any input on this? Other ideas that doesn't look like a leather keg?



....and where are these other sporties?! POST EM UP.
50 miles and I was in pain. 100 miles and i had tears in my eye. 130 miles, end of tank (on a REAL push day), and I could barely walk.

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Old 12-21-2010, 09:44 AM   #17
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Well, you could start by getting some mid controls. After that, check out Storz Performance. I don't think they sell anything with skulls on it.

http://www.storzperf.com/
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:34 PM   #18
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Just took a short ride on my beater-

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Old 12-21-2010, 12:45 PM   #19
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How about a bigger fuel tank that will get you further than the next bar?

j/k

That 3.3 gallon tank will take that bike 150 miles on the highway...
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #20
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Well, you could start by getting some mid controls. After that, check out Storz Performance. I don't think they sell anything with skulls on it.

http://www.storzperf.com/

+1... A Roadster with Forwards...

Storz stuff rocks!
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:14 PM   #21
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Mid controls - You could probably do an even swap or even make money because a lot of people don't want mids...but the Roadster really calls for them.

Shocks - You can buy used or takeoff FLH air shocks (13") from ebay for around $50. For another $5-10 in parts(Schrader valves and washers) and a half hour you can shitcan those stockers and bolt up an air system.

Seat - as already has been said - the stocker sucks BAD. I had a mustang couch on mine and it was super comfy, but looked like shit. Fuck it...I sat on it more than I looked at it.


if you haven't already, check out
http://xlforum.net/

Chances are, if it's been done to a sportster, some guy there has it documented. Great resource.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #22
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oh, and this was mine before i traded it for a road sofa. (I don't have any pics with the black Road King air shocks, but they looked great.)

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Old 12-21-2010, 01:31 PM   #23
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shopping on ebay around this time of year is the damn shit!

I just won a set of mids today for $26!!
Also, just saw a set of forwards (just like mine) go for $217. I think I might make a little cash on the swap...

Also have coming a nelson rigg tank bag, a stock seat, a set of superbike bars and a screaming eagle fork brace all for under $150. Man!

I've been on xlforum like a sonofabitch. Lots of great info there, but you guys are my #1.

After lots of research and talking to guys on xlforum I decided go with ricor intiminators for my forks, which from the very get go I knew I had to make the front end priority.

I'm going to wait on the rears, I've heard that once the front end gets set up it gets the rear to behave a bunch better. Plus, I dont have much complaints on the stock shocks except for being a bit stiff - they're fantastic compared to the forks.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:34 PM   #24
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50 miles and I was in pain. 100 miles and i had tears in my eye. 130 miles, end of tank (on a REAL push day), and I could barely walk.


yes! silver is definitely the rare color.
I'm still young, hopefully I can make it a bit further on the stocker than 1 tank of gas.


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That 3.3 gallon tank will take that bike 150 miles on the highway...
Seriously. Plenty happy with that.





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Just took a short ride on my beater-


awesome.

does that fairing do anything for ya?
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:34 PM   #25
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already got a stocker coming to replace this grampa seat. maybe one of you old timers is interested?

Damn, I want that seat on my XR1200....
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #26
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Good luck on the Sportie. I think you'll like it, once you personalize it.
I picked this up last Christmas, '96 xl1200s.





I couldn't get over how bad it handled and rode. Those mid controls just felt awful to me. It's a work in progress, so here's where I am today.





Changing the rear 16 for a 18 and adding the fairing made a big difference, along with fine tuning the front end. I think it's where I want it to be, so now I'm thinking about what color to paint it. Orange, maybe?
Great day for a ride today in north Fl. on the back roads.




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Old 12-21-2010, 04:16 PM   #27
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The first thing I did was the mids. I have done many 500+ mile days on the stock seat and it did fine...A little pain but nothing intolerable.



Hey Gusanito, where is that road?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:20 PM   #28
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SWEET ASS S .


How much work is involved in putting on an 18"?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #29
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Finally a 1200R Roadster thread.
Love mine,its the best sportster, and the sportster is the best bike.
50mpg, no chain,no valve adjust,torque, and its made here. That counts for me. I have a teal one, and its not a girls bike fer kris-saiks
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:28 PM   #30
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Hey Gusanito, where is that road?
Gadsden county.



Runs off this road.




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