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Old 09-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #3091
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Glad to see a Sportster out on a gravel road in an interesting place.
I'm not going to lie, it was the first time in a while I missed my GS. It was hard pack, with large rocks sticking out. Then, every so often, it wouldn't be hard, and super thick new gravel. I just stood on the pegs and throttled through it.

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Old 09-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #3092
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I've enjoyed this thread a lot and decided to pick up a project Sporty.

A guy I work with is cleaning out his garage and offered me his 02 XL1200C with <7k miles on it for $1500. It's been sitting under a pile of boxes for 7 years... pics to follow...
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:46 PM   #3093
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:49 PM   #3094
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Tom, if it runs, you stole it. Nice job!

Let's see that machine ...
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #3095
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I've enjoyed this thread a lot and decided to pick up a project Sporty.

A guy I work with is cleaning out his garage and offered me his 02 XL1200C with <7k miles on it for $1500. It's been sitting under a pile of boxes for 7 years... pics to follow...
A couple of shots of ATF/acetone 50-50 (or Marvel Mystery oil) in the cylinders and let it sit a couple days before trying to start it. Push it back and forth in gear to make sure the motor is free.(nothing to lose, everything to gain). Drain all the crap out of the gastank. James Gaskets CV carb rebuild kit (or Custom Chrome's same quality, less $). New AGM battery. Get the HD service manual - it's the best there is.

It'll run.

Have fun!
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #3096
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Homemade crash bar, paint and assembly to follow;
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:25 AM   #3097
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A couple of shots of ATF/acetone 50-50 (or Marvel Mystery oil) in the cylinders and let it sit a couple days before trying to start it. Push it back and forth in gear to make sure the motor is free.(nothing to lose, everything to gain). Drain all the crap out of the gastank. James Gaskets CV carb rebuild kit (or Custom Chrome's same quality, less $). New AGM battery. Get the HD service manual - it's the best there is.

It'll run.

Have fun!
Good stuff right there ^^^^^^

Thanks, I'm picking it up this weekend. I'll get it on the lift and look it over!
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:56 PM   #3098
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Grand Theft!!

I went to look at the bike after work today, and quickly decided it needed to be in the bed of my truck. The engine turned freely, the clutch did its thing and the trans was the typical industrial Harley. Progressive shocks, Mustang seat, HD leather saddle bags and mounts along with two Rubbermaid containers and two large cardboard boxes of goodies like new in the box chrome fork lowers, quick detach backrest, new windshield with hardware and at the bottom of one box... another brand new set of Progressive shocks, and still in the wrappers Vance & Hines chrome something exhaust ...

I handed the guy the $1500 in cash, signed over the title and hauled ass...

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Old 09-18-2013, 06:26 PM   #3099
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Jeez man you've scored $1500 worth just in accessories! Nice going!

Now get that bad boy running .
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #3100
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Just found the brand new leather tassels for the grips!

Guess those will make their way to the flea market as a free give away...
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #3101
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Just found the brand new leather tassels for the grips!
Can you make them spin in opposite directions?
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #3102
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Can you make them spin in opposite directions?
Slip a buck in my belt and lets see
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #3103
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Sweet! Someone call the police! You stole that bike!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #3104
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Nice looking sporty you got Tom! You stole that bad boy!

Installed my home-made crash bar;





Got a little over $10.00 in the whole thing.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:15 PM   #3105
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Nice looking sporty you got Tom! You stole that bad boy!

Installed my home-made crash bar;





Got a little over $10.00 in the whole thing.
Looks good.

Care to share the details, parts list, etc...
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