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Old 11-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #3241
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Those supertrapp pipes have the upswept 2 into 1 look just right....but the discs at the end of the pipe ruin the entire thing for me. I HATE the way those things look.
Haw! Ooookayyy...

Honestly they work so well they could hang a dog turd on the end and I'd live with that... well maybe not. That Sporty's too purty!
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #3242
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I have the same problem with my wheels, so I would be interested in knowing what others have done. What about bead blasting?
Mine looked like crap from ocean area living when I bought it. Used a brass bristle brush on the rough cast part. Mother's mag polish on the polished edge. Took some work, but they came out well. Maintain them with wheel cleaner and Mother's. Tried other stuff, but these worked the easiest and best. Less work then cleaning for painting. Done that with SEM wheel paint on others, but I wanted to keep these ally if I could...
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #3243
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This pipe is nice, it's lightweight, not too loud, and functions perfectly.
Local independent shop has one on his used parts table. Gonna have to see if it'll fit my '05. Really like the look .
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #3244
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Local independent shop has one on his used parts table. Gonna have to see if it'll fit my '05. Really like the look .
I could be wrong, but I believe there would be problems running an exhaust designed for a rigid mount on a rubber mount bike due to the way the rear mount isolates the exhaust from vibes on the rubber mount bikes. The rubber mount engines move around quite a bit in the chassis so a solid chassis mounted rear exhaust hanger would most likely kill the pipe in short order. Of course, with a little creative mount fabrication it could maybe be made to work, IDK.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #3245
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Gonna go by and look at it. Then, get a look at mine to see if I can put something together using the factory mount.......
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #3246
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Gonna go by and look at it. Then, get a look at mine to see if I can put something together using the factory mount.......
Yeah, it's worth a look.

If you figure something out, be sure to post up the details.

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Old 11-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #3247
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Yeah, it's worth a look.

If you figure something out, be sure to post up the details.

The bassist in one of my bands, "The Dentures", is a custom machineist and moto freak. I'm thinking between the two of us, I'm pretty sure we can put it together. He's currently making pieces for a vintage F 5000 car......
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #3248
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:03 PM   #3249
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^These same guys? They're good!


Instrumental surf guitar is one of my favorite music styles!
Yep. Busted. That's me on drums. The lead player from "The Wavehogs" is playing with us now. We've gotten to play with Dick Dale a couple of times. Too much fun. Already knew his bassist, done some vintage drum trading with him. that's Jimmy Dale, Dick's son peaking around the curtain. He stayed for the whole set.........

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #3250
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Very sporty looking with the skinny tires, chain drive, upswept exhaust. Lean and clean, I like it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #3251
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Thanks Stan, it was cheap too... and yes, sportsters should all have 18" rear, 19" front. It should be a law or something..

bdonley, I suspect if you use the stock rear bracket as a starting point it shouldn't be to difficult to fab.. I fab'ed one for an FXR once, I'd been told Supertrapp had discontinued the FXR high pipe. AFTER I got finished a buddy showed me the bracket listed in the Supertrapp catalog. Oh well, never do it the easy way, that'd just be too, well, easy.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #3252
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Very sporty looking with the skinny tires, chain drive, upswept exhaust. Lean and clean, I like it.

Hell yeah. Nice looking bike. Does anyone know what forks are good to swap on a 1200 sporty? Something that would give it better handling and be a bit shorter? So that it could have similar stance as a XR1200?
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:37 PM   #3253
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Very sporty looking with the skinny tires, chain drive, upswept exhaust. Lean and clean, I like it.
It's such a great looking bike. Scrambler looking, but not GS ugly........
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #3254
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Does anyone know what forks are good to swap on a 1200 sporty? Something that would give it better handling and be a bit shorter? So that it could have similar stance as a XR1200?
I doubt they are shorter, but late model Honda xl600 forks are 39mm and from what I have read they slide/bolt right up to the stock sportster triple clamps and are a huge improvement.

I have never done it though... just read about it online and saw a bike with the xl600 forks.

Also, ANY tubes can be slid higher up into the stock sportster 39mm triple clamps to lower the front end. Its just the older 35mm triple clamps that took tapered tubes that could NOT be slid up to lower them. The 35mm to 39mm change occurred in 1987/88
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:22 AM   #3255
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Thanks Stan, it was cheap too... and yes, sportsters should all have 18" rear, 19" front. It should be a law or something..

bdonley, I suspect if you use the stock rear bracket as a starting point it shouldn't be to difficult to fab.. I fab'ed one for an FXR once, I'd been told Supertrapp had discontinued the FXR high pipe. AFTER I got finished a buddy showed me the bracket listed in the Supertrapp catalog. Oh well, never do it the easy way, that'd just be too, well, easy.
Great looking Sporty!

What/who did you use for rims? and what size are they?
I just recently picked up a project Sporty and want to prep it for street and track use. I will most likely end up with 2 sets of tires and wheels for each.
also, can you spill some info on the chain conversion? size and gearing?
Thanks!
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