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Old 06-06-2011, 07:57 PM   #526
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Look for signs of wrenches on the cylinder bolts. The 883 was way slower than the 1200 so if yours is fairly quick its a good chance it has the 1200 cylinders in it. Snag a ride on a 883 and compare?

Other than that, you could remove a rocker box and measure one cylinder.
Thank you. This bike was sitting in a box this time last year. It has been touched by a lot of hands. Lots of tool marks everywhere on it!

I would say this bike is sluggish. I guess I was expecting this bike to kinda scare me if I really wound it out if it was a 1200. I only have a few hundred miles on the street, might have been expecting a bit much.

Any idea about my carb comment?
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:45 PM   #527
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If you can see the top of the piston well enough through the spark plug hole, many 883 to 1200 conversions are done with dished pistons (concave). If you see that, it's a 1200. If it has regular flat top pistons, it still could either size.
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:41 PM   #528
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I don't know the actual dimensions, but I have read that if you put the piston at bottom dead center, then use a straight rod to measure from the spark plug hole to the opposite side at the bottom of the cylinder. That dimension will be different for 883 and 1200.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #529
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #530
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #531
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You guys got me motivated for a tank bag, so I looked at Craigslist today.

Joe Rocket Manta-$25 It should fit my needs, except my cane doesn't fit in it with the zipper closed all the way.

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Old 06-07-2011, 12:51 PM   #532
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Thank you. This bike was sitting in a box this time last year. It has been touched by a lot of hands. Lots of tool marks everywhere on it!

I would say this bike is sluggish. I guess I was expecting this bike to kinda scare me if I really wound it out if it was a 1200. I only have a few hundred miles on the street, might have been expecting a bit much.

Any idea about my carb comment?
No Idea on that carby, The last sportster I jetted was a 1200S with a stock carb. Completely different animal.

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You guys got me motivated for a tank bag, so I looked at Craigslist today.

Joe Rocket Manta-$25 It should fit my needs, except my cane doesn't fit in it with the zipper closed all the way.

That bike looks very nice. You should committ and cutoff those old fender struts, unless you need them for saddlebags or something else...
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #533
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Nah. You don't see those old Screaming Eagle fenders anymore, I'm not cuttin' it.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:41 PM   #534
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That velocity stack looks like it would suck the neighbor's cat off it's porch.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:57 PM   #535
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That velocity stack looks like it would suck the neighbor's cat off it's porch.

You must have a little southern red neck in you man! Thanks for the laugh bro.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #536
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Nah. You don't see those old Screaming Eagle fenders anymore, I'm not cuttin' it.
Are you saying that the tailsection thats on that is a HD part that requires the rear struts? Just wondering. I have been thinking of building a Sporty for a while now.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:37 PM   #537
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Are you saying that the tailsection thats on that is a HD part that requires the rear struts? Just wondering. I have been thinking of building a Sporty for a while now.
Yes, actually. The seat has the Sportster logo branded into it. That isn't the frame struts you see there, it's part of the seat. It could be done differently, sure, but HD designed the part to cover the struts. They don't go for any frame cutting, as a rule.

Storz and others make different parts that look like this one, but lose the fender struts. If I find a cheap 1200S, I'll be needing them.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:43 PM   #538
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Yes, actually. The seat has the Sportster logo branded into it. That isn't the frame struts you see there, it's part of the seat. It could be done differently, sure, but HD designed the part to cover the struts. They don't go for any frame cutting, as a rule.

Storz and others make different parts that look like this one, but lose the fender struts. If I find a cheap 1200S, I'll be needing them.
Good Luck on finding a S model. Its a great bike for a Cafe style build for sure. Thanks for the info on that tailsection.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:12 PM   #539
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garandman,

There is a penny tech fix to keep from losing your battery cover. Take a small screw and install it between the plastic tabs on clip that goes throught the frame. The screw forces the plastic tabs apart and effectively locks the clip into the frame. The plastic clip is known to pop out of the frame and you think your battery cover is locked in and it is not, thus the cover flops over. I did this to my Sporty and it works. Supposedly HD has a new improved clip but I'm not so sure it's actually improved and worth the $$. A 2 cent screw solves the problem.
The updated clips fix the problem. They don't cost but a few bucks.

Screws? Wire ties? Jesus. What year is your KLR?
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:18 PM   #540
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Also, I had a super e carb installed and it has been jetted as if it was a 1200. Would it even run if it was an 883 with a carb set up like that?
On cold mornings, will the bike start and idle without the choke? That's usually a sign that the jetting is rich.

I imagine the bike would run, but down on power, if it was an 883 and jetted for 1200. But, the stock jetting (CV carb on the 2006 XL anyway) isn't all that far apart between the two - I think the 1200 is just one size larger on the pilot and main and uses the same needle as the 883. But, I've never played with the super e and don't know anybody who has (the CV seems to work pretty well for mildly modified engines).
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