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Old 06-09-2011, 09:10 PM   #556
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I don't know about him, but my legs are too long except for forward controls, and those are not my thing at all. I miss my 1200R, but it was good for 150 miles ~max~ before I'd be cryin.
Simple fix - build up the seat like the old ones.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:40 AM   #557
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Front Fender question

I've got an Iron over here in the UK and the weather can be on the damp side I'm fed up of getting water come off the front of the tire, miss the stock fender and come back at me and the bike.. Question is will the old full fender from an 84 ish XL fit the newer bikes.. Its alot longer at the front and back and would give better protection...

This is the fender i'm thinking of..

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Old 06-10-2011, 09:34 AM   #558
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Barring that, wonder if there is a "fenda extenda" that would help?
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:15 AM   #559
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Simple fix - build up the seat like the old ones.
I tried several aftermarket seats - none of them really solved the problem. Closest was the Mustang, but it sloped forward and caused me to rack myself every time I stopped, and I don't have the skills to even start working on it myself.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:27 PM   #560
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I ride a Twin Cam 6 speed, and it cost a fortune for a kicker kit for that, and I really wouldnt do a kicker on a 10k plus bike anyways.
Well, that doesn't make a lick of sense...

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I will build a Sporty Chop one day, but I havent the time or facilities to support such an endeavor.
The Sportster kicker from Led Sled is $1150. That's outrageous too.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:28 PM   #561
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Well, that doesn't make a lick of sense...



The Sportster kicker from Led Sled is $1150. That's outrageous too.
Did they make a carbed six speed? 'Cause I can't imagine a kicker working with EFI in any event.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:00 PM   #562
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #563
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I woke up this morning normal. 12 hours later I'm a Sportster owner.Need to read the paper with my coffee instead of Craigslist.



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Old 06-10-2011, 07:21 PM   #564
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Well, that doesn't make a lick of sense...



The Sportster kicker from Led Sled is $1150. That's outrageous too.

Yeah, and I can get used EVO sporties for 2500-3500. Kinda leaves some extra room for mod money dont ya think Kirk the Jerk??? The reason Sporties are so popular to mod is because they can be bought cheaply and modded as $$ allows. I think you know that already, and just tryin to bust my chops for sumthin.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:31 AM   #565
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from Rhinebeck antique bike meet yesterday.

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Old 06-11-2011, 05:57 AM   #566
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Yeah, and I can get used EVO sporties for 2500-3500. Kinda leaves some extra room for mod money dont ya think Kirk the Jerk??? The reason Sporties are so popular to mod is because they can be bought cheaply and modded as $$ allows. I think you know that already, and just tryin to bust my chops for sumthin.
Look mate, you just don't make any sense...

First you say, "You sporty guys get all the cool parts" even though Baker has made a kicker unit for BT's for years now...

Then you "justify" what you said by saying, "I ride a Twin Cam 6 speed, and it cost a fortune for a kicker kit for that, and I really wouldnt do a kicker on a 10k plus bike anyways."

Which makes even less sense, because A. The Sporty kits are "a fortune" as well and B. What does the cost of your current bike have anything to do with the modifications you do to it?

I'm not here to bust anyone's chops, but simply trying to make sense of what you're saying. Which I cannot.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:40 AM   #567
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I woke up this morning normal. 12 hours later I'm a Sportster owner.


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Super congrats man! I love green.


I was at Rhinebeck yesterday too. I've never been on a Friday before and damn, there was only like a fifth of the number of people there than I usually see on the weekend.
At any rate, old sporties rule, I can't wait until mine is old.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:46 AM   #568
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I'm not here to bust anyone's chops, but simply trying to make sense of what you're saying. Which I cannot.
i dont communicate well (ask me woman) but NO one could make sense of what hes saying
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:11 AM   #569
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from Rhinebeck antique bike meet yesterday.

That's a nice one nachtflug! A little newer than mine, but still nice!
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:41 AM   #570
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from Rhinebeck antique bike meet yesterday.

What's not to love, here.
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