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Old 06-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #661
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Kirk, what front brake setup are you using? Also where did you get those bars?
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #662
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question. anything post 2004 with the R Roadster designation will = juiced up engine from the factory with dual discs?
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:22 PM   #663
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I just picked up a La Rosa solo bag just like that.

I was all set to place an order for a Lick's bag, but I ended up landing a cheap old Honda Dream around the same time.
So for the price of a Lick's I got a La Rosa and a motorcycle
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:24 PM   #664
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all R's have duals.

Motor is the same though. In 04 or 06 they came with thunderstorm heads.

The old solid mount Sport (S) models came dual plugged and a higher compression, I think.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:15 PM   #665
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question. anything post 2004 with the R Roadster designation will = juiced up engine from the factory with dual discs?
2004-2006 R are "rubber mount Evo" bikes with carb. 07+ is FI.
R's have dual front disks, tachometer, and 13.25" shocks.

2004 Sportster model intro.

2007 Rider Magazine review.

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However, the big news in the engines is mechanical. The new motors are still configured like previous Sportster engines, with the same layout, air cooling, bore and stroke, etc. However, they have been strengthened and massaged both to make a bit more power and to stand up to the added revs that riders are likely to demand now that they no longer risk having their fillings shaken out to enjoy them.

The changes start with better cooling. The heads and cylinders have bigger fins, and oil is now sprayed under the pistons to aid cooling. New rings extend cylinder life. Ignition timing is now cued off the crankshaft for more accuracy, though the traditional Sportster timing cover remains. Virtually all the gasket points in the engine have been improved to banish leaks. Both 1200s have the same engine, which makes about 15 percent more power than last year's standard 1200 mill. The new 1203cc engine gets hotter cams taken from the Buell XB engine, though, at 70 horsepower, the Sportster engine makes less power than the Buell's similar engine, largely because the Buell sucks through a much larger airbox (which the sportbike can use because styling convention isn't such an issue). Unlike the '03 Sportster 1200 Sport engine, this will not have dual spark plugs because its combustion-chamber design does not require them to inhibit detonation. The new 1200's compression ratio is 9.7:1, compared with 10.0:1 for last year's Sport and 9.0:1 for the other '03 1200s. Lighter pistons, rods and valve-train components allow the 1200 to rev 500 rpm faster to 6000 rpm.

Read more: http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roa...#ixzz1QimMeX3M
In 2005 they got 1" axles.
In 2006 they got powdercoated black motor.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #666
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My 2000 1200S Sporty

Howdy everyone, name's Matt. I ride a 1200S sportster that I built out of a lowly stocker. Here is a rundown of the specs.
Shorai 1.8lb battery(awesome)
17" Katana wheels 3 and 3.5 with Michelin Pilot Power rubber
ZRX 1200 shocks
RK chain conversion
CBR rear brake
Supertrapp 2-1
CBR daytona damper
fork brace
rearsets
Fly aluminum motocross bars
Plastic flyscreen
weighs 460lbs and goes like stink!
I love this bike. It is exactly what I wanted.
I have to say that if you are going to ride a sporty, do yourself a favor and get an "S" model. They are so smooth with the twin plug MAP ignition. At 80mph there is almost zero vibration in the bars.
Next upgrade is Works shocks and she'll be set.

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:09 AM   #667
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:12 AM   #668
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Your bike is an evil one....your post 666!
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:30 AM   #669
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Man what a first post!

I was scouring for an 'S' model but never could find one, so I got my R and have been happy after undoing the PO's mods to turn it into every other cruiser on the planet.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:03 AM   #670
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Kirk, what front brake setup are you using? Also where did you get those bars?
The rotor is a full floater HD setup, and the caliper is a Tokico 4 piston off a GSXR.




Bars are from a guy who used to run "Rocks Chops." Made them to my specs, but he's no longer making moto parts.

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In 04 or 06 they came with thunderstorm heads.
ALL 2004 and up 1200 heads are the same as the Buell XB / 1200R heads, better than Thunderstorms. They are the best performing head on a Sportster.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:39 AM   #671
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2006 XL1200R upgraded

Before: (sometime in 2008)



During: (a couple of months ago, loaded for touring)



And after: (a couple of days ago)



Some of the visible changes:
HD large capacity gas tank (4.5 gallons! Just finished this last night and I can't wait to use the new 200 mile range)
Progressive 412s
SuperBrace fork brace
HD pillow top touring seat (not crazy about this, but the stock seat doesn't fit the new tank. I will do something about this soon)
Buckhorn bars - will probably go back to lower bars this winter.
Saddlebag supports will soon be replaced with givi-style racks and a set of E21s on order and the topcase bracket for a JC whitney trunk will be reinforced so I don't have to use a bungee to keep the trunk from bouncing...

Next up heavier fork oil and a steering stabilizer. Maybe some better slip-ons if I can find something I like. And maybe a quarter fairing.

Also, she needs to be washed BADLY.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:24 AM   #672
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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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I like this, but needs a spoked front wheel. Some other things also that aren't that important, such as rear fender/seat.
I'd powder coat the frame a color other than black. Maybe leave the bike black with an orange frame?
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:36 AM   #673
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What windshield is this?
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:53 AM   #674
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What windshield is this?
HD Sport windshield, smoked.

*looks around on h-d.com*

This one: http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US

I like it ok. It's a good balance of coverage and style. I think I'd like one of the bigger quarter fairings (Rifle Roadster or Viper, for instance) a little better. I could hide more stuff behind them, they'd probably give a little better wind protection and they'd look better. We'll see.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:15 PM   #675
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HD Sport windshield, smoked.

*looks around on h-d.com*

This one: http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US

I like it ok. It's a good balance of coverage and style. I think I'd like one of the bigger quarter fairings (Rifle Roadster or Viper, for instance) a little better. I could hide more stuff behind them, they'd probably give a little better wind protection and they'd look better. We'll see.

I noticed the windshield too. Thanks for posting a link. Looks good.
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