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Old 04-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #1231
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Really more of a special than Sportster. XR 1000 based ,One mans dream , no Buell parts either.
Seen at Daytona in the late 80's. I talked with the guy a while , but, that was a long time ago.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #1232
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#2 for me

The 1st. one was a '87 883 that ended up at 1202,twin plugged,cammed,flat slide and Super trapped. What a blast!!

25 years later I got the Sportster urge....





Here we go again!!!! Some Fun!


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Old 04-03-2012, 11:10 PM   #1233
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The 1st. one was a '87 883 that ended up at 1202,twin plugged,cammed,flat side and Super trapped. What a blast!!

25 years later I got the Sportster urge....


Here we go again!!!! Some Fun!


Sorry about the crappy camera phone picks, too busy ridin'
Congrats!!! What cans are those? I like the looks of them and it appears that the passenger pegs are still there.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:52 AM   #1234
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Congrats!!! What cans are those? I like the looks of them and it appears that the passenger pegs are still there.

Those are D&D slip-on with the carbon sleeve, passenger pegs still fit and a healthy bark is included at no extra charge!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:00 AM   #1235
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:20 AM   #1236
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #1237
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Really more of a special than Sportster. XR 1000 based ,One mans dream , no Buell parts either.
Seen at Daytona in the late 80's. I talked with the guy a while , but, that was a long time ago.
Oh my. That's about the coolest bike ever. Mean, nasty and.....and words escape me
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #1238
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I probably should have kept this one...

is that 883?

I've been looking at a lot of Sportsters. Never thought I'd say that.

I realize I need a Roadster I don't want a L, low, C etc. etc. etc.

The 1200 Roadsters are easy to ID with the dual disc.

Does anyone know if any of the 883's are dual disc and possibly taller suspension?

Any input on the post 2004 rubber mounted engines appreciated compared to the non rubber mounted bikes.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #1239
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is that 883?

I've been looking at a lot of Sportsters. Never thought I'd say that.

I realize I need a Roadster I don't want a L, low, C etc. etc. etc.

The 1200 Roadsters are easy to ID with the dual disc.

Does anyone know if any of the 883's are dual disc and possibly taller suspension?

Any input on the post 2004 rubber mounted engines appreciated compared to the non rubber mounted bikes.
That's a nice bike. Pretty sure it's a 1200, though? Nice, clean, slim bike. YUM
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #1240
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is that 883?

I've been looking at a lot of Sportsters. Never thought I'd say that.

I realize I need a Roadster I don't want a L, low, C etc. etc. etc.

The 1200 Roadsters are easy to ID with the dual disc.

Does anyone know if any of the 883's are dual disc and possibly taller suspension?

Any input on the post 2004 rubber mounted engines appreciated compared to the non rubber mounted bikes.
There is an 883R. The rubber mount bikes weigh 50 lbs more, a lot of people like to bitch about that. I've ridden the nightster and 1200 Roadster and enjoyed them both. You will have to score a test ride and decide for yourself if you like it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:31 PM   #1241
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i've also become interested in a sportster. Never ridden one, nor have I been interested in HD before now, but I've decided that a sportster will be my next bike. Maybe I'll rent one sometime.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #1242
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #1243
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is that 883?

I've been looking at a lot of Sportsters. Never thought I'd say that.

I realize I need a Roadster I don't want a L, low, C etc. etc. etc.

The 1200 Roadsters are easy to ID with the dual disc.

Does anyone know if any of the 883's are dual disc and possibly taller suspension?

Any input on the post 2004 rubber mounted engines appreciated compared to the non rubber mounted bikes.
That is a standard 2004-06 (possibly '07 as well?) rubber mounted XL883. Not a C (custom, 21" front), or L (lowered) model though it does have forward mounted footpegs. This one's really clean.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:23 PM   #1244
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is that 883?
That is an 883, unless someone built it to a 1200. I had the twin to this one. Mine was a 2006. I bought it used and traded the Sundowner seat the PO had put on and I put the seat from a 2004 through 2006 Custom model (1200 or 883 were the same). Single front disc brake. This bike was the last Sportster with the longer standard length suspension. Had the long fork tubes and longer shocks for decent cornering clearance. Wish I still had that bike.
Again, the Sportsters were majorly redesigned for 2004 with the newer (way heavier) rubber mount frames. The engine lost the trap door transmission, and you can tell the 2003s and earlier by the round primary chain inspection cover, rather than the oblong one on the 2004 and later. 2007 saw fuel injection on the Sportsters.
Now the subject of vibration is important on Sportsters. Some complain of the vibes on the solid engine mount models through 2003. Others don't. I've owned one of each and the vibes on the 1984 XLX1000 didn't bother me. But I've also owned lots of thumpers and liked them. The newer ones are smoother, but way heavier.
These later model Sportsters are reliable, and you can see used ones still going down the road getting close to 100,000 miles. Expect a leaking rocker box gasket at some point, but it's not a big deal.

I am a big fan of the Sportster line, and want another one.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:14 PM   #1245
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is that 883?

I've been looking at a lot of Sportsters. Never thought I'd say that.

I realize I need a Roadster I don't want a L, low, C etc. etc. etc.

The 1200 Roadsters are easy to ID with the dual disc.

Does anyone know if any of the 883's are dual disc and possibly taller suspension?
As others have said, there is an 883R. Both rubber mounted (2006 which I own) and not. I actually like the way the 883Rs w/o the rubber mount look better than mine. 2003, right before the switch to rubber-mounted, if I recall correctly.

The PO on my bike had the 1200cc jugs put on and I like it great on backroads, but I think the gearing is not as great for longer distance rides. I'm always looking for a 6th gear on the highway.
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