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Old 05-01-2012, 03:57 AM   #1366
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Both front and rear wheels are the same size, 19" tires with 13 spoke aluminium wheels. "
^lie.


I'm surprised under "type" he didn't list it as Race Bike.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:16 AM   #1367
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"In a world with so many sportsters for sale at the same time why should you consider mine? The "R" bikes were produced for only four years taking their styling cues from the days of Elvis Presely and the Motor Companies' fierce competition with Bonnevilles. The "R" type is an actual descendant of the their race program. They began in 2004 and became real cool in 07 with fuel injection, and ultimately the finest examples appeared the final year with a totally rubber mounted engine and a real 4.5 gallon gas tank! These were truly the best of the best. With factory twin discs in front, tach and speedo, and yes most importantly center controls, these factory racers were the best combination sportsters built. This is where your feet should really live when riding a sport/ tourer. Seldomly do "R''s come on the market. 50 customs for every "R'' built. Both front and rear wheels are the same size, 19" tires with 13 spoke aluminium wheels. "
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FACTO...#ht_500wt_1182

There is so much untruth in that ad. Is this person trying to say that the engines were not "totally rubber mounted" prior to 08 ? 19 inch wheels front and rear when clearly the rear is a 16 ? Sport/ tourer ? Descendent of HD's race program ? Awesome!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:30 AM   #1368
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[QUOTE=Ginger Beard;18584022]There is so much untruth in that ad. Is this person trying to say that the engines were not "totally rubber mounted" prior to 08 ? 19 inch wheels front and rear when clearly the rear is a 16 ? Sport/ tourer ? Descendent of HD's race program ? Awesome!! :

And let's not forget those 80 horses, 15 hp (or 23%) more than the bike actually got. The man is crazy.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:24 AM   #1369
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so basically any 2008 and newer will have the larger tank?

I found out saturday that there is no 883 Roadsters, just R's.

have they made a Roadster in 09, 10, 11, 12?
The rubber mount roadsters were made 2004-2008. 2008 was the only year with the larger tank, but I ASSume it's just the tank from the XL1200C. Looks the same. So you should be able to find one and swap it onto any other XL883R/XL1200R if that is what you desire. No Roadsters after 2008.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:36 AM   #1370
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For the U.S. The R models are still available overseas.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #1371
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^ ^ ^ Correctamundo. Nachtflug, all sporties 2004 and up are rubber mounted, and all 2007 and up are fuel injected. Only the FI tanks are interchangeable because they have a fuel pump. The 3.3 gallon and 4.4 gallon tanks require different seats, but you can maybe make the other fit. Seats from non-FI bikes will not fit due to the FI module lovation under the pan.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:16 PM   #1372
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^I don't really know what you're saying flug.

I mean, R stands for Roadster.
I've been asking a lot of questions. That info came from one of the younger mechanics at the HD shop I visit. He seemed to know a lot, he's mid 20's and has grown up around Y2K bikes the way I grew up around Shovelheads and AMF. He knew I was asking about fork lengths, shock lengths, cams, compresson etc, and just what exactly made a Roadster a Roadster. He stated there was no such thing as a 883 Roadster as a matter of clarification to my questions. My take was that technically none of the 883's were never designated as Roadsters and that the differences in cams, forks, shocks, compression etc were not as pronounced on the 883's as they are on the 1200 Roadsters when compared to a 1200 non Roadster.

My impression now is that the 1200 Roadster is what I really want as it probably has the longer legs, power, etc, not that the 883's are bad choices.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #1373
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I went to check out the pricey sportster today.

Sold this weekend.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst...980710559.html

Then I got to ride home in the rain.

It's was one of those kick in the balls type of mornings
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:34 AM   #1374
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It's was one of those kick in the balls type of mornings
Look on the bright side! After a kick in the balls, I bet the rest of the day went great in comparison!
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #1375
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #1376
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I've been asking a lot of questions. That info came from one of the younger mechanics at the HD shop I visit. He seemed to know a lot, he's mid 20's and has grown up around Y2K bikes the way I grew up around Shovelheads and AMF. He knew I was asking about fork lengths, shock lengths, cams, compresson etc, and just what exactly made a Roadster a Roadster. He stated there was no such thing as a 883 Roadster as a matter of clarification to my questions. My take was that technically none of the 883's were never designated as Roadsters and that the differences in cams, forks, shocks, compression etc were not as pronounced on the 883's as they are on the 1200 Roadsters when compared to a 1200 non Roadster.

My impression now is that the 1200 Roadster is what I really want as it probably has the longer legs, power, etc, not that the 883's are bad choices.
Here's another tip from another mid 20 year old,
don't listen to anyone in their mid 20s,
we talk out of our asses.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_AP...-roadster.html


R's on my local CLs,
http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/2951698917.html
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/2981150397.html
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/2986106256.html

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #1377
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Here's another tip from another mid 20 year old,
don't listen to anyone in their mid 20s,
we talk out of our asses.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_AP...-roadster.html


R's on my local CLs,
http://albany.craigslist.org/mcy/2951698917.html
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/2981150397.html
http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/2986106256.html
christ what do I know..your generation ruined it.

sportsters used to come in 2 flavors. kick or electric it wasn't real complicated.

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #1378
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Hey Raj,
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #1379
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I suppose mine's a "go Sportster" now. Although it needs a lot of work in the GO dept.
I just finished converting it to chain drive.

4 weeks ago:



3 weeks ago:



Today:




1. Love the fork gators.

2. Rivet the front fender back on.

3. Get some black slip ons.

4. chain drive?
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #1380
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4. chain drive?
Double ?? on 4.
Double on 1 and 3.
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