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Old 05-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #1411
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Might find some ideas here. It's a great build. Nice bike!

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #1412
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Um... is that the first we've seen of that rig on these pages? If so , why were you hiding it?!

That is totally bad-ass!!

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #1413
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I've lost interest in sportsters. I want a Switchback.
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #1414
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Since this is all Sporties all the time, maybe someone could point me to a chain tensioner for a late model Sporty? XR1200 Dual Sportster Hack. I converted to chain in order to play with gearing, and in conjuction with my 2" over shocks, I end up with 2" of chain play with the bike parked in order to have 1/2" play when fully compressed. Surely someone else has solved this on a Sporty?

Went out playing around today... Pulled the fender off as I was trying to sort out some wierd noises. And a skid pan is next on the list..

It does not look steep, but steep enough to bump start in about 5 feet...

i bow before you.

that is fucking awesome.

for your question as regarding tensioning, ill see if any of my oldschool moto buddies can think of anything. if they have anything beneficial i will post it or forward it to you.


btw, is that a car tire on the rear?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:27 PM   #1415
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Thanks for the comments. I did a couple build threads over in the hack forum. Just never spent much time over here. The REALLY awesume build is by JTH, mentioned a couple posts ago. Don't know how I missed that thread; but I have been working on this beast about a year. Too much time in the garage I guess. I need to read his posts in their entirety, as he seems to have solved some problems that have bedeviled me. Like the chain tensioner.

Yep, that is a Comtrac 16x5 car tire on a Fat Bob rim. I have a couple other hacks, and 3-4000 miles on a bike rear tire is about normal. I figured with the low end torque this thing puts out, that was not going to get any better. Have about 2500 miles on this, and I have lost about 0.125" of tread, slightly less than 1/4 total. I think guys on solo bikes doing this (car tire) are nuts, unless you are just going to do 10000 freeway miles for an Iron Butt. But for a hack it's tits.

Wanted to fit a Rally tire, with a bit more agressive tread. But for our fire roads kind of riding, this works great. Still may, if this thing ever wears out, and I can find one over here. Only place I have seen is the UK.

Hopefully, if Wasp can git 'er done, I have a leading link fork set coming soon. The HD forks are fair, but seals are weeping, and they flex a bit too much laterally for my liking on fast sweepers with bumps in the middle.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:02 AM   #1416
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Thanks for the comments. I did a couple build threads over in the hack forum. Just never spent much time over here. The REALLY awesume build is by JTH, mentioned a couple posts ago. Don't know how I missed that thread; but I have been working on this beast about a year. Too much time in the garage I guess. I need to read his posts in their entirety, as he seems to have solved some problems that have bedeviled me. Like the chain tensioner.

Yep, that is a Comtrac 16x5 car tire on a Fat Bob rim. I have a couple other hacks, and 3-4000 miles on a bike rear tire is about normal. I figured with the low end torque this thing puts out, that was not going to get any better. Have about 2500 miles on this, and I have lost about 0.125" of tread, slightly less than 1/4 total. I think guys on solo bikes doing this (car tire) are nuts, unless you are just going to do 10000 freeway miles for an Iron Butt. But for a hack it's tits.

Wanted to fit a Rally tire, with a bit more agressive tread. But for our fire roads kind of riding, this works great. Still may, if this thing ever wears out, and I can find one over here. Only place I have seen is the UK.

Hopefully, if Wasp can git 'er done, I have a leading link fork set coming soon. The HD forks are fair, but seals are weeping, and they flex a bit too much laterally for my liking on fast sweepers with bumps in the middle.
Hey Pago - Nice build ! For the chain tensioner on the Scorpion, I started with a spring loaded tensioner from MonsterCraftsman that bolted directly to my 03 frame (where the exhast mount used to go). But what I found was that a hard mount tensioner wheel worked just a good due to the chain tensioning itself as the swingarm moves up. So, just the initial tension is needed. I made my own bracket (w/ horizontal slotted holes for adjustment) and used the urethane wheel w/ bearings from Monstercraftsman. They will sell the wheel alone. Hope that helps.

http://www.monstercraftsman.com/?l1=...&l2=tensioners

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:58 AM   #1417
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I've lost interest in sportsters. I want a Switchback.
So what's it going to take to get you on the bike today?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:22 AM   #1418
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So what's it going to take to get you on the bike today?
A good trade-in on his Sportster that he didn't buy.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #1419
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Jim,

Thanks for the reply. That looks perfect; nice and simple. I was trying to wrap my head around this spring loaded thingie and where to weld a boss on the frame to handle the loads. But with a fixed system it becomes quite a bit simpler; and I guess... the loads are rather small as well, now that I think about it. Still not sure where to mount it from on the frame, but maybe I can use the 2 bolts (shown in your pic) where the rear master cyclinder lives on some Sporties. For some odd reason, even though the XR rear master cylinder is NOT in that location, they left the bolt bosses in the frame. Clean chain by the way...
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #1420
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Jim,

... Clean chain by the way...

My chain on my 2001 Honda XR650R looked like that most of the time. It was an O-ring chain and I used Home Depot's Dupont teflon spray on it. It sprays on wet, drys in seconds and coats the chain with teflon. Dust and dirt would just about fall off from running down the road (I made it street legal) after pounding in the dirt. Quick spray with the teflon at later time blasted everything off.

I had tried everything else you could think of (cahin lubes, waxes, WD-40, etc.) and they all made a mess.

Really like the belt drive on my 1999 883C Sportster. Fun bike!

I had sold my XR650R about 4 years ago. Tried out a bunch of used bikes. Then rode this for sale Sportster out Tanque Verde Creek road and part way up Reddington. When I got back test riding it, my wife said I had the biggest grin she had seen since I had been test riding used bikes. Definitely a visceral feel to a Sportster. It feels like a motorcycle, like an old Chevy/Ford rat-rod and not a comfort couch or cramped two wheeled fighter tarmac jet.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:05 AM   #1421
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:11 AM   #1422
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Hey question for you guys. Can you hear the pistons move in your bikes? I have a sound that can only be described as piston rings on a cylinder wall. My sportster and dad's softail does it, my road king is quiet. Sportster has 19,000 miles, Night train has 8,000 miles, Road King has 14,000. Shouldn't be a break-in noise I would think. The Road King is the only one with stock mufflers, so it's defiantly not making a noise.

Also, anyone have an exhaust recommendation for the hard mounts? It has slip-ons with baffles removed. I'm looking for all the power I can get from an 883, so I'm hoping for a 2 into 1 exhaust that isn't too loud. Seems like the aftermarket has all but given up on the older ones.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #1423
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Hey question for you guys. Can you hear the pistons move in your bikes? I have a sound that can only be described as piston rings on a cylinder wall. My sportster and dad's softail does it, my road king is quiet. Sportster has 19,000 miles, Night train has 8,000 miles, Road King has 14,000. Shouldn't be a break-in noise I would think. The Road King is the only one with stock mufflers, so it's defiantly not making a noise.

Also, anyone have an exhaust recommendation for the hard mounts? It has slip-ons with baffles removed. I'm looking for all the power I can get from an 883, so I'm hoping for a 2 into 1 exhaust that isn't too loud. Seems like the aftermarket has all but given up on the older ones.
You can still find the Supertrapp 2-1 and 2-2 pipes on ebay. Direct from Supertrapp as well.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:26 AM   #1424
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:49 PM   #1425
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Also, anyone have an exhaust recommendation for the hard mounts? It has slip-ons with baffles removed. I'm looking for all the power I can get from an 883, so I'm hoping for a 2 into 1 exhaust that isn't too loud. Seems like the aftermarket has all but given up on the older ones.
Supertrapps definitely look trick, and are supposed to be too.
Though it's seems pretty comparable, $ wise, to throw in a 1200 kit.
That'll definitely give you all the power you can get from your 883


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