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Old 07-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #31
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I'm not certain the front tire isn't mounted backwards.
No, it is correct. The front "points" the opposite from the back since the bike isn't AWD or FWD and the front has braking load not acceleration load. As the front tire approaches lock-up braking on dirt, the "V" of the tread pattern should displace the loose dirt to the sides and not gather it up in the middle where it would load up the tread. Not that this ride would actually see much (if any) dirt.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:01 PM   #32
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:48 PM   #33
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No, it is correct. The front "points" the opposite from the back since the bike isn't AWD or FWD and the front has braking load not acceleration load. As the front tire approaches lock-up braking on dirt, the "V" of the tread pattern should displace the loose dirt to the sides and not gather it up in the middle where it would load up the tread. Not that this ride would actually see much (if any) dirt.
You be surprised. By the time the owner worked from one end to the other with a feather duster, there'd be bound to be a mote or two of dust at the end where he started.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:16 AM   #34
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If Harley made one of these I'd buy it:

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Old 07-30-2013, 06:11 AM   #35
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If Harley made one of these I'd buy it:

Early 80's they had the XR1000 , which was an XR motor , but it looked like a Sportster.The new XR is just a Sportster that looks sort of like an XR.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:16 AM   #36
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Uh, let me think here for a moment................................
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:26 AM   #37
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The new XR is just a Sportster that looks sort of like an XR.
You know not of what you speak.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:38 AM   #38
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You know not of what you speak.
One of us doesn't and it's not me. A picture is worth a thousand words. Open your eyes.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #39
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Open your eyes.

Open your mind and compare the specs then get back to us and tell us again how it is "just a Sportster that looks sort of like an XR"
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:44 AM   #40
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An actual XR has a carb on the right , rear of each head and the exhausts on the left front. The others ALL have one between the heads , with the front cylinders intake to the rear and the rears intake to the front. The exhausts are the opposite basically.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:48 AM   #41
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Open your mind and compare the specs then get back to us and tell us again how it is "just a Sportster that looks sort of like an XR"
Oh , so it's a performanceSportster. [ oxymoron ]
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #42
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[ THIS is an XR.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:31 AM   #43
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I always liked the flat tracker HDs. If I could get a good deal on one, or a dirtster, I might like to ride it. I'm just a cheapskate, and my definition of a good deal on a bike doesn't exist in the HD market...at least not running.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #44
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The only Harley I have ever liked, they stopped making after two years. I still keep my eye out for one....they'll get cheap and Ill snap one up.....


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Old 07-30-2013, 11:37 AM   #45
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An actual XR has a carb on the right , rear of each head and the exhausts on the left front. The others ALL have one between the heads , with the front cylinders intake to the rear and the rears intake to the front. The exhausts are the opposite basically.
Excuse my ignorance and I should know the answer being that I own a "modern" XR.... but what are the performance differences between the older dual carb 1000 cc XR and the modern 1200 cc EFI XR?

I'm sure the weight of the new bike is heavier.

FWIW my '09 XR with slip-ons and K&N filter dynoed at 87 hp and the other 1200 cc Sportsters put out about 60-65 hp.
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