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Old 12-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #46
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you ever think of running a sportster front wheel on the rear? there are kits available for the bearing/sprocket/disc carrier.

i know storz makes em. im sure someone else as well. will look a lot leaner than a 16" rear sporty wheel.

can have it widened at kosman wheel to get the desired width if the front is too narrow for your liking on the rear.
You have a good idea there, but I hate to say, I do like the profile / look of the 19/16 set up. But Hey Im open to ideas and that is not scratched off the list. Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #47
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Funny - I was just wondering about the sporty kits today.

Saw a nice sporty at a local bike night and it got me thinkin'. Good luck with the project. Can't wait to see how she turns out!

^^^^very sharp, can't wait to get my goods and get this in high gear.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #48
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Today. Polished the wheel lip.




and took off the aircleaner to see how things looked underneath. SO far , nothing unusual, although the carb is getting a good cleaning while I'm at it



A nice surprise is seeing a K&N filter underneath. Was wondering if this is a stock item or something added by the previous owner? Once again, since I'm a newbe in the Harley way, just wondering.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:43 PM   #49
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Anyone got the torque called for on the diskbrake bolts. and fork tripletree bolts?

I don't have a service manual yet.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:05 PM   #50
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what exhaust will you be going for on this build? love the DP customs box pipe
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #51
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #52
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what exhaust will you be going for on this build? love the DP customs box pipe
the Kit includes the DP Customs box pipe. .
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:14 PM   #53
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Got it , great info on that site.. All kinds of upgrade / helpful info on there.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:36 AM   #54
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High output turnsignals in the house. Oberon, billet aluminum, these have LED's facing both directions.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:55 AM   #55
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UPS delivery tomorrow of the RYCA Motors kit. Some other deliveries today too. All the goods are inbound.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:47 PM   #56
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RSD, cafe gas cap


RSD , footpegs


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Old 12-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #57
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the Kit includes the DP Customs box pipe. .
I've been curious about that exhaust since seeing it used in Burly's original build thread of the Cafe Sportster that developed into the Ryca kit. For a build like this I can see it being useful in several ways, most important maybe being that it doesn't create any clearance problems with other things like rearsets, passenger pegs, legroom, etc. It really cleans up the side and rear of the bike. That's one of the problems I've seen when going through all my various ideas for a build... One exhaust may work well with one idea, but not another... So that once I pick an exhaust, I'm pretty much locked into other things. Problem with that for me is that I can be fickle. Sometimes when I build things I change my mind about certain details as I go along and find a new idea that works better for me than what I originally had in mind.

Once you've had time to evaluate it, I'd be interested in hearing your impressions of it. Overall quality level, ease of install, and especially, how it affects performance and sound. A sound clip would be really nice too, if you can.

For those that may be interested but haven't seen the original build thread of the Cafe Sportster that turned into the Ryca kit, it can be seen HERE

One thing I notice that Burly did in the original build, and that isn't included with the Ryca kit, is a chain tensioner. Since they used one on the build I assumed that the longer shocks made it necessary. Then again, they also did a chain conversion on that bike. And then, on their scrambler build (Build thread HERE), using the same shocks, they kept the belt but used a tensioner on it as well. Maybe it's not necessary when running a belt on a pre '04 bike since the rear brake linkage is set up differently?

Ever since getting my Sportster at the first of the year, I've really fell in love with it and have been dying to do a build project based on another one. Over the past year I've been going back and forth between a cafe build and a scrambler build like...




... or perhaps even the more common dirt tracker type thing...

Still trying to decide which direction I want to go, and biding my time till I have the funds to get started. So in the meantime I"ve been collecting pictures of different Sportster based builds as inspiration, trying to learn what I can and picking up tips from threads like this.

Naturally, I've subscribed to this thread and will be following your developments closely.

Can't wait to see how you handle things along the way!


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you ever think of running a sportster front wheel on the rear? there are kits available for the bearing/sprocket/disc carrier.

i know storz makes em. im sure someone else as well. will look a lot leaner than a 16" rear sporty wheel.

can have it widened at kosman wheel to get the desired width if the front is too narrow for your liking on the rear.
Hmmm... I didn't know about such a kit. If it's available for the right wheels it could open up a lot of possibilities that I'd considered but didn't know existed. Any details, info, or links to such a thing?
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you ever think of running a sportster front wheel on the rear?
yes i have. that was my plan if i ever score a buell tuber
tall & thin is sexy
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #60
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Shock difference, the Burly brand vs stocker


More parts, the rearsets , bars and various parts to complete the project


AND a teaser of the seat/cowl .


Tomorrow, the seat/ cowl and front mini faring head to the local body shop for a paint match up to the tank.
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