adv Sportster 2nd time around

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by johnwesley, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Thanks man, I have a clotting issue and had one lodge in my main artery. Very painful but taken care of now. I guess my welcome to mid 40s is 81 milligrams of aspirin a day :grim
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  2. c1skout

    c1skout Been here awhile

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    At least that's easier than changing a diet! Or do you hafta watch that too?
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    johnwesley wanta be

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    Nope strong heart and no build up. So they said eat the way I have been
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    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    Baby Aspirin Rocks. Been talking one everyday for 3 years. I am told for the rest of my life. 3 years ago I landed in the Hospital for a "stroke like event". I am now told that it was a type of migraine headache that can mimic a stroke. I joke about it but it could have been really serious. Since my only vices are trashy old motorcycles and Diet Dr Pepper. It's kinda hard to give up the bad vices. I'm glad you're still kicking. 18 months ago when I conquered Arkansas. I wished I had stopped long to find you in Mena. I really wanted to see the successor Sporty out in the wild. You live in a kick ass state. I'm not so down with the fog. The fog really added a whole dimension to riding on the road to Talihina, OK from Mena. Beautiful , great area to ride. You stay healthy.
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    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    JerryH internal combustion rider

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    I've been taking aspirin every day for 17 years after having a minor stroke at 42.

    I'm finding it hard to understand how you can build a decent handling off road Sportster. I have a 2006 1200 Low, and it weighs 575 pounds. The engine appears to be a big part of that. I'm going to have to read your entire thread.
  7. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    The older sportsters are lighter and there is a lot of weight in the wheels and suspension. If my memory is right, then the sporty ended up below 500lbs ready to ride with out luggage and fuel cell. I weighed it on race scales at one point and dropped 20 lbs after that.
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  8. lesman

    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    I attended the Handbuilt Show in Austin last Sat. There were 2 scrambler Sporty's at the the show. They were well done. Both reminded me of your 1st Sporty . Both had high pipes. I did not know the model year of those Sporty's. Your 1st sporty was just a great example of an actual working Scrambler Sporty that regular folks with some skills could achieve. It was very well done. So basically you are are the godfather of Scrambler Sporty. You are Don JohnWesley.
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  9. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I’ve made it back home and found a rather larger box waiting on me. Hope to get this mounted and ready by the end of the week.

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  10. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Took it out for a little spin today, just to make sure I have things where I want them. Hope to get the lowers fitted by the end of the week.

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    lesman Live easy, Brake Hard

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    What brand is the fairing? It's frame mount?
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    johnwesley wanta be

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    It’s frame mounted and made by JD customs. I’m modifying the lowers now sine they were not made for the exhaust I run. I’ll get picks up of them. When I pull it back down for paint I’ll make sure I get some mounting pics. It comes with a nice biller clamp for the neck and then the bracket bolt to that
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    c1skout Been here awhile

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    Curious to see the mount. Did it come with one or did you fab one yourself?
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    johnwesley wanta be

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    It came with a nice machined billet piece. Can’t get a good pic while the fairing is on but found this one online. C5FD6800-9578-46BB-A3D7-4593264B9ED1.jpeg
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    boatpuller Long timer

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    How does it manage wind compared to the many other bikes you've ridden?
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    johnwesley wanta be

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    Wind management is good, with a taller shield it would rival my 1000 Connie, which was the best I’ve ridden . Now it wouldn’t be the best winter bike that award goes to the victory vision. It blocked the wind and produced enough heat you didn’t need so much gear. The issue was summer and speeds over 80 the wind management feel apart. The Connie didn’t care how fast I went the still air pocket stayed the same.
    With that short shield I get wind about the chin bar, but it’s not turbulent. The helmet is still without bobbing, I can tell it’s louder with fresh air blowing around the helmet, but the vents now work awesome ;) It takes the brunt of the wind off the legs but you can still feel air moving around them and my feet are somewhat In the wind. When moving my hand around the only air I feel is blowing down off my helmet so no air around my chest, down to the seat. I do get light wind on my arms, enough for the air vents to work ok in my jacket. In the rain my feet should be soaked and I should be dryish seat to neck. This is just running the back roads assessment. I have taken it up over 90 checking the air pocket at interstate speeds and it’s still good protection.

    One issue with most cruisers is the wind control is good at say 80 and below. Which must be the expected speed range for the bikes, but this design just works. It was meant to go head to head with the likes of the air head rt and the offerings of Japan. The magazines gave good write ups and loved everything about the bike save it’s Harley-ness. Like oil in the air filter, hard brakes and the like. The handling and wind management was spoken well of. Dad kept all of his old magazines since the 70’s and I took a stroll through time with them.
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    johnwesley wanta be

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    Here is a shot with me on the bike so you can see how short the shield really is compared to helmet.

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    boatpuller Long timer

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    Thank you johnwesley, that is the level of info we've come to expect from you. It is much appreciated.
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    johnwesley wanta be

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    Got a little work done today, next week I have to be done with it and have it stripped back down for paint. I get in on Monday, it’ll be tight but I should make it.


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  20. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Here is a pic of the clamp on the bike, and then the fairing bracket


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