Go Sportsters

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. eliotsajerkface

    eliotsajerkface Been here awhile

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    The goldwing was probably the smoothest bike I've ever owned, but talk about boring.
  2. Ratchdaddy

    Ratchdaddy Been here awhile

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    I had the same opinion about my Vstrom. Best all around bike I have ever owned, but boring.
  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  4. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    That's sick!! :tb
  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^That giant carbon fiber heat shield dominates the bike!

    Put a couple of small ventilated shields on it, and it's nearly perfect.
  6. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    Or even better, shape a square numberplate over it. And is it just me or could those pipes stand to come up a little higher in the back?

    But that's just nitpicky shit, it's a gorgeous bike. I've wanted a streettracker for a long time and that one's just about perfect.
  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Thumbs down? Really? You know not of what you speak. The bike has been given the Stegmann treatment. I am sure that several of the bikes in this thread have performance parts designed and manufatured buy him. :1drink
    The owner wanted it to look stock.
  8. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    do you want to sell the supertrapps?
  9. gusanito

    gusanito Mindless Wonderer

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    No, I'm holding on to them.
  10. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  11. thatdirtykid

    thatdirtykid Been here awhile

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    I hardly noticed it, I did however notice the headlight which I do not love. Beautiful bike regardless.
  12. thatdirtykid

    thatdirtykid Been here awhile

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    I hardly noticed it, I did however notice the headlight which I do not love. Beautiful bike regardless.


    I also prefer smaller shields, this was what I did with mine. Wish I had the bike still. (And money to put a super bike bars on it)

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  13. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    This is the CRD #21 from EXIF Bikes (http://www.bikeexif.com/harley-xl1200#more-14909). I don't normally like H-Ds (not enough seat height/ergo triangle space for me) but I REALLY like this custom. Wish more detail build info was available (like wheel source, rear shock length, rear frame mods, etc.).
  14. Eye of the Tiger

    Eye of the Tiger Adventurer

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    Here is my 2008 Sportsternightsterster. ster.
    I made the luggage rack by welding up some basic mild steel from the hardware store. I can fit my top case and soft tail bag on top of it, good enough that I don't really need saddle bags.
    The fog lights are mounted on a totally stylish piece of angle iron, which in turn is mounted to the forks with some even more stylish exhaust clamps.
    I put some more foam in the seat to ease the butt pains, but it still kinda sucks.
    Otherwise, it's just stock and is basically like new.
    In the future, I will surely be changing out the rear shocks with something with more than 1" of travel, and some more ride height so I can actually go around turns without coming to a complete stop.
    A better seat, slightly lower/narrower handlebars, and highway pegs would make it all right.

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  15. Aghartha

    Aghartha Awesome

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    Bike Exif is just a blog. Cafe Racer Dreams built the bike. Check with them if you want more info (I'm on a phone and lazy).
  16. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    Total cost would be nice as well. :lol3
  17. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    That is as close to a good looking HD that I've seen. Even with low pipes, it would look good. Why isn't this the standard bike?
  18. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Because every time they get remotely close to this with a production bike the sales numbers do not meet expectations. They will generally do a 3-4 year run then discontinue it.

    People in mags and on forums say how they would buy if... Then they are nowhere to be found when it is produced. :deal
  19. Randy

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    Oh, IDK...

    I think that many people that say they would buy this bike would. Trouble is, we are still a very small minority when it comes to total sales figures for a company like the MoCo. While I LOVE it, it just doesn't have the mass market appeal in an industry that is steeped in "tradition" and fashion.

    But, just looking at it, it doesn't appear to be something that would be too difficult to replicate.... Pick up a used Nightster, or similar... Chop off the fender struts and weld a frame loop on, add a fender, custom build a seat pan and get it upholstered, lace 17" aluminum rims to the stock hubs, longer shocks, rearsets, tank, and some misc. tidbits here and there. And judging from the angle of the lower frame rails I'd say they didn't do much, if anything to the front end other than the rim and fender. They even retained the stock brakes on this one. Be a nice winter project and I would think that a reasonable facsimile could be built for substantially less than it would sell for if the MoCo produced it.

    Hmmmm.... those pics are going in my "inspiration folder" for sure! :evil

    :1drink
  20. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    I like it a lot as well. Have you seen this on? Not as classic but it looks like fun.
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