Go Sportsters

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

  1. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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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

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  2. DAKEZ

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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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  3. Navin

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    I recall the latest XR1200 debacle but a pure standard base bike could be in the $8k range, not compete with 13k bikes. Eh, who am I kidding? Every one I wanted to like was just too heavy and expensive or cobbled together. The 883R was one I tried to like till I sat on it.

    That looks like a great way for them to hit the true standard market.
  4. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    The tank appears to be a 1990s vintage STORZ aluminum "road race" fuel tank.

    I had one. Nice tank.
  5. Randy

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    According to the CRD SITE, it is a Storz alloy tank.

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    Not sure if it's exactly the same or not, but there are several tank options available that could be used for a similar build.


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  6. Eye of the Tiger

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    Ok, that is hot. What is it?
  7. gusanito

    gusanito Mindless Wonderer

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    S&S Wedge motor on that one.
    You can see it here on their site.
  8. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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  9. Eye of the Tiger

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  10. Randy

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  11. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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    Russell DayLong seat. Without a doubt, that is the one to go with based on your desires. I've met many long distance riders who bought several others before getting the DayLong, and wish they had just gone there first.
  12. Eye of the Tiger

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    Thanks guys, I'll take a look at those. A good seat is worth its weight in gold.
  13. Randy

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    Well, yeah, I guess for a touring style seat the Day Long would be "it". But, they are BUTT UGLY.... Then again, the OP did say he didn't care about that, sooo....

    Guess I was just thinking more in terms of what I personally would find reasonably acceptable in the looks dept. For that, the Mustang seats would be about my limit as far as size goes, and for me, even those a bit big and ungainly looking in most cases. At least for my 48. YMMV.

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  14. jules083

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    I have a Russell on my FJR and a Mustang on my sportster. The Russell is an amazing seat, but I also like the Mustang. I'd put the Russell as the best seat I've owned, with the Mustang a close second.

    Mustang doesn't look too bad either I don't think. It's big, but not absurdly so.

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  15. Eye of the Tiger

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    I looked at the Russels, and they look super comfy. However, having the seat custom made means being seatless for a while.
    What model Mustang is that? It looks nice and flat, which may be good for me, as I like sitting back more than the stock seat allows.
  16. jules083

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    It's the Super Touring

    http://www.mustangseats.com/Category/Super-Touring

    There's another model called the Sport Touring, it's only 1" narrower. Not sure exactly how it compares in comfort or looks:

    http://www.mustangseats.com/Category/Sport-Touring



    When I bought mine I picked out the one I wanted on Mustang's website then typed the part number into ebay's search engine. Saved around $100. It gets more comfortable as I ride on it, took a thousand miles or so to break in. There were a few pressure points at first, but they are gone now. I sat on an older seat mounted on a bagger, it felt great. Mine's not quite there yet but is still very good at 4,000 miles.
  17. Eye of the Tiger

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    Couldn't find that particular one, but I think I found a solo seat that looks like yours
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    Wide Touring Vintage Solo seat #76148
    It's 14.5" wide! I'll put that at the top of my list.
  18. jules083

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    Must not make it for your year then. Mines a 99.

    Just for visual reference my seat is 15" wide. It looks a lot bigger if I take the saddlebags off though. They kind of balance the look. I never take them off anyways so it doesn't really matter to me.

    All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
  19. eliotsajerkface

    eliotsajerkface Been here awhile

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    I'm seriously looking at the le pera Cherokee seat for my 48.

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  20. Eye of the Tiger

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    I looked at some LePera seats, too, as the prices are pretty reasonable. I have to have a solo because of my luggage rack, so I was looking at the LePera Aviator solo seat. It's hard to say by looking at it if it would be more comfortable than the Mustang. The lip in the back looks a bit high, though.

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