Go Sportsters

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

  1. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    Heart of Dixie
    Looks much better than the stock Thunderheader. :clap
  2. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Thanks man I like the performance and the mod was easy if you can weld
  3. victory80

    victory80 Adventurer

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    Before
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    Currently
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  4. dpetersak

    dpetersak Adventurer

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    Eagle River, Alaska
    A Sportster was born to go places, and pavement is optional.

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  5. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Looking good did you figure out your side stand yet?
  6. dpetersak

    dpetersak Adventurer

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    Not yet. I bought one on ebay for a KLX, but its still heading north on the barge. I'm going to try mounting it where you mounted yours.
  7. SGrider

    SGrider 376 miles to Chicago

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    Are those forks off a supermoto?
  8. dpetersak

    dpetersak Adventurer

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    Eagle River, Alaska
    They're WP forks off a KTM EXC 450. The springs are cut and spacers removed, so they're lowered a bit over 2 inches.
  9. rs42sport

    rs42sport Been here awhile

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    197
    Location:
    glenview, il
    What is the charging output of a 1200 for accessories??? Would I be able to run Clearwater Kristas??
  10. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    at a glance it looks like 38A (494w at 13v). You should be fine running accessories, not a bad idea to install a voltage meter and keep an eye on it. You might turn things down/off at idle at stoplights
  11. cycowrencher

    cycowrencher harley ridin puke.

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  12. s&s

    s&s Been here awhile

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    Espoo, Finland
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    Now:
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    Almost there but still little something to do before I'm ready for the season.
  13. merc16

    merc16 Been here awhile

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    Nice S&S ! Who makes those rear sets ?
  14. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Snick. Snick. :) Thank you Mr. H.
  15. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    Nice redo... Classic, but not over the top......
  16. s&s

    s&s Been here awhile

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    Thanks :) Rearsets are from LSL. If I'd have to choose again, I'd go for chainsikle reverse pattern... (I have their reverse pattern shifter peg anyway.)

    Reason I chose LSL was the left side mounting bracket:
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  17. s&s

    s&s Been here awhile

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    Thanks :1drink I'm trying to make it joy to ride and keep the looks close to stock... When using aftermarket parts, I like to go for the proven classics like s&s air cleaner and supertrapp exhaust. Ohlins are exception to the rule since I really dig their stuff.
  18. jessemckay

    jessemckay twowheelin

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    on the road
    Here is the side view with new seat from Biltwell & 18" Sissy bar
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  19. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    Central California coast
    I keep seeing bikes like this, and I'll have pull the batwing off and scrounge some lower bars. My first thought when I considered a Sportster was to cafe it.....
  20. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I happen to know where a set of bars off of a 2002 sport are :)