Go Sportsters

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

  1. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Nice looking bike there. May I ask what you paid for that 1999? There is a '99 XL1200 for sale here (near Hili Hawaii):

    http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/mcy/3793816799.html

    Wish I had the money to make them an offer. I happened to see the bike parked outside of a store, and it looks good in person.
  2. DesertTortoise

    DesertTortoise Freedom Fighter

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    It is a 95, but probably the same as a 99.
    used car dealer had it marked $4k, I paid $3,500 which was a decent price based on the market. Blue book had it lower value around $2800.

    $4k would be a common asking price here, but could be a deal in hawaii ?
  3. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Can I ask about the Wolfman luggage, and how you made it work? I have a '99 Sportster and wolfman bags here for the KLR, I've been looking for a good way to use them. Thanks.

    Nice bike BTW.
  4. DesertTortoise

    DesertTortoise Freedom Fighter

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    The bike had some luggage racks when I bought it, but no bags. Due to the odd shape of the racks, I could only hook up 3 of the 4 connection points on each wolfman bag.

    I relocated the turn signals to the license plate bracket with a $15 part and re-wired the signals by routing under the fender.

    I can try and post a picture later.
  5. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    I think I have an idea what type of racks you have based on the 'odd shape' comment. I guess the Wolfman's work good enough like that? I can make up all kinds of odd shaped stuff in the garage, something's bound to work. :lol3

    Thanks.
  6. blackSP

    blackSP 62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50

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    I can't really compare since all my 3 spring jobs over the years where done by Hyperpro.

    What I can say is that they, if you ask, always custom build the rear shocks to your specs, weight, height, travel and so on. The front same thing, in this case multiple springs where tested before Bas, the tech, was happy

    And I was too, my ground clearancy is now good (enough) and the bike handles (almost) like a 'sports bike'. Almost :)

    If you can get (similar) suspension like this, do it, money well spent!
  7. CCRyder

    CCRyder Champ

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    Just reading through this thread...... and found this gem of a quote ! Nicely said, slowoldguy :deal ....
  8. natez1

    natez1 Gear Head Deluxe

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    You should try a BUELL!
  9. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol. Owned one. Loved it (but it didn't share the affection). But having too much fun with this one right now. Hell. I don't think the Buell faithful like me either.

    When I sell this I will either build a hotrod FXDX or get another Buell.
  10. MitchG

    MitchG Iron Collector

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    Primary bike is an XR, secondary is a Buell.......I must be the anti-christ.:evil
  11. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Cool!

    My dad had a KHK in 57' I believe. He was in the Air Force at the time and bought it cheap from a buddy that rode it a couple times and decided he wasn't cut out for two wheels.

    I think we both wish he would have kept that one!
  12. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    Most sportsters go for chrome bling-bling. Not my XR1200, carbon fiber is the name of the game here;

    Boring front fender;

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    Carbon Fiber bling;

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    Installed, red-eye to go;

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  13. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Oooohhhh . Me likey! Source for CF fender? UK? Free Spirits?
  14. Redclayrider

    Redclayrider Long time gone

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    Got it from someone who sold his XR on the XROG forum.
  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Jeebus. I need to get over there more often.
  16. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    That fender is a nice piece, man. :clap
  17. MitchG

    MitchG Iron Collector

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    Yes you do!
  18. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    If we could just get joe to use Tapatalk for the site. I am rarely on a desktop but can keep up here on my phone through Tapatalk. And even I can post pics!!
  19. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Glad your ok mate, it's always great to hear of people ready and willing to help. :clap
    The three times I have been down on the road, twice people stopped to help, the third time 3 cars just drove on past while I was lying down next to the bike.

    While I don't own a Sporty, I've ridden them a few times and I definitely see one in my future as they have got to be the most fun bike I have ever ridden. :evil
  20. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    there's something about a Sportster ...
    Mine does everything I need it to, and it does better offroad than it should. It's no DR, but I haven't gotten it stuck yet. Great bike to carry my wife around on too. [​IMG]