Go Sportsters

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

  1. plugeye

    plugeye dreamer

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    what abuse?
    its way too low for anything other than flattrackin
  2. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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  3. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Great looking Sportster, and I love that photo. Looks like a great road to ride.

    jion
  4. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Like that XLX. Mine was a 1984 XLX-61., I believe. It was a stripped down model. No tach, flat black handlebars and exhaust. Flatter bars, etc.
  5. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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    Had an '83. Best looking bike I've ever owned.
  6. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Yeah, that's what mine originally looked like, but it was already "customized" when I bought it. I prettied it up with some chrome, paint, and a nice tank from eBay. Since I took that pic, I've found a nice original tank, and am thinking of making it look closer to stock, since I still have the black bars and pipes, and the solo seat.

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  7. Wanna Ride

    Wanna Ride Adventurer

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    Any kind of racing is hard on the equipment. Ever heard of a flat track bike with 100,000 miles on it?

    I have seen reports of rubber mount XR's racing on paved tracks, but this is the first I have seen a rubber mount flat track bike. Is it a one off, or is there a racing series that uses it as a spec bike?
  8. Banksy

    Banksy Been here awhile

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    Think its more of a show bike.... Think Shaw HD built it here in the UK.
  9. Reryder

    Reryder Onward through the fog...

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    Thanks. It is my old 77 about a week after a ground-up rebuild, stopped at the bottom of the Palmerston Highway, North Queensland, Oz, God's own motorcycle country.
  10. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I just sold my 2009 1200 low.
    Its the only bike I ever had I really did not like at all.

    I should have got an old one, pre rubber mount.
    I had a 1986 883 and thought it was a lot of fun, not too heavy, comfortable, it did vibrate when you hammered on it, but its a motorcycle.

    I really disliked the seating position and the weight of the 09.
    It looked great, sounded great and was a nasty ride.
    Stock it was much worse, joke handlebars, $10.00 suspension, no lean angle at all, nasty seat.
    Glad to be rid of it.
  11. spenny

    spenny Adventurer

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    These are all well known pre-existing conditions, that can also be fixed.
  12. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Bro we get it. You don't like the new Sportsters. No need to come in here and shit on the thread by re-posting your unwanted sentiment. No one is coming into the TU thread and leaving unnecessary comments.
  13. Crack Monkey

    Crack Monkey Been here awhile

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    Ack. Just ordered all the parts I "need" to set the bike up for two-up cruising... Seat, pegs, slip-ons, jets, shocks, sissy bar/rack, and some leather saddlebags. Tossed in the black fender strut covers from a totaled Nightster for fun (too much chrome). Hopefully my wife doesn't check our bank account anytime soon. :rofl
  14. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    What a fine, fine scoot by the sea today.

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  15. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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  16. 1858Remington

    1858Remington Adventurer

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    here's my 1992 XLH1200.

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    By null at 2011-05-19
  17. 1858Remington

    1858Remington Adventurer

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    A better daylight photo

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    By null at 2009-10-15
  18. 1858Remington

    1858Remington Adventurer

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    The daylight photo is from when I first bought her. I've added a few things since then. A mustang seat, arlen ness big sucker intake, saddlemen saddlebags, turn signal relocation, windshield, and some new chrome.

    My only problem is with the saggy kickstand, which I hear is common on the early evo's. I'm working on a solution for that, and if it pans out I will post it for others who have the same issue.
  19. Richy

    Richy Been here awhile

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    I took a hammer to the spring mount until it tightened up.
  20. newride

    newride Been here awhile

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    so how much difference is there between rubber and non-rubber mounted 883's? are we talking numb hands after a long ride? I wanted a 2004-2006, but found a great deal on a 2003 883.
    9k miles, orange racing color, black motor, 2 into screaming eagle pipes, jetted carbs, back rest and rack. all for $3,700. may have to jump on it.