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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.
its way too low for anything other than flattrackin
Great looking Sportster, and I love that photo. Looks like a great road to ride.
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.
Had an '83. Best looking bike I've ever owned.
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.
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?
Think its more of a show bike.... Think Shaw HD built it here in the UK.
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.
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.
These are all well known pre-existing conditions, that can also be fixed.
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.
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.
What a fine, fine scoot by the sea today.
here's my 1992 XLH1200.
By null at 2011-05-19
A better daylight photo
By null at 2009-10-15
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.
I took a hammer to the spring mount until it tightened up.
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.