Go Sportsters

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

  1. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    Sure. The other Sportster...

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    The Pan...

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    The Shovel...

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  2. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    They're just all good... tough to beat a rigid for lightness of being.
    That Pan is beautifully proportioned.
    Thanks for sharing, Kirk.

    t.
  3. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    even with the 9 ft tower?
  4. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    The super sissy is not my style but everything else on that scoots is pretty much tits to my eyes.
  5. Berto

    Berto Inherently Floridian

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    Even if you hate Harleys you have to love these.They all have that timless look that never goes out of style.
  6. Silver King

    Silver King Maita'i roa ae!

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    18" on back???
  7. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    Yup. The Vice Grip MC guys are mainly concerned with building period correct 60's/70's Choppers... But they ride the piss out of 'em. Love riding with these guys when I'm in the area. Great dudes.
  8. BrianK

    BrianK F'in' half ass lookie boy

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    I love the little round air cleaner, as compared to the stock "football." Where do you run the breathers though? Most small round cleaners I've seen, people run the breathers into a little pod filter that hangs underneath. Your look is much cleaner.
  9. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Damn Kirk , those bikes are sic!! Thanks for sharing. :freaky
  10. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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  11. blsexton

    blsexton Been here awhile

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    Ok, Ok, I'm finally out of the closet now---yep I love BMWs, KTMs and now I officially tell the world- I like my HD!

    Its a great around town bike, but on a recent local trip (1k in 3 days) I can tell it needs a few improvements-
    - Lower bars, closer together
    - A seat that places the rider a bit more forward leaning- too much pressure on tailbone as it sets
    Not sure about the powdercoated air cleaner cover- kinda visually sets the engine back- may go back to a chrome SS A/C Cover- ideas?

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  12. blsexton

    blsexton Been here awhile

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    oops

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  13. mashrider

    mashrider Adventurer

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    here is my XR1200, I added the flags for memorial day
    Mike

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  14. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    In other words, some 883 bars and built up seat?
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    Know the old joke about "Why are all Harley parts chromed? So you can find them at the side of the road. Note in pic above: battery cover not found....
    Zip ties from now on!
  15. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    its a clue.
    battery cover unnecessary.
  16. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    :lol3 the bike is choppin' itself !
  17. pescatore

    pescatore Wanderer

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    Someone was asking about tank bags on Sportys a few days ago. Here are a couple of pics of my 06 XL1200R. The tank bag looks a little odd on the Sporty, but on trips where I want to plug in a phone to charge or have quick access to stuff, it's invaluable. I've never had a problem with the magnetic surface scratching the paint - I'm usually pretty careful to keep it clean. there is a rubber handle on the front of the bag that flaps in the wind and scuffs the tank unless it tuck it inside the flap for the map sleeve. I *almost* always remember to do this...

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  18. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    One could build a case that keeping Maine Beautiful might start by not painting the natural beauty.

    Your scoot is ready for the long haul, man. Get on it!

    t.
  19. pescatore

    pescatore Wanderer

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    Yeah, that thought crossed my mind too. But this is just south of the entrance to Baxter State Park. Considering how strict they are about keeping Baxter wild, I'd say they earned the right to paint a rock.

    It was mostly ready. Until it wasn't. But now it is again.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693657
  20. twinpower

    twinpower 1200R Sportster

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    Thanks for the pics... What tank bag is that? I'm trying to figure out just how wide of one will reasonably work with a 1200R, since the tank tapers as it gets closer to the seat. Mike