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

  1. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    How much do you think you will want for it? It's the exact bike that I am looking for for a "project". :wink:
  2. hockeygoon

    hockeygoon Been here awhile

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    I saw 2001 Sportie 1200 selling for 3900. :freaky Even though I already have one, it gave me pause to consider it for a different style of bike, maybe a sport-scrambler. There are plenty of deals out there in the pre-04 Sporties.

    http://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/2438943460.html

    I also saw a 2002 selling for 6500. And he says he is taking a loss on it:huh

  3. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Thanks for the link. I am leaning more towards an 883 for what I want to do. Thinkin' that I need a Scram-ster in the garage as well. :evil


    There is some guy down here selling a 99' for $7k. :eek1 I honestly think it's one of those "But honey, I am tryyyying to sell it but no one will buy it!" kind of deals. :lol3
  4. Berto

    Berto Inherently Floridian

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    I think some are out of touch with what the used bike market is now.Last month I talked to a guy in Orlando that was selling a 03 883 custom with a windshield and bags less than 10,000 miles. It was a nice well cared for bike.Had it priced at 3100 and he told me that he got very few calls about it:eek1
  5. hockeygoon

    hockeygoon Been here awhile

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    Man, wish I lived near Orlando. I'd be all over that, though I'd get rid of the windshield--mine just seems to buffet me and tends to make the front-end do a little wiggle on the highway in even medium wind. Wears me out, so it just sits in the corner.
  6. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Have you tried a 1/4 fairing? I put one on and couldn't be more happy with it. Pulls the "weight" off of your chest,no buffeting and small enough that when you are in city traffic it lets enough wind around it to keep you cool.
  7. zataomm

    zataomm Been here awhile

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    What 1/4 fairing do you have? I'm needing something to take the wind off at 70 - 75 mph but still be comfortable in the summer down here.
  8. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    I picked up the Maier plastics sport fairing. It has a couple of idiosyncrasies that are more aesthetic than anything. It is made for a 7 inch headlight and has the cutouts for fork mounted signals. For $100 bucks I'm not going to bitch. I have filled in the space around the headlight since this pic and have plans to put some axillary lights in the signal cutouts.

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  9. NYP797

    NYP797 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting this frontal photo. I like the oem HD quick release 1/4 fairing but not the plexiglass shield in front of the headlight. The Maier has nice lines, and the lower cutouts could be filled shut or as you say some type of auxilliary lights adapted. The lower inverted valanced lip is a nice design touch. Can ya let in on who carries it. Thanks; btw I like that the windshield portion isn't too high. How's the wind buffeting at speed?
  10. Mr Natural

    Mr Natural Really tired

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  11. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    I would just do a a quick search for "Maier sport fairing". I believe that mine is the small due to the windshield being shorter than the ones typically pictured. I picked mine up at a local indy so I don't really have anywhere I could recommend. I'm 5' 10" and don't notice any buffeting. I built brackets that allow me to adjust the angle of the fairing. The main reasons that I wanted a fairing were to take some of the pressure off of my body at freeway speds and to block some of the summertime bugs down here in FL and it works great for what I wanted it for.
  12. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    Brilliant video Bloodwieser!
  13. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    You can pick up a wheel for a 3/4" axel and just swap out the bearings.
  14. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    600 miles two-up with my GF several times, we're still sane. 1k in a day solo too with no issues...
  15. theKite

    theKite Ulyssean

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    Get yer priorities right, Rider, the next bar is just fine.
    Or: to put it another way:
    I have a tank that goes 2 hours and a bladder that goes 1 hour...
  16. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    Never had an issue with it, and to be honest, not sure how it can just fly off...the lower part of the cover is hinged so it can only just swing down if it pops out of the clips. Mine's an '09, maybe they added the hinge later?
  17. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    The pins can get stuck/stiff that can cause drag especially when trying to wiggle the wheel back in. When changing tires or pads it's always good to give 'em a thorough check.

    I rarely use my rear brakes enough to get them too hot to touch, just a bit for balancing, trail healing and parking. Front is always too hot to touch though. And the Lyndall Z Plus pads are a good upgrade.
  18. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    Here's another fairing option for the Sportster - the Rifle Roadster. It has a smaller opening to fit the Sportster headlight and is available with various windshields.

    http://rifle.com/Roadster-Fairing-P1955C74.aspx
  19. Nitro Circus

    Nitro Circus Adventurer

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    Nice bike VMO, you got any more pics?
  20. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Oh - so I imagined it? Dealers stock them?

    Mount was changed on FI bikes 07+.