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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.
Kirk, what front brake setup are you using? Also where did you get those bars?
question. anything post 2004 with the R Roadster designation will = juiced up engine from the factory with dual discs?
I just picked up a La Rosa solo bag just like that.
I was all set to place an order for a Lick's bag, but I ended up landing a cheap old Honda Dream around the same time.
So for the price of a Lick's I got a La Rosa and a motorcycle
all R's have duals.
Motor is the same though. In 04 or 06 they came with thunderstorm heads.
The old solid mount Sport (S) models came dual plugged and a higher compression, I think.
2004-2006 R are "rubber mount Evo" bikes with carb. 07+ is FI.
R's have dual front disks, tachometer, and 13.25" shocks.
2004 Sportster model intro.
2007 Rider Magazine review.
In 2005 they got 1" axles.
In 2006 they got powdercoated black motor.
Howdy everyone, name's Matt. I ride a 1200S sportster that I built out of a lowly stocker. Here is a rundown of the specs.
Shorai 1.8lb battery(awesome)
17" Katana wheels 3 and 3.5 with Michelin Pilot Power rubber
ZRX 1200 shocks
RK chain conversion
CBR rear brake
CBR daytona damper
Fly aluminum motocross bars
weighs 460lbs and goes like stink!
I love this bike. It is exactly what I wanted.
I have to say that if you are going to ride a sporty, do yourself a favor and get an "S" model. They are so smooth with the twin plug MAP ignition. At 80mph there is almost zero vibration in the bars.
Next upgrade is Works shocks and she'll be set.
Nice bike Matt!
Your bike is an evil one....your post 666!
Man what a first post!
I was scouring for an 'S' model but never could find one, so I got my R and have been happy after undoing the PO's mods to turn it into every other cruiser on the planet.
The rotor is a full floater HD setup, and the caliper is a Tokico 4 piston off a GSXR.
Bars are from a guy who used to run "Rocks Chops." Made them to my specs, but he's no longer making moto parts.
ALL 2004 and up 1200 heads are the same as the Buell XB / 1200R heads, better than Thunderstorms. They are the best performing head on a Sportster.
Before: (sometime in 2008)
During: (a couple of months ago, loaded for touring)
And after: (a couple of days ago)
Some of the visible changes:
HD large capacity gas tank (4.5 gallons! Just finished this last night and I can't wait to use the new 200 mile range)
SuperBrace fork brace
HD pillow top touring seat (not crazy about this, but the stock seat doesn't fit the new tank. I will do something about this soon)
Buckhorn bars - will probably go back to lower bars this winter.
Saddlebag supports will soon be replaced with givi-style racks and a set of E21s on order and the topcase bracket for a JC whitney trunk will be reinforced so I don't have to use a bungee to keep the trunk from bouncing...
Next up heavier fork oil and a steering stabilizer. Maybe some better slip-ons if I can find something I like. And maybe a quarter fairing.
Also, she needs to be washed BADLY.
I like this, but needs a spoked front wheel. Some other things also that aren't that important, such as rear fender/seat.
I'd powder coat the frame a color other than black. Maybe leave the bike black with an orange frame?
What windshield is this?
HD Sport windshield, smoked.
*looks around on h-d.com*
This one: http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442246033&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374309405612&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374309405612&locale=en_US&bmUID=1309452568689&bmLocale=en_US
I like it ok. It's a good balance of coverage and style. I think I'd like one of the bigger quarter fairings (Rifle Roadster or Viper, for instance) a little better. I could hide more stuff behind them, they'd probably give a little better wind protection and they'd look better. We'll see.
I noticed the windshield too. Thanks for posting a link. Looks good.
I went the other way. Since those pics, I found a '77-80 XLH 2.50x18 rear mag, reworked the spacers and threw it on. The rear blinkers were replaced with aftermarket units and the front fender replaced with an Arlen Ness Cafe.
I also put the belt drive back on. Big difference!! The bike feels sluggish with the belt, compared to the chain. I may put the chain drive back on later.
I also have a 4.2 gallon tank I just shot black. I haven't made up my mind which way to go, whether to just throw a decal on and clear or do something fancy in a green color.
It's a work in progress.
Go for H-D racing orange and black!
Same painter and same paint scheme.
How about a mustache and a Ferrari?
Higgins is not amused.