Go Sportsters

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

  1. panzer

    panzer team schweinhund

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    Here's my XR1200 Scrambler

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  2. Kamakura Kid

    Kamakura Kid Been here awhile

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    Kirk - that is one AWESOME looking bike you have!:clap
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  3. Joe883

    Joe883 Adventurer

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    Two very different versions of the same bike. Stripped down scooter, and touring bike with custom trailer/ This 2004 Sportster has over 81,000 miles on it.

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  4. Joe883

    Joe883 Adventurer

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    The stripped version

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  5. Jamming

    Jamming Desert RAT

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  6. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    Here's mine...not any of the engine sizes you listed, but it's a Sportster (a worked-over one)...:D

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  7. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Nice. I had a 1984 XLX1000, but mine didn't come with a tach.The bars were flat black, as were the mufflers and pipes.

    What fairing is that?

    jon
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  8. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    The fairing is an old Tracy "Black Rain" model that I picked up on eBay. Mine also had the black bars and pipes when I bought it, but they were pretty nasty looking. I found some barely-used chrome XLH headers and paired them with some Dyno Power slip-ons. The stainless bars are from the Night Rod Special. The tach is a NOS kit for the XLX I came across a few years ago. I'm working (sort of...) on a 2-1 system for it now.
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  9. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    :drif Beauty bike. I had an '84 XLX too. First new bike I ever owned. Looks like you've done some work to the front brake too.
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  10. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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  11. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Beautifully clean. Just the way i like them Great ride '83
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  12. Teaksmith

    Teaksmith Adventurer

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    Got mine yesterday! 2000 XL1200 Custom.:D


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  13. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    Thanks, guys. here are a few things I've done to it that I haven't already mentioned: Dual drilled front discs with EBC kevlar pads, replica XLCR front fender, SE fork brace, Progressive front springs, Honda GB500 gaitors, and an H4 headlight. The rear has 13-1/4" FXDX (Superglide Sport) shocks with progressive springs and adjustible rebound damping. The rear fender is a slightly bobbed and recontoured Evo piece with a lay-down plate holder, and the seat is a Mustang Fastback. Gearing is changed to a 23/49 combo, it has a Barnett clutch, and I've fitted a Lockhart oil cooler. I've ported the intake manifold, opened up and rejetted the carb, and put an Andrews high-flow accelerator pump on it. The air cleaner is a SE unit made for early Evos that I adapted to the Ironhead, finished off with a cover I modified. The coil is a SE unit and the plug wires are Taylors. I also added a second crankcase breather to let it rev a little more freely. Whew!...that's about all I can think of. The bike's a blast to ride and handles pretty well in the twisties.

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  14. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    the basic xlx quite possibly could be the coolest-looking motorcycle ever
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  15. vernon dent

    vernon dent Been here awhile

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    apparently halfway to motorcycle hell
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  16. P7HVN

    P7HVN Been here awhile

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    another XR.....
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  17. Moyle

    Moyle moyle

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    [​IMG]]I bought an 86 that was stock and tired looking. I put some sport into her along with a new look. 15 in. shocks, new fork springs with added pre-load, four piston front caliper for more sport. Spent some time and money changing her look too. Haven't ridden it on the street yet, don't actually like ridding it. Tried to attach photo with out luck. Operator error. Hey, I'm new! still can't
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  18. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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  19. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    The black bike in your link is a Sportster. The orange pic you posted is a Big Twin with the same type bodywork.
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  20. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    fxr. sweet BT