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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.
All the new sportsters feel , even the Xr felt smaller than my r. The seat to peg clearance on a nightster with mids feels like I am coming from a 29er mountain bike to a bmx
I have an HD Iron. I'm only 5'7" and the mid controls felt like my knees were in my chest. I put on forward controls and it feels right now.
How do you like that windshield? I'd like to put something on my 99, but I don't know what size I want. I always seem to buy a bigger windshield than what I actually need, then regret it later.
I'd like to have bug protection, as I wear an open face helmet normally. It seems like the little ones like that would put your head in the turbulence and you'd still get slammed with bugs, but I've never had one so I don't know. Below 55 I love my sportster, but going on the highway for any length of time is miserable. Neck gets sore from holding my helmet against the wind, catch a fat bug to the face, then say heck with it and take another route. I've shortened a lot of rides because of that fact and regretted it later.
Got the new wheels and tires on and took it for a spin last night. Once I get a proper seat for the bike I'll leave it alone for this year.
... i think my work here is done.
very sharp! am considering scramblerizing a Sportster and your bike is quite inspiring
thanks Victor, I've always wanted to dirtster a Sport. Having a ball with it. You can't believe how this thing handles fire roads! I'm thinking I may drop a tooth on the Transmission sprocket, I don't need to run 100mph on this one
THAT is sweet!!!
Looks sharp. How do you like that seat? I got one in brown but have not installed it yet (need to buy a set of Torx drivers to get that seat post off).
I call shenanigans. It's never over.
yeah, I've been watching Terrytori's bikes on here for a while. I second your shenanigans.
It does look great though, doesn't it?
Looks great! Specs on the wheels and tires?
18x4.5 rear and 19x2.5 front. Tires are Kenda 761's. Got both wheels off Ebay for cheap compared to the big book catalogs. Kinda buzzy at speed on the highway, (surprise surprise...) but they work well in the dirt. Especially compared to the Avon Venoms I ran before.
I've been looking at getting an 883 or 1200R and also trying to find a full fairing for one, not one of those bikini fairings but something like on the Ducati GT1000 Paul Smart edition anyone know where to get one in the states?
To both of you. Could you both give us a pic from the side? I like to see the profile for inspiration. Great looking Sporties. I'm seriously thinking my next addition to the garage may be a Nightster.
Wood Man, I've been staring at your scooter for the last couple of days.
It totally rocks.
I can only imagine the fun to be had with that kind of clearance.
Thanks Terry, you're gonna need another bike, you DON'T want to do this to yours! I haven't really had a chance to go off road, fire roads only to this point. And I definitely want lower gears and a taller seat, don't need more torque or anything but it'd be nice to be able to crawl a bit in first... the taller seat is a must tho' I'm 6'2" with relatively long legs and arms, the sport cramps me up just a bit. All in all tho', I am loving this bike, it's just what I wanted it to be.
Curvin' will do, I'm taking a break from installing a sprinkler system but maybe in the morning I'll take a few more shots... You do know that this is the "beauty" side of a Harley right??
Seen a couple weekends ago at The Rockers Reunion cafe bike show in Indy
Luckily I have no children. They would have been bartered for this bad boy in a heartbeat if I could have found the owner
I missed a chance at one of these several years ago because I was so broke at the time I couldn't pay attention. I want one baaaaad
Oh yes. The exhaust side is always better. I'm just hoping for a shot directly from the side (exhaust side would be good). It's hard to tell proportions when at an angle.
This morning a guy came into the motorcycle shop where I work with a 97 1200S (I guess it's an S. Twin disks, remote reservoir shocks, etc etc). Only 4,000 miles on it, and he'll sell it. :tb
I've got to get my Buell finished and sold so I can nab it.
Twin to my bike Curvin'. they didn't have the twin plug heads or extra special cams or ignition modules but you'd never know it...