Go Sportsters

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

  1. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Not mine, but the only Harley I've ever considered looks decent:

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  2. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    It's mine and I appreciate that.
    The MoCo got it real right with the Iron and base 883s as a whole
    proving once again that less is often more.
  3. NYP797

    NYP797 Been here awhile

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    Your Iron is decidely enhanced by your excellent photographic rendition.
    Has a bit if the HDR look about it. My 07 883R should look so good, though
    I am doing a few things to help it's ADVability.
    NYP797, in a very fridgid NYC
  4. newride

    newride Been here awhile

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    Nice bike Terrytori,
    Like the air cleaner and pipes. How are you liking the bike?
  5. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    I'm liking it a great deal, New Ride.
    It's Sporty # 3 for me and the first that has retained its' 883 status.
    It's perfect for loping around town or cruising the shore roads.
    If you don't ask too much of it, it will deliver big time.
    If you're into aggressive riding, it's probably going to disappoint.
    If you want to tilt the horizion at all on it, I'd suggest new suspenders fore and aft. Braking can be improved with some steel lines.
    Other than that, it delivers a nice hand of god feeling at your back right off the throttle and is about as mechanically simple as motorcycles get these days.
    Looks are always a personal thing. I happen to think this is one of the most attarctive stock Sportys ever.
  6. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Good to hear that you are enjoying the new scoot. How are you liking the Progressives? I still haven't decided which shocks to go with.
  7. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    I'm pretty happy with my 2006 XL883 standard model. I can lean it pretty far and haven't scraped yet. Here's my boring stock XL:

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  8. wwestbrook

    wwestbrook Adventurer

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    Here is my sporty and my "other" woman:

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  9. wwestbrook

    wwestbrook Adventurer

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    Just sold my Electra Glide to fund a new Triumph Sprint GT, Might sell the 'Bird as well. We'll see.
  10. Witness

    Witness Me

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  11. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Cool video. Good music. Four buds having a great time together riding. It doesn't get much better that this.

    The bike set up to look like an HD XR flat track racer seems to be either a Yamaha SR500 engine powered buike, or a Honda XL350 engined bike. There is another Yamaha SR500, a BMW, and I couldn't see the 4th bike well.

    Thanks for the video. Reminds me of me and my buds back in high school when we rode a lot together. Class of 1972.
  12. carlgrover

    carlgrover n00b

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    Here's my dinosaur. 1975, the first year for left foot shift. I've had it since 1981. Still fun to ride.

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  13. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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  14. VMO

    VMO Farmer Warrior

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    Just returned from Afghanistan a couple weeks ago and have been spending time working on my sporty project started a few years ago. Latest efforts have been lacing 19" front and 17" rear Sun rims for the Conti Trail Attack tires. I do like the Conti Attack series of tires. Have them on my V-strom and wife has them on her Versys as well.

    With the upgraded suspension and decent tires, it corners well. Not like my Buell, but hey, what can you expect from 1960 technology. Waiting on a custom made carbon fiber leather flat saddle reminiscent of the original 50's and 60's sporty seat. A few other changes in mind as well. The sporty is one heavy SOB, though.

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  15. Nemosengineer

    Nemosengineer Hair Ball

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    Welcome home and thats a damn fine Sporty.

    : Mike
  16. Witness

    Witness Me

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  17. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    Thank you for your service.

    And your bike is very cool, too....:D
  18. 131unlimited

    131unlimited Been here awhile

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    SWEET ! Had a 75 as well, it was a damn fun ride ! Great job on yours, nice mods and great paint and chrome.


  19. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    Looks great with the ceramic coated pipes!

    How about a picture of it next to the SRX600?
  20. tennmoto

    tennmoto Been here awhile

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