Go Sportsters

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

  1. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    saw this little beauty in downtown Springfield, IL on Labor Day Mile weekend last year. I know nothing about it but it was pretty cool

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  2. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    wrong thread?
  3. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    huh???
  4. Ryno77

    Ryno77 loves his bike

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    Not mine, but if I had a Sporty I'd set it up similar to this. Can anyone tell if it has rearset foot controls?

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  5. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    It does.
  6. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    I like the look got any details on whats been done
  7. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    original post:
    I know there's a ton of sporties on ADV.



    I'd rather see your modded-for-go bikes, but I'll take a looker too.
    I just think it's about time for another pro sportster rally.




    883, 900, 1100, 1200 I don't care.
    I need ideas that don't involve more chrome, skulls or speedo-relocating.
  8. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    I LOVE the looks of those supertrapps for the solid mounts. Wish the new ones had those bends....
  9. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    Here are a few...

    Modded cover w/SE air kit
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    FXDX shocks
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    Cafe fender, drilled discs w/kevlar pads, SE fork brace, Progressive springs
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    Lockhart oil cooler
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    BT primary shoe for chain slider
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  10. Aaron from Texas

    Aaron from Texas Been here awhile

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    Lots of odds and ends since I've had it. Built the pipes. Cut off the stock rear fender struts, and built new fender mounts for the high fender. Progressive stock length springs up front, sock shocks out back. I'd like to lift the bike, actually. Tokico front 4-pot caliper from a GSXR and Brembo MC from an R6. Full floating rotors front and back. Dirt bike clutch lever by Moose Racing (slick as butter). Built the seat (want to build another, comfier seat). Etc... Etc... Etc...
  11. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    would an oil cooler be a tad superfluous on a bike in upstate NY?
  12. 83XLX

    83XLX Been here awhile

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    Probably, unless it's an Ironhead Sportster. My old Ironhead is thankful I put the cooler on it, especially since I live in Alabama...:D
  13. drhach

    drhach gorillamanufacturing.com

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    Thre's a reason the original XR's were called "waffle irons". Iron is really good at accepting heat, not so good at shedding it.
  14. karmatourer

    karmatourer STD free

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    The Mustang I had on my '07 was far superior to the stocker on the 883.

  15. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Hey...What you did there....I see it.
  16. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy Sometimes I'm A Jerk

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    I have a 73 Ironhead Sportster that I bought as a basket case. I still have to get it back together, so no pics yet.
    When I got it, one of the engine cases was broken pretty badly, and it took a while to find one that I could/would actually pay for.

    Hopefully I can get it back together soon. I really liked the 72 that I used to have. :D
  17. christoz

    christoz Adventurer

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    Just got it last month. Cant wait for the snow to melt :D

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  18. RedRam

    RedRam Adventurer

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    Great thread;(from a beemer rider). Some great looking bikes. Keep up the posts. :freakyLet's ride!!!
  19. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Great thread. Miss my Sportster but almost certain to own another one day. My Buell gives me some connection at least.
  20. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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    Love it. What kind of bars are those?