Sportster preview but one more week for the full monty :)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by blackSP, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. blackSP

    blackSP 62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50

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    Finally, my 2013 Sportster 1200c is in but it needs a bit more work before they delivery it to my garage (snow, cold, road salt...).

    I'm a happy man, finally my KTM 690 Enduro gets a mate!


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  2. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    That's great!:clap:thumb
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  3. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    Cool! New bikes are always fun.
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  4. blackSP

    blackSP 62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50

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    All the paint work is done, the powder coat stuff comes in on Monday. Cobra headers are in, so is the tuning kit, the windshield, swingarm bag and the rest of it.

    I'm gonna have an all black bike once more!
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  5. blackSP

    blackSP 62 6c 61 63 6b 53 50

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    Here it is guys, my XL1200C Special.
    In the sun, during a 8km (!) winter ride.
    Didn't want to catch any road salt so it was a short but sweet first ride :)

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  6. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Nicely kitted, congrats! Sporty's are a hoot and HD should add R and/or XR type bits to their custom build menu.

    Good luck with her!
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  7. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    She's a looker.....
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  8. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    SWEET!! :clap

    Only one thing worse than getting brand new bike in the winter.......


    NOT getting a new bike in the winter! :wink:
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  9. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Very nice! Are both the tires the same size?
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  10. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    Probably the same as my 48... 130/90 16 front and 150/80 16 rear.
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  11. RapidRobert

    RapidRobert Viagra Donor & reprobate

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    +1 ! :thumb
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  12. Eye of the Tiger

    Eye of the Tiger Adventurer

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    I want dem wheels!
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  13. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  14. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    I agree! I can see people going nuts with custom XRs. :norton
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  15. rauchman

    rauchman Been here awhile

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    Gorgeous bike!!! Congrats!
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  16. PSS

    PSS Been here awhile

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    blackSP - sweet lookin ride!! :D I especially like the appearance of the front wheel & tire....
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  17. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    Yeah, those are a nice option on the 48 as well. I like the looks of my wire spoked wheels but I much prefer tubeless tires. Tubes are a real PITA if you ever get a flat out on the road! :cry At least with tubeless you have a good chance of plugging and riding on to get it fixed properly. Tubes are also much more likely to lose air suddenly, which could be very dangerous. :eek1

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  18. murder face

    murder face Adventurer

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    That is an awesome sporty. I really like the tire and wheel combo, definitely what catches my eye first. Keep updating on the progress with future upgrades. Thanks for sharing.
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  19. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    Absolutely. Have a flat out on the road with tube type tires, and you're screwed big time. I can already hear somebody suggesting laying that beauty on it's side to get the wheels off. Sadly, for those who like wire spoke wheels, it is easy and inexpensive to make them for tubeless tires. BMW has been doing it for a long time. The R1200C had tubeless tires on wire spoked wheels. Nobody else seems to care enough to do it.
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  20. ShardPhoenix

    ShardPhoenix Наглый ублюдок

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    Hey Jerry...


    I don't think anyone would suggest plonking that beauty on its side. Certainly not me. (Though I did say I'd plonk my own bike, which is not nearly as nice, on its side in a pinch if I had to swap a tube NOW, but don't let that stop you from taking something completely out of context. Really is time to put you on ignore, I think...)

    OP,

    Beautiful Sporty you've got there. :clap
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