Giving the old Sportster an heart-transplant (and where will it end...?)

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by norseXL, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Well how do you like the 5 speed?
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  2. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    It's nice not to search for that 5th gear without resoults...
    But withonly a stage 1 it is a bit slower than I'm used to, but the reliability and light clutch pull is nice.
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  3. anotherguy

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    Andrews N4 w/ new stock valve springs,Precision Machine (use O/S high tulip ex.) valves a good valve job programmable ignition and a little tuning/dyno time. High 80-low 90 HP range and decent economy and reliability on pump gas. :D
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  4. norseXL

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    My old engine was Hammerised, 1250, V9, 88 rwhp, I may give them my money come winter...
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  5. norseXL

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    Here's it is getting it's chain lubed after 2500 Km over five days in western Norway.

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  6. anotherguy

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    Zippers?

    I was the cylinder head machinist there in the early '90s.
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  7. norseXL

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    Hammer performance
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  8. norseXL

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    My xenon lamp was flickering and finaly gave up...
    ...but the ignition switch was the cause.
    Still gave me the kick to uppgrade to LED...

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  10. LookMaNoHands

    LookMaNoHands Reformed pirate...

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    Very cool! I played with thit idea of rearsets on my old FLHT, May have to reconsider them for my XLH project.
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  11. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Out using it for what it was ment...
    ...riding!
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  12. norseXL

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    Bike running flawlessly, some tweaking of the fork settings made the gravel even more fun
    It does what I intended it to,
    ...taking me to scenic places for camping and beer.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  13. norseXL

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    Put together a exhaust for my uppcoming vacation down to the alps.
    It's not pretty,but it is quieter...[​IMG]
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  14. Bt10

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    Sweet. What is the middle muffler?
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  15. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Awesome pic. What kind of seat you got?
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  16. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Some car stuff from a british eBay seller

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    Exhaust Muffler / Resonator - 304 Stainless Steel - 2.5" In - 11.50" Long
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  17. norseXL

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    Thats a Mustang seat

    Edit: It's a Mustang Vintage Solo Seat
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  18. norseXL

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    Made it up the Stelvio, bike been flawless...

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  19. norseXL

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    So, I have decided to uppgrade the front brake, the 300mm disk and single R1 caliper are adecvate but not awesome. Like, I can make the wheel skipp with two fingers and adrenaline but there's to much arm pump doing long descents.
    I have bought a caliper (6 pistons) with the pump from a tuber Buell and will fit that come winter.

    BMW has a 320mm disk that will fit the GS wheel for more leverage to. I've been searching around to se if there is someone making larger discs for those wheels, but have not found anything, if somebody know of anyone, please tell.

    Does anybody know what disk size the tuber Buells have btw?

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  20. rodteague

    rodteague Enjoying the ride

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    Nice job! Was wondering if you have close up pics on how you mounted your luggage racks? I know we cross threads occasionally on XL; have you posted pics over there? if so, toss out link. Thanks!

    Regards

    Rod
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