Go Sportsters

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

  1. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    No not a single chunk, two significantly machined... Wait nevermind here's what they say

    "We make each foot peg from solid 7075 or 6061 heat treated aluminum (extra-high strength alloys, sometimes called aircraft grade billet aluminum). Because these parts are aluminum, they do not rust. Hunter and Trakker wide foot peg treads are machined from extra-high strength 7075 aluminum."

    But did you just ignore the fact that I pointed out the source you claimed listed a similar price point?

    Look it's not a big deal but generally speaking quality costs.

    My Google-Fu might be imperfect but it suggests $60 is a crap price point. You don't normally get quality for that, except for extreme circumstance (used or closeout). If there's an exception, that's great. Point it out, cause if it exists I think I can make some $ pointing out how they are seriously undervaluing their product in the current market.
  2. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    You posted a different part. VTM seems to have dropped the ones I have, though the Dennis Kirk ones are dead ringers, for $83.
  3. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer Supporter

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    These are on the mid controls on my sportster.
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  4. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer Supporter

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    I'll get some pictures on the bike.
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  5. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    They LOOK like they will fit, but the site only lists them for forward controls. :(
  6. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    bikeridermark Long timer Supporter

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    Looks like same thing. Call and ask them! 20210524_104339.jpg 20210524_104204.jpg 20210524_104228.jpg
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  8. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    OK, just so I'm clear, those look plug-and-play: remove pegs, install drop brackets in peg mounts, install pegs in drop brackets, and ride...right?

    Also so I'm clear: the brackets mount with the stock pins, and the pegs mount with a bolt and nut?
  9. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    With all the discussion on footpegs figured I'd repost a mod I did recently when installing new pegs. Wasn't crazy about the clevis pin and wimpy circlip stock setup (though they have never failed me) so I bought some 3/8" X 1.5 " shoulder bolts at my local hardware store and some nyloc nuts. These are ever so slightly too long so I had to use thick washers under the nuts and 7/8" shoulder length (rather than 1") would probably be ideal.

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  10. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Howdy all,

    Poking around, hoping to get a Sportster back in the garage in the near future.
    You may remember I had a nice 82 Ironhead for a few years and really enjoyed it.

    Now, I'm looking at pre rubber mount, EVO bikes and have become interested in the 1200S with the dual plug heads and beefier suspension, dual front discs (I believe).

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    It appears the riding position is a bit different (in the stock form) as this model did not have the buckhorn bars.

    Anyone have one now or in the past and care to share any thoughts?

    I'm fine with any pre 04 bike (just like the style/design over the later rubber mount bikes) but would like to learn a bit more about the 1200 Sport version from those who have owned one.

    Cheers
  11. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    The Sport preceded the R model Roadsters, but I think they're pretty much the same. I never had a pre-rubber mount, but I know both the 883 and the 1200 gained 60 pounds overall when they went to rubber mount! That's a good reason to look at the pre-2004s!

    In my humble opinion, the Sports and Roadsters are the best Sportsters ever, including the XR1200X. That bike had the strangest riding position ever!
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  12. Kevm

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    The Sport models were solidmounts, introduced in the 90s.

    The had some or all of the following depending on the years:
    • Hotter heads/cams
    • Hotter ignition (I forget if it was ever dual-plug or just single fire)
    • Front and rear Adjustable suspensions
    • Dual discs up front (4-pot Kelsey Hayes 00-03)
    I BELIEVE there was a solidmount 883 R (Racer) for a couple of years (00-03 give or take). It just had the dual discs, and not the rest of the Sport items.

    Starting in 2004 the 883 R (Racer) and 1200R (Roadster) became available as rubbermounts.

    • The 1200R got the W spec cams and hotter heads similar to the 1200S heads (or similar to late-model Buell spec heads)
    • Both got dual 2-pots (Nissin, not nearly as good as the 4-pots)
    • Starting in 07 they got EFI (but both died by then or right after in the US, overseas the 883 EFI would get the W-spec cams, but I don't think they got the larger valves)

    So they were similar in some ways, but relatively different animals for Sportsters.

    The later CX Roadster got better brakes and USD forks, and I believe small changes to the powertrain.
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  13. Yashko51

    Yashko51 Been here awhile Supporter

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    To add to Kevm's list....
    It has dual sparkplugs
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  14. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    All years of the 1200S or just some?!?
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    Yashko51 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Special cylinder heads with dual spark plugs, stouter compression ratios, and different camshaft lobes contribute to the 1200 Sport's power gains compared with the regular Sportster 1200, making it easy to identify the bike.

    The above info came out of a road test from Cruiser magazine. So I am not sure if it came on all years.....
  16. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Good info, fellas.

    I like the early orange 883R, as well and have seen a few of those for sale.

    Kicking tires and taking notes, right now but this will happen sooner than later.
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    Racing Orange Roadsters rock!

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    IMG_20210515_155225235.jpg I own two 1200 Sports. I highly recommend them!
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  19. Oilhed

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    Quick question re: XL1200 SuperLow T

    what would be required to make it not so low?
    reviews say it’s a very well mannered ride
  20. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    Agreed .....

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