Go Sportsters

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

  1. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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    Wide buckhorns feel pretty good on long days, super relaxed. Those narrow ones that come back almost at 90 degrees are bananas to ride with and you can forget about u-turns!! :lol3
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  2. VicRattlehead

    VicRattlehead Been here awhile

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    So are mullets, but I ain't rockin' one of those either :lol2
  3. VicRattlehead

    VicRattlehead Been here awhile

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    Growing up on dirtbikes they always felt really unnatural to me. And yeah, the narrow ones...:yikes
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  4. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    i had a poster of one in my room as a teen. It was the 1983 roadster with fat bob style tanks and the xr1000. Sweet bikes
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  5. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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    Definitely take getting used too. My background is dirtbikes, bmx and mtb. My first experience with buckhorns felt like I was running a rototiller! :lol3
  6. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Man I love that bike. Nice to see it ridden.
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  7. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    That's how my wrists and arms felt after riding only a short time with those abominations.
  8. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    I guess mine, on a Suzuki GS450L, were more like 45 deg. down and 45 deg. out. I don't remember them being that bad. But I never took a trip on that bike.

    P. S. Never had a mullet
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  9. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  10. DocRogers

    DocRogers Been here awhile

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    Had it 6 days now and I’ve ridden 5 of them. While it will likely never be my first choice for long rides, it’s a lot of fun for local stuff. I was out for a couple of hours yesterday. Just put the Mustang seat on it, which moves the hump back 2-3 inches from stock. A great improvement, though it could stand to be a bit thicker. Also put lower mirrors on it, not so much for looks but because they vibrate less than the stock ones did.
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  11. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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  12. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    The Mrs. and I were out for a Sunday ride last weekend. Got a few miles of gravel-dirt roads in just exploring.
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  13. Tritwin

    Tritwin Been here awhile

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    6CB74C3E-FF35-4CE8-B528-0BC5D34F4670.jpeg Yesterdays ride in the mountain with camping.....Venabygdsfjellet, Norway.
  14. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Recognised that mountain before I read Venabygdsfjellet, it's Muen, roamed that area a lot...
  15. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Coming up on 3500 miles on my 2009 883 and I am really liking the bike!
    I changed the oil for the 2nd time, it looked quite dark/dirty.
    No issues with the bike, and I am getting used to the pull back handlebars.
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  16. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    3500 miles for you or total?
  17. anotherguy

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    Dark oil isn't necessarily a bad thing. The detergents in the oil are doing their job and keeping things clean in there. If you're worried get the oil tested. Personally I wouldn't worry about it unless it carries a certain metallic glow to it.
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  18. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Got the bike a few months ago with 900 miles on it.
    It was supposed to have had an oil change before I bought it...
    I changed the leaking oil tank and put in Mobil 1 V twin oil.
    That was at about 1100 miles.
    So now at 3400 miles thats 2300 miles roughly.

    I am not worried about it.

    It was 93F and sunny today and I got a nice longer ride in on mostly shade covered roads in the country (very few lights)
    and noticed the rubber mounts must get soft in the heat as the bike was really smooth.....really smooth!

    Nice!


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  19. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    added a Trunk to the XR

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  20. Trackjunkie21

    Trackjunkie21 Been here awhile

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    More photos the windjammer on the sporty!!
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