Go Sportsters

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

  1. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    K,

    Noted on bearings and caliper. If that's the case, it is note worthy.

    If you are nearby, put some eyes on it if it's not too much.

    Distance is probably prohibitive for me on this bike but I do prefer the mags/color of the 98.

    Too bad you are not headed to Arkansas or the south anytime soon.....

    Thanks for the note.
  2. 83XLX

    83XLX Long timer

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    I was looking through a box of my old motorcycle magazines yesterday and ran across this catalog. I picked it up at that dealership when I bought my first leather motorcycle jacket.

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  3. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    I'll stop by tomorrow as long as Verizon doesn't take too long and PM you.

    I prefer the mags too and the color is nice.
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  4. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Appreciate the recon.

    XLX,

    Great catalog pics.

    Gunk on page 23!
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  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    Agreed.
    Also, it lacks conchos & bitch whips.:lol3
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  6. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer Supporter

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    Along w. all the chrome bits, those would be the first parts to come off.
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  7. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    You have a PM with my thoughts and a Google link to a bunch of photos.


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    Meanwhile my wife took the opportunity to look at a couple of Ducati Scramblers, a Thruxton, and this R9T.

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  8. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    ^If the BMW doesn't fit, you must acquit!:D
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  9. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Turned over 5000 miles on my 2009 883 today.
    All stock except for the seat and suspension and I really like this bike.
    Over 4000 miles and nothing has gone wrong with it.
    Well worth the $4500.00.
  10. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I have been by that store a number of times and should stop in.

    If you want a sportster, keep an eye out on the usual sites, mine popped up on Craigslist, a 2009 with 900 miles on it
    in Cherry Hill about 2 months ago.
    The big thing about it was it was all stock except for the seat.
    I took the crash bar off, a clip on windshield was included, all for $4500.00.

    Anyone wants crash bars and the windshield I will sell cheap....

    Back shocks and longer damper rods and its a fantastic bike.




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  11. semper-guzzi

    semper-guzzi Been here awhile

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    Alright guys, got a question. This is totally my screw up, juat trying to find out how bad it might be. Back story, chained oil and primary oil, adjust clutch, fall away and while the bike was in the air, figured I'd check chain tension. Soooo I thought I did it right. Guess I didn't. I made it to work fine, but on the way back it started making an awful racket. Banging tapping slapping noise and I lost power. It was coming from the primary. I drained the new oil. Tons of chips. So I took the cover off. This is what I found. My questions...

    Is this chain tensioner too worn?

    Since it was slapping around all crazy like, do you think I may have stretched the chain too much? How would I check chain stretch? I've got my mountainbike chain checker. Would it be the same tool or similar tool I'd need to fork out money for.

    Can I just slap it back together. Properly do chain tension and add the oil and just go for it?

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  12. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    Since you have the primary open I'd also take a look at the spring plate (AKA grenade plate) in the clutch stack,many have failed and caused all sorts of problems just like you describe and that POS part is in all 91+ 5 speed Sportsters (EXCEPT the XR1200 which uses a judder spring that can be retrofitted to the others) . It is easy to make your own clutch spring compressor, lots of DIY designs on the web.

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  13. semper-guzzi

    semper-guzzi Been here awhile

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    The grenade plate has been replaced already. Dodged that bullet. Whew.
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  14. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    The procedure is in the owners' manual. Specs are 3/8-1/2" of play cold. I'd say as long as you can adjust it to those specs, you should be good.
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  15. VicRattlehead

    VicRattlehead Been here awhile

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    The brakes do suck on the 98 but a massive improvement can be made with a pretty modest expense.
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wil-120-7737-bk
    I installed one on my 97 Sporty and the difference in braking was pretty phenomenal. I did a write up somewhere on here.
    Besides, that blue is awful pretty! :raabia
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  16. anotherguy

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    When you say chips do you mean metallic oil or chunks of metal in the oil? If no chunks do below.

    Sounds like you made the common mistake of running it too tight. The tensioner shoe looks like she's seen better days. I'd replace it and adjust the chain to the above mentioned specs. Change the oil a couple times to flush any bad stuff out. You can use cheap 20-50 engine oil for that.
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  17. semper-guzzi

    semper-guzzi Been here awhile

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    Yeah, not chunks, but definitely metallic for sure. It was all over the plug.
  18. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Magnetic?
  19. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Like paste?
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  20. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Is the grenade plate something to worry about in the 2009 year 883's?