Go Sportsters

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

  1. gusanito

    gusanito Mindless Wonderer

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    The 18" rear transformed the bike's handling . All of a sudden, it didn't feel like a UPS truck anymore, actually felt nimble for it's weight. Not only that, but an 18" offers you the option for better tires.

    George
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  2. GS750T

    GS750T GS750T

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    I weigh about 220 and run 8 solo and 10 or a little more two up.
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  3. Kamloopsrider

    Kamloopsrider Been here awhile

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    It's a little more than pulling the choke. It's nice when you go from sea level to altitude and there's no sputtering or loss of power. If you like playing with the jetting on your bike then carbs are fun but for touring fuel injection is the cats arse. ( JMO)
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  4. mr openroad

    mr openroad Target Fixated

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    nice ride! how much do the air shocks run?
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  5. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    fairly cheap. Road king shocks with lines will be <$100
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  6. Kamakura Kid

    Kamakura Kid Been here awhile

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    Consider me converted. I dearly love my old carb'ed bikes, but from now on my daily rider is going to be injected. My Shovel (tuned for sea level urban riding) loses half its power at altitude. Other bikes aren't as bad, but still one can tell.
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  7. Kamloopsrider

    Kamloopsrider Been here awhile

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    I'm converted too. I had a real crisis of consience when I changed from Amals to Mikunis on my old Bonneville. Then I got my 07 Bonney specifically because it was still carbed. I went from that to my f/i Road King and now wonder what the fuss was about.
    I still have the 69 Bonney when I feel like fooling around but for long trips give me the fuel injection.
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  8. GS750T

    GS750T GS750T

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    Picked up the RK's on Craigslist for $75.
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  9. nachtflug

    nachtflug I'm not going to talk about that.

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  10. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    I've got a set of bagger shocks with the schrader valves already installed.

    Ones got a little grinding on it to clear for an fxr I had but you could clean them up and bombcan them.

    $45

    Not trying to spam or anything...just wanna pass them on to someone who can use them.
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  11. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    99-xl1200s. 10-1 comp. Dual plug heads. Dual map ignition modual. Bought it new and still loving it after all these years. Done several multi state trips with it. Just a great all-round back road brawler.
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  12. PassTheGravy

    PassTheGravy Been here awhile

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    Always wanted a Sportster from the time I first gained motorcycle awareness as a kid in the 60's. Finally bought one a few years ago. Liked it, but didn't love it. Sold it. But it sure was pretty.

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  13. Richy

    Richy Long timer

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    Returning from Xmas day spin around the lake-

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  14. Ron521

    Ron521 Adventurer

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    My '91 883, stock except for the King tank w/66 decals, air filter and the Supertrapp exhaust.

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  15. Iaone

    Iaone And there I was!

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    Maybe some day I will figure out how to insert a photo from photobucket.[​IMG]
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  16. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

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    THAT is the one I want. Hopefully I can find an '07 this summer (if I can fight off the Beull lust:evil)
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  17. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Richy, in the first photo, what wind screen is that?

    Thanks, Jon
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  18. Richy

    Richy Long timer

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  19. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Thanks. I am familiar with that one, but wasn't sure from the photo taken from the riders viewpoint. I have been thinking of getting either that one or the larger HD quarter fairing (not just a windshield).

    Jon
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  20. GregX999

    GregX999 Nomad

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    Here's mine. :D

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    It's an '07 1200 with less than 1000 miles - I bought it this fall. It's stock except for the solo bag.

    My plan is to either:
    1. Get some decent rear suspension, a fork brace, a better seat, a sissy bar so I can carry some luggage without having to use saddlebags, a small windscreen or cafe screen, and maybe flat bars so I'm not sitting so upright.

    ...or...

    2. Sell it. After my first (and only) couple rides on it, I'm not 100% convinced it's the bike for me. The new Suzuki GSX1250FA "not-a-Bandit" is looking nice.
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