Go Sportsters

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

  1. MoxNix

    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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  2. Shooter1

    Shooter1 Been here awhile

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    Very nicely done XLX. :clapLong ago I owned 3 Sporties, a '74 XLCH, '75 XLH and an '81 XLH. Back when life was alot simpler, they were some of the most fun bikes I ever owned.
  3. Witness

    Witness Me

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  4. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    WOW!
    A Sportster with somewhat comfortable ergos. Who'da thunk?
    Looks like a '58 or '59.

    Guess I'll hafta check in here occasionally now that Raj has gone to the dark side. :lol3
  5. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    the orange one is a big twin. the link you posted is a sporty. guess they came in both flavors. no biggie.
  6. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    as soon as i saw the pics and the price, i jumped on this iron head like a hobo on a ham sandwich. already sent the dough.
    getting a few shipping quotes.
    ha ha, its mine, all mine!
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  7. ed_in_az

    ed_in_az Been here awhile

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    Here's my '05 Sportster. Sept. '09 with a storm moving in.

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  8. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    way over yonder in the minor key

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  9. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    Nice, black, rubber mount, carb'd, cast wheels. Good choice. :thumb
  10. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    Doin' my part to keep one alive! This is the $1500 89 I showed off in the Cheap Bike Challenge thread, getting a fresh set of gaskets. This part is resealing the case halves, my favorite part of any rebuild.

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    Let it set up for about 10 min, smoosh em' together

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    Leave the small bead as proof of what you did.

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    God I love winter projects. :johntm
  11. MoxNix

    MoxNix Ex-ExPat

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    Try uship.com
  12. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    thanks,
    already getting bids from uship. have used them to transport a few bikes.
  13. Benjava

    Benjava ?

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    I know everybody loves Yamabond but there is more than one kind, which one are you using?
    thanks
  14. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    4 is the original McCoy
    5 is for high vibration areas
    6b is for high heat
    7 is for rubber grips and whatnot
    14 is a thread locker

    I used 4, but now that I know this I might should've used 5 :rofl
  15. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Moyle's Sporty

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  16. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

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    Some nice bikes in here! I don't care for the big HD but I always thought that a scrambled/touring sportster would be cool. The "big" problem is the small tank. Are there any cheap options to increase tanks capacity without going to a dual tank setup?
  17. Murf2

    Murf2 Long timer

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    The factory tank off a Custom model is probably the best bang for the buck. It's listed at 4.5 gal. That is usually optimistic. Should get about a 200 mile range. That's farther than I'd want to ride one in one setting. :D

    Murf2
  18. rouser

    rouser Buell Not Dead

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    My current personal Sporty, this moto has been all over the U.S. as well as across mainland Mexico, and the full length of Baja. It still has mud from a patch of construction road that was on the Spine of the Devil from Durango, Mex to Mazatlan back in 2008.
  19. gusanito

    gusanito Mindless Wonderer

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    I like it. No nonsense, minimal machine. Excellent gas gauge.
  20. Teaksmith

    Teaksmith Adventurer

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    Here, for now...
    I like it too. Awesome looking machine. What year is it?