Go Sportsters

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

  1. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    Nice! Congratulations!
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  2. iron2439

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    Thanks I love it
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  3. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    Right on!

    I was similarly surprised by the comfort of the apes that came on my Super Glide. They definitely were for cruising. The steering input to time of wheel turning was ridiculously long.

    I'm gonna put Biltwell's Frisco bars on my Iron.

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  4. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    I'm planning on making it into the 60's and 70's club style bike, the Frisco Chop, which originated in the Bay Area. The originals were bobbed for lighter weight. They had narrow bars for "white lining;" lifted King Sportster or Walnut tanks for more range, having moved the petcock to the back, the filler to the top and and sometimes removing the channel to give those precious extra ounces; raised pegs and mild fork stretches, 2" or 4" over to gain clearance for corning and those sharp hill transitions.

    The "San Francisco Chops" then added rake and those became about show, not go.

    Interestingly enough, I can't find any sportster tanks that don't have a channel or have a channel that gives the lift. The lift kits don't help because you actually lose capacity with the more mid mounted petcocks and fillers.
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  5. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    I've always dug the Norcal stuff. 4-6 over forks but most kept the stock shock length to deal with twisties and frost heaves. An odd mix of performance goodies with a strange chopper style.

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    Never understood lifted tanks that still have the tunnel. Just moves weight up with gains elsewhere. To each his own and all but not my bag.
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  6. iron2439

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  7. BarKnee

    BarKnee Been here awhile

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    Nice, those dark graphics really look good against the silver:thumbup
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  8. iron2439

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    Thanks I saw it online and called my dealer and got it the day after it came off the delivery truck. The silver is a nice contrast where it’s not too blacked out. It was well worth the wait to get this one over last years one they had.
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  9. iron2439

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    66FD4108-EA4D-4BD8-8C19-CF522A62DFBB.jpeg Sad day. Out with the old in with the new. Had to sell my 2002 883r when I upgraded to the 2020 iron 1200. The 2020 is lightyears ahead in performance over the carbed 883r. New owner picked her up. That orange paint is the best Harley’s ever made for a sporty.
  10. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    Oh, okay. Oops!
  11. n8mandy

    n8mandy PadreN8

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    I can't find a channel-less tank! Thanks Pauls Sr and Jr!
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  12. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    lowbrow has some 2.5 gallon tunnel less tanks for frisco mount
  13. Traxx

    Traxx Been here awhile

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    Put on the windscreen yesterday and tested it out today. It really takes the wind off the chest. I still have some adjustments to make on it. I rolled the bars forward and will need to adjust the windshield mounts again. Looks like it will put it at a more vertical angle.
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  14. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    I specifically jumped on a late season 2017 Roadster when the 2018's were in the showroom because I wanted silver, a colour not offered on the Roadster since. The early winter discounts were an added bonus.

    Edit: HD Canada in November 2017 were also eating any factory options. The Roadster had only two and mine has both - ABS brakes and keyless ignition security. That was another $1,600 (CDN) off the retail price. I put that toward an extended warranty/service plan. This is most likely my last motorcycle.
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  15. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    That's a really great looking bike. Congrats
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  16. ReBoot

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    Have you had any luck on a rack? My 08 came with the quick release setup, and a rack/sissy bar combo. I'm going to mod it to get rid of the sissy bar since its setup as a solo bike.
  17. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Yes, I found a rack in Italy. HD here still doesn't offer one. The local issue isn't the "rack" per se but the side mount plates. I went with the rack itself this time - no passenger backrest or sissy bar. I've since gone to the Solo Highboy saddle so passenger matters weren't an issue.
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  18. Traxx

    Traxx Been here awhile

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    Have any more info on that rack?
    I am going to be replacing the rear turn signal stems. Then I should be able to use the QD mounts.
  19. BarKnee

    BarKnee Been here awhile

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  20. Traxx

    Traxx Been here awhile

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    Just picked up my new stems and mounting bolts at the local HD.
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