Go Sportsters

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

  1. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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  2. handirifle

    handirifle Been here awhile

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    Interesting boxes. What are they and where did you get them?
  3. shreksbrother

    shreksbrother Been here awhile Supporter

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    The panniers (side boxes) are Touratech - typically found on BMW GS and such.

    The top box is made by a fellow inmate - he sells them in the vendor section.

    Plenty of good, waterproof storage for my stuff!
  4. madrider5150

    madrider5150 Riding somewhere

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    Id be interested in seeing your mounting system for the bags and box if you have some pics
  5. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    True on the K models...but this one was along on a local BSA club ride awhile back.

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  6. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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    That is freakin cool!
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  7. bringenufgun

    bringenufgun Been here awhile

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    is that a Laverda front end on it?
  8. manderle

    manderle Taking my time.

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  9. 83XLX

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    I rode my Ironhead to the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival this past weekend, a 250 mile round trip. Temps in the 90s, no problems with the old machine, and a good time was had by all...[​IMG]

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  10. 83XLX

    83XLX Long timer

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    I saw a few interesting "Sportsters" in the Barber swap meet...

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  11. Mobiker

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  12. 83XLX

    83XLX Long timer

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    The rear brake and shifter are both on the right side, flat track racer style.
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  13. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    :doh
  14. johnwesley

    johnwesley wanta be

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    Love that xr1000 kept a pic of it up in my room as a teenager
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  15. Aghartha

    Aghartha Idiot

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    Bumping for this older post, what bars are those? Looks like a pretty comfy sweep and rise
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  16. 83XLX

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    They are really comfortable. The chrome version of Harley XLX bars, used on various Harley models over the years.
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  17. iron2439

    iron2439 Adventurer

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    023BDDCA-F23D-417A-997C-4CBED3D81C59.jpeg Picked up smoked turn signals today. Still waiting on my slip ons to come in the mail. I hate the postal service.
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  18. Backlund

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    This old 883 is at a local dealer (not Harley). I think they said it was either an '87 or '88. I was going to ride it today but didn't have time to wait around, and they were obviously short-handed, so I'll try to get it down the road a few miles later on.

    It's a bit of a mess, but nothing obviously too screwed up on it, and it might make an interesting project bike. It shows a bit over 6600 miles, and is probably truthful, but the thing is over thirty years old, so who knows.

    The dealer, who I know well, said that it runs surprisingly well, so I trust him on that part.

    The fenders aren't original, nor the mufflers (big surprise there....not!) but it appears to be, more or less, relatively unmolested otherwise.

    Any info on an 883 of this vintage would be helpful and appreciated. I only have experience with 2004+, 1200 Sportsters.
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  19. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    That vintage will have the butterfly carb on it and they weren't nearly as good as the CV carb that replaced it in '88 although the '88 CV didn't have an accelerator pump so it kinda sucked to. In '89 it got the accelerator pump and pretty much went unchanged until 2007 when they went EFI.

    Being a pre-'91 it'll also be a four speed transmission
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  20. lawyer1219

    lawyer1219 Pair-a-Dice

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    Well, it took me a year to complete but ladies and gentlemen, say hello to my Harley Davidson Adventure Sportster! 20191008_175721.jpg