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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,047
Posted By xrscooterman
Laugh If you go with an Iron Head Sportster, you may...

If you go with an Iron Head Sportster, you may want to go with one of the later model ones, say maybe 1982 or later as they have better frames.
Just the same, plan on a total engine rebuilds on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By xrscooterman
Transalps - Out and About

Sounds like some good riding. Not worried about any stinking rain. See you guys there.:wave
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,837
Posted By xrscooterman
Airtech made the carbon fiber fender for the...

Airtech made the carbon fiber fender for the front of my Sportster. They can help, as they say, that anything they make in fiberglass they can also make in carbon fiber. Not much weight savings...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,837
Posted By xrscooterman
Weight Reduction

Some other weight saving ideas:

Carbon fiber fenders are available for HD's.
Aluminum body shocks are good for a few pounds.
Lithium ion batteries are a bolt in.

Some people have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,837
Posted By xrscooterman
Matrix Composite

You might take a look at matrix composite brakes for Harley Davidsons. They are advertised to be lighter.
Here is their web site:

http://www.matrixbrakes.com/harleyaftermarketparts.aspx
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 5,345,382
Posted By xrscooterman
Corbin/Propad

I also run a Corbin seat on my TA and it is a bit hard for long distance. I have found that a medium size Pro Pad (gel pad) helps a bit, and fits well....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-31-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 5,345,382
Posted By xrscooterman
Windshield-MRA Vario Touring Screen

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-variotouringscreen-windshield-for-honda-xl600v-transalp-93

Has anyone purchased and used the MRA Vario Touring Screen? Currently I have a stock windscreen, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,941
Posted By xrscooterman
Consider a DR650 Suzuki

The is no better motorcycle value then a DR650. It is lighter then a KLR and better offroad. It is better on the street then a DRZ. The DR650 has good aftermarket support. Put a bigger gas tank,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-02-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 48,111
Posted By xrscooterman
Tires and Wheels

Depending on how off-road you want to get, a 19" front wheel can work just fine. I had a DR 650 that I ran with a 17" rear and 19" front, and it did pretty well off road and was amazing on road. No...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 886
Views: 343,171
Posted By xrscooterman
Plastic Tank for HD Sportster

I remembered the other day, that I had seen a magazine article that talked about a large plastic tank manufactured for HD Sportsters. So, I went into my achieve of some old articles I have saved over...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 123,211
Posted By xrscooterman
Laugh Some Other Example of an HD Dualsport

Take a look at this link. HD is in front of you guys

http://www.motohistory.net/news.html
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-22-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,470
Posted By xrscooterman
Yes, an 18" Sportster rear wheel can be a bit...

Yes, an 18" Sportster rear wheel can be a bit difficult to find, but with little concentrated effort it look less than 30 days to purchase one last year. Maybe I got lucky. Cost was less than...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-21-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,470
Posted By xrscooterman
Rear Wheel Options

Harley sportsters had an 18" cast rear wheel back in the day. I think it was in the late 70's. With proper spacers it could work on the back of a pre-rubber engine mount sportster. Opens up a new...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 100,052
Posted By xrscooterman
This is cool stuff. I have been riding Sportsters...

This is cool stuff. I have been riding Sportsters for the last 15 years. With a little suspension work, they can handle dirt roads pretty well. I look forward to the next installment.:ear
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