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Old 12-21-2010, 05:34 PM   #31
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SWEET ASS S .


How much work is involved in putting on an 18"?
Everything bolts right up, just need to turn down the sprocket side spacer down ~1/4". It's a 18x3.5 tubeless from DNA with a BT45 140/70/18.

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Old 12-21-2010, 05:39 PM   #32
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This is so!
The sundown seat looks ugly, but you can sit in it for a few hours without screaming...

I never found a good replacement, the sundown seat I had to modify and it still sucks and looks ugly.
Everything about the bike sucks except the motor and brakes.
The bar and peg locations look cool but don't work for normal humans, the stock shocks are trash, as are the forks, the bike is 75 pounds overweight at least, it has little ground clearance.

Mine is for sale in the spring, shortest bike ownership ever, under 1/2 a year to get very tired of it.
It looks real nice, sounds real nice, which is all that matters to some people I guess...




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a word of advice - really ride the stocker before you get rid of the grandpa seat. The stock seat on those bikes is, by far, the most uncomfortable seat I've ever ridden. Really. I miss mine, but NOT that seat.

Many of the aftermarket ones are questionable too - the mustang sloped too much forward, so you got racked in the junk on every stop. Comfy otherwise.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:05 PM   #33
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I'll play.

1993 1200 up'd to 1250 (NRHS), FLHT rear shocks (awesome at stock height) w/3" lower brackets (liked the looks, road like crap), Progressive springs up front.
Lots of other stuff over the years (bought at 9000kms, sold at 55,000kms).
Painted the rear fender black to match the rest and sold it this fall. I'll probably get another in a few years to play with.




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Old 12-21-2010, 07:12 PM   #34
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For a fun, easy to ride, LOW Maintenance around town bike I really like my HD, and I'll even admit to being a 'hater' for many years, and seeing all the deals out there on these bikes made me decide to grab on for fun one day,--well, that and the fact that HD aftermarket parts are CHEAP! Try pricing BMW aftermarket parts....doh! What I really enjoy now is that pretty much all dealers stock a reasonable amount of parts/accessories at reasonable prices. It's a great V Twin engine for 50miles or under- anything farthter than that (or when riding with pals) it's the Super Duke!
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #35
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There's some nice looking Sportsters in thisn thread. I have a 2006 XL883.I bought it used a couple years ago.ait had "grandpa" (sundowner) seat on it. To me (and I am a 57 year old grandpa) that sundowner just looks way out of place on the bike. I ended up getting rid of it and got a seat from a Custom model and put it on. It leaves a little gap between the seat and tank.No biggie. Other than the seat and the passenger footpegs the original owner put on it's stock. And I like it just fine.I didn 't want the fuel injected 2007 and newer XL.

I lament they have dropped all the standard models (XL883,XL883R,XL1200R) in favor of the short suspended ones. The only bright spot is the XR1200/XR1200X.Yeah, I know it's got FI, but that bike gets my blood boiling.

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Old 12-22-2010, 03:50 AM   #36
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Gadsden county.


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Gorgeous area. I need to take a trip up that way. Think I see a camp n' ride in my future.
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:32 AM   #37
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Add the RICORS to the front and air shocks on the rear, makes the brick almost ridable with the stock seat.





Here is my 1200C

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Old 12-22-2010, 05:49 AM   #38
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Everything bolts right up, just need to turn down the sprocket side spacer down ~1/4". It's a 18x3.5 tubeless from DNA with a BT45 140/70/18.

George
How did it change the ride? I think the stock 16" looks like bull - would love to get a 18" but there's not too many options so far as I could find. Lots for the 3/4 axles, but not so much for the 1"


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Everything about the bike sucks except the motor and brakes.
The bar and peg locations look cool but don't work for normal humans, the stock shocks are trash, as are the forks, the bike is 75 pounds overweight at least, it has little ground clearance.

It looks real nice, sounds real nice, which is all that matters to some people I guess...
You're opinion, and that's cool but I think the bike is great on a lot more levels than that. Come off a 3 years stint with a 40 year old guzzi and you'll appreciate a fuck of a lot more.

Ground clearance is 5.6" - why would I need more?

People love to complain about weights, how many are overweight themselves? I don't park this thing laying down.


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And I like it just fine.I didn 't want the fuel injected 2007 and newer XL.


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This bike is a terrific standard. I love when these fuely guys rave about all they have to do is push a button and off they go. What's wrong with these guys that they'd add all those extra gizmos so they don't have to pull a choke plunger?!
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:53 AM   #39
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So RK air shocks.

How much do you guys weigh and how many PSI do you pack in there?
just curious.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:22 AM   #40
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So RK air shocks.

How much do you guys weigh and how many PSI do you pack in there?
just curious.
I'm 210 and I ran about 20psi solo, up to 45psi when loaded for touring (saddle bags, pelican case top box and the 1.5 gallon Tour Tank hanging out back). I was using 2009 FLHT take-offs.

Once I lowered it I ran 40 to stop it from bottoming out (lowering brackets and dropped fender). Raked shocks and 40psi was stiff.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:07 AM   #41
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How did it change the ride? I think the stock 16" looks like bull - would love to get a 18" but there's not too many options so far as I could find. Lots for the 3/4 axles, but not so much for the 1"
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.

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Old 12-22-2010, 11:55 AM   #42
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I weigh about 220 and run 8 solo and 10 or a little more two up.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:20 PM   #43
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This bike is a terrific standard. I love when these fuely guys rave about all they have to do is push a button and off they go. What's wrong with these guys that they'd add all those extra gizmos so they don't have to pull a choke plunger?!

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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Old 12-22-2010, 05:31 PM   #44
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Add the RICORS to the front and air shocks on the rear, makes the brick almost ridable with the stock seat.





Here is my 1200C

nice ride! how much do the air shocks run?
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:38 PM   #45
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fairly cheap. Road king shocks with lines will be <$100
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