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Old 09-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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My Harley Sportster '48

I love the torque on this 1200!!

When I got her, I flipped the bars.

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And then I got some of these...

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And then these, but I didn't like the wires hanging off the side.

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Shortened fender with this scale seat I no longer have.

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Old 09-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Looks good, love the bars
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Got my pipes in

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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Looks good but going to be effin' loud and won't have the best low speed fuel manners.
What are you using for your fuel system management?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:56 PM   #5
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Looks good but going to be effin' loud and won't have the best low speed fuel manners.
What are you using for your fuel system management?
Just running some Xied's right now!
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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how about some custom paint? gold flake in .008mm .0025mm and .025mm! Gives it a nice holographic look!

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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Ouch!
Try to save up for a Power Vision and Auto Tune set up.
You'll have to weld some temporary bungs into the head pipes for the O2 sensors, but it'll be worth it long term.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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Ouch!
Try to save up for a Power Vision and Auto Tune set up.
You'll have to weld some temporary bungs into the head pipes for the O2 sensors, but it'll be worth it long term.
for sure! i do plan on getting her tuned properly once im done with my mods
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #9
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Nice job on the paint, will you be my friend?
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #10
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new seat, so much better than my old one, and so much more expensive

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Old 09-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
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a serious word of advice - inside your clutch plate stack is a spring plate that has rivets in it. Those will grind off, it will come apart and your clutch hub (that's it if you're lucky). Since the primary shares oil with the trans, it may do damage there as well. I have a sporty in my garage now where I'm upgrading and getting rid of that and going to an EVO (or bigtwin) type of clutch.

talk to any parts counter at the dealership, even better is the service dept, and they'll advise you to have it changed out. Its about a 2hr job plus parts.
is this a common issue with these years of sportsters? ive never heard of it before
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Yep. Ask any dealership about the spring pack disc found in the middle of your clutch pack. They'll confirm that the "upgrade" is $200 and contains all new fibers, steels and a new diaphragm spring. It sets the clutch pack back to they way big twins do it.
Dang, well thanks for the heads up...thats some poor engineering on Harleys end. I'll look into it.
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the replacement clutch pack from HD contains new steels, new fibers and a heavier diaphragm clutch spring. Cost is $200. I'm 245lb and now pulling rolling wheelies on my friends 1200 sporty. You'll also need a new primary gasket (~$80ish), 1 qt of 80/90 trans oil ($8 from Advance/Vato Zone) and a sporty clutch hub tool (also about ~$80ish). Don't think you can do it without the special tool. You can't. There is NO workaround.

If you choose to have it done for you, the shop rate is 2hrs at about $100hr (usually for dealerships).
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #14
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:17 PM   #15
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Got a new air cleaner, Joker Machine, I like it a lot more.

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #16
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hows that springer seat and struts combo working out for ya

i have struts and i just need a new pan for my springer, still rockin' my stock seat
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:04 PM   #18
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hows that springer seat and struts combo working out for ya

i have struts and i just need a new pan for my springer, still rockin' my stock seat
Feels a little stiffer, nothing I cant handle for now. I do like it a lot more than the stock set up though.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:06 PM   #19
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New bars & new grips.

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wow. im not the biggest hd fan in the world, but i really like your bike.
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