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Old 01-30-2009, 06:28 AM   #51
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Big bore is as simple as taking the top end apart, have the cylinders bored to 1200 cc(need a shop to do that part), get 1200cc pistons and rings, reassemble. Easy and cheap. Those Storz pipes are only for the 2004 or newer Sporty, not the older ones we were talking about, so keep that in mind. The cool part is that if you CAN ride it and do the mods a little at a time if you plan right. Downtime would be minimum, and you can do as many modifications as your checkbook allows. I would do the same with mine. The key to any project is to figure out exactly what you want to end up with at the end. That will eliminate costly mistakes, especially with engine modifications.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:38 AM   #52
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Big bore is as simple as taking the top end apart, have the cylinders bored to 1200 cc(need a shop to do that part), get 1200cc pistons and rings, reassemble. Easy and cheap. Those Storz pipes are only for the 2004 or newer Sporty, not the older ones we were talking about, so keep that in mind. The cool part is that if you CAN ride it and do the mods a little at a time if you plan right. Downtime would be minimum, and you can do as many modifications as your checkbook allows. I would do the same with mine. The key to any project is to figure out exactly what you want to end up with at the end. That will eliminate costly mistakes, especially with engine modifications.
Which bucket of parts in your garage are you planning on riding today?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:39 AM   #53
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Which bucket of parts in your garage are you planning on riding today?

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Old 01-30-2009, 06:53 AM   #54
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Which bucket of parts in your garage are you planning on riding today?
Heh heh. "Bucket of parts" comment from a boat owner. Heh heh.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:01 AM   #55
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Heh heh. "Bucket of parts" comment from a boat owner. Heh heh.
That's a "hole in the water you throw money in" owner..
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:04 AM   #56
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Guess I'am just not a cruiser guy, but Iam totally not feeling the sporster. From the first time I laid eyes on it, I havent gotten it? From looks, to design to handeling. Sorry no disrespect if this is your thing!
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Riding? Riding? What the hell is that? I haven't been out in 3 weeks. This winter is sucking big time.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:28 AM   #58
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Guess I'am just not a cruiser guy, but Iam totally not feeling the sporster. From the first time I laid eyes on it, I havent gotten it? From looks, to design to handeling. Sorry no disrespect if this is your thing!

It's cool, you either like it or you don't. Comparing a Sporty to a GSXR is like the difference between a built '69 Charger and a new 911 Porsche. The Charger is basically a POS dinosaur that makes noise and goes fast in a straight line, the 911 is fast, lightweight, handles like a dream and will leave the Charger on the horizon. Everybody likes performance, I think modern litre bikes are fantastic machines but it's way more than I can ever use or even fit on just like the 911. The Sporty, like the Charger is a tinker toy, you can just drive them around and enjoy the scenery or you can get an old skool mechanical rush un-corking one and see what it'll do.

It's often more fun to go fast on a slow bike than on a fast one. With a fast bike it's all about precision and lines, you know the bike will do what you ask, there's no drama. With a slow bike you're just WFO and hanging on for dear life, skinny tires and crappy suspension add to the fun. You get off the bike with the shakes and a poop-eating grin because you survived..

Hard to explain I guess but I had more fun on my '78 Sporty than any of my sportbikes though the sportbikes were clearly "better"
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Murikins are tired of the excess. They've had enough of the corporate fat cats showing up in Washington for a welfare check in private jets. They're sick of Banks gettin billions of our hard earned tax dollars and blowing it even more private jets.

When it comes to their bikes, Murikins are all through with rear tires wider than their wife's ass, and pipes louder than their girlfriends 2 year old. That's why Harley is rolling out the new Iron 883. Pure. Simple. Black.

Sure, it's got a seat, but it's really hard.
Yeah, it's got an engine, but it's pretty damn slow.
You ain't gonna find no acres of chrome and glossy paint here pardner.
Just a lot of flat black spray paint and unpolished metal.

The New Iron 883 from Harley. That's right, Harley. Because Americans are tired of two part names like Harley-Davidson.
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It's often more fun to go fast on a slow bike than on a fast one. With a fast bike it's all about precision and lines, you know the bike will do what you ask, there's no drama.
Totally agree, my six is a blast to ride, goes anywhere I stuff it! Will do most anything I ask of it, without alot of back talk, so to speak.
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