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what happened to the seat?


… you should ask him what it does the quarter mile in,
the Harley Street 750 apparently pulls 13.69 seconds at 93.8 mph and a stock iron 883 does 14.53 at 90.8 mph That might be a reasonable gauge of how it runs, especially if he can't better either of those numbers :)
 

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No Phil Little parts? no care.

It's about what a used '04 883 goes for stock. I mean I wouldn't buy it, I'd buy a 1200 sporty and phil little's kit so it isn't horribly overpriced.
 

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There seems to be something odd with the footpegs. In the ad he mentioned a footpeg relocation kit, but it looks they have been moved a bit forward.
That seat is just fugly.

I had a bone stock '94 883 for a few years and after learning that you had to pretty much keep it at WOT and not shift into 5th until 80mph it was a pretty good bike except for the crappy 1 1/2 inch travel rear shocks.

A buddy had a 2004, and I liked the 94 much better- it just felt more substantial.
 

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I take it Florida does not have inspections?
 

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There seems to be something odd with the footpegs. In the ad he mentioned a footpeg relocation kit, but it looks they have been moved a bit forward.
That seat is just fugly.

I had a bone stock '94 883 for a few years and after learning that you had to pretty much keep it at WOT and not shift into 5th until 80mph it was a pretty good bike except for the crappy 1 1/2 inch travel rear shocks.

A buddy had a 2004, and I liked the 94 much better- it just felt more substantial.
Thanks for the input. I'm guessing the foot peg was moved to clear the pipes.
 

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No Phil Little parts? no care.

It's about what a used '04 883 goes for stock. I mean I wouldn't buy it, I'd buy a 1200 sporty and phil little's kit so it isn't horribly overpriced.
Where can i find PLR kit? Couldn't find it on their website.

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I take it Florida does not have inspections?
What makes you say that?
 

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SXR Street Tracker - Phil Little Racing ~ Vintage Racing Motorcycle and Snowmobile Parts

i think the cutoff is 2008 models because they are fuel injected, better to check with him.

Now ow before you go "that's a street tracker derp-a-derp" I want you to consider something: most of Harley's racing heritage is in Sportsters racing flat track so any race replica is going to use flat track parts. Even when the motor company made their own factory cafe racer, the XLCR, they used flat track styled bodywork. With Phil little's kit all I would do if I wanted to look more road race and less dirt track is swap out the number plate and slideaway bars for some clipons and a emgo viper fairing.
 

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I would question the choice in shocks. Yes, the RFY shocks can be made to work well, but I doubt that 1. They were rebuilt, because he would've mentioned that, and 2. I don't think I would trust them to be strong enough for a bike that heavy.

The he lower shackles are not that beefy.
 

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That makes sense, after all, what is more important on a Harley, the position of the exhaust or the foot pegs :rolleyes:
The position of the dirtbag. What do I win?

I am just going to post pics of what I think well built sportsters look like (and maybe a what not to do):

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This is a great old Ironhead


Tracy bodied sportster from the movie black rain:

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Vance and Hines Race Kit for the XR1200 sportster:
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Street going with fariing and exhaust:


justified defiance's "Rip It" built using phil little parts:
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this is not no matter how hard it tires:
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neither is this:




But this is Lance Wiel's Ironhead in a Featherbed frame and you can't go wrong with something like this:
 
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