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Old 11-24-2012, 05:16 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Mustang Vintage solo 12.5" wide seat,
Works Performance Street Trackers out back,
Custom built for my weight...

Superbrace fork brace up front, A MUST HAVE on any full height
sportster or even the Customs.
(Not needed on the 48 or other 'Slammed' bikes)

Ricor Intimidator valves up front with 5wt oil and proper sag settings
at both ends of the bike,
Michelin Commander II's...

I now have a Sportster that handles like a modern motorcycle.

Note: Tires not in this picture
and FYI: that little quarter fairing makes all day rides at big speeds do-able.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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dropped my 883 low another half an inch thing rides like a hardtail !!!! but i like the way she looks......
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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For some riders, me included, being a bit more forward is an advantage. Both the Mustang Classic Touring seat and the Sundowner seat will increase the distance to the ground for you feet. On a standard XL883/1200 this can be a bit too tall for some riders.

Both are very good seats as far as comfort goes.


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There is a sundowner seat for the sporty. I bought it and took it back. The sundowner on the sporty pushes the rider up and forward. All of the controls were too close and it made riding uncomfortable for me. I would stick with the mustang seat.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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This is exactly the sort of information I've been digging around for. I definitely need to change the rear shocks so the bike no longer attempts to simultaneously bottom out and launch me into space. Other than that it's just the homicidal indicators and 18th century lantern to fix ...

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Old 11-28-2012, 08:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I just put the H-D comfort flex shocks on my bike. About 13.25" in length (up from 11.5") and I guess the same length as mid 2000 Roadsters.
Not looking for the slammed look or ride.
Due to snow today I was not able to get out and see how they feel.
I hope they are semi quality H-D shocks...



Now for a 19" front wheel to get rid of the pork.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I just put the H-D comfort flex shocks on my bike. About 13.25" in length (up from 11.5") and I guess the same length as mid 2000 Roadsters.
Not looking for the slammed look or ride.
Due to snow today I was not able to get out and see how they feel.
I hope they are semi quality H-D shocks...



Now for a 19" front wheel to get rid of the pork.
Nice, I see you had installation fluid on hand.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Nice, I see you had installation fluid on hand.
Funny, it took three containers of installation fluid to get it to the upper level.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Mustang touring seat.
Progressive 412's rear shocks.
Ricor Intimidators Front Shocks.
Forward controls.
Mini floorboards.
Michelin Commander II tires, Front and Rear.
Touring windscreen.

I could ride this sportster from coast to coast and beyond. (And I plan to.)
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:24 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:34 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Traded it in for an Electra Glide Ultra Classic.
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