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Old 11-30-2012, 12:14 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Mod to my 2011 Iron XL883N

Still a work in process but here are the mod i made in order.
1. HD Big Air Breather - Give me more leg room on the right side, my need was touching always the filter before and not at the same position that my left nee.
2. Kuryakyn Gloss Black Iso Grips & Throttle Boss
3. Bigger pegs - the ones that came with the bike sucks
4. HD Quarter Faring - take the air out of my chest specially shine at 60 mph and over, but let air hit the top of my full face helmet for cooling specially during summer in Texas.
5. Move the adjustment on the OEM shocks.

During this winter will get:
1. Mustang Seat maybe with Back support
2. Highway Pegs
3. Fork Brace

Considering:
1. Progressive shocks

here is couple of pictures in my Garage:
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Posts in this thread suggesting the sale of a Sportster for a larger model are useless and frankly boring after a point. It has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

Although I currently ride an Electraglide, I have owned several Sportsters as well. 883 or 1200, they all traveled well after some seating/suspension changes. A heavier bike does fare slightly better overall on the road, but not to the point it negates all others. With the fairing on my EG I experience far worse buffeting than I ever did on the Sportsters, but I put up with it to cut down the air pushing on my body. I personally liked the air shocks and better seats I installed on the 883. If you throw in forward controls it becomes a pure pleasure to ride longer distances. The single best thing to date in my mind (and my butt) is the air ride seat on this Police unit...outstanding.








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Old 12-07-2012, 03:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I've added a Mustang seat to the Comfort Flex shocks for comfort.
The shocks are night & day difference - no more bone jarring or kicking. Basically I forget about the rear end, so I guess that means they work.
Have not rode with the new seat yet - the weather is not complying...
End of comfort adds for my sportster I suppose. Time to pay my taxes now.

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Old 12-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Boyz,,,

There Is a way to ride several tanks out for hours and hours In the saddle
without pain and It don't cost ya nuthin.....

Start doing situps,
Get to 50 and get to where you can do em kinda fast,,or
get to 50 crunches...
At this point you will feel the diff,,
Your goal is 1,000 situps a week...

Do that and no more pain,,It ain't the bike boyz,,
It's yer beer gut and your fried chicken eatin ass...")
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:43 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I am already in shape Osco. The way the stock seat turned up into my backside was not right.
Sometimes the seat the culprit.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:12 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I am already in shape Osco. The way the stock seat turned up into my backside was not right.
Sometimes the seat the culprit.
Yeah,,My stock 2008 seat felt like i was mashing my tailbone right
on a brick,,

The Mustang cured all that, All my suspension mods added to my
duration In the saddle but only went so far.

The sit ups are still extending my ride time,,,lowering my pain.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:56 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I haven't really felt the need to change anything for my own comfort. My woman on the other hand... She was not a fan of the seat because of how narrow it is. We wanted a king and queen seat but they're usually pretty narrow too. I ended up rigging an old Suzuki GS750 seat I had to fit on there. For the front I had to take some sheet metal, put some bends in it and stick it on the underside with some self-tapping screws. It fits in the frame tab for the seat pretty good. For the back I just took the little mount off the original seat and screwed it on the new one. Then I found a tall rectangular back rest at a thrift shop of all places for $5. I just took the pad off the old backrest and screwed the new one on. I'm sure it looks pretty funky to some people, But we like it and she's much more comfortable now.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Quote:
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Trade it for a Softail?
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Traded it in for an Electra Glide Ultra Classic.
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Boyz,,,

There Is a way to ride several tanks out for hours and hours In the saddle
without pain and It don't cost ya nuthin.....

Start doing situps,
Get to 50 and get to where you can do em kinda fast,,or
get to 50 crunches...
At this point you will feel the diff,,
Your goal is 1,000 situps a week...

Do that and no more pain,,It ain't the bike boyz,,
It's yer beer gut and your fried chicken eatin ass...")
ok, love the big twins trade, funny. and being in good shape is the best for anything. I know I am new here, new to bikes as a owner and this is my first street bike. I ride my 69 rigid kick startin break down on me all the time horse, I have a kidney stone for past 2 years that will not go away. I know going down the road on a rigid ch with a 6 over front end is a task in its own compared to the only other stree bike i rode. That was my mom's 97 hugger. for a winter. i started working out a little and it helps. Choppin's fun though. im in process of making my own seat pan and covering. will post soon
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:47 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I've been on many MANY long runs with lots of people who were riding all kinds of Harleys. It ain't NEVER been me that was the first to say "let's call it a day", I guarantee you that.

I'm real comfortable on my Sportster. Adrenalin is the key.

Yeah, I read all these posts about "trade it for an ultra" and I'm thinkin', I wouldn't trade mine for anything. Would I like to own an Ultra? Sure, but there's no way I could part with my Sportster.

Want it to be more comfortable? Grip it and rip it, man. If yours runs like mine, it will put a great big comfortable grin on your face that's so wide people behind you (and they WILL be behind you) will be able to see it.
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