The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > Blogs > Springman2007
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Active Threads
0 Bike issue after swapping handlebar. :(
Last Post: Kzac
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 170
0 Regulator contacts welding shut
Last Post: Kzac
Posted On: 42 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 167
0 Snippets
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 58 Minutes Ago
Replies: 682
Views: 99,945
0 2002 883 Fuel Valve repair kit
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 86
0 Top end tapping products
Last Post: Sportyheizer
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 49
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 29,165
Views: 1,699,533
0 1981 XLH Getting Recranked
Last Post: billeuze
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,120
0 Gas Cap problem?
Last Post: ZTatZAU
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,285
0 Sportster Oil Pressure and Dynamics
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 7,414
0 primary chain adjustment
Last Post: XL Ed
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,697
0 pop's through carb at,idle
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 4,680
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,293
Views: 430,695
0 Where is the oil plug on the cases? 77xlh
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 152
0 Clutch biting point
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 242
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 36,852
Views: 4,557,988
0 Rubbermount Poll
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 263
Views: 92,632
0 Harley's EITMS: What Is It & How Does It Work???
Last Post: DK Custom
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 35
0 Only one breather bolt breathing?
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,585
0 How many miles are on your sporty?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,252
Views: 381,489
0 Oops, I signed up for another long ass ride: The 2022 Hoka Hey
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 2,549
0 Help identify these parts
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 214
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: ParrotHead
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,987
Views: 1,447,844
0 A early 84 motor in a 84 later frame
Last Post: 84bobber
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 639
0 Clutch Spring plate poll
Last Post: Bluto
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 319
Views: 82,919
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 13,100
Views: 3,292,830
0 New Top Fuel record
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 300
0 Q&a
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 85
0 Allegheny National Park III
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 192
Views: 19,076
0 Something different: 1948 Willys Truck
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 5,544
0 New from Brighton UK - XLCR Race bike owner
Last Post: sootysweep
Posted On: 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 3,267
More...
Members Birthdays
obinella (80), bathscum2 (70), XL883 (70), sammyson (68), mrscantolina (57), colonelangus (57), 5oh (54), black051200 (49), garagechoppe (49)
Rate this Entry

Building The Modern Prometheus

Submit "Building The Modern Prometheus" to Google
Posted 7th August 2014 at 15:22 by Springman2007

I know, you’re saying, WTF are you talking about?

A lot of people do not know this, but when Mary Shelley first published her famous novel, commonly none as “Frankenstein” it was actually under the title, “The Modern Prometheus”. And, while most reader of the book see the monster itself as the center focus of the storyline; the truth is that Mary Shelley’s intent was to explore the morality of man in the day with a character study of “The Good Doctor” and monster’s creator.

I sort of can identify myself with “The Good Doctor” these days as I ponder building/upgrading my bikr - Blackie from a XL1200X (Harley’s official model number) into a XL1250M (the “M” stands for Monster).

A few motorcycle companies have made “Monster” bikes……Ducati’s is probably the most famous. But, Harley has never really ever taken that tact, they have always left/made that avenue open the bike’s owner. The initial intent of HD’s “Screamin Eagle” parts line was to facilitate and support such ventures – but, in general limits of the common street performance market.

And, my initial stage 1 and stage 2 configurations of Blackie following that given mindset. But, for the next jump, I want to go beyond………in the book, a phrase Marry Shelley used was “man unbound” comes to mind……more-over BIKE UNBOUND……..

I am sure most of you have seen the 1931 movie Frankenstein. The movie opens with The Doctor and his assistant stealing body parts. Well, I got my first body part in the mail. I obtained a set of Sportster EFI heads on eBay. They come from a 2007 XL1200R with about 24K miles on them. I will have the refurbished for Blackie’s next incarceration. I have been communicating with Aaron at Hammer on getting them setup with a probable "Crush" head build.

I have but for one key aspect in my 1250 build plan to finalize……….. I am still determining what brain Blackie will use - Aaron is talking me into using the Provision system as the THE BRAIN! ….more on that later.

Hang In There,

SpringMan2007
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 10416 Comments 1
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 1

Comments

  1. Old Comment
    I have to apologize as I have found myself in the Hospital.....

    So, not too much going on with building Blackie (my 2011 XL1200X) in to a 1250cc. I have talked a lot to Aaron at Hammer Performance and I think I have my plan down. As soon as I am out of the Hospital, I will most likely put it up here for everyone to give it a look.

    Hang In There,

    SpringMan2007
    Posted 8th August 2014 at 22:36 by Springman2007 Springman2007 is offline
 


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC