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If you had to choose the one aftermarket part that adds the most coolness to a Sportster, what would it be ?

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Okay, let me start the show.

In my opinion the open belt drive is the part / accessory that add the most coolness to the bike.

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Worn tyres, miles on the odo, and stories to tell.

Or: any part you put on your bike for any reason other than to make it look 'cool'.
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1250 kit, good pipes, Power Vision, better suspension anything to make it run better.
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Rather bump the cubic inches up 1250 kit fix the shit ass braking system with Brembos and put miles on the odo than worry about over priced eye candy of open primary's on Sportsters ($2500)..
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Or: any part you put on your bike for any reason other than to make it look 'cool'.
The worn tires I get, so the miles on the odo, but besides a lot of riding and joy, where is the cool part ? You want to wear it down to become some kind of rat rod ?

But anyway, answer accepted.
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+1 The "cool parts" on my CP are the ones that help me ride longer and harder.
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Rather bump the cubic inches up 1250 kit fix the shit ass braking system with Brembos and put miles on the odo than worry about over priced eye candy of open primary's on Sportsters ($2500)..
The 48 cc, you don't see. Put on a sticker and people may know. How much added power or torque are in those 48 cc anyway ?
My guess is that through conventional tuning you can achieve the same and properly a lot more. Cams, working intake, exhaust, EFI retune, etc.

Regarding the cost of the open belt drive. When you are talking big boy´s toy, if you want it, you buy it. Taste is different, thank god for that, else there where no variety.

Now brakes, is that really an issue ?
These are not exactly race bikes, more like cruising. If you want to race or have a more sporty bike, you would properly have bought one of them ricecookers in the first place. BUT big brakes looks COOL.
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The 48 cc, you don't see. Put on a sticker and people may know. How much added power or torque are in those 48 cc anyway ?
My guess is that through conventional tuning you can achieve the same and properly a lot more. Cams, working intake, exhaust, EFI retune, etc.

Regarding the cost of the open belt drive. When you are talking big boy´s toy, if you want it, you buy it. Taste is different, thank god for that, else there where no variety.
Your guess is way off base..

performance engines are about combinations.. and the proper combinations to create the end result..

the additional 48cc or 4% increase is drastic when the end results are looked at.. which you will not get without the 4% increase in displacement.

now if you just add the 1250 kit to the same cams, etc, then you're not going to see the drastic results,, but if you properly apply the criteria to maximize performance then the 1200 can by no means achieve what is available to the 1250..

it's been shown to have engines over 120hp with 1250cc..
it's been difficult to get a 1200 over 100hp..
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