The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Styles > Cafe Racer Sportster Motorcycle Talk
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Cafe Racer Sportster Motorcycle Talk Sleek, fast and cool. Discuss your Cafe Racer Sportster Motorcycle

Active Threads
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 42,208
Views: 6,541,074
0 Dale's Killer 40mm CV Carb
Last Post: Serious Blac
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
0 Who's still riding???
Last Post: Serious Blac
Posted On: 20 Minutes Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 7,675
6 Secret photo"s of folkies loft
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 32 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1,472
Views: 209,983
0 Hello Everybody
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 45 Minutes Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 184
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9,398
Views: 1,470,939
0 timing sympstoms
Last Post: The Doctor71
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 496
0 Guzzi V7
Last Post: Bone
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 134
3 How long have you had your Iron Head?
Last Post: 83XLX
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 393
Views: 45,068
0 Poll for the legalization of cannabis
Last Post: Kbetts
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 440
Views: 55,884
3 Making my own exhaust gaskets?
Last Post: juzyHD
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 59
0 Wheel Bearing Question
Last Post: ReddTigger
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 327
0 How many have converted their 883 to 1200?
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 378
Views: 98,336
8 Tc88a
Last Post: Mjolnir
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 254
0 Forum member mug shots
Last Post: RAIDER0372
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,132
Views: 336,055
14 Firearms you wish you owned.
Last Post: Bama Lee XLC
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 538
Views: 93,399
0 Helmet poll
Last Post: Bama Lee XLC
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 822
Views: 149,177
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 803
Views: 50,553
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,864
Views: 279,662
0 Rivets for Front Fender Braces - '71 xlch
Last Post: Blowupster
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 3,227
0 Fork oil
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 67
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 9,151
Views: 752,095
0 XR1200 Torquehammer exhaust failure.. again.
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 963
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: SonWon
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,759
Views: 191,266
0 Rolling Thunder Coming To An End
Last Post: iNSaNeSHaNe
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 148
0 Let's See Them R's!!
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,501
Views: 550,937
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,413
Views: 747,235
0 Ignition Module failure or Intake leak?
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 163
0 2011 exhaust on 2004?
Last Post: Bone
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 125
0 Air Cleaner Bracket Mounting
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 360
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 9th January 2017
Tom's Avatar
Tom Tom is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 556
Sportster/Buell Model: 883R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Other Motorcycle Model: '84 FXE Super Glide
Reputation: 327797
Tom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Looks Good! With those BUB pipes watch out for cracks around the tabs where the headpipes are bolted together. The mufflers cantilevered out the back put a lot of stress on the mount area.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 9th January 2017
xotus's Avatar
xotus xotus is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 19
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: H-D FXDWG
Other Motorcycle Year: 1995
Reputation: 591
xotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enough
Arrow Tank Capacity

Quote:
Originally Posted by sportsterpaul View Post
Those have a good look, what might be the capacity of the tank?
Thanks ... and, yeah I like the design & fit of the tank & rear section a lot.

So far, so good.

Tank Capacity: 9.5 liters = 2.51 gallons

Cheers!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10th January 2017
xotus's Avatar
xotus xotus is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 19
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: H-D FXDWG
Other Motorcycle Year: 1995
Reputation: 591
xotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enough
Arrow BUB pipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom View Post
Looks Good! With those BUB pipes watch out for cracks around the tabs where the headpipes are bolted together. The mufflers cantilevered out the back put a lot of stress on the mount area.
Tom, I appreciate the heads-up.

After reading your comment, I've searched around and couldn't find any more info about the potential problem with the BUBs.

My pipes are in good shape now ... but, I'd be interested in what other folks may have done to head-off the problem with the stress cracks.

Can you point me to a discussion thread on this issue? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10th January 2017
Tom's Avatar
Tom Tom is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 556
Sportster/Buell Model: 883R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Other Motorcycle Model: '84 FXE Super Glide
Reputation: 327797
Tom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I speak from first hand experience, no threads on the subject as they're kind of rare pipes. I have the same pipes as you (rubbermount pipes I converted to my rigid) that I bought used off CL. I don't know how many miles my pipes have on them but one of the pipes was cracked pretty good and I had a guy I work with weld them up.
post w/pics but not welded area, sorry.
http://xlforum.net/forums/s...6&postcount=12
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10th January 2017
xotus's Avatar
xotus xotus is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 19
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: H-D FXDWG
Other Motorcycle Year: 1995
Reputation: 591
xotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enough
Arrow BUB pipes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom View Post
I speak from first hand experience, no threads on the subject as they're kind of rare pipes. I have the same pipes as you (rubbermount pipes I converted to my rigid) that I bought used off CL. I don't know how many miles my pipes have on them but one of the pipes was cracked pretty good and I had a guy I work with weld them up.
post w/pics but not welded area, sorry.
http://xlforum.net/forums/s...6&postcount=12
Tom, I appreciate the link.

1) Those BUBs look good on your bike. I like what you did with the heat shield ... and, the black (ceramic paint?) on the ends of the pipes is real nice.

2) I plan to keep an eye on my BUB's stress points ... and, at the first sign of trouble, I'll get them welded-up and paint them.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10th January 2017
Tom's Avatar
Tom Tom is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 556
Sportster/Buell Model: 883R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2002
Other Motorcycle Model: '84 FXE Super Glide
Reputation: 327797
Tom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond reputeTom has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xotus View Post
Tom, I appreciate the link.

1) Those BUBs look good on your bike. I like what you did with the heat shield ... and, the black (ceramic paint?) on the ends of the pipes is real nice.

2) I plan to keep an eye on my BUB's stress points ... and, at the first sign of trouble, I'll get them welded-up and paint them.

Thanks.
Thanks Xotus. The black paint is just flat black Krylon, the mufflers don't get hot enough to burn the paint although my pants flapping on it will smudge it when on the highway with my feet on the passenger pegs. I love the pipes and found that it's possible to quiet them down somewhat by turning the baffles around so the louvers face the engine instead of to the rear. They sound great either way but for me they were a little loud with the louvers facing the rear.

Loving your build so far!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12th January 2017
xotus's Avatar
xotus xotus is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 19
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: H-D FXDWG
Other Motorcycle Year: 1995
Reputation: 591
xotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enough
Arrow Phase 3 - Picking the Color Scheme & the Tank Decal for the XL1200R

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

About the Tank Decal:
1) After looking at dozens of options I settled on XL1200S tank decal #15337-98.
2) I wanted a Sportster decal ... and, this is just what I was looking for.
3) It's the perfect size, shape, and style for the tank.
4) I couldn't be happier with it for my bike.

Here's the Tank Decal #15337-98 that I'm going to Use:



+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

About the Color Scheme. After considering lots of options, here was the Short List:
1) H-D Lava Red Sunglo & Vivid Black. (The OEM color scheme for my 2005 XL1200R)
2) H-D Brilliant Silver Pearl & Vivid Black.
3) H-D Aztec Orange Pearl & Vivid Black.
4) H-D Nugget Yellow & Vivid Black. (The OEM color scheme for my 1995 FXDWG)

After mulling it over for a while, here is the Shorter List:
1) H-D Aztec Orange Pearl & Vivid Black.
2) H-D Nugget Yellow & Vivid Black.

Hard choices are never easy!


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12th January 2017
trickyrik's Avatar
trickyrik trickyrik is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: qld
Posts: 327
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200r
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 54983
trickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to behold
Default

Colour choice is painful ! Can't recall seeing a yellow tracker before.
Good luck.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #19  
Old 13th January 2017
xotus's Avatar
xotus xotus is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 19
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Other Motorcycle Model: H-D FXDWG
Other Motorcycle Year: 1995
Reputation: 591
xotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enoughxotus will become famous soon enough
Arrow Choosing Color Scheme

Quote:
Originally Posted by trickyrik View Post
Colour choice is painful ! Can't recall seeing a yellow tracker before.
Good luck.
Thanks Mate ... and, yes most of the H-D Trackers that I've seen tend to be Red & Black ... or, Orange & Black. Of course, I do like those color combos very much.

But, there's not too much risk with whatever I settle on, since my bike will be predominately black, with an accent color ... and, I like most colors & black together on this style bike.

Yeah, but I agree, you don't see many Yellow Trackers, unless they are Yamaha's!

However, there are some nice Yellow Trackers & Cafes & Brats to be seen out there, that's for sure:

Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 13th January 2017
trickyrik's Avatar
trickyrik trickyrik is offline
Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: qld
Posts: 327
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200r
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 54983
trickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to beholdtrickyrik is a splendid one to behold
Default

Absolutely agree, any colour has the potential to look good, especially on that sweet Storz tank.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC