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I would think you'll need to get a Reputable Independent or Harley Dealer to confirm "in writing" that you have, in fact, an 883 before pursuing ANY sort of court action. M2C
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It's either a scam or an 883 that was converted to a 1200. Like others have said, just measure the dang bore diameter. The common conversion from 883 to 1200 involves just boring out the jugs and installing dished pistons. The cylinders and heads will still be 883 parts.
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I would think the OP should measure the bores he has staring him in the face. Funny thing is once the measurement validation instructions were presented, he has not replied back. Perhaps a case of "open mouth, insert foot?"
Sounds like a normal 883-1200 conversion using 883 cyls and heads.
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I sure would, if after checking the VIN and confirming it was in fact an 883 from factory, do as aswracing says and contact the authorities in the his state. Should not cost anything to send an email to them and get information on what his recourse might be if any. It might at least put a star next to the dealer's name on a list that will tag them for a closer look in future.
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IF it was never represented as a 1200 , and only stated Sportster with the VIN you probably do not have any chance at arbitration.
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