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näyttää olevan hyvässä kunnossa ja näyttää puhtaalta! Rakastan istuvuus ja tuntuma Buckhorn kahva baarit, mutta Z baarit ovat siistiä
Wow, your Finnish is good Or you are good at using google translator Yep, it is quite clean, I was lucky to find one in this good shape. PO changed the bars to flyer bar which really desn't fit me soo zed bars are on the way... (Also ordered the tracker and I'll keep the one that suits me better.)
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All Right, I was just trying to check if any Finns are on the forum and baiting them to reply

But the story briefly in English... This is my 4th sporty, almost stock '97 hugger with some cosmetic issues and hot starting problem (=after shutting down when hot I have to wait like 10 minutes to get the damn thing starting, I think I can hear gas boiling in the carb bowl). I was on the market for 1994-2003 standard sportster but this particular hugger was a bargain and had only minor modifications (I seem to have a bit different taste for mods that common in here at the moment). Handlebar was changed to flyer bar and of course the common intake/exhaust mods. I'm 6' tall so in this form the hugger is a pain to ride after an hour or 2...

Things I see coming in very near future:
-12" PS 412 to raise the rear a bit (I have a set I used w/ my ironhead but have to get longer ones if needed)
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-Either Biltwell tracker or zed bar (instead of that flyer bar which really brings my arms too close for riding fast)
-Corbin gunfighter or similar seat

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-and the list will go on...

But that's it for now, maybe some updates coming when I get the money for parts...
Well duh thats whit i said.
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Starting to get the sh*t together... Won this from ebay last night:
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Starting to get the sh*t together... Won this from ebay last night:
sweet seat ! post up some pics with it on the bike
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PS fork springs... They made a world of difference on my ironhead, I hope they will also make the hugger front end better.
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I also ordered 2 handlebars from Germany, I really, really, like the looks of zed bar but I'm pretty sure those are too narrow... So I decided to get the tracker as backup.



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sweet seat ! post up some pics with it on the bike
I hope it will look something like this:


Only black flames this time... I had the gunfighter on my ironhead and I really liked it, it let me sit a bit further back than any other seat I tried.

(Seems that I'm gonna do almost the same cosmetic mods to the hugger that I did for IH... I have that raw steel tank in the garage and it's gonna replace the stock tank next winter.)
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Got the 12" PS 412 installed, mandatory pic to celebrate the great accomplishment

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Replaced the PS shocks w/ xl1200s shocks, installed PS fork springs, fork brace and Biltwell tracker bar on 1" riser extenders... Some fine tuning w/ fork oil to be done but overall the ride feels so much better that w/ original suspension. I also learned the gunfighter won't work w/ 3.3 gal tank so I put another seat on order.

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