The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Suspension, Frame, Forks, Handlebars, Fuel Tank, Oil Tank, Fenders
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Suspension, Frame, Forks, Handlebars, Fuel Tank, Oil Tank, Fenders Discuss Sportster Motorcycle Suspension, Frame, Forks, Handlebars, Fuel Tank, Oil Tank, Fenders problems, advice, and/or how tos.

Active Threads
0 Ironhead XL1000: Cam gear #2 woodruff key broken - Wrong mark on P cam gear
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 15 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 270
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 20 Minutes Ago
Replies: 32,551
Views: 1,956,371
0 1969 XLCH for sale
Last Post: seppok
Posted On: 48 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 29
0 Questions for the Drag Race experts.
Last Post: mac93
Posted On: 59 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 165
0 Upgrade carb kit
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 878
0 Burly Stilletto 13" shocks or ?
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 71
0 Nosecone Timing Cover
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 204
0 Worth fixing?
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 311
0 Dino or Synthetic: 1989 Sportster
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 487
0 '04 crank in '01 cases?
Last Post: Curbside
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 458
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,590
Views: 1,343,112
6 old dude new here
Last Post: Butch 73
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 523
0 how many run baffles, run open, or just run stock
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 417
Views: 108,659
0 video & pics
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,225
Views: 235,653
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 56,157
Views: 9,700,961
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 40,656
Views: 5,490,281
0 2016 XL1200CX Parts
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 213
0 '67 XLCH stalling out after 15 minutes of riding
Last Post: XLXLXL
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 11,875
0 What kind of saddle do you use on your sporty?
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 324
Views: 115,807
7 Hi from Spain
Last Post: 20131200c
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 487
0 never mind
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 345
Views: 76,363
0 what brand of spark plug do you use?
Last Post: wolfryder
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 374
Views: 107,337
0 Clutch Spring plate poll
Last Post: Bluto
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 325
Views: 86,375
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,388
Views: 486,374
0 Spokes or Mags
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 349
Views: 93,520
7 Where to buy short leads
Last Post: tussuck
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 211
0 Poll: Do you change tires yourself?
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 55,502
0 Triple tree cover question
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 248
0 Harley super micron 5 oil filter
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 168
More...
Members Birthdays
garryd (74), Chooch (71), kicker (65), Calgaich (62), skinnyboy (60), RogerB, Tonyb65 (57), sunkenloot (47), scoobs48, zman69 (41)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 1st November 2020
Nibelungen's Avatar
Nibelungen Nibelungen is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Emilia, Italy
Posts: 2,839
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883n Iron (2019 engine)
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xl Hugger (sold)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Reputation: 12429619
Nibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Interesting
Thanks for sharing
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 1 Week Ago
Tomcatt Tomcatt is offline
Dazed & Confused
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Never Never Land
Posts: 3,224
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW R9T
Other Motorcycle Year: 2015
Reputation: 4047180
Tomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond reputeTomcatt has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The set-up I have gives the best ride quality I could get with minimal $. Just springs and oil wt and levels. The ride quality was hugely improved but damping still sucked, it never really kept the front tire "planted". I have Ohlins forks on my BMW R9T and the difference is HUGE in terms of keeping the front tire connected to the pavement.

I priced the parts to go to 2015 damper rod forks. It's just shy of (plus tax) $400 from Surdyke. Gold Valves (emulators) from Race Tech are $200. Total price is about the same price Harleys' cartridge kit cost but without their bargain basement cartridges and Race Techs' Gold Valves are tuneable.

Waiting 'til after Jan 1 2023 and I have my property taxes paid to get the parts.
__________________
2017 XL1200C in SE Wisconsin, USA
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



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:05.


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