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Of course it's your decision just pointing out another option for lot's less expense.
Yes, but you better be sure you won't want more later, 'cause if you do, what you spent doing the 883 to 1200 upgrade was money wasted.
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Yes, but you better be sure you won't want more later, 'cause if you do, what you spent doing the 883 to 1200 upgrade was money wasted.
The 03 883 sportster is one of the best platforms to start with when hot rodding. You can get close to 80 hp from the modified stock parts. 65% increase and can drive with reliability. Of course if and when you want more power yes you will need more advanced parts to get there. Then there is the rub: Do you want to spend +6k ? Maybe money saved not money wasted is a prudent approach.
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i've always been surprised by how many 883's have been sold.why not skip over the upgrade and just start with a 1200? i wouldn't have bought an 883,i inherited it from my father.been riding an 1190 ironhead since '78.
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i've always been surprised by how many 883's have been sold.why not skip over the upgrade and just start with a 1200?i wouldn't have bought an 883,i inherited it from my father.been riding an 1190 ironhead since '78.
Just an opinion here but there are new riders that want to say they ride a harley and go out and buy a sportster 883 get the s**t scared out of them and sell. I think the hugger also was designed for shorter legged people which actually works well for hot rods. Then you get some 1200 buyers who also get s**t scared and sell. In any event the inventory for low mileage sportsters will be with us for a little while and then there will be loads of parts on ebay.
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In any event the inventory for low mileage sportsters will be with us for a little while and then there will be loads of parts on ebay.
this is encouraging because,they don't make them anymore!
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And by 2040, when the wokes will be elected in office, we will only allowed to show them in a glass shielded chest.
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Many areas including Europe have tiered MC license and insurance levels,
900cc being one of the steps.

It wasn't till '86 that you had a choice of engine sizes on a new bike.

Also many people forget that the whole SE line of performance parts were originally for Sportster only, they did not make SE parts for BTs until later.

I can't find it now but isn't there a MC racing that requires the MFG to sell bikes of that class and size?


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