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Old 15th February 2017
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I just picked up a '99 XL1200Sport with only 5400 miles! I love to travel on motos, so this one is going to be built up to handle that.
Heres how the previous owner set it up

Here is how it sits currently!


Current Spec/Build Sheet
Comfort/Ergonomics

-Burly Footpegs(Previous Owner)
-ProGrip Rallye 714 grips(2/7/117)
-ProTaper 1-1/8" Contour Universal Low bars(2/7/17)
-Hardcase 7"tall 1-1/8" risers(2/7/17)
-Hardcase 7/8" Throttle Tube Kit(2/7/17)
-LePera Silhouette LT seat(2/19/17)
-HD Highway Pegs(7/9/17)
-CRG LaneSplitter 2.0 Barend Mirrors(7/9/17)
-ASV Adjustable Brake Lever(7/9/17)
-ASV Adj Clutch Lever/2015 Honda CBR500R Perch(8/9/17)

Engine Performance
-Hammer Performance 2.25" Crush Naked Filter Kit(Previous Owner)
-Vance&Hines SS2R 2into1 w/short can(custom by Previous Owner)
-MotoMechanix 3.8gallon Sporty tank(2/19/17)
-EMS HiFlow Fuel Petcock(2/19/17)
-HD Screaming Eagle 6800rpm ECM(7/1/17)
-HD Screaming Eagle coil, black(7/1/17)
-HD Screaming Eagle plug wires, red(7/1/17)

Electrical
-Joker Machine Front Turnsignals(Previous Owner)
-Speed Kings LoPro Smoked Taillight(Previous Owner)
-Cyclops Adv Sports H4LED 7000lumen bulb(2/4/17)
-3BR Powersports USB PowerPort(2/11/17)
-Dual 4" H4 housings, vertical mounting(7/15/17)
-Pangea Speed Headlight mount(7/15/17)

Luggage
-Small MOLLE Pouch(Previous Owner)
-Burly 20" Sissybar(2/9/17)

Protection
-EMS Black Ops Frame Sliders(fender strut mounted)(Previous Owner)
-Fire Brand Skidplate(2/8/17)
-Cycra ProBend Handguards(2/7/17)
-Alloy Art MX Folding Shiftpeg(2/19/17)
-Mooneyes Derby Cover
-TrackerDie Front Sprocket cover(6/10/17)
-ASV Rotator Clamps (brake master & clutch perches)(7/15/17)

Handling/Braking
-SuperBrace(2/23/17)
-Nissin 14mm 7/8" clamp Brake Master Cylinder (sourced from 2008 Suzuki VStrom650)(7/15/17)
-RaceTech Fork Springs(12/20/17)
-Racing Bros Bazooka HLR 14" shocks(12/30/17)

Style/Appearance
-Powdercoated HD 13 spoke wheels, fork legs, triple trees, Oil bag, Battery cover, etc(Previous Owner)
-Rough Crafts billet Gas Cap(Previous Owner)
-Kuryakyn Curved Laydown License Plate Mount(Previous Owner)
-DK Customs Front Tank Lift, 1.5"(2/19/17)
-Rear Tank Lift, 1/2"(2/19/17)

Misc
-Ram Mount X-Grip(2/11/17)
-Biltwell CV Carb Top(2/11/17)
-CV Performance Enricher Bracket(2/11/17)
-CV Performance Idle Screw(2/11/17)

Custom Work
-Coil relocated to upper motor mount
-Key Switch relocated to Battery Box
-Tiedown Spools on Fender Struts
-Machined left footpeg to reduce Derby Cover damage
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Nice bike. How do you like that seat? Roger
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Nice bike. How do you like that seat? Roger
It looks and fits good, but after sitting on it for 10 mins I start wondering if there is any padding between the cover and the pan. Ive got the Saddleman Adventure on my VStrom, Im really thinking of hitting them up.
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Pretty nice ride if not for those HORRID risers.

What changes are you planning?
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Hardcase 9.5" risers, these have been removed and replaced by Hardcase 7" risers that run 1-1/8" ProTaper bars. Hardcase sells a 7/8" Throttle Tube kit to use dirtbike grips and Harley controls.

This shows how the previous owner modified the V&H SS2R exhaust

Factory Preload & Compression Adjusters!
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Pretty nice ride if not for those HORRID risers.

What changes are you planning?
Agreed! Between the lower risers and the lower bars I put on, the grip height dropped about 5"!
Right now they sit a couple inches lower than my shoulders when sitting and I only have to lean slightly forward when standing.
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Upcoming plans:
-Better seat
-Saddle bags, something tidy like the LaRosas
-Highway pegs
-Better tires, aiming for Heidenau K60Scouts (I got 17,000 miles on my VStrom and they are very capable dirt and pavement tires)
-Larger tank (4-4.5gallons)
-Fork Brace
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Heres a few more up to date pics, Im really bad about taking pics when Im out riding. Ill try to get more soon!



Excuse the mess, Im moving in a month and the garage is my staging area
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I made a run upto the North Bay and got some parts, Screaming Eagle 6800rpm ECU with SE Coil and SE Plug Wires, a custom Sporty tank (3.8gallons!) and a LePera Silhouette seat!
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Couple pics with the new 3.8gallon tank. Im going to do a slight Frisco, for a couple reasons. 1) I like the look, 2) more tunnel space to run the wiring out of sight, 3) more air flow to the top of the heads and the coil & 4) now that the bars are at the right height, I think they still look too tall. Raising the tank will make the lines flow better



I also got the keyswitch relocated to a better location, the top motor mount.
I got the new Shift Arm and Alloy Art Shift Peg installed, still waiting for the factory Footpeg Mount to come in so I can replace the broken Burly MX Footpeg.

Word of caution on the Burly footpegs, the back inside corner needs to be ground down. If not, the sharp corner can punch a hole in the derby cover, then spilling oil. Mine didnt bunch a hole, but it was close and it did warp the Derby cover enough to cause a leaky seal.
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