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<added the 2014 version before I sold it/>

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There have been several changes over the (22) years, this is a picture from a couple of years ago. I did put a backrest on right after this, but you get the idea.



This is the most resent changes, lowered the rear end a little, new single seat and removed a bit of chrome. Windshield is gone for now, I won't say for good. The shocks need a little breaking in time, a few thousand miles will help. But otherwise I am happy with the changes.




New swing arm bag, didn't know if I would like it. But its OK, works good as long as you don't have a rider. We have a different bike for two up these days. So that let me take my sporty back to its roots.

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This is what it looked like the day I bought it.





I changed the color to 90's OEM Black.



And then I changed it back to OEM Teal This is what it looks like today.


I added a OEM tach and removed the forward controls since this picture was taken. Being height challenged the forward controls didn't feel right. I'm glad Harley produces the hugger because climbing on a standard Sporty was a stretch for me. No pun intended Next change planned for this is a set of laced wheels to replace the mags.
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When I bought it two years ago (used, 7k miles)

Currently (13k miles) Not a Hugger anymore.
Still need to do something about the seat.
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When I bought it two years ago (used, 7k miles)

Currently (13k miles) Not a Hugger anymore.
Still need to do something about the seat.
I see you changed the rear shocks, when you changed your bike to a standard model (non-hugger). Did you change the front suspension or wheel also? I was thinking of doing the same thing to mine. I already have a set of rear shocks but I'm unclear on what I have to do to the front suspension, I've read that you can put on a 21 in wheel on and use the forks as is or do I need to change the forks to get it right?
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Never took a photo of the bike stock

First photo I took about a month after I bought it. I had already changed the tank over to a 4.5 gallon tank and added the bobtail fender


What it looked like up to December 2016



And what it looks like as of May 2017 (or would look like if I had the engine back in)
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My '88 XLH883 Standard has had basically three versions so far:

Top is the photo from the dealer from when I bought it last June. Under that is the bike at the end of last summer. Bottom, with the Plum Crazy paint, is today. As in, I just picked it up from being painted today, lol. It's a fun, nimble bike, with great handling after the suspension mods.


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Version One - Stock



Version Two - Significant changes include chopped and lowered rear fender. struts instead of springs, removal of belt guards, sprocket cover, and front fender. Partial wire relocation. Swap stock pipes and AC for VH SS and SE HB AC. Swapped stock signals for bullet LEDS. Swapped mid controls for forward controls. Swapped stock bars for Biltwell Tracker bars. Installed chin spoiler. Relocated ignition switch and inverted mirrors.



Version 3 - Chopped more rear fender and rails, Installed WE SS Seat and Springs. Chopped licence plate bracket. More wire relocation.



Version 4 - Chopped more rear fender, swapped struts back to springs. Removed seat springs, relocated speedo and wrapped pipes.



Version 5 - Ditched the rear fender altogether and installed the front fender on the rear. Drilled oil and battery covers. Swapped stock front and rear springs for Progressive's.



Version 6 - Rattle can black.



Version 7 - Professional paint on tank with HD markings. Applied racing numbers to the Oil Cover and Battery Cover. Chopped gear case cover, painted GC, Derby cover, and Inspection Cover black. Replaced Nightster front fender installed at the rear with a wider 48 front fender. Replaced worn Dunlops with Metzeler Marathon's with hand painted lettering. Hand Scotch Brite scuffing on fork lowers, headlight visor, rear spring caps, chin spoiler and LED bullets.



But the best part of all is the custom removable '73 Poser that connects the hand and foot controls to the seat.

I like this shit right here bro! Love how this bike looks in its final picture. Thumbs up in my book well done my friend.
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