The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Rubber Mount Sportster Motorcycle Talk (2004-2006)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Rubber Mount Sportster Motorcycle Talk (2004-2006) This area is to discuss issues, problems and anything else unique to the 2004 and above Sportster motorcycles

Active Threads
0 Psychedelic '70s SPortster Chopper Pictures
Last Post: salveson
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 741
Views: 648,765
0 getting this 78 back to the way it should be.
Last Post: DirtyCory
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 914
Views: 151,048
0 TC88A makes me smile until WOT
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 24 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 411
0 What brand synthetic oil do you use
Last Post: SoonerSport
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 380
Views: 94,271
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4,623
Views: 220,211
0 Replacement Fuel line?
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 381
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Evos)
Last Post: rj2
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 68,553
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 966
Views: 95,405
0 Anyone go racing last weekend?
Last Post: madnss
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,789
Views: 254,422
0 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber debut
Last Post: mjptexas
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 990
0 fat man on a sportster
Last Post: cazz1000
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
0 Fitting 2003 sportster seat to 2004 sportster
Last Post: MudDigger
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 209
0 Thinking of a fall SE Ohio ride
Last Post: SteveK
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,350
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: XL Ed
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,042
Views: 618,429
0 Electrical Problem with '77 XLH-no power
Last Post: Tator
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,602
0 Seats
Last Post: Beelzeboss
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 157
0 The Harroway: Sefton Warren To Powderham Castle
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 41,530
Views: 6,385,238
0 Out of the Box Thinking
Last Post: sltm1
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 692
0 Gravydog crashed again.
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 690
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,498
Views: 1,378,579
0 What do you think the wet weight of the Pan America will be?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 560
0 Dead battery cells - 1997 sportster 883
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 193
0 Food porn
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 832
Views: 107,760
0 Broke fin on head.
Last Post: lynnx
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 430
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: lynnx
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,755
0 Big bore stroker - the beginning of a 10-year long build
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 784
Views: 69,638
0 Carb + Rubbermount = Collector's Item?
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 27,139
0 mode of failure
Last Post: WI Bob
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 70
0 Let's study the 77-85 oil pump, parts, and changes and when.
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 968
More...
Members Birthdays
ziggyhd1 (60), greven (58), bliynd (33)
View Poll Results: How many miles on your rubbermount?
less than 5K 185 17.42%
5-10K 269 25.33%
10-20K 318 29.94%
20-30K 156 14.69%
30-40K 72 6.78%
40-50K 21 1.98%
more than 50K 41 3.86%
Voters: 1062. You may not vote on this poll

Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #381  
Old 5th July 2018
roadsterboy roadsterboy is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 9
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 10
roadsterboy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

WOW!!!!! on Chris's '06. Thanks for the update.
Reply With Quote
  #382  
Old 5th July 2018
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 12,645
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 7121784
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

He's at better than 230,000, but had a self induced mishap where work was done.
__________________
I.B.A.#26543, Growing old-Mandatory/ Growing up-optional. Men do not quit playing because they get old, they get old because they stop playing!

The XL Forum Sportsterpedia:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/starthttp://xlforum.net/forums/images/editor/quote.gif
Reply With Quote
  #383  
Old 23rd July 2018
ParrotHead's Avatar
ParrotHead ParrotHead is offline
I am the great Cornholio!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 7,496
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki GT550
Other Motorcycle Year: 1974
Reputation: 5929153
ParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond repute
Default

232,500 on my 2006 sporty as of July 23, 2018
(Engine replaced with used engine at 206,000 miles in May 2017)


Previous posts:
222K Aug 2017
200K Sept 2016
198K Aug 2016
189K July 2016
175K Mar 2016
164K Oct 2015
158K July 2015
146K June 2015
140K March 2015
136K Nov 2014
126K July 2014
112K March 2014
101K Sept 2013
95 K July 2013
92 K May 2013
91 K Jan 2013
81 K July 2012
77 K March 2012
70 K Oct 2011
60 K July 2011
20 K April 2009
25 K July 2009
__________________
Check out my Blog for my trip reports:

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
John Wayne - "The Shootist"

Click here for the Sportsterpedia! for technical information & advice
Reply With Quote
  #384  
Old 23rd July 2018
jzink0883's Avatar
jzink0883 jzink0883 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 1,958
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CP
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH1200 (traded in)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 3468323
jzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParrotHead View Post
232,500 on my 2006 sporty as of July 23, 2018
(Engine replaced with used engine at 206,000 miles in May 2017)
Chris,

Looking for info from the two highest-mileage long-distance Sportster riders I know. I asked Cindy Dietz these same questions at the Sportster List forum on Facebook.

Questions:
- What’s your normal highway cruising speed?
- What kind life do you get out of the belt, wheel bearings, and engine mounts?

Thanks & Ride Safe!
__________________
jzink0883, '15 XL1200CP, it ain't butt jewelry, it's a ride
Reply With Quote
  #385  
Old 24th July 2018
ParrotHead's Avatar
ParrotHead ParrotHead is offline
I am the great Cornholio!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 7,496
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki GT550
Other Motorcycle Year: 1974
Reputation: 5929153
ParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jzink0883 View Post
Chris,

Looking for info from the two highest-mileage long-distance Sportster riders I know. I asked Cindy Dietz these same questions at the Sportster List forum on Facebook.

Questions:
- What’s your normal highway cruising speed?
- What kind life do you get out of the belt, wheel bearings, and engine mounts?

Thanks & Ride Safe!
I cruise at 70-80 mph

I have had one belt break at 68K but it had damage from a chipped rear sprocket and my spring plate was going so there was a pretty good thud when I popped it into first gear from neutral. The belt broke in my driveway.

I replaced two since then, one because of damage due to my front sprocket being loose and the belt wearing on the edge. It was almost 1/8 - 1/4 inch narrower than it should have been. The other I replaced simply due to my wanting a new belt for the Iron Butt Rally last year.

I cannot say on the bearings. I replaced them when I had the wheels powder coated black a number of years ago, I have no idea when. Plus I have two rear wheels now. The front I could easily have 100,000 miles on them.

Engine mounts were replaced a while ago, again I have no idea when. I'll take a hard look at them when I swap the engine for my rebuilt one this fall. I am guessing I got over 100K on the original set but they were beyond shot when I replaced them.
Reply With Quote
  #386  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
LLOYD883's Avatar
LLOYD883 LLOYD883 is offline
Flat Track Champion
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montreal, QC, Cda
Posts: 605
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 102772
LLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud ofLLOYD883 has much to be proud of
Default

Update : 131,000km
__________________
2005 883XLC - 42 slow jet, 2 1/2 turns out - N65A needle shimmed 0.030" with stock 170 main jet - 07 1200 W cams - mildly ported stock heads - Arlen Ness Big Sucker air cleaner with HD round nostalgia cover - Khrome Werks 3" tapered slip-ons - SE 1200 ignition module - microTach - Mustang "solo tripper" seat - 12 1/2" Progressive 412 chrome rear shocks.
Reply With Quote
  #387  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 12,645
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 7121784
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Closing in on the 90,000 mile mark on Black Beauty, managed over 3,500 just on the C.O.B.B. Run with five more days to go.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
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



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC