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View Poll Results: Have you converted your 883 to a 1200?
883/1200 conversion is done 531 37.87%
I haven't done the conversion, but plan on it 530 37.80%
I plan on leaving my 883 as it is 150 10.70%
I am still undecided 191 13.62%
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Did the conversion myself; night-and-day difference.

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had the 04 done by a shop before I started wrenching and learnin, did my dads bike at home its an 87
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I can't believe the difference, not just power, it runs, sounds and drives more like I imagined a Harley should. Glad I did it.
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Did the conversion in 2002. Going for Buell Thunderstorm heads and pistons + SE bolt in cams or maybe XB heads and pistons, depends on the price differens.... Have to save up for this, so I have to wait til next year
Did a custom paintjob +++ lots of other things this year, posting pics when the weather here in Norway gets a bit better
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sportster Girl
Just waitin' on more money....


more money.....



must get more money.......


BUT,

When I do, it's NRHS here I come!
What she said.
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Funny think is that the 883 was "enough" until I read about upgrading.... I used NRHS to bore my cylinders - great group of people to work with, and the quality was awesome!
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I don't know if I want to remark, but I've never been very good about holding down a secret, so, I'll just say that I'm about to make the jump to initiate a serious conversion. We'll just leave it at that.
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Did the conversion a few months ago. Happy with the end results so far.
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did it 2years ago couldnt be happier!
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I don't know if I want to remark, but I've never been very good about holding down a secret, so, I'll just say that I'm about to make the jump to initiate a serious conversion. We'll just leave it at that.
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Swankster.....what are you up too?

Start spillin the beans.....were listening.
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