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I bought a pair of progressive 412 HD I think they were 13" that was one of the best things I did as far as helping the handling. Right back and then increased the fork springs rate with a progressive HD set of springs if you haven't done that already you should because they handle night and day in difference.
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Stopped in at the shop today. After pulling the heads to replace the rocker cover gaskets the owner said the motor looked gently used and ready to go. Sheet metal is in the paint shop. It will replicate the original color scheme with the 3.2 gal. Sportster tank and a matching gray panel with gold pin stripes on the hack. Now I need to decide on the tank emblem - liking the traditional bar and shield in dark gray & black to match the XLS color scheme. Onward and upward!
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Hey get ready for one helluva an experience. I'm gonna go ahead and tell you know it's nothing like it looks on TV and you need to drop a tooth or 2 on the transmission drive sprocket..at least one anyway and definitely run straight 50w or 60w motor oil. A sportster isn't a choice motorcycle to tug with..no way but they have strong frames and that's good and safe.
If I can help you with your subframe let me know I built mine because they were 1k everywhere else.
Please support your advice to run straight weight oil

Seeing as 25/60 XTC is the same viscocity at temp as straight 60
Same with any multi viscocity oil
20/50
15/50
15/60

at temp it is all the same.....ther is zero advantage to running straight weight engine oil

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