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Hi all,

If you have a grand to spend on your sportster 1200, XL C
what wouyld buy for it??

,im setting a budget of a grand i don't need exhaust its got V H on it

so its over you now

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Hi all,

If you have a grand to spend on your sportster 1200, XL C
what wouyld buy for it??

,im setting a budget of a grand i don't need exhaust its got V H on it

so its over you now

Keith
Mods for more power and performance ?

You'll get a lot of opinions.

You have to decide on what kind of change that you want. Where you want the power band of the bike.

With the right bolt-on parts and tuning, a decent improvement can be had. Air cleaner, exhaust and carb tuning. Next step is a camshaft change and tuning.

I'd go over to the Hammer website and start looking at all the dyno and exhaust tests.

You'll find that the V&H are for looks and noise, not for power.
A good set of slip-on mufflers perform better.
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first: TC88A!
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A TC88A or an ignition tuner that isnt available anymore is necessary to change timing necessary for any kind of performance upgrade. You also dont mention what you have for an AC.

But first I'd have to get rid of the gawd awful bars and riser before moving on to performance and most V&H exhaust don't play well with performance cams. You don't say which one you have so.

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Upgrade the front brake and suspension front and rear. You will be able to go quicker then!
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If you have a grand to spend on your sportster 1200, XL C
what would buy for it??
Suspension. Good suspension makes the bike sooo much nicer to ride.

Spend what's left from the $1000 jetting the carb. A programmable ignition module would be next to further the tuning process.
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what wouyld buy for it??
Lots of gas, and do a lot of riding.
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As far has i know the engine is in standard condition Air cleaner is SE


VH slip ons


,I dont know who does harley tuning here in UK ,hopefully some of the uk
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Air cleaner is
29044-04A 651441 DRY TYPE ELEMENT
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+1 on upgrading the suspension front and rear, did that myself and it was well worth the $1100 USD is cost me. Went with base model Ohlins shocks and the HD SE fully adjustable cartridge fork kit.



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