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hi guys , been a member since 2006 i think
had a ducati monster modified and before that a 1999 suzuki hayabusa...and before that i had all the fast 4 cylinders japas right back to the kwaka 900
but on to the new news...i saw a 2010 iron for 8000 aussie dollars...i had so much cash floating about i thought and said to my wife...i might do it and take it from there...i had never ridden a harley but when i did i just got it...i just got the low end torque and all that...after not riding for 5 years i just got it...already doing some cosmetic changes...then if i keep working in the aussie mines im going 1275 and anything that encances low end torque...with a bike like this i dont see a reason to go wringing their neck ,for me 4500 to 5000 and then it nossers over to me ok all i want is massive love end talk so im thinking 1275 and a few other things...has anyone built one for low end talk maxed out by 3500 to 4500...thanks for any and all replies, im here in perth western australia...im looking at hammer performance 1275 kit
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You're looking at the right place if talking to Hammer. If you want your power all maxed out by 4500 then perhaps jumping onto a Dyna or one of the new softails might be the way to go. If you love the Sporty platform, then I'm sure you've already seen the 1275 dyno charts... parallel move of power, how high depending how much head work and the cam choice will influence how early or late the power comes on and lift. Otherwise you could increase low end torque with even more displacement... 88" or 90". If the mines keep working you hard then a big bore with head work would give you something like this:



Edit... Talk to Aaron or HammerDan, they'll help you out with your decision making. Aussie dollar sucks at the moment though
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I also came from a jappa, and they're fantastic beasts. I find the Harley lacks some of the annoyances of the jappa (plastic chrome, expensive plastic bodywork), and the jappa lacks some of the annoyances of the Harley (self-cancelling indicators with no option to disable the feature). Talk about a balancing act.
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Dave! And welcome to the XLF even if you are a bloody ditch jumper
Ditch jumper...I had to look that one up

Y'ins should learn ta talk normal 'n 'at like us dahn here in Picksburgh inna U.S.

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...I also came from a jappa, and they're fantastic beasts. I find the Harley lacks some of the annoyances of the jappa (plastic chrome, expensive plastic bodywork), and the jappa lacks some of the annoyances of the Harley (self-cancelling indicators with no option to disable the feature). Talk about a balancing act.
Exactly. It's an interesting juxtaposition that I tried to capture in writing a couple of years ago when I still had Missy, a '78 XLH Anniversary:

I have owned and ridden various street bikes over the last thirty odd years and have come to appreciate the comforts that come with an evolutionary path of ownership. Not surprisingly, the quality and refinement of each subsequent machine has been directly proportional to my financial condition at any given point which, save a few lean stretches where there were no bikes in the garage, has been mostly on the uptick. Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, another Yamaha, another Kaw and another Honda . They have all been Japanese bikes so far, at least until very recently when a Harley Davidson snuck into the ranks. Subsequently, my view of refinement and evolution changed drastically, but not exactly as anticipated.

I have always had a soft spot for Harleys. Ever since I saw Electra Glide in Blue I was hooked, and I vowed that one day I would own one in one form or another. The day that my neighbor announced via drag pipes that he was the new owner of a Nightster was the day that my Harley obsession resurfaced…much to my wife’s dismay. From then on, it became a frequent and often unwelcome topic of conversation.

Enter, quite recently, a 1978 Anniversary Edition Sportster, an unexpected find that was within price range. The purchase, my wife reckoned, was a way to shut me up on the cheap, and so she agreed. It did shut me up, only ever so briefly (“Honey…you know, a Street Glide would be sooooo comfy to ride on the back”) and the Sporty is now parked beside my 2004 Honda ST1300.

It does make for an odd juxtaposition, the two of them there; sort of like Missy Elliot sharing an apartment with the Duchess of Cambridge. I was sure that the Sportster was going to be a hardscrabble ride as compared to the smooth refinement of the ST and that the cost of cool was going to be a persistent fight with an unwieldy 45 degree Ironhead, the vibration of direct-to-frame engine mounts and a resignation to wildly vibrating handlebars and rear-view mirrors. I was pleasantly surprised that, while some of that is true, the Sportster provides a much more well-balanced, intuitive, and agile ride than anticipated.

The weight differential is a factor at ~100lbs lighter in favor of the Sportster and the relaxed rake allows for a more aggressive approach when ducking into cross traffic…a difference that became immediately apparent upon mounting the ST after running the Sportster exclusively for a couple of weeks. The ST has a more vertical orientation that demands both a degree of finesse and a greater respect for the physics involved. The Sportster, not so much. It is still a vertical posture with mid controls, but you’re on your heels more than on the balls of your feet and it feels more like a romp with an old friend than a date with the principal’s daughter.

There is, of course, no comparison in sheer, neck-bending acceleration, but the lumbering Sportster makes up for the challenges of having only half of the horsepower and half of the torque by the sheer volume and unique character of the sound it makes when you pass it on your Honda.

Sorry…had to throw a dig.

To be honest, I like the idea of being able to move between both worlds as the mood strikes, although two bikes is a luxury that I may not be able to support for long. I can suit up as a picture of touring refinement and riding responsibility…or dress down, head to bike night and assume a posture of late-life rebellion, a rebel, although not without the guilt of additional insurance and maintenance costs. My hearing has already suffered the ravages of Led Zeppelin, so loud pipes no longer pose a threat. I am enjoying the juxtaposition more than I thought I would.

It’s sort of like riding an old wooden roller coaster as compared to the newer steel versions. There really is something quite endearing about the rough-hewn nature and inefficiency of old machinery, especially when the owner stands as a rough-hewn example of inefficiency…in human form.
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