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National cycle, not great. Handbar mount, kinda janky. Trying to figure out which Memphis shades to order. They don't list the Roadster, but I have seen a couple Roadsters with them on.
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National cycle, not great. Handbar mount, kinda janky. Trying to figure out which Memphis shades to order. They don't list the Roadster, but I have seen a couple Roadsters with them on.

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I test rode a 16+ Roadster and rented another one for a full day, liked the bike a lot however did not care for the small tank, bobbed fenders, and especially the sometimes impossible to read LCD speedo in the single instrument. Instead bought a very clean 08 (only year of the XL1200R w/ the 4.5g tank) and made some changes to make it work better for me...16+ rear wheel, Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires front and rear, Ohlins shocks, new seat from DS, LED lighting front and rear. I'm happy with the brakes as is but may install the SE fully adjustable fork kit (about $550) this year. Am very pleased with the bike overall and greatly prefer the dual gauges and full fenders on the older Roadsters.
(FWIW the 16+ front wheel won't fit the narrow glide forks on my bike)

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That's a nice setuo. You're the second person I've heard of who put the newer rear wheel on their earlier model. It looks good!
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That's a nice setuo. You're the second person I've heard of who put the newer rear wheel on their earlier model. It looks good!
Thanks! Those wheels are a bargain at about $330 ea. The wheel/tire combo is a few pounds lighter than stock, tire selection is much better in 150/70-18 plus 16's have never looked right to me on a Sportster anyway, much prefer the look of an 18" rear. May get the stock front wheel powder-coated to match if I decide to stick with it...
Anyway the swap was well worth the time and $$$ and was easy since 08+ has 25mm axles.
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Drag Specialties Predator extended reach, works great of you are tall and a stock Sportster feels too small, very comfortable too.
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They make a regular reach version of the Predator too, that might work...

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