The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle General Discussion and Problems For discussing problems about your Sportster motorcycle that don't fit anywhere else.

Active Threads
0 yost power tube guy
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 4 Minutes Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
0 Hammer 1275 clang noise, slow oil feed, kinked crankcase vent.
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 433
Views: 13,904
0 oil filter stuck
Last Post: mikethebike61
Posted On: 7 Minutes Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 321
0 Ironhead Exhaust Poll
Last Post: mikethebike61
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 60,822
0 Sidehack for XLS
Last Post: mikethebike61
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 6,564
0 S&S Super B help
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 29 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 49
0 Why cafe a sportster?
Last Post: Steve9
Posted On: 35 Minutes Ago
Replies: 272
Views: 98,576
0 Swing arm bearing change
Last Post: SportsterXLCH1967
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 57
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Ironhead)
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 277,404
0 Lets see your off season builds
Last Post: Tinz
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1,670
Views: 249,879
0 Changing stock air cleaner to aftermarket
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 36
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 28,366
Views: 3,015,113
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 50,339
Views: 8,263,512
0 What to do now? Ironhead clutch hub nut stripped
Last Post: sungod
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 125
0 Homemade Lithium Battery
Last Post: t120r
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 498
0 RIP Trainman
Last Post: clif02
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
0 Bolts and Metal Type
Last Post: BigMek
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 193
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,467
Views: 365,384
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,474
Views: 734,858
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 11,886
Views: 2,524,807
0 Corona Virus
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,618
Views: 157,685
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 21,381
Views: 1,262,124
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 6,031
Views: 357,540
0 Iron 1966 XLRTT
Last Post: thefrenchowl
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 181
Views: 41,474
0 Oil pressure stays up 20min after shut of
Last Post: juzyHD
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 167
0 S&S Super E
Last Post: Jeff
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 481
0 Do you blow dry your ride after wash
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 175
Views: 20,430
0 What’s your take on Harleys ceo putting down the sportster line
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,538
0 Magneto Sportster's 1964 XLH Restoration Project
Last Post: Tim The Grim
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 6,687
0 Mimi the Deerslayer: the triple threat
Last Post: thecarfarmer
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,550
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6th March 2021
yashko51 yashko51 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 3
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 10
yashko51 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 04 883

I found a low mileage 2004 XL883 that I am interested in but the vehicle has an engine that has black painted crankcases.
I do not recall black crankcases being available in 2004.
Am I missing something?
The owner says the frame and engine numbers match.

Thanks
Don
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6th March 2021
ZCarFan ZCarFan is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 159
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Reputation: 456979
ZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Is it a XL883R? Dual discs up front?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 6th March 2021
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 6,513
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 3289788
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

The best there is, you will also get Andrew gears in it.
Just beware of high lift cams.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8th March 2021
yashko51 yashko51 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 3
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 10
yashko51 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Nope

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZCarFan View Post
Is it a XL883R? Dual discs up front?
The vehicle is not an 883R. It has a single disc front end, standard single speedo, bars with black painted fenders, etc.

All the info I have on a standard 883 says it never came with black crankcases.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 8th March 2021
Brad's Avatar
Brad Brad is offline
XL FORUM LIFE MEMBER
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Goodyear, AZ
Posts: 9,516
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1995
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 883C/883R/1200C-all sold
Sportster/Buell Year #2: many
Other Motorcycle Model: Dyna FXD-sold
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 4107465
Brad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond reputeBrad has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Any chance you have the VIN? Did you ask the seller about the black cases?
__________________
1995 XL 883 - Phoenix, AZ
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 8th March 2021
yashko51 yashko51 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 3
Sportster/Buell Model: xl1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 10
yashko51 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Vin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brad View Post
Any chance you have the VIN? Did you ask the seller about the black cases?
When I asked the owner about the black crankcases, he started to get defensive and said he bought the bike this way. And when I mentioned that 04 883's didn't come with black cases he called me a "hater" and the conversation ended.
He did not supply the VIN
The bike only has 2,700 miles and looks to be in excellent condition but the "red flags" have pretty much put an end to purchasing this. I only ask here about the bike so I am more informed about 2004 Sportsters with black crankcases.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 8th March 2021
John Harper John Harper is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,710
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883/1250
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 2566410
John Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond repute
Default

He called you a "hater?" WTF?

I'd tell him to piss off. Buy a rigid mount instead, 1991-2003. Much better bikes than the bloated rubber mounted sissy bikes.

John
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 8th March 2021
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 15,127
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 13678115
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

At least “hater” would be non gender specific......never mind.
__________________
I.B.A.#26543,

Dads words of wisdom:”behave and if you can’t behave don’t get caught!”

The XL Forum Sportsterpedia:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/start
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 8th March 2021
ZCarFan ZCarFan is offline
Know It All
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 159
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Reputation: 456979
ZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond reputeZCarFan has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Sounds like a weird reaction and agree to the red flags part. If you get bad vibes from a seller probably better to move on. There's plenty to choose from particularly if you are patient.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC