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As a complete package it continues to amaze! Curious, have you heard anything about its predecessor? Enjoy it my friend, it sure puts a smile on my face!
Thanks Paul! You mean the 100-incher? Sad to say, my friend who bought it still havent istalled it in his Buell tubeframer. He is like many of my other wrenching friends. They own too much vehicles. I only have this motorcycle, my 40 year old benz and my wooden boat. But my rule is that all three must be ship shape when spring comes. Thanks for your kind words! Do you have any fun bike projects going on?
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I was showing this off as what can be done to a sporty to the techs at the local dealer last week.
They were in awe. You won't be hearing the usual sporty jokes I'd bet. Takes a pair to ride this one, no doubt.
Thanks 60Gunner! It's very flattering that the techs got inspired! Thanks!
No you are right, not much sportster jokes. In fact one disadvantage with the new ISR/Öhlins front end is that now even the sportbike squids gets suspicious. Before, with the 1200S-front end. I could drive up between 2 sportbikes at a red light and they would not anticipate what was about to happen. But nowadays, with those 230mm rotors and 6-pot calipers. They get distrustful and let me go first . Seasoned harley guys -needless to say- dont get fooled. They identify a tall motor when they see it.
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I have three Sporty’s, a 2000 with an 89” S&S, a 2004 and a 2006. They get ridden and to date have over 320,000 miles on their clocks. I seem to always be working on them just to stay in the wind. I live vicariously through your efforts, thank you.
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I have three Sporty’s, a 2000 with an 89” S&S, a 2004 and a 2006. They get ridden and to date have over 320,000 miles on their clocks. I seem to always be working on them just to stay in the wind. I live vicariously through your efforts, thank you.
Nice! The 89" stroker kits are not that common nowadays, but I like the torqy sound from them! We seem to share that orientation, to maintain and keep things!
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Thank you Jorgen, but a huge difference between your steed and my humble ones. Thank you for keeping me inspired.
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Friday again

Due to some problems with uploading pics, I try to catch up reporting what has happened this winter.
After the last trip in November I as usual rained the oils from the hot engine About 1 quart of transmission oil and about 3.5 liters of engine oil in this motor. All three magnetic plugs in the primary, gearbox and crankcase looked good.



As usual I also cut open the oil filter...


...and inspected the filter media. It looked clean and healthy. No shavings


After that I remounted the magnetic plugs and pre-filled and mounted a new oil filter and filled new transmission and engine oil.


The reason I always make this oil change and a filter/plug inspection in the autumn is of course that I want to know if any internal engine problem could be going on. Not fun to discover a problem in the spring. Another advantage of draining the oils before the winter standstill is of course that oil contaminants do not settle.

The 124" engine has now done 19320 kilometers (12005 miles).

Have a nice weekend!
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nice.i saw this bike in American iron magazine not long ago.equally impressive here also.
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Friday again

Due to some problems with uploading pics, I try to catch up reporting what has happened this winter.
After the last trip in November I as usual rained the oils from the hot engine About 1 quart of transmission oil and about 3.5 liters of engine oil in this motor. All three magnetic plugs in the primary, gearbox and crankcase looked good.



As usual I also cut open the oil filter...


...and inspected the filter media. It looked clean and healthy. No shavings


After that I remounted the magnetic plugs and pre-filled and mounted a new oil filter and filled new transmission and engine oil.


The reason I always make this oil change and a filter/plug inspection in the autumn is of course that I want to know if any internal engine problem could be going on. Not fun to discover a problem in the spring. Another advantage of draining the oils before the winter standstill is of course that oil contaminants do not settle.

The 124" engine has now done 19320 kilometers (12005 miles).

Have a nice weekend!
Jorgen, That's great!! 19,320 km trouble free, that's great!
just let's people know, when set up & serviced as they should be, you can ride, ride , ride, a big inch sporty & your's is hand built not a mass production.

well done!
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Jorgen, That's great!! 19,320 km trouble free, that's great!
just let's people know, when set up & serviced as they should be, you can ride, ride , ride, a big inch sporty & your's is hand built not a mass production.

well done!
Thanks! Yes it was the main goal with this engine build. To create a strong and durable street motor with a stout bottom end (Time Between Overhaul for the bottom end shall be more than twice the TBO of the top end). To this date it seems to have succeeded. But allthough I rely on the engine I'm monitoring the engine status careful. A lot of expensive parts in engines like this.
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Jörgen
As always so instructive and inspiring to read about you and the care and feeding of your BEAST!
Your checking out the filter for metal got me thinking...
I was wondering if you have considered a magnet on the oil filter?
I have seen them in some motorcycle shops, and they wrap around the filter to help catch metal as it goes through the filter.
Maybe another line of protection for such a rare and precious motor.
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