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I am running the 883 since I am a poor college student, but I do want to do the 1200 conversion sometime in the future. It is just not in the cards right now.
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'03 883 XLH, soon to be a 1200!!!!


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883 ,soon to be 1200 merry christmas to me!

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1200R + SEII + STAGE 1 + SE AIRSYSTEM + 661 LB CHROME POLISH, WAX, & LEATHER CONDITIONER
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1250 mean green machine. Milled and ported heads, titanium valves, bored to 1250, s&s with port matched intake and a hypercharger, crane hi4 ignition, andrews n-8's, thunderheader, and every other thing known to man. 1200 conversion is not that expensive if you do the disassembly and reassembly. 100 for boring, couple of hundred for pistons and 60 for gaskets. Biggest h.p gain for the money.
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03 XLH 883 with 200 miles on my conversion. Damm this thing runs good...Damm. I just got back from a 120mi twisty run up in the Santa Cruz Mountians. The conversion turned my bike into EXACTLY what I wanted the bike to be. I can point it at a corner, twist the throttle, and drill right through it. Damm this thing runs good... Damm

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Damm this thing runs good... Damm
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1200 Roadster, stage1. Always in search of more power...
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'89 883. Runs just fine!
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883c is A O.K. If I want to go faster buy a buell this bike ain't made for speed, if ya think it is "whatever you got to tell yourself"
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I know whatcha mean. I like speed as much as the next guy but I also enjoy exploring back country roads, running twisties and some occaisional long distance touring. For me, the 883 is just fine.
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