The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Frame Mount EVO Sportster Talk (1986-2003 models)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Active Threads
0 1974 XLH Rebuild
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 3,168
0 DoctorMotorcycle's Turbo Kit Development for 86-03 Sportster 1200's
Last Post: tussuck
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 5,813
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,582,151
0 Left Sidecover Won't Fit
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 954
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 33,597
Views: 2,049,830
0 Roads I'd like to ride.
Last Post: Gearhead88
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,031
Views: 539,826
0 1977 sporty
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 358
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 56,870
Views: 9,887,130
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 41,711
Views: 5,818,587
4 The dreaded carb cough and interesting findings
Last Post: gearbanger
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,177
Views: 2,573,469
0 What did you do to your EFI Sporty today?
Last Post: SaddleBronc
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,071
Views: 908,616
0 video & pics
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,480
Views: 277,644
0 A matter of degree (Pretty Pics)
Last Post: IronheadLiam
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
5 Stock 1982 XLS Gas Tank Mounts
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 102
0 Vm38 o ring
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 124
0 Brake Lever
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 194
0 oil line routing-a thought
Last Post: Todd007
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 9,254
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: ~Grind~
Posted On: 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,471
Views: 515,674
0 TC88A and higher compression timing
Last Post: clark_zrx
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 286
0 an interesting vintage XLCH review...
Last Post: rejeanprimeau
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 979
0 75 Ironhead cafe racer reboot
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 5,404
0 Mushrooms...Hate or Love poll
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 18,088
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 13,722
Views: 3,734,612
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,749
Views: 1,434,598
0 Horseshoe Oil tanks repo China?
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 2,628
0 Snippets
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 887
Views: 153,427
0 1959 xlh
Last Post: thomastoth
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
0 Tank Art
Last Post: joe s
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 3,155
0 Lost for words.
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 947
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #91  
Old 5th November 2022
Steve9's Avatar
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Loxahatchee, FL (S. FL)
Posts: 2,110
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Other Motorcycle Model: FXDC
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 2949992
Steve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond reputeSteve9 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

lol

That's the good (and bad) thing about living in the Keys

when I was a kid my Uncle on Conch Key would say "I start to build a couple lobster traps but after the fourth beer...I just go down to JoJo's"
__________________
Steve
'81 Andrews "Y" cams, K. Black 9-1 pistons
'03 1250 NRHS stage two Lightning heads, SE536 cams, mik flat slide 42
'01 Cyclone stock
'13 FXDC 96" stock
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 5th December 2022
84rzv500r 84rzv500r is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: On a big rock in the Florida Straights
Posts: 510
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 S....X
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XR-1000 RX
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 83
Other Motorcycle Model: SOLD - RZV500R/R1 hybrid
Other Motorcycle Year: 1984
Reputation: 1029558
84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute
Default

had to put a new starter on the pig... and while the hood was up I tossed a new 130/70-18 Dunlop K404 front tire on and a new set of EBC brake pads... so the trailmax rear on the front was a good idea for a while but it did not like the braking loads and cupped quite badly... I gotta say the XR1200X brake set up is very good... Nissin calipers... great selection of brake pads... their not as good as the Yamaha/Sumitomo Monoblocks but superb none the less... one finger braking and two finger stoppies are back... ill post some pics in a bit..
__________________
----
1999 XL 1200 Sport RX, SE 7500 ignition, SE air filter, DynoJet, K&N, Cone Engineering 2:1 pipe, Storz Steering damper, with 2012 XR1200X perf forks, 3.5 x18" wheels front and rear, Galfer stainless lines, XR1200 4 piston front calipers, 18" Dunlop D404 130/70 and Dunlop trailmax mission 140/80-18 rear XR1200X perf shocks, 19/48 530 chain conversion, Dart Flyscreen, Antigravity LiFePO4 battery

1983 XR-1000S to XR-1000RX Project Build Thread
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 5th December 2022
brucstoudt's Avatar
brucstoudt brucstoudt is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pottstown PA.
Posts: 15,898
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH stroker
Sportster/Buell Year: 1960
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 883 C
Sportster/Buell Year #2: '03
Reputation: 1697834
brucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond reputebrucstoudt has a reputation beyond repute
Default

the first time i saw those tires on your bike i thought they looked like tires for on/off road use?
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 6th December 2022
84rzv500r 84rzv500r is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: On a big rock in the Florida Straights
Posts: 510
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 S....X
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XR-1000 RX
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 83
Other Motorcycle Model: SOLD - RZV500R/R1 hybrid
Other Motorcycle Year: 1984
Reputation: 1029558
84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute
Default

yeah the dunlop trailmax are a great tire.. just no front in 18"... they hook up great on dirt and gravel roads... the rear is wearing like Iron with Great on and off road grip... the rear will hang out a bit on pavement if ya want however its pretty controllable...
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
MODO SIKLER MODO SIKLER is offline
Greasemonkey
 
Join Date: Dec 2022
Location: Yuma County, Az.
Posts: 117
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster Prototype
Sportster/Buell Year: ?
Other Motorcycle Model: Ducati CR900
Other Motorcycle Year: 1996
Reputation: 68139
MODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud ofMODO SIKLER has much to be proud of
Default

Nice work.

Is the steering damper location the only place they'll mount on the model bike you have?

One good fall and that damper rod is going straight under your left kneecap. Not even a fall, just a decent near-highside or tank slapper would do it.
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
84rzv500r 84rzv500r is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: On a big rock in the Florida Straights
Posts: 510
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 S....X
Sportster/Buell Year: 1999
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XR-1000 RX
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 83
Other Motorcycle Model: SOLD - RZV500R/R1 hybrid
Other Motorcycle Year: 1984
Reputation: 1029558
84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute84rzv500r has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MODO SIKLER View Post
Nice work.

Is the steering damper location the only place they'll mount on the model bike you have?

One good fall and that damper rod is going straight under your left kneecap. Not even a fall, just a decent near-highside or tank slapper would do it.
It's OK ive already fallen with this bike and since I lost half of my left kneecap in a 1976 mishap it missed anything vital... that was the day I learned that you need to get away from that 2 wheel pile of kinetic energy when you cant save it..

Steve Stortz at Stortz Performance Sells these italian dampers and brackets for XL sportsters... its important to have the damper adjuster on your clutch hand so you can still make adjustments WFO.... for serious work Id use only Ohlins... On my XR I made a bracket that mounts the same damper on the right side but it was a quick and dirty and ill TIG up a bracket that moves it to the proper side when the final assembly starts...
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 09:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC