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PAnick
1st March 2011, 18:42
Whats up,
I live in Boyertown, PA (western Montgomery co). I'm 25yrs old and just bought my fist bike this past spring, its a 08' XL1200N blk/slvr. I have a lot of plans for it but little money so know-how is key because I plan on doing most of the work myself. I didn't know much about motorcycles but have always had a strong passion for them so after a while of saving and planing i was finally able to buy the sporty i wanted (a reliable one because I'm a newbie and its my everyday ride). So here are my plans, let me know what you think about some of the things that I "can't decide" on, and any suggestions or tips on installation and tear down procedures. Thanks!

Thing I've done to it:
-removed belt guards
-removed pulley cover
-removed slip-on mufflers
-added home-made baffles out of washers, bolts, and nuts
-flipped mirrors

Things I plan on doing to it:
-remove front fender
-add a fork brace
-remove fork boots
-add Lick's dog bone base riser with Lick's 4" bog bone risers in black with broomstick bars or with 4" z-bars in black; or just Biltwell low drags in black (can't decide?)
-relocate front indicator lights to triple tree
-relocate the speedo
-remove headlight visor and remount headlight to triple tree
-raise the tank/ hide wires
-relocate ignition and coils
-paint the tank in a metallic-geometric-retro style, or strip it, rough sand it, spray paint HARLEY-DAVIDSON on it with a small stencil, and clear coat it (can't decide?)
-add Lick's high performance Sportster air cleaner in black / re-map and it
-power commander
-remove chrome heat shield from exhaust / heat wrap pipes, tan
-add Biltwell's ignition cover in gray, or just ditch the ignition cover all together (cant decide?)
-remove stock seat / add Biltwell's chromoly seat hinge with Biltwell's solo seat in the black tuck & roll style - with no springs, just bushings / keeping rear suspension
-relocate ECM near battery
-chop rear fender supports
-relocate rear indicator lights near rear axle (suggestions on parts for this?)
-remove stock rear fender / add West Eagle Motorcycle's 5.75" ribbed rear fender; shortened and painted black or rough sanded and clear coated (can't decide?)
-add custom sissy bar
-relocate license plate behind the primary using a custom bracket

TinMan_4L
1st March 2011, 18:44
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the sporty.You will sooooooooo love making it your own and you have definately found the right spot to learn anything and everything about sporties :D

Stairman
1st March 2011, 18:45
Welcome from central Missouri.

sportsterdude.248
1st March 2011, 18:51
Welcome to the forum from Michigan!

jharback
1st March 2011, 19:08
First off, welcome to the forum from sunny Italy!

The first thing you should consider doing is drilling the back of your air box to open up some http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?threadid=47848. You will then have to also install some Xied's for do a re-flash. The Xied's are the cheap way to go http://tuneyourharley.com/biketech/content/xied-installation-instructions. Don't drill the air box until you are ready to install the Xied's or do a re-flash or you'll be running too lean.

Brad
1st March 2011, 19:11
Welcome from Pottstown!

RTB508
1st March 2011, 19:28
Welcome to the forum...from upstate New York.
Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you...good luck! Enjoy the ride!

pat_tm
1st March 2011, 19:31
Welcome. I'm down outside of Allentown. We hit Zern's all the time on a saturdays.

Folkie
1st March 2011, 20:31
Welcome to the Forum from the UK!

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Bone
1st March 2011, 23:53
Yo from Kennett Square...

cliff883
2nd March 2011, 00:28
Welcome from the Pittsburgh area.

jkruse
2nd March 2011, 00:33
What's happening from Coatesville!

80xlPaul
2nd March 2011, 00:39
hello from outside york

Saltydog
2nd March 2011, 00:40
Welcome from near Allentown.

CaRbZ13
2nd March 2011, 02:08
Welcome from Plymouth Meeting

2008nightster
2nd March 2011, 02:13
Welcome from VA!

mlan12
2nd March 2011, 02:18
Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your new ride.

Bone
2nd March 2011, 02:43
What's happening from Coatesville!

We moved from East Caln Twnshp just a few years ago...

You get your ride from Smaltz's?

AsSeenOnTV
2nd March 2011, 03:20
Newbie from SE PA, let me know what you think


Hi there Panick, welcome to the forum from Alaska. Glad to have you here with us, but Im indifferent as to where you are from! :laugh

JohnK
2nd March 2011, 04:06
Hey Nick, welcome from Canada!
A long todo list you have there, just don't forget the most important item:
Ride that Sporty!
:D

thirsty22
2nd March 2011, 16:55
Welcome. Sounds like you have alot of work ahead of you. Good luck

G-man1965
2nd March 2011, 17:00
Welcome & howdy from Bellaire TX!

trains2353
25th April 2012, 01:22
Welcome aboard from another newbie from Blandon, PA. (near Reading)