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Old 3rd January 2016
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And the most cool part sportster ever had was those clutch cover that say sportster back in the sixty, nothing cooler than those.
I have to agree, totally cool. Like the Speedster Porsche.

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I think you're at least 10 years too late. The craze for billet bling has been and gone.
So wow, I am outdated. That hurts. ( no its okay ).

I was born I the mid fifties, I grew up with chrome, I like chrome, and polished stuff, the more the better, and I don't understand why everything now a days has to be black, stealthy, dull, and bad ass.
When I was a puller, my SS was all chrome, my 67 Camaro SS,RS was all chrome, and so on. My first bike, a Triumph Bonneville, was all chrome. I will properly be berried in a chromed coffin.

I am a motor head, and I am afraid technical cool stuff and chrome are there to stay in my life.

I have never followed the main stream, and I am like the cat, I go my own ways.
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The "EXACT" difference is a 4% increase in displacement.. but whats done with that displacement is what the difference is.. and there is no exact because certain parts work better one way vs another.. but more so adds a couple more % to the equation due to the larger bore opening up the area around the valves and giving better breathing..

spend a little time on some of the conversion threads and you'll soon learn why the 1250 is the way to go if you want to create a high end high performance sporty without splitting cases..

we have two great vendors of the 1250 kits and their respective pages have lots of info..

in alphabetical order..

http://www.hammerperf.com


Now, I have looked through the stuff, and I still say : its nothing but ordernary tuning, nothing special there. Okay, the put in a lot of research, and dyno hours, etc. That makes these kits work well and as intended. Not much guessing there, like a hobby tuner.

It was once believed that there was no substitute to CI, but that not true anymore. For many years tuning through boost has been an accepted option.

I would choose a Supercharger / Magnacharger on the stock 1200 motor, any day, fit a new EFI with boost control, lower the compression a little bit, and I will smoke any N/A 1250 cc you can come up with.

Now is it available : properly yes
Can it be build : Absolutely.
Will it tear the transmission apart : properly yes.
Is it expensive : Don't talk about it.
Is it cool : Absolutely
Is the looks okay : Belongs to the eye of the beholder
Sound : Can not be beaten.
Power limit : With engine mods > 200 HP.

Sound of a 1250 cc Hammer tuned Harley

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Sound of a Magnacharged Harley

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www.nrhsperformance.com
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it might make 200 h.p.But you never see a magnacharged bike at the strip..
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My first bike, a Triumph Bonneville, was all chrome.
Mine was trike. Can't remember the name brand, my eyes weren't fully developed yet.
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Mine was trike. Can't remember the name brand, my eyes weren't fully developed yet.
Yeear, I remember that too. Mine was red, made a lot of noise, but limited top speed. Not good at cornering.
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it might make 200 h.p.But you never see a magnacharged bike at the strip..
I cant say why that is so. If you though look at the drag bikes, they are there, and for a reason.
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Coolest part I ever put on my bike was this vintage Ace of Spades sissy bar pad



This was, of course, to make the coolest thing I ever put on my bike happy.

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