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Old 25th October 2007
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Default Anybody Upgraded Motor on 07 nightster?

Looking for somebody that can help me with an upgrade on heads, pistons, cams for the 07' EFI Nightster. Thanks
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I haven't done a nightster but I upgraded my 07 883 into a 1250 with 1200 heads, and N6 cams. Tuned with a power commander I am making 86 hp at 6200 rpms.
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Nope. No motor work yet, but Hip Hip Hurray, a new thread!!!!

I have a stack of American Iron & Hot Bike magazines sitting here on my desk, I'll try to go through them and see if there is any relevant info.
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I didn't even know Harley made Sportsters until I saw the Nightster.
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I would be very leary adding any HP to any Nightster or 883 Low before doing serious work to the suspension. The suspension will toss you into the weeds head first.

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I think what most people are getting kind of bored and annoyed with is "Nightster jesting" in every frickin' thread . I don't think it has so much to do with people having opinions on the Nightsters and the people who own them as every *&%#! thread turning into a means of expressing those opinions over and over and... over... and then just a little bit more..
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I think the one of the issues with the Nightster is that a lot of Nightster owners just don't seem to understand that it is basically a styling exercise.

90% of the bike is the same as everyone else's so "Upgrading the 07 Nightster motor" should really be rubbermount engine thread.

The lack of understanding that a lot of Nightster owners have in thinking that they have something that is somehow a completely different Harley model - somewhere between a Sportster and a Big Twin is what non-Nightster owners like to make fun of.

That, and they seem totally incapable of using the search function on the forum.

Also a lot of the Nightster owners do not seem to contribute to any other forum section other than the Nightster heading leads to a lot of other Sportster owners shaking their heads at this lack of this community which was built on ALL of us sharing in ALL of the sections when possible.

This does not apply to all Nightster owners but it does start to lead to stereotyping of all Nightster owners.

For the Nightster owners who get picked on, sorry but sometimes you are your own worst enemy. Take a minute and learn about your motorcycle, learn to use the search function and try adding to the whole forum community rather than one section.

I sometimes think a nightmare was created when the separate forum section was created for Nightsters.

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Follow me dude.

1. Buy a new bike. 1200N/Nightster.
2. Want to LEARN more about said bike, google "Sportster" or "Nightster"
3. Find XLforum
4. Find 'Nightster' subforum
5. Post in Nightster subforum....b/c you just bought a Nightster.

Make sense? Also, I'm not sure that so many of the new N owners as naive as ou think. Sure there are a few, but it seems like the non N owners are really getting carried away with busting the new owners balls.


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I think the one of the issues with the Nightster is that a lot of Nightster owners just don't seem to understand that it is basically a styling exercise.

90% of the bike is the same as everyone else's so "Upgrading the 07 Nightster motor" should really be rubbermount engine thread.

The lack of understanding that a lot of Nightster owners have in thinking that they have something that is somehow a completely different Harley model - somewhere between a Sportster and a Big Twin is what non-Nightster owners like to make fun of.

That, and they seem totally incapable of using the search function on the forum.

Also a lot of the Nightster owners do not seem to contribute to any other forum section other than the Nightster heading leads to a lot of other Sportster owners shaking their heads at this lack of this community which was built on ALL of us sharing in ALL of the sections when possible.

This does not apply to all Nightster owners but it does start to lead to stereotyping of all Nightster owners.

For the Nightster owners who get picked on, sorry but sometimes you are your own worst enemy. Take a minute and learn about your motorcycle, learn to use the search function and try adding to the whole forum community rather than one section.

I sometimes think a nightmare was created when the separate forum section was created for Nightsters.

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I would be very leary adding any HP to any Nightster or 883 Low before doing serious work to the suspension. The suspension will toss you into the weeds head first.

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Not sure how adding 5 or 10 more HP will toss you into the weeds.

Riding skill goes a long way. There are a lot of 120HP hardtail Big Twins out there never mind 15 year old Sportsters with bagged out suspensions.

I guess if you aren't used to an extra 10 HP you have bigger problems than you think...

Plus they are Nightster owners - they don't really ride them, just rev them up in the garage.

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