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Posted By: Jarlaxle

Bagster! - 09/26/18 02:41 PM

Want.

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Posted By: Cujet

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 03:01 PM

This is my kind of V-Twin:

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Posted By: MotoTribologist

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 03:16 PM

This is my kind of V-Twin:
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Posted By: Astro14

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 03:24 PM

Originally Posted by MotoTribologist
This is my kind of V-Twin:
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That’s sweet. Always admired those!
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 03:26 PM

Originally Posted by Cujet
This is my kind of V-Twin:

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Is that sponsored by your chiropractor? Ouch.

No sportbikes for me.
Posted By: MotoTribologist

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 03:48 PM

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle

Is that sponsored by your chiropractor? Ouch.

No sportbikes for me.


LOL
Posted By: Steelshoe

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 05:10 PM

Originally Posted by Cujet
This is my kind of V-Twin:

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You like to ride bikes that look like an insect??? smile
Posted By: khittner

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 05:18 PM

Originally Posted by Steelshoe
Originally Posted by Cujet
This is my kind of V-Twin:

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You like to ride bikes that look like an insect??? smile


This is what happens when kids, who watched “Transformer” cartoons, grow up and become designers and engineers. Some go to work for motorcycle companies, and the rest for Toyota and Lexus . . .
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 05:20 PM

This is my kind of V-Twin now smile

OTOH, I just sold my Sportster, and it was a really nice bike. Loved the neutral handling, toque and overall layout. However, they are tire sensitive. The OEM Dunlop's leave a lot to be desired. Metzlers work very well smile

But not good with the Mrs on the back (crowded, road fine). I've already started dreaming up excuses to get another ... Prolly almost exactly like the one you picture, maybe a color difference ... My bud bought an all black one (boring) and found a nice used two-tone tank on eBay for reasonable money. Turned his all black into a nice two-tone with one change smile



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Posted By: Blkstanger

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 05:38 PM

These are my kind of Bagger

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Posted By: 02SE

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 05:47 PM

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Originally Posted by Cujet
This is my kind of V-Twin:

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Is that sponsored by your chiropractor? Ouch.

No sportbikes for me.



The Super Duke is more of a sit-upright standard, or naked bike as they are referred to these days.

Ergonomics are all a matter of personal preference. I am more comfortable on an actual Sportbike, than on a more upright naked bike, and certainly more so than on a feet-forward Cruiser.
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 06:22 PM

Originally Posted by khittner
Originally Posted by Steelshoe
Originally Posted by Cujet
This is my kind of V-Twin:

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You like to ride bikes that look like an insect??? smile


This is what happens when kids, who watched “Transformer” cartoons, grow up and become designers and engineers. Some go to work for motorcycle companies, and the rest for Toyota and Lexus . . .

I was thinking more of a 36 hour marathon of Red Bull, absinthe, and bad 80s sci-fi movies.
Posted By: LoneRanger

Re: Bagster! - 09/26/18 10:13 PM

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Want.

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Make it happen before someone else snaps it up. That's the perfect replacement. Welcome back to the Ride !!
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Bagster! - 09/27/18 01:39 AM

Only thing missing are the highway pegs laugh

So I know a lot of folks immediately pull off the OEM exhaust and put on S&S or something. But I went the other way. I pulled off the S&S exhaust stuff and put back the OEM pipes. I was gifted about 4 sets of OEM Sportster mufflers. One pair had the baffles knocked out. The rest were stock. So I started experimenting. I knew what it ran like with aftermarket. And I soon found out what it ran like with bone stock mufflers (not good).

So I bought a "bell hangers" long bit in 1/4" and started drilling the center baffle. One hole in the center added some sound, but no performance. Then three more around the circumference and we had a bit more sound, but it pulled like the slash cut open pipes. Not too loud, I thought it was pleasant. I was usually the quietest in our group but no one could get away from me laugh

I eventually ended up with 5 radial holes in the baffle and one center. I also ended up rejetting and it all came together. It was/is one of the stoutest running 1200's in the county. The new owner loves it. His wife is OK with the volume of sound. It's just a sweet thing. Yeah, at WFO it can get a bit loud, but at all other throttle openings if is mellow and cool. And I absolutely loved all the hard core guys giving me a hard time about what a wussy bike I had, then I just rode next to them as they cranked it and couldn't do anything with me.

Metzlers, RK rear shocks (not recommended solo) and my tune - you got nothing on me laugh

That's why I'm already thinking of how I'll get another ... smile

If you get it, join the XL Forum. Lot's of good folks and lots of knowledge smile XL Forum
Posted By: webfors

Re: Bagster! - 09/27/18 02:30 AM

Anything on two wheels just gets me hot... beautiful!

Life is short, keep it twisted.
Posted By: David_g

Re: Bagster! - 09/29/18 06:35 PM

Originally Posted by O2SE
The Super Duke is more of a sit-upright standard, or naked bike as they are referred to these days.

Ergonomics are all a matter of personal preference. I am more comfortable on an actual Sportbike, than on a more upright naked bike, and certainly more so than on a feet-forward Cruiser.

I can't do sportbikes or most cruisers. Standards or adventure bikes are good. I'm sure I could enjoy a Super Duke. The Super Duke GT is high on my list for what to buy next, if I need to get a new bike.

As far as the looks people talk about, I buy bikes to ride, not to look at. With all the constraints to satisfy for a bike to be well suited to my use, there isn't a lot of room left to worry about how they look. I like my current two. No V-twins, but both are close. One is a saggy V-twin (boxer), the other a 270-degree parallel twin, so it has the firing sequence and feel of a 90-degree V-twin, even if it's not.
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 09/30/18 12:36 PM

Yep, buying it. 2011 Sportster 883, 2100 miles, that someone put about $3000 into accessorizing. Paint-matched side panniers (not black, very dark maroon), 2-up seat and backrest, crash bar, windshield, and the full Daymaker 3-light setup. Just needs a set of Kuryakyn Longhorn highway pegs and a tach.
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Bagster! - 09/30/18 06:04 PM

Welcome back! That’s a nicely farckled Sporty. Those hard bags, as well as the Daymakers are expen$ive. More pics please.
Posted By: DuckRyder

Re: Bagster! - 10/01/18 11:17 AM

I think those hard bags are NLA (No Longer Available) good score.
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Bagster! - 10/02/18 01:03 AM

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Yep, buying it. 2011 Sportster 883, 2100 miles, that someone put about $3000 into accessorizing. Paint-matched side panniers (not black, very dark maroon), 2-up seat and backrest, crash bar, windshield, and the full Daymaker 3-light setup. Just needs a set of Kuryakyn Longhorn highway pegs and a tach.


Sweet. Will be waiting for the ride report ...
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 10/02/18 01:18 AM

Don't have it yet...may not actually be able to ride it this year.
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Bagster! - 10/02/18 04:09 AM

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Don't have it yet...may not actually be able to ride it this year.

What the..........!
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 10/03/18 12:38 AM

Don't have it yet. I will need a day off work to tag it. By then, the weather may have turned too cold/bad for riding.
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Bagster! - 10/03/18 09:03 PM

Makes sense. Can you keep it on non-op until spring?
Posted By: Rand

Re: Bagster! - 10/03/18 10:23 PM

I saw this on recent topics.. thought it was a thread about one of those portable dumpsters smile

fyi they are a joke and the sides arent supported its like trying to load garbage into a tarp with sides.

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Posted By: Silverado12

Re: Bagster! - 10/09/18 05:46 PM

Sportsters are nice bikes. You can dial in the suspension with Progressive drop-in springs for the front and new shocks for the rear and make it ride really nice. That looks like a 1200Low, but I would install longer travel springs that will give it a little more travel, but raise your height off the ground. But anyways, rough ride is the most common complaint w/Sportsters.
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Bagster! - 10/09/18 11:03 PM

Looks of ways to improve Sporty's ride.

S or R model shocks are great fro solo rigs.

Progressive shocks work well and are available in many lengths to get whatever ride height you want.

Road King air shocks are good, but you need to break them down and install Honda CB900 internal springs (both bikes us the same Showa shock body) to get the best ride smile
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 10/10/18 12:45 AM

Originally Posted by Silverado12
Sportsters are nice bikes. You can dial in the suspension with Progressive drop-in springs for the front and new shocks for the rear and make it ride really nice. That looks like a 1200Low, but I would install longer travel springs that will give it a little more travel, but raise your height off the ground. But anyways, rough ride is the most common complaint w/Sportsters.

It's actually an 883 Super Low.
Posted By: Trav

Re: Bagster! - 10/11/18 05:56 PM

To my eyes and ears this is the nicest V twin ever built.

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Posted By: Silk

Re: Bagster! - 10/12/18 05:20 AM

Phill and Phill, they built the very best motorcycle possible at the time...the detail of their engineering is stunning.
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Bagster! - 10/12/18 03:01 PM

Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Originally Posted by Silverado12
Sportsters are nice bikes. You can dial in the suspension with Progressive drop-in springs for the front and new shocks for the rear and make it ride really nice. That looks like a 1200Low, but I would install longer travel springs that will give it a little more travel, but raise your height off the ground. But anyways, rough ride is the most common complaint w/Sportsters.

It's actually an 883 Super Low.


My last one was an XL1200C which is equivalent to a "Low". I did not care for the short harsh shocks and forks. So it got 2" over tubes up front with much lighter fork oil. And longer rear shocks (a used set of S shocks provided the ride height calcs). Meant changing the side stand, but they are readily available on the 'Bay.

Most Sporsters have a low seat height. The Low and Super Low seems to me fashion statements and are good for bar hopping, not long cruises ... I have a 29" inseam. Standard height Sporty's seem fine, and I considered adding some additional suspension height ... I would for sure for an off road version. But to long a rear shock gets into belt tension issues and may mean conversion to chain drive - not something I wanted to get near. The belts are great, just don't run them too tight ...
Posted By: Trav

Re: Bagster! - 10/12/18 03:15 PM

Very few people today have even seen one. The performance was also remarkable for the time, it took decades for bikes to match it.
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 10/12/18 10:41 PM

Originally Posted by BrocLuno
Originally Posted by Jarlaxle
Originally Posted by Silverado12
Sportsters are nice bikes. You can dial in the suspension with Progressive drop-in springs for the front and new shocks for the rear and make it ride really nice. That looks like a 1200Low, but I would install longer travel springs that will give it a little more travel, but raise your height off the ground. But anyways, rough ride is the most common complaint w/Sportsters.

It's actually an 883 Super Low.


My last one was an XL1200C which is equivalent to a "Low". I did not care for the short harsh shocks and forks. So it got 2" over tubes up front with much lighter fork oil. And longer rear shocks (a used set of S shocks provided the ride height calcs). Meant changing the side stand, but they are readily available on the 'Bay.

Most Sporsters have a low seat height. The Low and Super Low seems to me fashion statements and are good for bar hopping, not long cruises ... I have a 29" inseam. Standard height Sporty's seem fine, and I considered adding some additional suspension height ... I would for sure for an off road version. But to long a rear shock gets into belt tension issues and may mean conversion to chain drive - not something I wanted to get near. The belts are great, just don't run them too tight ...

Actually, no...the Custom is very different. The Super Low has 17" radials, ~4" riser bars, and mid controls. The Custom has spoked wheels with bias tube tires (19" on older models, a fat 130/90B16 on newer ones), forward controls, and lower bars.
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Bagster! - 10/13/18 04:49 AM

My C came with mid controls, only highway pegs out front, 21" front, 4" riser block and drag bars stock. I do not know where you got your info ...

I wrote an article on how to upgrade the suspension and posted it at Chuck Hawks and XLForum. It's on the other PC, but I'll dig around my back-ups and see if I can find it. Has all the shock numbers (original and ones I swapped in) ... I used only Harley OEM suspension components on all swaps.

Although my Bud's wanted me to go Progressive. I wanted to know how the parts in the H-D catalog worked ... I did end up with Progressive springs up front and spacer tubes. Easy to do.

Bottom line is they work real well and offer a lot of tune-ability w/o looking aftermarket smile

There are a LOT of folks at XLForum that have made suspension tweaks to the Sporty's for all kinds of reasons. Some want to go racing, some off-road, some wanted more cruising ability, some wanted load carrying ability. One member road from Alaska to Mexico and then around the USA visiting old friends. He carried a fair load, so his shocks were about as aggressive as as anyone would want to go ... It was a baggerster with a solo seat and luggage rack.
Posted By: Jarlaxle

Re: Bagster! - 10/13/18 12:20 PM

I got my information from the XL1200C I rode: fat bias-ply tires, low bars, and forward controls.
Posted By: DuckRyder

Re: Bagster! - 10/13/18 04:17 PM

C’s have not come with 21” wheels for a good while, since at least 2013 they have been similar configuration to the current model. Some years (2014ish) there were “a” and “b” models which had different engine colors, more or less chrome and IIRC a choice between forward and mid controls and wire or cast wheels... They were a sort of factory order semi custom deal that had the ability to pick some options like that that were factory installed.

Superlows ride nice, save for being bit low ( crzy ) for my taste, I’d probably throw some standard height shocks for a later model on it (2015ish i think) they are available in the accessory catalog and reasonable for factory parts.
Posted By: CEFox

Re: Bagster! - 10/26/18 02:32 AM

My Vtwin is a 2014 Yamaha Bolt when I need more cylinders, more storage or more comfort, I ride my V4 2014 Honda CTX 1300. If anyone cares that's Mt St Helens in Washington in the back ground of the Bolt pic. The Columbia River Gorge from the Washington side in the CTX pic.

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