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Offline jsachs1

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Sportster
« on: January 10, 2018, 03:34:46 PM »
My '86 Snortster I built in '89. 1200 cc.
Set 2 Dragbike Natl. records, made the cover of Thunder Alley magazine Jan. 1995, and a few other magazines and softcover books.
I raked the frame, built a 4" over swing arm with air in crossmember for the air shifter. Used a PM rear wheel with a 160 X 18" rear tire. I made an offset front sprocket, to keep chain alignment in check. Akront 18" narrow front rim and small tire. I painted the body parts my traditional orange pearl, and had it lettered in gold leaf.

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Re: Sportster
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 04:15:47 PM »
I like it John, I always thought Sportys looked fast just sitting there. I've only owned one in my life, a 1974 XLCH. AT 6' 6" tall when I was younger (I've shrunk), my knees were in my arm pits riding one.
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 05:15:03 PM »
Can I ride it? Please? Pretty please?
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 06:40:50 AM »
Now that there is a looker and a performer  :up:

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Re: Sportster
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 07:34:07 AM »
Can I ride it? Please? Pretty please?
  no me first ....DIBS   :SM: :up:
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 03:56:54 PM »
DIBS???  Man I haven't here that term in a long long time DIBS.......  :hyst: :emoGroan:
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 07:31:11 AM »
That's a nice bike

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Re: Sportster
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 08:22:25 AM »
DIBS???  Man I haven't here that term in a long long time DIBS.......  :hyst: :emoGroan:
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 02:21:42 PM »
I couldn't stand the MoCo seat, so I had 1 made up.
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 02:44:33 AM »
Very nice. That's how Sportsters should be. I still have that magazine. Wish they still published it.

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Re: Sportster
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 11:53:08 AM »
My '86 Snortster I built in '89. 1200 cc.
Set 2 Dragbike Natl. records, made the cover of Thunder Alley magazine Jan. 1995, and a few other magazines and softcover books.
I raked the frame, built a 4" over swing arm with air in crossmember for the air shifter. Used a PM rear wheel with a 160 X 18" rear tire. I made an offset front sprocket, to keep chain alignment in check. Akront 18" narrow front rim and small tire. I painted the body parts my traditional orange pearl, and had it lettered in gold leaf.
Maybe I missed it but what did you run in the 1/4?
'84 FXE, '02 883R

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Re: Sportster
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 05:37:24 PM »
Eleven 0's at 124. As pictured.
When I sold it the buyer had me build a wheelie bar for him. He's been in the 10.60 range. That was back in 1996. He still owns the bike.
John

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Re: Sportster
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 05:57:31 PM »
Eleven 0's at 124. As pictured.
When I sold it the buyer had me build a wheelie bar for him. He's been in the 10.60 range. That was back in 1996. He still owns the bike.
John
Nice!!
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2018, 02:34:45 PM »
That is very cool. A proper Sportster, IMO. Makes me really miss my old '94. Mine was a good bit milder, only doing 12.90 at 105 at a test & tune night at Rockingham, but still a whole lot of fun.

Makes me want another Sporty to hoon around on again.
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Re: Sportster
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 09:17:13 AM »
Eleven 0's at 124. As pictured.
When I sold it the buyer had me build a wheelie bar for him. He's been in the 10.60 range. That was back in 1996. He still owns the bike.
John

John you may get even more responses if you post a picture of the back of that bike so more people can recognize it.  :wink:

That sure brings back memories, thanks for the post.
Vic 

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Re: Sportster
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 03:43:21 PM »
Eleven 0's at 124. As pictured.
When I sold it the buyer had me build a wheelie bar for him. He's been in the 10.60 range. That was back in 1996. He still owns the bike.
John

John you may get even more responses if you post a picture of the back of that bike so more people can recognize it.  :wink:

That sure brings back memories, thanks for the post.
Vic
:up: Thanks, Vic.
I built a customer a clone to it in 1992. It made American Iron Magazine in 1999. Quoted " This bike is far ahead of its time."
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