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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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like, "You're late."

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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
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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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