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    Adventure Sportster

    This is from a sportster forum I frequent, XLfourum.net. Ive gone through several planing stages to do something similar but just cant get past how big and heavy it would be for me. This does show how highly modifiable sportsters are. He didnt have to do a lot of custom fab work. For instance the forks are off a KTM, pretty much a bolt on. This is what he started with.



    He says he 90% done, here is where hes at now.



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    That's certainly different...
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    Call me old fashioned, but I like the original "adventure sportster" better...

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    That dual tractor seat set-up is going to be a problem when off-road, and that big old air cleaner sitting out a foot to the right side is definitely going to cause an injury. Don't get me wrong, I love Sportsters. I've had two of them, but I never ever thought about taking them off-road.
    The 750's had moderate success on the dirt tracks, but they were almost always going counterclockwise, and the rider never had to get that right leg out in front of the motor.
    Doing all those mods just for looks, seems kinda silly to me. But then I am an old fart, who's set in his ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueduce View Post
    Call me old fashioned, but I like the original "adventure sportster" better...

    This CH is much more my style.

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    I just drove a 1200 sportster home from the city for a friend today.My first time driving a Harley.
    That is one heavy bike but it has a lot of torque and I can't imagine trying to drive it off road with such a big first gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgtrillium View Post
    I just drove a 1200 sportster home from the city for a friend today.My first time driving a Harley.
    That is one heavy bike but it has a lot of torque and I can't imagine trying to drive it off road with such a big first gear.
    Other than that, what did you think?
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    Did someone sneak in at night and hit that poor thing with an ugly stick ???????????? OMM.

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    The Sportster is one of the few Harleys that I like but I was not impressed how it takes a corner or how crappy the suspension is but is was kind of fun to boot around on.My daughter enjoyed the ride too.
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    The Sportster is what it is. Its shortcomings stem from the fact that the company that builds it (which other than the name is not the same company that originally designed it, btw) doesn't understand it at all. Harley Davidson thinks the Sportster is a junior Harley; a lighter, lower-priced stepping stone for those who aren't yet ready for a "real Harley."

    Those of us who love the Sportster know that it is far more than that, and that most of its shortcomings can be mitigated or outright eliminated without too much effort. Harley folks refer to the things that need to be done immediately to any new Harley as the "Harley tax." The Sportster tax is different, but same basic concept.
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