I previously owned this old Sportster for a lot of years and still have bit of a soft spot for them.
If I could find a cheap enough donor bike, I might consider building up one like these guys are offering kits for (although I think the kits are quite a bit overpriced for me). I wouldn't consider one of these to be a true adventure bike, but I kinda like the looks.
That's pretty cool. And there are tons of cheap Sportsters out there for harvesting.
Other than the knobby tires, I wouldn't really call that second one a scrambler as such...
Still pretty neat though, but probably good for maintained fire roads at best.
It seems like that year Sportster has a little too much rake for a Scrambler, it would look cool though.
Then I bought a Jeep Scrambler, and that became my new money pit. I sold the Kawasaki shortly afterward.
My TW satisfies the kind of riding/tinkering that I like to do!
Now I must hurry on... for there they go, and I am their leader!
Great idea and a cool look. In my opinion, there’s too much heat coming from those air cooled v twins for typical scrambler usability. I feel those motors need to be rolling at higher speeds to keep your chestnuts from roasting. That’s why I had the water cooled Harley when I lived in Florida. Passed a lot of air cooled Harley’s sitting on the side of the road waiting to cool down. Maybe not a big deal in cooler climates. Cheers
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I’ve been throwing around the idea of putting knobby’s on my FXR and slowly turning it into a Scrambler but after riding the Sportster for the last three days I’ve changed my mind. It’s way to heavy for my skill level so I’m sticking to paved roads.
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