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2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build


    Add spacer on bolt and then install.

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Thinking about getting these Chainsickle rearsets as they move your feet back and up quite a bit. However, the current mid-controls are quite comfortable and I am going to get the bike running with these first, then decide if I want the more aggressive Chainsickle rearsets.

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Finally, I did end up deciding on spending more to get the exhaust I wish I would have known to get from the beginning. You really need a high-mount exhaust with these tall shocks. It is a DanMoto high mount for a Sportster. Unfortunately they went out of business and I think I got the last one. Pics, but not of my bike.

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Long time, not much change. Been at the track all summer and this project got put to the side for the most part. I never did show a picture of the exhaust installed.

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    I had to go back through everything to make sure I tightened up all the bolts since I had so much time since I last worked on it. Good thing, as I did leave the fork clamps loose. I also changed out the brake fluid and other maintenance.

    Been itching to ride it for the past few weeks, just could not get the time to do it. Finally, got it out for a five minute shakedown around the neighborhood today. Felt a little sketchy to me as I was not used to the position, it was cold, and the tires are 7 years old. The pegs feel a little too far forward to me, so I was a little off riding it. I am thinking about a different rearset that has the pegs further back. Also, I definitely need to get springs for the front forks, those things are soooo soft right now. Unfortunately, getting cold so not sure how much more testing I'll be able to get in.

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    I'm curious to know how hot that exhaust gets on your inner leg when temps warm up again!

    Love the laced front wheel!

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
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    Love the laced front wheel!
    Spent about 3 hours Saturday morning cleaning mine up
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    I think that a smooth motor would help me be a bit smoother

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Love laced wheels, but wouldn't want one! I'm not the cleaning type.

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Any new news?

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Yeah, going a different direction now. I just could not do the cafe style with my height. My knees were banging into my elbow anytime I went to shift or hit the rear brake, lol.

    So now I am going to go down the dirt tracker style. I ordered up some BMX style bars with an 8" rise and some new spoked wheels, 19" front and rear.

    Got the bars in and they feel like they will make the ride more natural and comfortable for me. Having a hard time finding some decent street tires in 19" for the rear tire. Lots of 18" dual sport tires out there, but all I can seem to find for 19" rear tires are dirt track tires. Not sure how well these will do on the street, so I am still looking for tires.

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

    Quote Originally Posted by PeaPod View Post
    Yeah, going a different direction now. I just could not do the cafe style with my height. My knees were banging into my elbow anytime I went to shift or hit the rear brake, lol.

    So now I am going to go down the dirt tracker style. I ordered up some BMX style bars with an 8" rise and some new spoked wheels, 19" front and rear.

    Got the bars in and they feel like they will make the ride more natural and comfortable for me. Having a hard time finding some decent street tires in 19" for the rear tire. Lots of 18" dual sport tires out there, but all I can seem to find for 19" rear tires are dirt track tires. Not sure how well these will do on the street, so I am still looking for tires.
    Looking forward to seeing the new path!

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    Re: 2002 HD Sportster Cafe build

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    Quick pic of the mock-up with the new rims and bars. Looks kinda like a super-moto without any tires on it.

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