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What to do with an old Harley?

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    What to do with an old Harley?

    So, a little bit of an odd question, but most of you usually have at least some entertaining, if not good suggestions. It looks like I'll be coming into the ownership of a 1989 HD Sportster, not sure of the exact model, but it started life off as an 883, and has the paperwork and evidence of being upgraded to a 1200. I was thinking of making something just to putt around on, commute occasionally, just go ride. Not a big fan of choppers (although I love the look of some beefy bikes like Exhile, Confederate, the HD fat bob), just looking to see if anyone has worked on these and knows any problems, quirks, whatever that might come up. Thanks.
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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Cafe it

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Stunt it.........he does!!!


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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    I didn't know a piglet could get that big?

    883 to 1200 cc sounds kinda large. Usually it is around 1100 when they do the big bore kit. IIRC



    You could do a reverse of what the Harley guys do. Charge $5 a whack with a sledge hammer.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    ^ that

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Shit, I just screwed with my phone for about 15 minutes to get that same pic, you beat me to it. I think one of the moto-mags recently did a write up on the storz kit. Pretty sweet looking, and you can buy it separate pieces too.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    DOC, 1200 kits are standard. I say cafe it or give it to me

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Drive it to Honey Dew, park it, sit around and talk.

    If that doesn't work I'd cafe it.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    clean it up and ride it! You just might like it!

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Check out the street tracker kits at http://phillittleracing.com/SXR.html

    For good work and straight talk on Harleys, check in with Paul Morrissey at Aero Cycle on Boston Ave. in Medford.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    +1 on the Cafe.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Demon 828 View Post
    clean it up and ride it! You just might like it!
    +1 Just ride it.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    yum...



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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    More yum....






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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Set it up on stands in your garage with a box where the seat used to be. Then, whenever you need to paint the house, you can put a can in the box, start the bike and shake your own paint. Just like at Home Depot.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    awesome.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    rat rod

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambunctous View Post
    rat rod


    another fav...




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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Take it to Walter Siegl...

    Betcha he could do something pretty cool....


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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppo View Post
    DOC, 1200 kits are standard. I say cafe it or give it to me
    Sorry Shep, I am used to the old Shovelheads.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Buell 1200 EVO motors are same so you can put parts over into one. They aren't cheap but you can find 4valve heads for harleys actually.

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2v2Ducati View Post
    Buell 1200 EVO motors are same so you can put parts over into one. They aren't cheap but you can find 4valve heads for harleys actually.
    I still want to punch out a Buell Blast with a 4v head, and use the back rod for a Supermono style counterbalancer 90 degrees from the front cylinder...

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    Re: What to do with an old Harley?

    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    Take it to Walter Siegl...

    Betcha he could do something pretty cool....//
    He has some ultra-cool bikes, there.



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