Contemplating Selling My Sportster

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  • TheCytochromeC

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    I have a 97' Sportster I've had for a number of years. It's got around 14,000 miles and I haven't ridden it much lately. I modded a good number of things on it but these were mostly bolt ons and cosmetic things. Mostly painting chrome things black. At any rate, I just thought I'd check interest and talk about the bike a bit. After getting pictures I realized I did a lot more than I had initially recalled.

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    dvmpiper

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    Nice bike. Waiting on a "gifted" Sporty from my FIL. He has three HDs and doesn't ride his sportster much. Just gotta get it down from Wisconsin to Texas. Finally getting a bigger bike to be able to ride more and farther. My little Honda Rebel does well, just no oomph!
     

    Younggun

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    Definitely different than other sportster a I've seen. Nice bike, ya did good on the mods.
     

    TheCytochromeC

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    Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad people seem to think it's a good looking bike. I've learned a lot working on it over time. I just don't feel as safe as I used to riding and I think the money would be better spent elsewhere. It's an 883, I believe all sportsters are belt driven from the factory unless they're converted. I was going to convert to a chain but I decided againt doing anything else to it for a while because as I mentioned, I'm thinking of selling it.

    Things I've done:
    Relocated front signals from a nightster
    New air filter
    Drag bars
    nightster footpegs
    avon grips
    breather bolts for the heads
    new tires and powder coated the mag wheels
    black powder coated a bunch of factory things that were chrome
    New front brake line
    Relocated the ignition and coil
    Hand-cut and fitted spark plug cables for the coil relocation
    Tank lift, this made a smoother line with the tank and the drag bars. Instead of lowering the bars I raised the tank. This also gives a great place to hide all the wires I hacked up.
    The speedo is on the left portion of the bike.
    I think that's pretty much everything.
     

    JSF

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    You ain't gonna buy a miata are u?

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