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  • 07 Feb 2017 6:50 AM
    Message # 4595705

    I want to swap out our Sportster for more grunt. I'm not not concerned with speed just more torque. Im thinking of a Harley Cross bones. I.like the vintage look. Any comments on this choice? I am a bit concerned of the springer suspension as Harley once suggested not to do this on a springer.

    Thanks....Doug

    Last modified: 07 Feb 2017 6:51 AM | Doug
  • 07 Feb 2017 8:56 AM
    Reply # 4595832 on 4595705

    I used the old H-D springers on several outfits over the years and still do on one. Considering the possibility of internal rusting on old parts and the abuse I put to my rigs I would say the springers are strong enough. I can't imagine Harley making their newer parts less strong than the older stuff.

  • 07 Feb 2017 8:00 PM
    Reply # 4596818 on 4595705

    Thanks... good point. I know our hawg is darn tough

  • 21 Feb 2017 9:45 PM
    Reply # 4622484 on 4595705

    Marie and I rode a T500 Suzuki and Avon sidecar one year around 1970 in Brampton. Think I have a pic some where of it in the snow. Paul

  • 22 Feb 2017 6:19 AM
    Reply # 4623043 on 4595705
    Hi Paul.


    Now that's a different combo. I never saw a two stroke outfit. How about a picture?

    Doug


  • 22 Feb 2017 3:27 PM
    Reply # 4626951 on 4595705

    I have a V Strom 1000 with a  Velorex 700 that works amazing .

  • 23 Feb 2017 4:46 AM
    Reply # 4628065 on 4595705

    One problem I'm having is finding a bike with enough frame locations to attach the struts. Does the VStrom have a full frame? Any problems finding mounts and locations?

    Last modified: 23 Feb 2017 4:48 AM | Doug
  • 23 Feb 2017 2:27 PM
    Reply # 4629192 on 4628065
    Doug Smith wrote:

    One problem I'm having is finding a bike with enough frame locations to attach the struts. Does the VStrom have a full frame? Any problems finding mounts and locations?

    I had to have a sub frame built for the side car! But it works great handles great and the side car fits the style of the bike well. 
  • 26 Jun 2017 3:54 PM
    Reply # 4918346 on 4595705

    ever looked at a 1250kit for your sporty?? a lot cheaper than a new scoot and do a stage 2 light to the heads and some cams.

    What year and what CC's is your sporty?? you can easily get a 100hp out of a sporty and 90ft/lb of torque. I have a little more then that with mine.

  • 27 Jun 2017 9:30 AM
    Reply # 4919685 on 4595705

    Hi..yes im considering that id go further and put Fatboy wheels on it mine is a 2003 883r

    Thanks for the suggestion. My payload is more than the bike so im not totally convince my sportster should be updated. That said dont want a bigger rodeo!  i go solo sometimes.

    Doug

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