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15nissen
04-06-2008, 05:24 PM
good weather finally so i came home from school to get the bike up and running out of storage.

98 Harley Sportster, 883 w/ 1200 screaming eagle kit.

I am going to get the fenders and tank wrapped in vinyl graphics. I am thinking of silver tears, so it looks like it is in motion.....something that stands out from the everyday sportster. Any suggestions, i would love to hear them!

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Trey803
04-06-2008, 05:25 PM
I would leave it how it is

Pop da Hatch
04-06-2008, 05:25 PM
I like it. Those mirrors are gay though.

icpurplepplalot
04-06-2008, 05:25 PM
you should do skulls and flames ................................................sa rcasm

97gp
04-06-2008, 05:27 PM
I like it. Those mirrors are gay though.

x2, who needs mirrors?

15nissen
04-06-2008, 05:29 PM
x2, who needs mirrors?

so many idiot drivers in Chicago, mirrors are a must unfortunately...........

15nissen
04-07-2008, 04:55 PM
no one else rides? dam, i am excited for the weather change.

Pl8er
04-07-2008, 05:02 PM
Pansy! I've had mine out for over 3 weeks :D

PS. I like that bike!

I like it the way it is as well.

There is a bike thread, I'll see if I can find it.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=304198

Ok, that says street bikes. But to me, a bike is a bike is a bike.

bonesninja
04-07-2008, 05:10 PM
Pansy! I've had mine out for over 3 weeks :D

PS. I like that bike!

I like it the way it is as well.

There is a bike thread, I'll see if I can find it.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=304198

Ok, that says street bikes. But to me, a bike is a bike is a bike.

the sportster is all street bike

Sport bike = no
Street bike = all day

15nissen
04-07-2008, 05:21 PM
i would have had it out ASAP. I drove 200 miles from school just to ride it over the weekend, turn around and drive back to school. ($80 bucks in gas later)

bigbangtheory
04-13-2008, 02:02 PM
I personally like how it sits now and god, how I wish I could have a sportster. My dad had one for a while, but got rid of it. I so wanted it, but he got a good price for it.

I just want a bike period!

Maybe I could talk the fiance into a vespa...........................................lo l!

duece212
04-13-2008, 02:04 PM
Pansy! I've had mine out for over 3 weeks :D



Pansy, I've had mine out all winter :p:

Colorado gets alot of nice winter days though :D

As for the sportster, don't gay it up with vinyl graphics over the stock metalwork.

NeverEnuffBass
04-13-2008, 02:05 PM
Nice looking bike

BASS_WARRIOR
04-13-2008, 02:06 PM
nice bike! I like it the way it is tho.

15nissen
04-13-2008, 04:05 PM
Nice looking bike


nice bike! I like it the way it is tho.


Pansy, I've had mine out all winter :p:

Colorado gets alot of nice winter days though :D

As for the sportster, don't gay it up with vinyl graphics over the stock metalwork.


Well i do not like the fact that it says 883 on the tank. Maybe i will just change to sticker, to a 1200 one. I also bought drag bars and will be making that change in the near future.

dak0ta_g33k
04-14-2008, 12:08 AM
drag bars look mean... just uncomfy for long hauls.

dkmesa
04-14-2008, 12:11 AM
sportster lol...hd in general lol

duece212
04-14-2008, 12:12 AM
Well i do not like the fact that it says 883 on the tank. Maybe i will just change to sticker, to a 1200 one. I also bought drag bars and will be making that change in the near future.

My buell has a bigger motor :p:

The drag bars will be a great upgrade in looks. Don't do the 1200 sticker on an 883 though. I say strip any stickers at all and just leave the tank clean :D


drag bars look mean... just uncomfy for long hauls.

I've got drag bars on my current bike, had them on past bikes as well and they are super comfy aslong as you get enough pull back on them. I've gone 400 miles with em in a day and while my butt was tired my upper body was fine.

dak0ta_g33k
04-14-2008, 02:01 AM
I've got drag bars on my current bike, had them on past bikes as well and they are super comfy aslong as you get enough pull back on them. I've gone 400 miles with em in a day and while my butt was tired my upper body was fine.

ah, i figure with forward controls and drag bars the riding posture just looks uncomfy for anything other than a track sprint. maybe i'm confusing drag bars with cafe style clip on bars?

duece212
04-14-2008, 02:06 AM
ah, i figure with forward controls and drag bars the riding posture just looks uncomfy for anything other than a track sprint. maybe i'm confusing drag bars with cafe style clip on bars?

drag bars like broomsticks would be uncomfortable for sure, basically no pullback, just a straight bar. They look awesome though.

drag bars with some rise and pullback like mine don't look anywhere near as good as broomsticks, but are wayyy more comfy:

http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/4/4/13/f_bike004m_4bb902d.jpg

dak0ta_g33k
04-14-2008, 03:53 AM
okay, understand that now, i guess the other extreme are those mega ape hangers...

back to the original post, i guess nothing we advise should matter, since a bike should be as personal as a toothbrush -- build it to suit you before anyone else. stock is good enough for me at the moment, but my bike is only two weeks old

galacticmonkey
04-14-2008, 04:11 AM
Put some 28" spinners on it.

15nissen
04-14-2008, 04:27 PM
sportster lol...hd in general lol

It was bought for me, and i feel fortunate just to own a motorcycle.


My buell has a bigger motor :p:


The drag bars will be a great upgrade in looks. Don't do the 1200 sticker on an 883 though. I say strip any stickers at all and just leave the tank clean :D

its a 1200 though...........I may just remove all the stickers and keep it plain and simple.

I've got drag bars on my current bike, had them on past bikes as well and they are super comfy aslong as you get enough pull back on them. I've gone 400 miles with em in a day and while my butt was tired my upper body was fine.

I only drive around the neighborhood no more then 30~ miles a day. The bike has the HD 1200 kit on it, thus my motor > your buell motor.:veryhapp:

duece212
04-14-2008, 06:02 PM
I only drive around the neighborhood no more then 30~ miles a day. The bike has the HD 1200 kit on it, thus my motor > your buell motor.:veryhapp:

Awesome, guessin that thing scoots pretty good then :D

I still say take off any decals (hopefully the 883 isn't painted on) and just leave the tank clean, that'd look good :peace:

armitank
04-14-2008, 06:10 PM
nice bike.... i got mine stolen from a buddies house on sat when i didnt want to drink and drive..... (pedal bike)..... and my buddy also got his stolen too....

**** i was pissed.... if i find out who it is.. im gonna go set his trailer on fire

15nissen
04-14-2008, 09:51 PM
nice bike.... i got mine stolen from a buddies house on sat when i didnt want to drink and drive..... (pedal bike)..... and my buddy also got his stolen too....

**** i was pissed.... if i find out who it is.. im gonna go set his trailer on fire

some punk *** kid stole my trek mountain bike back in the day. Still angry about it to this day

AsianInvasian42
04-16-2008, 12:36 AM
i gotta say im definitely not a harley guy but its great that you ride

u calling a sportster a streetbike...not so much
and people who arent ******* can ride a sportbike all day long
i did a 600 mile trip around a long twisty highway.

i love when guys on cruisers try to tell the sportbike guys that they cant ride makes my day.

ive ridden over 100k on sportbikes in the last 3 years and i live in seattle where it rains all the time and half the year its around 40 degrees

glad to see you got it out but i never put mine away unless its snowing or icy
my normal ride is 100miles of twisties...

15nissen
04-16-2008, 01:51 AM
i gotta say im definitely not a harley guy but its great that you ride

u calling a sportster a streetbike...not so much
and people who arent ******* can ride a sportbike all day long
i did a 600 mile trip around a long twisty highway.

i love when guys on cruisers try to tell the sportbike guys that they cant ride makes my day.

ive ridden over 100k on sportbikes in the last 3 years and i live in seattle where it rains all the time and half the year its around 40 degrees

glad to see you got it out but i never put mine away unless its snowing or icy
my normal ride is 100miles of twisties...

i never called my bike a sportbike. I used to own a sport bike, but i had issues

with it and moved on. I can drive a bunch of miles, but i also drive a convertible

car and split my time evenly. NONE of my friends ride also with *****, as i am sure

you know. I wish you were from chicago, i would have company on a nice day!.

Be safe bro.:)

AsianInvasian42
04-16-2008, 04:44 AM
sorry man wasnt trying to give you hell i guess someone else called it a sportbike. if you were here in seattle youd definitely have ppl to ride with. i go out with the same guys atleast once a wekk and almost everyday during summer