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  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2619
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    19 Nov 2018 10:27 PM
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    Got 2,190km up on new motor still runing in, have rev limit set 4,500, still got stock clutch with spring plate, when I ride it up to fine tune, will see about clutch upgrade. but don't want heavy pull hate that. she pull's from 2,000  and when you take her to 4,000 ( not wide open ) you have to hang on. has firm ride handles good. still stock brakes they work ok for me.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2619
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    26 Nov 2018 05:06 PM
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  • groover Posts: 490
    Somewhere in Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster groover
    13 Mar 2019 10:09 PM
    My Urban Bar Hopper. 1995 XLH1200.
    Rescued from it's previous owner with not a clue on how to care for a Harley.
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  • Hpjunky13 Posts: 1
    Stock Poster Hpjunky13
    17 Mar 2019 08:47 AM
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  • Jester72 Posts: 2
    Stock Poster Jester72
    13 Jul 2019 06:55 PM
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    Pick up my first HD this week.... 
  • Ratbob Posts: 1040
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    13 Jul 2019 08:01 PM
    Quoting Jester72 on 13 Jul 2019 06:55 PM
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    Pick up my first HD this week.... 
    Hi man, welcome to the forum. 
    Post an intro of yourself in the Introductions section. 
    Great looking ride, you’re sure to enjoy it. Cheers 
  • HOG63 Posts: 149
    Stock Poster HOG63
    19 Jul 2019 12:09 AM
    A recent build: 
    My ‘05 Sporty (last of the carbs):
    • Rocker C front wheel 19” 
    • 25mm to 3/4” bearing reducers
    • Matching 5 spoke polished rotor
    • Braided brake line 
    • Lyndal Racing pads (front & rear)
    • Vulcan Engineering (3 degrees) rake cups
    • 4” overs with progressives and 15wt oil 
    • Buckhorn bars
    • BrakeAway Products Cruise Control
    • LED headlight
    • Relocated indicators (clear lenses, chrome bulbs)
    • HD chrome top clamp
    • Chrome headlight bucket
    • Chrome speedo housing
    • Chrome speedo trim ring with hood
    • Heavy duty front engine isolators
    • Chrome forward controls
    • Custom coil bracket (push back and lift)
    • 1.5” tank lift (3/4” push back)
    • Wire tuck
    • Custom seat
    • Flushmount fuel cap with QuadLock phone mount 
    • Iridium plugs 
    • 185 main jet, 48 slow jet
    • K&N high flow filter
    • S&S slash down slip-ons (no baffles). 
    • Custom ‘thunder torque’ style inserts
    • ‘07 Sporty C solid rear wheel
    • CVO Enclosed chrome shocks (12”)
    • 1” Lowering blocks
    • Laydown plate bracket
    • Low profile LED tail light
    • Michelin HD Scorcher 31 tyres
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  • HOG63 Posts: 149
    Stock Poster HOG63
    07 Sep 2019 03:41 PM
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  • Neale Posts: 402
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    07 Sep 2019 04:47 PM
    Nice, you've put some effort into it.
    Do you like the 15wt fort oil, and how much is in each leg?
    I need to experiment with mine.
  • HOG63 Posts: 149
    Stock Poster HOG63
    07 Sep 2019 05:24 PM
    Quoting Neale on 07 Sep 2019 04:47 PM
    Nice, you've put some effort into it.
    Do you like the 15wt fort oil, and how much is in each leg?
    I need to experiment with mine.
    Thanks. Ain’t no other Sporty out there with a Rocker C wheel (AFAIK). 

    I previously had Penrite 10W fork oil but that was too soft (fast). I’m now using 15W Castrol. Perfect. 
    As to the amount, the only correct way is NOT by measuring how much you put in, but how much you don’t. 
    Let me explain, when emptying your old oil (depending on method) you will never get all the oil out (unless you strip the forks down). So, in the case of 39mm forks, the correct amount is 165mm from the top AND the correct way to measure is springs out and forks fully compressed (tubes at bottom of legs/lowers). 
    As to emptying out (almost all) the old oil, I have a tried and true method...
  • night_prowler Posts: 19
    Northern NSW
    Stock Poster night_prowler
    08 Sep 2019 03:36 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 19 Jul 2019 12:09 AMedited: 07 Sep 2019 04:18 PM
    A recent build: 
    My ‘05 Sporty (last of the carbs):
    • Rocker C front wheel 19” 
    • 25mm to 3/4” bearing reducers
    • Matching 5 spoke polished rotor
    • Braided brake line 
    • Lyndal Racing pads (front & rear)
    • Vulcan Engineering (3 degrees) rake cups
    • 4” overs with progressives and 15wt oil 
    • Buckhorn bars
    • BrakeAway Products Cruise Control
    • LED headlight
    • Relocated indicators (clear lenses, chrome bulbs)
    • HD chrome top clamp
    • Chrome headlight bucket
    • Chrome speedo housing
    • Chrome speedo trim ring with hood
    • Heavy duty front engine isolators
    • Chrome forward controls
    • Custom coil bracket (push back and lift)
    • 1.5” tank lift (3/4” push back)
    • Wire tuck
    • Custom seat
    • Flushmount fuel cap with QuadLock phone mount 
    • Iridium plugs 
    • 185 main jet, 48 slow jet
    • K&N high flow filter
    • S&S slash down slip-ons (no baffles). 
    • Custom ‘thunder torque’ style inserts
    • ‘07 Sporty C solid rear wheel
    • CVO Enclosed chrome shocks (12”)
    • 1” Lowering blocks
    • Laydown plate bracket
    • Low profile LED tail light
    • Michelin HD Scorcher 31 tyres
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    Amazing photos man, love the wheels. 

    Here’s my dirty-ass Nightster. 

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    It’s my first HD, it needs a bit of TLC but I’m totally smitten with it. Coming from 8 years of punting around superbikes, I finally scratched the itch I’ve had since I was a teenager, a totally different kind of riding but I absolutely love it. 
  • Brisbreakout Posts: 3
    Stock Poster Brisbreakout
    08 Sep 2019 05:05 PM
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  • retrobilly Posts: 1
    Stock Poster retrobilly
    09 Sep 2019 01:39 PM
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  • steelo Posts: 2479
    Adelaide
    Motor Head steelo
    09 Sep 2019 01:40 PM
    Welcome RB. Like the bike. Particularly the paint job and whitewall tyres. They really suit it. Cheers
  • tussuck Posts: 1955
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    09 Sep 2019 03:23 PM
    Quoting steelo on 09 Sep 2019 01:40 PM
    Welcome RB. Like the bike. Particularly the paint job and whitewall tyres. They really suit it. Cheers
    Needs MORE flake!
  • HOG63 Posts: 149
    Stock Poster HOG63
    09 Sep 2019 10:36 PM
    Quoting HOG63 on 19 Jul 2019 12:09 AMedited: 07 Sep 2019 04:18 PM
    A recent build: 
    My ‘05 Sporty (last of the carbs):
    • Rocker C front wheel 19” 
    • 25mm to 3/4” bearing reducers
    • Matching 5 spoke polished rotor
    • Braided brake line 
    • Lyndal Racing pads (front & rear)
    • Vulcan Engineering (3 degrees) rake cups
    • 4” overs with progressives and 15wt oil 
    • Buckhorn bars
    • BrakeAway Products Cruise Control
    • LED headlight
    • Relocated indicators (clear lenses, chrome bulbs)
    • HD chrome top clamp
    • Chrome headlight bucket
    • Chrome speedo housing
    • Chrome speedo trim ring with hood
    • Heavy duty front engine isolators
    • Chrome forward controls
    • Custom coil bracket (push back and lift)
    • 1.5” tank lift (3/4” push back)
    • Wire tuck
    • Custom seat
    • Flushmount fuel cap with QuadLock phone mount 
    • Iridium plugs 
    • 185 main jet, 48 slow jet
    • K&N high flow filter
    • S&S slash down slip-ons (no baffles). 
    • Custom ‘thunder torque’ style inserts
    • ‘07 Sporty C solid rear wheel
    • CVO Enclosed chrome shocks (12”)
    • 1” Lowering blocks
    • Laydown plate bracket
    • Low profile LED tail light
    • Michelin HD Scorcher 31 tyres
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    Quoting night_prowler on 08 Sep 2019 03:36 PM
    Amazing photos man, love the wheels. 

    Here’s my dirty-ass Nightster. 

    HD Forums Australia - 333811F3-3E37-4B73-A7F6-ACC4D742F3BC.jpeg

    It’s my first HD, it needs a bit of TLC but I’m totally smitten with it. Coming from 8 years of punting around superbikes, I finally scratched the itch I’ve had since I was a teenager, a totally different kind of riding but I absolutely love it. 
    Must sound wild with that pipe!

    My son is a car photographer. Knows how to take great pics. I got about 30 amazing photos for Father’s Day. 
  • HOG63 Posts: 149
    Stock Poster HOG63
    09 Sep 2019 10:37 PM
    Quoting retrobilly on 09 Sep 2019 01:39 PM
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    72 Classic bike mate. 
    Love it. 
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2619
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    10 Sep 2019 09:39 AM
    Quoting HOG63 on 19 Jul 2019 12:09 AMedited: 07 Sep 2019 04:18 PM
    A recent build: 
    My ‘05 Sporty (last of the carbs):
    • Rocker C front wheel 19” 
    • 25mm to 3/4” bearing reducers
    • Matching 5 spoke polished rotor
    • Braided brake line 
    • Lyndal Racing pads (front & rear)
    • Vulcan Engineering (3 degrees) rake cups
    • 4” overs with progressives and 15wt oil 
    • Buckhorn bars
    • BrakeAway Products Cruise Control
    • LED headlight
    • Relocated indicators (clear lenses, chrome bulbs)
    • HD chrome top clamp
    • Chrome headlight bucket
    • Chrome speedo housing
    • Chrome speedo trim ring with hood
    • Heavy duty front engine isolators
    • Chrome forward controls
    • Custom coil bracket (push back and lift)
    • 1.5” tank lift (3/4” push back)
    • Wire tuck
    • Custom seat
    • Flushmount fuel cap with QuadLock phone mount 
    • Iridium plugs 
    • 185 main jet, 48 slow jet
    • K&N high flow filter
    • S&S slash down slip-ons (no baffles). 
    • Custom ‘thunder torque’ style inserts
    • ‘07 Sporty C solid rear wheel
    • CVO Enclosed chrome shocks (12”)
    • 1” Lowering blocks
    • Laydown plate bracket
    • Low profile LED tail light
    • Michelin HD Scorcher 31 tyres
    ———————————————

    HD Forums Australia - EACFEE33-AD8F-4FF3-B348-B2E080C7648B.jpeg



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    Quoting night_prowler on 08 Sep 2019 03:36 PM
    Amazing photos man, love the wheels. 

    Here’s my dirty-ass Nightster. 

    HD Forums Australia - 333811F3-3E37-4B73-A7F6-ACC4D742F3BC.jpeg

    It’s my first HD, it needs a bit of TLC but I’m totally smitten with it. Coming from 8 years of punting around superbikes, I finally scratched the itch I’ve had since I was a teenager, a totally different kind of riding but I absolutely love it. 
    Good your loving it!
    how much longer than stock is the rear shock?
    I've got my rear shock 1 inch longer than stock, but can adjust it up another half inch, when I do that it make the steering much quicker . I think if I go too quick in steering I'll need a steering damper. but so far I'm ok. with those pipes & 15 & a half inch long shocks you could knees down!
  • Neale Posts: 402
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    14 Sep 2019 02:09 PM
    Quoting Neale on 07 Sep 2019 04:47 PM
    Nice, you've put some effort into it.
    Do you like the 15wt fort oil, and how much is in each leg?
    I need to experiment with mine.
    Quoting HOG63 on 07 Sep 2019 05:24 PMedited: 07 Sep 2019 08:07 PM
    Thanks. Ain’t no other Sporty out there with a Rocker C wheel (AFAIK). 

    I previously had Penrite 10W fork oil but that was too soft (fast). I’m now using 15W Castrol. Perfect. 
    As to the amount, the only correct way is NOT by measuring how much you put in, but how much you don’t. 
    Let me explain, when emptying your old oil (depending on method) you will never get all the oil out (unless you strip the forks down). So, in the case of 39mm forks, the correct amount is 165mm from the top AND the correct way to measure is springs out and forks fully compressed (tubes at bottom of legs/lowers). 
    As to emptying out (almost all) the old oil, I have a tried and true method...
    Ok....ya won me.
    So what's the tried and true method?
  • HOG63 Posts: 149
    Stock Poster HOG63
    15 Sep 2019 12:00 AM
    Push oil out the usual ‘on-bike’ way to get bulk of oil out, lightly replace drain screws, then (with a helper)...
    1. If necessary, remove handlebars (unbolt risers, tie bars up just out of way).
    2. Remove fork caps and fork springs. 
    3. Secure bike and raise (jack) front approx ~25cm for forks to clear triples.
    4. Unbolt brake caliper(s) from fork lower(s). Leave to hang loose. 
    5. Loosen triple clamps.
    6. Slide out forks complete (leave front wheel and guard on).
    7. Undo drain screw on one side. 
    8. With forks angled to drain well (into a tub/bucket) place palm over top end of one fork tube (to seal it) and push down on fork tube to pump (squirt!) oil out. 
    9. Remove hand from top of fork tube (to let air in) and pull fork tube up. 
    10. Repeat 8 and 9 until no more oil comes out. 
    11. Pull tube up again and leave that side to gravity drain for at least 10 mins. 
    12. Do same steps 8, 9 & 10 for other side, then repeat on first side. Then second side after 10 mins. 
    13. Replace screws. 
    • Important part is to allow forks to gravity drain before last pumping. You will get absolutely almost all the oil out. Only a small amount remains in the bottom of the inner damper tube. 
    With fork tubes fully depressed, fill with new oil to 165mm from top (for 39mm forks) of fork tubes - this is regardless of having longer fork tubes.
    14. Pull up fork tubes (temporarily cap tubes to avoid dirt) and reassemble. 

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