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  • Kingchops Posts: 4662
    Adelaide, SA
    Forum Legend Kingchops
    16 Jul 2017 06:56 PM
    I've removed the "for sale" post made in this thread.  Keep "for sale" posts in the appropriate section.
  • Cropduster Posts: 48
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    16 Jul 2017 07:48 PM
    Posted by steelo on 16 Jul 2017 06:17 PM
    Sorry CD and Hoggy. I mistook CD's review as HOGGYs. I was interested in whether the "size and buyers remorse" comments in the review may have been the catalyst for selling this one and getting a bigger bike perhaps. GLWS.

     

    Nah the buyers remorse was short lived, once i actually took delivery and realised how much fun it was to ride i was as happy as!

    Not sure i could fit a larger bike, i sat on a Breakout on the weekend and my feet were a mile from the pegs LOL.



  • HOG48SYD Posts: 27
    Sydney
    Stock Poster HOG48SYD
    16 Jul 2017 10:45 PM
    Posted by steelo on 16 Jul 2017 06:17 PM
    Sorry CD and Hoggy. I mistook CD's review as HOGGYs. I was interested in whether the "size and buyers remorse" comments in the review may have been the catalyst for selling this one and getting a bigger bike perhaps. GLWS.

    Not a catalyst. Didn't mean to HiJack your thread CropD... just was asked the Q's by Steelo. 

    The 48 is a Great Ride. I am very happy with mine. Just always looking for the next project. 

    Yours looks awesome. Like the look. Ride Well & Be Safe.

  • Cropduster Posts: 48
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    17 Jul 2017 08:58 AM
    Posted by HOG48SYD on 16 Jul 2017 10:15 PM
    Posted by steelo on 16 Jul 2017 06:17 PM
    Sorry CD and Hoggy. I mistook CD's review as HOGGYs. I was interested in whether the "size and buyers remorse" comments in the review may have been the catalyst for selling this one and getting a bigger bike perhaps. GLWS.

    Not a catalyst. Didn't mean to HiJack your thread CropD... just was asked the Q's by Steelo. 

    The 48 is a Great Ride. I am very happy with mine. Just always looking for the next project. 

    Yours looks awesome. Like the look. Ride Well & Be Safe.

      

    All good bud, cheers


  • Cropduster Posts: 48
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    12 Aug 2017 06:32 PM
    So i've been riding it as often as i'm able, which is usually saturday or sunday at the moment, busy with work!

    It's loosening up nicely, and i'm getting quite comfortable with it, the brakes didn't get any better so i put EBC HH sintered pads in F&R and it is MUCH better, i have confidence in them now and after bedding them in i tried a full on panic stop today and it worked fine.

    The tyres are dunlop white walls, 150 on the rear and 130/90 on the front, i'm at the edge of the tread pattern on the front, so about 6mm from the edge and on the rear maybe 5mm from the edge so i thought i had more room to lean it but i dragged the exhaust today so i'm guessing that's it, for the RHS at least.....

    I have the 30T pulley which i presume is to make the overall gearing taller to improve consumption due to the peanut tank, i'm ok with it, any help to make the fuel stretch as far as possible is fine with me, i can guarantee i'll be pushing it sooner or later so the less the better, but with this gearing it's definitely a 4 speed with an overdrive, 5th is useless until i'm doing 100+, again, fine by me but is that everyone else' opinion of the 48?

    Here's my latest mod too.....

    HD Forums Australia - IMG_1448.JPG

  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 267
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    12 Aug 2017 07:11 PM
    I've found the gearing to be about spot on. Can get to about 80 on first, cruises nicely on the highway in fifth.
    Love the 48, no buyers remotes from me. Had a ride of a few other Harley's, I think I'll stick to the 48.
  • Cropduster Posts: 48
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    12 Aug 2017 07:26 PM
    Posted by lucifer_mr2 on 12 Aug 2017 06:41 PM
    I've found the gearing to be about spot on. Can get to about 80 on first, cruises nicely on the highway in fifth.
    Love the 48, no buyers remotes from me. Had a ride of a few other Harley's, I think I'll stick to the 48.

     no buyers remorse from me either, it's lots of fun, i'm really enjoying it too!

  • AlHD48 Posts: 323
    Stage 1 Poster AlHD48
    12 Aug 2017 07:42 PM
    48s are awesome, my mate just brought a fatboy s 110 , I got to ride it and man it was heavy and supprisingly not as fast as i expected , even with the stage 1 and dyno 

    love how sporties are quick and they can move
  • Scouser Posts: 1944
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    12 Aug 2017 09:25 PM
    The front caliper from the xr1200 bolts straight on.
    Sorts out the front brake.
  • Cropduster Posts: 48
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    13 Aug 2017 09:16 AM
    I looked at that but my rotor is 308mm, the XR and pre ABS bikes are 305mm i believe...
  • srd0060 Posts: 163
    Canberra
    Stock Poster srd0060
    13 Aug 2017 10:27 AM
    It was explained to me when I got my first Harley that if you want to ride fast on a screaming bike around corners and feel like your sitting on a fence buy Jap, if you like a lot of steel/lron, low reving, high torque and good looking bike buy a Harley. I rode my sons Ninja OMG it was terrible but stops well... my streetbob will do me.
  • brash Posts: 451
    Stage 1 Poster brash
    13 Aug 2017 10:29 AM
    do the 883 28 tooth conversion, best thing I ever did when I had my 48. Woke it up as much as the cam/heads did IMO.

    Makes 5th gear more usable too. Only downside is it puts the speedo out a few km's/h out, easily fixed with a powervision or any other tuning tool with access to the VSS.

    I have one you can have for a pineapple, it's just a paperweight here.
  • srd0060 Posts: 163
    Canberra
    Stock Poster srd0060
    13 Aug 2017 10:31 AM
    Posted by brash on 13 Aug 2017 09:59 AM
    do the 883 28 tooth conversion, best thing I ever did when I had my 48. Woke it up as much as the cam/heads did IMO.

    Makes 5th gear more usable too. Only downside is it puts the speedo out a few km's/h out, easily fixed with a powervision or any other tuning tool with access to the VSS.

    I have one you can have for a pineapple, it's just a paperweight here.

     Change the speedo drive out of a 883 iron 

  • brash Posts: 451
    Stage 1 Poster brash
    13 Aug 2017 11:31 AM
    I'd rather just add 7.1% to the VSS table than get my hands dirty haha
  • Cropduster Posts: 48
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    13 Aug 2017 12:07 PM
    I'm happy with my gearing, if i want to go fast i'll take the Diavel, i bought the 48 for a purpose other than speed (would have been a little optimistic) i will get it dyno tuned though, the SE module is clumsy at best, it's fluffy just off idle and i'm confident of more power as well as a  decent a/f ratio so i can make the most of my tiny range.

  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 267
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    13 Aug 2017 06:39 PM
    I nearly had my heart set on a Low Rider S, after riding one I'm more likely to drop $5000 into my 48 to bump up the power a little. That said,I have $2000 in the suspension of this bike, push the limits of Pirelli Night Dragons and surprise sports bike riders when we hit the local mountains.
  • Cropduster Posts: 48
    Brisvegas
    Stock Poster Cropduster
    13 Aug 2017 08:37 PM
    Posted by lucifer_mr2 on 13 Aug 2017 06:09 PM
    I nearly had my heart set on a Low Rider S, after riding one I'm more likely to drop $5000 into my 48 to bump up the power a little. That said,I have $2000 in the suspension of this bike, push the limits of Pirelli Night Dragons and surprise sports bike riders when we hit the local mountains.

     what have you done to the suspension?

    I dragged my pipe yesterday and am thinking i could upgrade mine (Ohlins?) but i like the factory stance too

  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 267
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    13 Aug 2017 08:52 PM
    13" Ikons on the back. 2" over front suspension, Harley, but not for a 48 internals. Plus a few other things.
    The ZZR1100 had to push his limits to keep up on the way to Church.
    Kinda forgot about the stance a while ago, my Sportster isn't much of a 48 any more.

    Edit. Fuck phone, fuck auto correct and its help.
  • lucifer_mr2 Posts: 267
    Stage 1 Poster lucifer_mr2
    13 Aug 2017 09:24 PM
    Posted by srd0060 on 13 Aug 2017 10:31 AM
    Posted by brash on 13 Aug 2017 09:59 AM
    do the 883 28 tooth conversion, best thing I ever did when I had my 48. Woke it up as much as the cam/heads did IMO.

    Makes 5th gear more usable too. Only downside is it puts the speedo out a few km's/h out, easily fixed with a powervision or any other tuning tool with access to the VSS.

    I have one you can have for a pineapple, it's just a paperweight here.

     Change the speedo drive out of a 883 iron 

     Isn't the speedo drive the same?

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1497
    Performance Poster Krash Kinkade
    14 Aug 2017 07:43 AM
    Posted by lucifer_mr2 on 13 Aug 2017 08:54 PM
    Posted by srd0060 on 13 Aug 2017 10:31 AM
    Posted by brash on 13 Aug 2017 09:59 AM
    do the 883 28 tooth conversion, best thing I ever did when I had my 48. Woke it up as much as the cam/heads did IMO.

    Makes 5th gear more usable too. Only downside is it puts the speedo out a few km's/h out, easily fixed with a powervision or any other tuning tool with access to the VSS.

    I have one you can have for a pineapple, it's just a paperweight here.

     Change the speedo drive out of a 883 iron 

     Isn't the speedo drive the same?

     the speedo sensor picks up at gear box, so if a ratio change in rear drive to a lower gearing, your speedo will read a bit faster, if you can change the primary ratio lower. no change in speedo but I'm not sure if different ratio primary gearing for sporty. my 1200 carb Buell has 27 front Sproket my 03 1200 sporty has 29.

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