View Full Version : sportster mods bolt on goodies "NOT"

12-11-2008, 07:46 PM
any members got or done anything intresting to the good OULD
sportster, or do most move up to the BIGGIES,
would be intrested to hear or see photeeeees of mods done
from the catalogue of thats a nice bit of metalurgy :):):)
will post some photoyyyyyyys when i figure out how :confused:

Rightful Grunt
12-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Hi Jim,
I had my sporty for three years and did various mods to it, stage 1, Hypercharger, Screaming Eagle pipes, chrome battery cover, Oil tank and derby covers, chrome chainguard, Pillow Seat & Backrest and double cap Mustang tank. once finished I handed my pride and joy onto my wife who traded it in..........she didn't like the look of it!! Takes all sorts I suppose.

13-11-2008, 08:22 AM
My old sporty (XL1200S) had stage 1, V&H straight shots, forward controls (not standard on the 1200S) and a really nice custom pain job.

After about 2 years I traded it in for my RoadKing, but there are days when I wish I still had my old sporty. Wouldn't get rid of the King, but if I could have two bikes......


13-11-2008, 09:28 AM
My First Harley was the 2002 883R Sportster in orange and black, I had stage one Screaming Eagle setup, with Screaming Eagle pipes and a sporty seat, great bikes, was a tad small for two up and now have a Night Train...
I was going to convert to 1200 and fit hyperchager but sold her before that happened.



13-11-2008, 09:57 AM
They can be very cool when someone does something other than bolt on goodies. I've seen a couple of bobbers around, one rat one pristine, and a few with substantial mods without going to the expense of frame mods; wide-glide front ends, fat-bob tanks, that sort of thing. They look like a completely different bike..

Also, take a look on here (http://www.hdsportsters.com/).

13-11-2008, 12:59 PM
There was an article in "American V Mag "a while with a Sportster with a great looking springer front end and some trick other bits on the bike...really old skool looking.


14-11-2008, 08:55 AM
Hi Jim,

My Sportster got Stage 1, 1200 conversion using Wiseco pistons etc (lasted 5 years before that gave up and had to be rebuilt), custom paint, black rear Progressives, Superglide Sport bars, S&S teardrop air cleaner cover, Kuryakyn grips and pegs and a seat with pretty much no padding in it (looked good though).
Part exchanged it for my Street Bob, which I really like. Downside is that there's nothing much I want to do to the SB as I already like the way it looks. At the moment, anyway...

And after 18 months I still regret selling the Sportster, wish I'd kept it as a second bike:|


14-11-2008, 10:40 AM
Isn't it amazing the number of people who trade-in their Sporty, love their new bike, but still wish they had the Sporty ?

In the certain circles in the US it seems the Sporty is still seen as a woman's bike, or a beginners bike, but here in the UK it's a much loved machine.


14-11-2008, 07:33 PM
Thanks to all who replied:)
its my first harley 2 years now and still growing on me like how it handles in the twisties would like to keep chrome on under side of pipes but there you go
have got have got rack sissy bar made out o stainless pipe about same height as standerd en
also one off saddle bag stays/bars made o same material
and over winter hoping to fit (now take a seat all you anoracks);)
an xs 650 custom tank nicer shape than sportster and most importantly
bigger capacity
also sturgis front wheel if time and tokens allow?
thats the plan/theroy just now:D:D:D:D

14-11-2008, 07:57 PM
hi slider
what is it they say about circles?:)
they just keep going round and round and........................:D
its not what you have its what you do with it:eek:
its not the destination
it the journey:cool:
beginners girlies/
blinkers were created for a single purpose, havent ever seen a use for them on a motorcycle
jeez better stop before i get the ould soap box out;)
you keep it between the ditches:D

Indiana John
14-11-2008, 11:33 PM
Thanks to all who replied:)

an xs 650 custom tank nicer shape than sportster and most importantly
bigger capacity

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::confused::confused::conf used::confused:

A nicer shape than a Sporty tank??????

The Sporty tank is iconic

Me thinks you've gone far too far!!!!!!

15-11-2008, 07:49 PM
Found pic of Adrian's fat tanker - even went round the States on it...

01-03-2010, 08:26 PM
My missus wants to get a license just so she can have my sportster, cos she loves it that much... & then we'll look for a bigger bike for me! Yaaaaaayyyyyyy

02-03-2010, 01:05 PM
Hi Jim,I also had a 1200 Custom with forward controls,rack and cissy bar,pillow seat {a must} :rolleyes:,Stage 1 Screaming Eagle pipes and usual bits of extra bling,I loved it but moved onto StreetBob now Roadking,wish I could have kept them all though they have all been great bikes.:D

Cheers Stu.

P.s Still have pillow seat of my Sporty if anyone is interested;)

02-03-2010, 06:00 PM
I've seen a couple of very nice Sportster Bobbers over at Area 51 and they look great. I'm a bit of a Bobber fan and I must admit while the Dyna bobbers look very impressive the slightly smaller Sportsters look much more in keeping with the old school look.

02-03-2010, 06:30 PM
Thats the road im going doin... love bobbers

12-04-2010, 09:52 PM
Heres my 2007 Nightster with Willie G mods.Let us Know what you think.

13-04-2010, 06:47 AM
Heres my 2007 Nightster with Willie G mods.Let us Know what you think.
looks good and sounds great:)