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Attached Thumbnails. Buell started with water-cooled two-stroke square-fours and ended with a water gubber four-stroke Sportster rubber mounted motor, but the vast majority of their bikes used reworked and Sportster engines. Question Title:. Thread Tools. Unfortunately the magnets were glued into the back of the clutch so it needed a new clutch basket as well. Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Pages gubber deprecated image syntax Articles needing additional references from May Commons category link is on Wikidata. Even though I have an older dumpier seat.
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This article needs additional citations mtoor verification. If you go with a solid mount Erec nipple get as new as possible If you have a title to a frame and you like keeping the title Harley. From what I read on the internet?????? If you get a regular solid frame count on getting some decent shocks for it.
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Log in or Join. Adventure Rider. Become a site supporter for a free shirt and ad free viewing. MacMcMacmacMay 27, Sportster rubber mounted motor Joined: Dec 7, Oddometer: How badly do rigid mount Sportsters vibrate? The last ones are pretty nicely priced, but I'd hate to have something I felt was largely unusable at anything over city speeds. The weight advantage would be a nice bonus. I currently run an XS and I don't find the vibes that bad at all. The motor is solid mount, everything else isn't!
Smokin SamMay 27, I love my It is a shaker but only because it's an 89 cu inch beast. ADV Sponsors. BadKarmaMay 27, Some people are more sensitive than others. Vibes from any of the various sportsters I've owned never bothered me. NemosengineerMay 27, Joined: Dec 28, Oddometer: 1, Location: Murrieta. The solid mount Sportster in my opinion is the best motorcycle ever produced by Harley-Davidson.
By Japanese standards it's a real paint shaker, having said that it's is no worse than a Yamaha XS twin. A real bargain under 5K, easy and cheap to fix or modify to your tastes. Best Wishes: Mike. Joined: Nov 22, Oddometer: Location: alabama. I love mine. A plain XL It isnt so much that it vibrates, well it does, but the way it sort of jumps up and down when it idles. Like a horny lizard. Never have to check the tach to see if it stalled or not. Not everyones cup of tea, but like I did mention, I love it.
Vibr8rMay 27, Interesting that you would refer to "anything over city speeds". I didn't mind the vibration of my '94 around town. It had no windshield, stock grips, and buckhorn bars. At higher speeds, the wind pressure forced me to hold the grips more tightly, which made my hands tingle and sometimes fall asleep. I suppose I should have invested in a quick disconnect windshield for out of town rides. Horny sluts with huge asse miss that bike.
Rob FarmerMay Vintage metal pail, I'm afraid I have no idea how a horny lizard behaves but that was a great description and made me smile I bought a new sportster in It did vibrate but Sportster rubber mounted motor in a way that made you know you had a proper engine in there.
It wasn't an unpleasant vibe. Joined: May 17, Oddometer: 1, Location: wherever you go I'll echo the others - it vibrates, but its not that bad. I put miles on my 89, including two cross country trips. It needs a good aftermarket seat, but other than that its a solid reliable bike. I wouldn't mind having another one.
Literary analogy silver rubbing gold brickMay 28, Joined: Sep 3, Ceiling mounted swinging beds This is my one owner beauty from '85 : Sure the newer ones are smoother, cleaner, more powerful, more reliable Joined: Nov 26, Oddometer: Location: Alabama.
NJ-BrettMay 28, I had a new and thought it was very nice at the time. I had a newer rubber mounted one a few years ago and it was the worst bike I ever owned. I would love to have a with the 5 speed trans and chain drive.
Put dual sport tires on it and go anyplace. Use bar end weights and foam grips if vibration bothers you. The DR was smooth but fun anyway. Big singles rock. Joined: Oct 8, Oddometer: Location: Inyokern - middle of nowhere, center of everything. I owned a for 15K miles. XRR converted to stage 3 by a good race engine builder. The has a few ponies on the XS, will cruise highway a little better. Mine was pretty sweet mph true from the engine vib standpoint - RPM.
Above that and the vib became apparent. But also too fast for a unfaired bike too. I think the is OK, if solo. But the straight 9.
This is just a jug and piston change, no head work or new cams. The factory are noted as the worst shakers as they have heavy cast pistons that kind of ruined the engine balance. The exception was the XLS, a mostly forgotten model from the late 90's that had vastly upgraded suspension and a decent factory engine with twin plugs, higher compression, forged pistons. Prices for those seem about the same as the regular models.
If you get a regular solid frame count on getting some decent shocks for it. Oh, and change the belt as they are all getting old by now. And Male porn star ben english about somehow getting some decent wheels.
This is the one great downfall of the Sportster. The incredibly heavy cast wheels that more than anything else hampers the ultimate handling of the bike. If only the Chicanes were still being made Moose DogMay 28, They shake like crazy, some people like that, Latin tan lines just put the wire wheels on this 01' for a friend.
JaySwearMay Benefits indoor tanning, Had a and I really liked it. It vibrated a lot, but nothing crazy. Trying to see in the mirrors could be tough, but otherwise it was fine. BadKarmaMay 28, HeyloadMay 28, I had an ' It was okay. But stay away from the '87's. Mine was apparently on the production line and they made some mid-year changes, so half of the stuff was early '87, and the other half was late ' Made ordering the correct parts a huge pain in the ass.
PrkChpsJun 4, Have a solid mount Evo. As someone said, it is a paint mixer, but what a fun bike. Even with 4 speeds. Takes some muscle to hold it down over 65 or so My wife rides it when she is not on the back of the E Glide, and she absolutely loves it. Rob FarmerJun 5, Well if we're posting pictures!! My that Sportster rubber mounted motor Alisha moore naked new in 89 picture was in - no it isn't me on it, that was my girlfriend at the time.
I loved this bike.
The FLT TourGlide was the first bike to feature the new mounting system, but it spread over time. The Dyna line up appeared in and featured rubber mounted engines. In , even the Sportster would get rubber mounts so that the Touring, Dyna and Sportster models all had rubber mounted motors, leaving the rigid Softails in the minority. Buell motorcycles built with variants of the Sportster engine have used a rubber mount system since The Model K, from which the Sportster evolved, was the first civilian motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson with hydraulic shock absorbers on both wheels. Common usage calls this a K raulperrone.comcturer: Harley-Davidson. Sep 11, · i hope i am in the right category for this i think i am going to get another bike soon and i dont know what it will be other than to say it will most likely be a sportster so i wanted to ask people who have had both frame mount and rubber mount what their thoughts on the differences between the 2 are.
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Rubsters are a bit smoother at cruise, but not at idle. I tested both and went with new and rubber mounted. Sent from my LG-H using Tapatalk Ricor is the first company to offer really good suspension solutions to Sportster forks and shocks. Originally Posted by ReddTigger. These replacement mounts will do the job if you want to " Shake the Shake " in a or newer Rubber Mount Sportster Frame. I wouldnt trade my 03 for an The no top motor mount look is definately different when you start stripping it down and chopping it. Good question. With the motor rubber mounted in the rigid frame, the chain drive can and will smack the frame by the rear passenger foot peg. Find all posts by wojeepster. Rubbermounts aren't bad, but as has been said, it depends what you want to do. Big singles rock. Well if we're posting pictures!! It reeks sportster, but above all it brings me the most satisfying feeling of man and machine. Available as complete kit or isolators only.
These replacement mounts will do the job if you want to " Shake the Shake " in a or newer Rubber Mount Sportster Frame. Made right here at home in the USA.
Discussion in ' Road Warriors ' started by newride , Apr 8, Log in or Join. Adventure Rider. Become a site supporter for a free shirt and ad free viewing. I have been looking at used HD Sportsters and reading about folks opinions on here. Are there any years I should stay away from say from till present? I know they went to fuel injection in and rubber mount in