My HD mods

Jim Otto

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IBA Member
#1
greetings all from Jim Otto in va. I hope to reconnect on here with many of the members who rode in the IBA events I ran for the REDWING 19 military charity. Anyway. I have the following mods I do on my HD. I planning a 2016 FLTRU now -
- Motolights
- rivco turn signal mirrors
- bright ass light tail light
- CB
- hartco seat
- stage 1
- head pipes without cat
- cee Bailey windshield
- XM
- spot tracker.
 

JAORE

Premier Member
#2
Bill in 'Bama here.

I have a 2016 FLTRU. I'm a light weight in LDR (unfortunately not on the bathroom scales). I've done the following, so far:
Highway pegs for leg relief
H-D LED lights on the engine guards
Stock windshield (I had custom ones on my last 2 big Harleys, but the stock one on the 2016 fits me fine
Seat seems OK too but I carry an Air Hawk.
Changable backrest. Really helps me to change position on longer rides.
Tail lights stock too. I added LEDs on the trunk of my 2013 RG Ultra. But they are standard on the 2016. High and bright, I'm comfortable with them.
Extenders on the mirrors,my shoulders are cute but not the most helpful view.
My phone hookup included XM and I carry an iPod....

Always more in mind. Thought about the CB, but I rarely used the one I had on the 2013.
 

Owsley

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IBR Finisher
#3
greetings all from Jim Otto in va. I hope to reconnect on here with many of the members who rode in the IBA events I ran for the REDWING 19 military charity. Anyway. I have the following mods I do on my HD. I planning a 2016 FLTRU now -
- Motolights
- rivco turn signal mirrors
- bright ass light tail light
- CB
- hartco seat
- stage 1
- head pipes without cat
- cee Bailey windshield
- XM
- spot tracker.

Hi Jim, I rode one of the Redwing rides about ten? Years ago and enjoyed it. I missed the in-state monsoon one by chance. Thanks for putting those on.
 

cacomly

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IBR Finisher
#4
I've done the following to my 06 Sportster:

LED Aux lights
LED Headlight
Windshield
2 Zumo GPS units (660 and 665)
38 amp 3 phase charging system from Cycle Electric
Mustang seat with backrest
Air shocks off an Ultra in the rear
Progressive springs in the front
Replaced spoked wheels with cast (to get rid of tubes)
5 gallon tour tank
Highway pegs
Tour pak for storing my gear
Saddle bags
 
#5
Greeting Y'all! I am riding a 2015 Road Glide
I have done the following.....
16" ape hangers
Windshield Upgrade
Highway Pegs
Tour pack for storage
Back rest (don't ever use it, but I have one)
Stereo Upgrade
LED Lights for Brakes and Tail Lights (bike and tour pack)

Planning on doing a running light upgrade and possibly doing new bars before my next IBR
 

pdbuzz

Premier Member
#6
I'm riding a 2008 Road King Classic, with the stock engine/pipes.

- Changed out the wheels to cast, silver 9-spokes (and no more white walls, so it looks more 'standard' than 'classic')
- Progressive 944's over the stock air shocks
- Put lowers on.
- Taller and wider windshield
- Changed out all of my lights to LED's, with amber passing lights (always on).
- Custom Dynamics modules that turned my rear turn signals into running lights, and tie them into my brake light (3 flashes, pause, again, long pause, repeat).

I know the passing lights alone are getting me noticed much more (from the front) when I'm on the road. I actually have vehicles move over, when I'm trying to overtake them in the left lane. Something that didn't happen all that frequently with my previous rides! ;) I love that the LED's free up those watts for running my heated gear! My winter project is 16" apes with chrome handlebar gear and matte silver Brembo calipers to go with the wheels!
 

Clive Rand

Active Member
#7
Hi there,
My old girl started out as a stocko FLSTC, but night riding became a challage at times so I opted for the daymaker LED lights, later on I decided to lift the front end a little with 2 inch over stock, but still scraped my footboards everywhere, so I raised my boards an inch, I still scrape the exhaust occassionaly now. I got SE211 cams and a heavy breather and the 2 into 1 exhaust, and later put the signature seat on with the backrest, but the best thing I did to it so far is put the Fatboy rear wheel on the bike, running that 200mm rear tyre has made the ride a lot softer for my old butt. we often have a laugh because my old girl is constantly changing, hehehe not always for the better. I am trying to work on an extended range fuel system so I don't even have to stop to fuel up the main tank, thinking of at least a 10litre tank on the rear somewhere for my challeng next year.
 
#8
2015 Roadglide Special

Legends Axeo Front suspension kit
Pro-Action 13” Street series rear shocks
Klockwerks 14” Sport Flare windshield
Klockwerks 10” kliphanger handlebars
H-D heated grips
Drag specialties Low profile seat w/ backrest
Accutronix Forward Controls
Clearwater Darla’s LED accessory lights
Custom Dynamics LED signals front & rear
Kuryakyn Longhorn Highway pegs

Still under construction...........
 
#9
Completed a nested SS1000/24 inside a BB1500/36 (July 8 & 9, 2018) on my stock '06 XLC Sportster 1200 Custom:
Standard seat
LED lighting
Standard shocks
V&H pipes
Stock 4.5 gal tank
Old sissy bar for the pack/duffle
Memphis Shades 19" windshield
Engine guard with highway pegs
That's just about it, lads. I know the meaning of saddle sore and bun burner. That was on a trip of 3,500 miles in 7 days. Of course, that's nothing compared to what a lot of guys do, I give you that. I did it after returning from a 5-week visit to Southeast Asia, so I used my jet lag and insomnia to my advantage.
Did the 1000/24 in 19.5 hours, and the 1500/36 in 33.5 hours. Made my final destination in 35:55 for a total of 1,597 miles. Awaiting certification.
Nothing like doing something challenging with all stock stuff. Just got back from 500 mi r/t to Louisville, KY. That was a relaxing ride, still on the stock '06 Sportster.
 

cacomly

Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#10
Completed a nested SS1000/24 inside a BB1500/36 (July 8 & 9, 2018) on my stock '06 XLC Sportster 1200 Custom:
Standard seat
LED lighting
Standard shocks
V&H pipes
Stock 4.5 gal tank
Old sissy bar for the pack/duffle
Memphis Shades 19" windshield
Engine guard with highway pegs
That's just about it, lads. I know the meaning of saddle sore and bun burner. That was on a trip of 3,500 miles in 7 days. Of course, that's nothing compared to what a lot of guys do, I give you that. I did it after returning from a 5-week visit to Southeast Asia, so I used my jet lag and insomnia to my advantage.
Did the 1000/24 in 19.5 hours, and the 1500/36 in 33.5 hours. Made my final destination in 35:55 for a total of 1,597 miles. Awaiting certification.
Nothing like doing something challenging with all stock stuff. Just got back from 500 mi r/t to Louisville, KY. That was a relaxing ride, still on the stock '06 Sportster.
Glad to see another Sporty rider!
 
#11
To me, there's nothing like long distance on a Sportster. Have been a long time rider of English bikes (BSA, Norton, Triumph), and my first long distance ride in US was roundabout way from Orange County, CA, to SF Bay area of 500 miles on my stock 1969 BSA Royal Star 500 that I bought brand new out of the box when stationed in Germany in 1968 and 1969, and rode all over Germany with my buddy on his 1969 BSA 650. Shipped it to the US and rode that 500+ miles without a windshield, tank bag, or adequate all-weather gear in January 1970. Had to stop every 20 miles to warm up until I got to my brother's house and stood in front of the wall furnace for 45 minutes. I was 20 then, and on my way to Vietnam, where I served two tours of duty flying on combat missions. I wonder where I got my need for adrenalin on a bike?

Sportsters are like my old English bikes. I simply like the styling. A good pack, a tank bag, extra 5L of gas and a 1 pt gas bottle, and I'm ready to go. Before winterization, I hope to get in a couple more solo long distance rides just because it's a great feeling. Like I wrote before, no radio, no comms, no music. Just the road, the engine and the wind muffled by ear plugs.
 
#12
Me and a buddy just finished this up over the weekend. I got the Iron Butt medallion and wanted to mount it on my bike. The medallion only has 2 mounting holes and they didn’t line up on the Cam cover. So we took a piece of aluminum and cut it and spun it on the lathe to fit. Then drilled, counter sunk and tapped the plate. Overall it came out nice and looks pretty clean!!!

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cacomly

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IBR Finisher
#15
Me and a buddy just finished this up over the weekend. I got the Iron Butt medallion and wanted to mount it on my bike. The medallion only has 2 mounting holes and they didn’t line up on the Cam cover. So we took a piece of aluminum and cut it and spun it on the lathe to fit. Then drilled, counter sunk and tapped the plate. Overall it came out nice and looks pretty clean!!!

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It seems I've seen that somewhere before :)