So i bought the sporty and i absolutely love it, I dumped about a grand into it cause the stator died out and needed a new clutch hub much like florida mountaintop predicted. But now i got it running like a top and it really puts out much more then i expected. As for the vibration it is not all that bad, i have a pretty good seat on mine and with the forward controls only my feet get some of the buzz. Even though the vibes arent extreme i still plan on getting a bar snake or something because i want to do the 1200 conversion on it over the winter.
Other plans include a possible olive drab green paint scheme and taping the exhaust for a old school possibly military inspired theme who knows
Dang, it is a common thing, but I did not mean to jinx it!
The best 1200 conversion is just do the weisco dish top piston kit, and leave the heads stock. It is just a simple bore and you are good to go. I have extra jugs if you want a set, then you can buy the pistons, get them bored the 1/2" and have all the gaskets ready and in 3 hours, you are up and running with a 1200. If you plan on cams, I recommend the V4 Andrews over the larger V8, but it is up to you, I have ran them all, and the V4 are the best all around I have ran.
I am glad you enjoy the Sporty, I enjoyed the crap outta mine. I just tired of the frame being so small, and I could not afford another bike at the time, so I sold it to go bigger. I have a old Ironhead engine in a box, and a friend gave me a frame with title, so it looks like I will be doing a bike in the near future along with the 42 Flathead WLA, and the 53 Servi-car, and doing another bottomend on my Springer.
If you need any tech info, just let me know, I can PM you my number and we can talk.
I Can and will ride anything!
Bikes I own:
New addition 1978 CB750Four
1994 home built springer
1984 KLR 600
1953 Servi-car (I gotta get this put back together)
1942 WLA (Gotta finish this one as well)
1985 Honda 200M ATC
1985 Honda ATC 70
1997 Yamaha Big Bear 350 4X4 ATV
Early 1984 Ironhead Sporty (Wife has laid claim to this bike)
1986 Sporty that I am putting a ironhead engine into
YEA BIGDAA I Gotta GUN!
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