Reader Ride! Putting the"Cafe" Sport in Sportster!

Joseph Chaney sends in his beauty of a ride! Now that’s my kind of Harley. I’ve always thought that Sportsters were underrepresented in the Cafe world. Looks like hell of a fun ride! A lot of nice personal touches on this one. That seat ans swingarm are sweet! Ans I really like the rising sun decals on the engine. Must keep those purists scratching their heads!

He Writes:

“I really enjoy your blog, and thought I’d submit some pictures of my bike for your consideration. It is a 2003 Sportster XL1200C that I bought brand new and have done all of the work myself. I even laced the wheels and mounted the tires. It is a blast to ride!

Here are a few specs on it:
-engine- stock 1200cc
-exhaust- Vance & Hines SS2R
-wheels- stock HD hubs, Excel rims (19×2.15 front and 18×4.25 rear), Buchanan stainless spokes, Avon tyres
-gas tank- stock 3.3 gallon with Honda F2 fuel filler
-drive- Renthal sprockets with RK 520 chian
-rearsets- Crossroads performance
-tail section- custom built by owner
-clipons- Rockwall
-swingarm- stock with bracing
Thanks! Joe

Thanks Much for the pics!

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New Reader Rides!

Reader Lawrence Austria has submitted a 3 for 1. Some beautiful Cafe Rides and a really tasty scooter. Thank You for sharing such excellent work! You have a great eye for motorcycles!

He Writes:

I saw your site while browsing the net and I just want to share my resto project. Above are the pics of my bikes, first is my 1966 Ducati M160 Special racer then my 1964 CB77R Racer and lastly my play bike the 1958 NSU Prima lll K Limited Edition. Hope you like it.

Lawrence Austria