Model: 1998 XLH Sportster 883
Engine: V-twin OHV Evolution
Bore and Stroke: 3.00 by 3.812 in.
Carburetion: Single 40mm CV
Transmission: 5-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase: 60.2 in.
Seat Height: 28 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.3 gal
Claimed Dry Weight: 488 lbs.
maybe you want some other opinions?
there is one thing that Sportster owners agree on; the stock saddles
which brings us to a topic of much discussion:
some solutions are offered at these sites:
I went with the Mustang Wide Nostalgic solo and am very happy with
it. the increased
comfort level over the stock solo is amazing.
If you plan to use your Sportster for something more ambitious than
pub-crawling, you'll need a place to store a set of skivvys and a loaf
of bread. my solution is the LeatherLyke bags from Hoese.
I've tortured them for 10,000 miles, and they work extremely well.
they are a hard ABS shell, which makes them shrug off rain and dust. They
lock, and can easily store a leather jacket, if you don't feel like contributing
a fashion accessory to some punk's wardrobe. If you are really paranoid,
and stay at sleazy motels, like I do, the bags can be removed in 15 seconds.
Note: you have to unlock them to remove them, so you don't have to worry
about some scumbag removing them for you.
once a Sportster pilot gets a little comfortable, the next item on
the agenda is SPEED. a new exhaust system might help. here are some ideas:
When you start working on your bike, you might like some
And after you've got all the speed goodies installed, you might want
to know how fast you're going.
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