New to the forum, Need some chopper advice.

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by pirate4x4, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. pirate4x4

    pirate4x4 New Member

    Well guys, im new to the forum, and new to harley. I just got a 1996 sportster 883, and well, its alittle too small for me. So I decided I wanted to lengthen the back end of the frame and give it that chopper look. I dont however want to go hardtail. Is there a way i can turn this bike into a softail chopper? Has anyone gone this route? Please send pics if you have. Thanks guys.
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  2. adamk

    adamk Member

    Don't know if this will help you or not. But, it might be a _much_ cheaper, simpler fix for you.

    I just got a 2000 883 which was also a bit too small for me.

    I upgraded to a Le Pera seat, which moved my seaing position down about an inch and back about 2 inches. That was enough to make me fit better on the bike.

    2 cents.

    If that doesn't interest you, or isn't enough, good luck with the conversion!
  3. Billie517

    Billie517 New Member

    There are some wide tire kits that will lengthen the bike by about 3 inches, you'll need a different drive belt or chain but they list the size you will need....This would give you the chooper look that you want and lenghten the bike.