Worked on the bike tonight.

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Paladin, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Paladin

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    Got home from work and started working on my (new to me) 2000 XL 883. The previous owner was the type that hung accessories all over the bike. That's OK, but I wanted a cleaner look, so off came the bags, crash bar, forward foot pegs, windshield and "Harley Davidson" license plate frame.
    In total, this stuff must weight 100 POUNDS!
    I removed the reflectors on the fork and rear fender, and changed the oil. Found a nice little independent bike shop to buy parts.
    Tomorrow will start with a wash and "Mother's" metal polish on the aluminum parts.[​IMG]
    Here"s the bike the day I got it home. Will post another pic when finished. Might put the windshield back on.:D
     

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  2. DaveInPA

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    How do you remove the reflectors from the forks? I want mine gone!!
     
  3. DaveInPA

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    Could I use an electric heat gun? Seems like it would do the job quicker haha
     
  4. Moose

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    Have used the hair dryer/floss:newsmile098: method myself. You're going to want to hold that heat gun a little further away.
     
  5. Mine fell off easy. The bike was parked outside in the sun for like 4 hours or so. So I just pulled them off with my hands .Oddly enough theres was no glue left behind.
     
  6. Paladin

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    Here's the bike after clean up, polish,and carb rejet. Looks better and runs better.
    harley 009.jpg
     
  7. streetg

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    Your bike looks 100% better.

    Wanna clean mine?