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72 progress and questions

  • LWS
    LWS
    22 days ago
    Hi all, new to the site. 

    72 has a few mods completed inc short shots, bars, mirrors, tank lift, wire tuck and tail tidy.
    Keen to relocate the coil above the horn - seen plenty of discussions however struggling to find a bracket available to purchase to suit existing horn location. 
    Any suggestions? 
    Also, what do you recommend next for the 72?

    Cheers 
  • OlChesnut
    OlChesnut
    22 days ago
    Looks good.  The Sportster 72 is one of the best looking bikes Harley ever made.  I personally wouldn't go overboard with the mods.  I've seen some 72's that look nothing like the original bike.  I like what you've done, but I'd stop there on the cosmetics personally.  If you want to do more mods on a '14 Sportster, upgrade the suspension.  Especially the rear shocks.  They didn't improve the suspension on later Sporty's until 2016.  I've got a 2014 1200C and upgrading the shocks and fork springs made a decent difference in the ride.
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    21 days ago
    1.  Get a nice air cleaner (and not a bloody gay hypercharger!)
    2.  Do the coil relocation (some kits have the key there as well, its a tight fit with the fob but looks good.)
    3.  Put in some coloured spark plug leads
    4.  Upgrade the ECU as with the short shots and air filter you will need the AFR corrected. 
    5.  Relocate the Speedo to next to the front jug is a nice look.
    6.  Whitewall tyres are also a good look on some bikes

    Its hard to tell in the pics but is that a really large headlight or just the photo?  If its a really large one it just does not fit the look of a sporty.


  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    21 days ago
    I'm with Tussuck, plus I'd lift those orange thjings on the fork legs. But does look bloody nice.
  • GGUser260
    GGUser260
    20 days ago
    Quoting LWS on 11 Jun 2022 09:39 PMedited: 11 Jun 2022 12:58 PM

    Hi all, new to the site. 


    72 has a few mods completed inc short shots, bars, mirrors, tank lift, wire tuck and tail tidy.
    Keen to relocate the coil above the horn - seen plenty of discussions however struggling to find a bracket available to purchase to suit existing horn location. 
    Any suggestions? 
    Also, what do you recommend next for the 72?

    Cheers 

    Clear indicator lenses
  • Benno
    Benno
    20 days ago
    Quoting LWS on 11 Jun 2022 09:39 PMedited: 11 Jun 2022 12:58 PM

    Hi all, new to the site. 


    72 has a few mods completed inc short shots, bars, mirrors, tank lift, wire tuck and tail tidy.
    Keen to relocate the coil above the horn - seen plenty of discussions however struggling to find a bracket available to purchase to suit existing horn location. 
    Any suggestions? 
    Also, what do you recommend next for the 72?

    Cheers 

    My opinion only, the headlight is out of proportion to the front-end, I would also install underperch front indicators and change the mirrors. 
    Edit: I would get rid of that speedo also.
    Each to their own though.
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    19 days ago
    Here is a better view of the left side of my Sporty with the Coil and Speedo relocated.  (I had the key there as well but just returned it to stock location as the fob was bouncing around between the coil posts too much).

    You could even go all out and fit Quickshifter as well... fucking amazing things!  Better investment than a new ECU in my mind. (you can see the sensor on my shifter linkage)


  • LWS
    LWS
    19 days ago
    Quoting tussuck on 14 Jun 2022 06:00 AM

    Here is a better view of the left side of my Sporty with the Coil and Speedo relocated.  (I had the key there as well but just returned it to stock location as the fob was bouncing around between the coil posts too much).


    You could even go all out and fit Quickshifter as well... fucking amazing things!  Better investment than a new ECU in my mind. (you can see the sensor on my shifter linkage)


    Where is your horn located? I want to move the coil to the same spot at yours, however the horn is in the way and I can't source a bracket to hold both?!
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    19 days ago
    Horn is mounted top front of the bike just below the steering neck.  There is a small horizontal bracket it screws into - and the horn itself looks to be a standard Repco type item.  Maybe you can move your one or replace it with the earlier type.  Or just mount it under the bike - its not like anyone actually hears a Harley horn!.

    You mod the bracket to fit both horn and coil on the left, but I think that would look a bit wanky tbh.

  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    19 days ago
    Quoting tussuck on 14 Jun 2022 06:00 AM

    Here is a better view of the left side of my Sporty with the Coil and Speedo relocated.  (I had the key there as well but just returned it to stock location as the fob was bouncing around between the coil posts too much).


    You could even go all out and fit Quickshifter as well... fucking amazing things!  Better investment than a new ECU in my mind. (you can see the sensor on my shifter linkage)


    Benno's statement, "Each to their own though" comes to mind looking at your speedo location Tussuck.
    There would be more ridiculous places to put it, but not many.
    Do what you reckon looks good LWS otherwise you might end up with hotch potch of bad ideas that others think look cool. Way better to have something you think looks good.

  • tussuck
    tussuck
    19 days ago
    Its a bit of a PIA with the speedo location.  I mounted it there with the small OEM 12 litre tank and could see it fine.  Now with the 17 litre larger tank its actually hard to see without leaning and looking.  But tbh Im not a boy racer on the bike and have gotten used to the engine note/sound at 60km & 80km so I get by 99% of the time not needing to look.

    Style wise it has to go somewhere as Im changing bars and they will not have a riser clamp (the risers will be welding on and the unit at a fixed angle).  Plus the entire 5" space right in the centre is going to be a tight radius.