September 30, 2005Hey I'm a new member. Just got my first bike, and its a 2006 Harley Sportster 883! I love it. I'm only 21 and only weigh 130, again this is my first bike, so that's why I got the 883 and not the 1200. I'll move up when I'm ready! Just wanted to say hello to everyone!!
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September 30, 2005welcome and best wishes on your ride!
Post a photo of it so we can all oooh and ahhhh!
September 30, 2005Thanks. Actually I've yet to take pictures yet, because I've been working so much lately. But I'll be sure to get some up here!
September 30, 2005RamSportster,
Welcome to the Zone. Glad you're here. This one dude I ride with has a cool 883 that sounds mean as hell. He's always doing something to it. Have a good time and make it you...Looking forward to some pics..
September 30, 2005Welcome. Enjoy the new ride and be safe.
September 30, 2005I will definetely be careful. Thanks everyone. I've got a question though. I bought some Skull Handlebar grips, and I got the left one on but the instructions say I need the service manual to install the right one. I call the dealer and the guy tells me I need a special tool to install it. He said there was no way around it??? Is there? I want to get this thing on because I had to CUT my left grip off to install this, WTH?? But now I have two different handlebar grips on right now, lol. Any help would be great. Thanks.
September 30, 2005AAHHHH , fresh meat !! LOL !! Welcome aboard ,Slick !
September 30, 2005Doan worry bout ol Ralphie, to him everyone is slick...
September 30, 2005Only the "slippery characters " rate the name , Slick Like Bugzy !! Just a habit I picked up along time ago, as when ya get my age ya start havin; a hell of a time rememberin' names LOL !! There ya have my explanation Slick, and I'm stickin' to it ....
September 30, 2005Hey, I can't figure why your dealer would indicate need for "special" tool for that job. You should only need a set of allen wrenchs and/or torx screwdrivers to get the right side switch housing apart.
First of all, take note of how much thread is showing on both of your throttle cables (under the rubber boots)....write that down and note which is which. Now, loosen the lock nuts and back off the adjusters as far as possible to give you slack in the cables. Now, you can separate the housing halves and have lots of fun pulling the little brass ferrels out of their slots that are at the ends of the two cables....remove those little %^##% and then your old grip will slide right off. Slide your new grip on and enjoy the fun of putting the little brass jobbies back on the cable ends and then into their respective slots in the end of the new grip...then back together and readjust the throttle cables back to matching the note you made at the start and then tighten back the lock nuts and slide the rubber boots back in place. Done!!! Caution, if you also take the front brake clamp loose (not necessary, but can give you better access), you need to put a small piece of cardboard about the thickness of a nickel between the lever and master cylinder hsg so as not to possibly harm the switch. Bottom line, if you want to do these kinds of things yourself.....BUY THE SERVICE MANUAL FOR YOUR MODEL