2003 Sportster 1200

Well, I did it. After I took the BRC and got my license, I went out and bought a motorcycle. It’s been almost a month now and I’m loving it. Today I put an engine guard on that I got off ebay so that’s why I finally got around to taking pictures. I got myself a Craftsman mechanics tool set on sale, plus a few additional tools I’ll need for general maintenance. I have all the HD manuals for my bike, also the Clymer manual and a basic motorcycle maintenance book, and the Fix My Hog Sportster DVDs, so I plan on doing almost everything myself.


I’m so proud of myself for putting this on. Not that it was particularly hard but I’ve never really done anything like it before. I picked up a spanner wrench today to work on the rear shocks next. I need to fix the preload for my weight. I also have some saddlebags coming and I might need to relocate my rear turn signals to get them on. I’d have to look into the electrical system more before tackling that one.


After a little wash. I need to pick up some cleaner my neighbor told me about and then I’ll polish all the chrome too.

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  • mike says:

    hay nice bike i just got a 2003 sportster sport 1200 my first bike and i love it i wanna get new pipes and mybe bags also great fun

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