Classic Harley-Davidson’s Mad Mudder
2016 HD Battle of the Kings Sportster Build Sheet
-Front suspension modifications include Sportster 48 triple trees, extended fork tubes, and preload adjusters for increased travel and wider stance.
-Rear suspension modifications include XR1200 reservoir shock absorbers with custom color matched powder coated shock springs.
-Stock Sportster wheel hubs were powder coated black and gold anodized Sun rims were laced onto hubs with polished stainless steel spokes to accommodate Kenda Big Block front and rear tires for on road-
-Front brake system now utilizes a four piston radial mount Tokico caliper in gold along with an adapter bracket from Speed Merchant. Custom spacers had to be made to use caliper in conjunction with an EBC floating brake disc.
-Renthal motor cross handlebars were used in conjunction with a Joker Machine riser. Custom handlebar sleeves had to be made to allow use of stock HD hand controls.
-Speedometer and indicator assembly were relocated to the left side engine area via a bracket made by Free Spirit Customs.
-Zippers chain drive conversion was used not only for aesthetic purposes, but the use of a chain is much better suited for the off road environment than the stock belt.
-Exhaust is a Super Trapp XR750 style system, which provides superb ground clearance and matches the enduro or off-road styling of the bike.
-Harley Davidson side mounted oil cooler was added to keep the bike cooler under slow trail conditions.
-Front mounted skid plate by Speed Merchant provides protection to the front of the engine from rocks and debris.
-The bike also utilizes some different finishing options from what we usually see on Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Carbon fiber hydro-graphics were used on the air cleaner, skid plate, oil dipstick, and the oil cooler cover.
-The derby cover, primary inspection cover, and timing cover were coated with a finish known as silver vane, which is common in the motor cross world.
-The cam cover was trimmed in house for a more “bare bones” look.
-The fuel tank paintwork was provided by Flames Unlimited and is reminiscent of a 1975 XLCH Sportster.
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