5 More Things You Need to Get For Your Sportster

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Comments • 80

  • Skeggǫld Skálmǫld
    Skeggǫld Skálmǫld 16 days ago

    Nice vid! One q: you don’t do caffeine while fasting?

  • Hector Ortiz
    Hector Ortiz 2 months ago

    I like my 883 the way it came. I might change the tires to the dual use.


    Just bought a 2000 Sportster 1200HD, whenever I ride on a wet road it feels like I'm on ice. Is that just a Sportster thing? See guys cruising the speed limit on wet roads all the time. Or maybe I'm being overcautious! Dunno! Can't go over 35 without feeling like I'm going to slide off the rd

  • Eric Byers
    Eric Byers 3 months ago +1

    Not to cleaver takeing turn signals of they are on to stop people pullinig out on you

  • Michele See
    Michele See 4 months ago

    I added a batwing fairing with speakers for my ipod. Matching saddlebags with touring box, the day maker lamp, led brake light and heated handle bars. Sportsters Rock!

  • Will p
    Will p 4 months ago

    Step 1! : Get a SPORTSTER!!! Womp womp 😔

  • Francisco Marques
    Francisco Marques 4 months ago

    I got an iron 883 and I love your videos man, big hug from Portugal, you're a humble man dan danny dan, keep it up proud of you xoxo

  • Redd Mann
    Redd Mann 5 months ago

    I've never seen anyone fail to cancel hand signals

  • Marco Poulin
    Marco Poulin 5 months ago +1

    Remove the driver first WTF he should have a mopet what a sissy

  • Kyle Esler
    Kyle Esler 5 months ago +1

    Should remove the seat too and even the foot pegs. They are there but if they are not required in your state ditch them too. Don’t really need the motor either

  • Jordan Parker
    Jordan Parker 5 months ago +1

    Yeah take off your belt Guard so someone can get pissed at you and cut your belt or so debris gets in between the pulley and belt that makes sense NOT. Take your Mirror off kids so you can’t see to change lane to the right side. Oh hell while you’re at it take off your front turn signals so the only way someone knows is if they’re behind you or you stick your arm out He’ll we shouldn’t be surprised from some kid who puts those kinds of tires on a bike smh

  • Curtis Sherwood
    Curtis Sherwood 5 months ago +1

    Removing a mirror is definitely a safety hazard. It's more of a safety hazard than you may realize. I have ridden with no right side mirror, and it is downright scary not knowing what is back there. It would almost certainly lead to an accident, most likely one in which YOU, the rider, gets hit from behind by something they didn't see. Not smart. I also rode a dual sport bike with no turn signals for awhile. I was mostly riding it to a place where I could go off road. Nevertheless, I was almost hit more than once by someone who did not notice my arm signals, or probably didn't even know what they are. The signals went back on. I have a 2006 Sportster 1200. I bought it used. Someone had removed the belt guard. I immediately replaced it. The belt guard keeps rocks and gravel from getting between the belt and the pulley, which will damage both, and can even cause the belt to break, which can lock up the rear wheel and cause an accident. I actually prefer chain drive to a belt. As far as changing the headlight to something brighter, that to is DUMB, DUMB, DUMB. Most vehicles already have headlights that blind oncoming drivers. You need to wear sunglasses even at night now. I think that DOT should ban HID and LED headlights. I have never had a problem with standard yellow halogen headlights. I've been riding for 44 years, and for many years rode with incandescent sealed beam lights, and didn't have a problem with those either. I also live in AZ. They only require one brake, and it can be either front or rear. Is anyone really dumb enough to ride with no front brake? I hope not, but if they do, they won't likely do it for long.

  • Don Chivazo
    Don Chivazo 7 months ago +1

    My suggestion since you took the belt drive would be to get a chain convertion kit. Front signal removal its a hazard, people will not see you at interceptions. Other than that is matter of taste.

  • Willbarrel Smith
    Willbarrel Smith 7 months ago +1

    Get some engine cleaner and clean ur F N rims.Goober...

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    Willbarrel Smith 7 months ago


  • Tim Hunt
    Tim Hunt 7 months ago +1

    I bought the Mustang Fastback seat for my 48 Special because of your review. I love it. !!!! Thanks

  • centervilletn
    centervilletn 7 months ago

    if you are gonna be dumb you got to be tough.

  • B H
    B H 8 months ago

    Interesting that you can record audio while riding your sportster. I could never pull that off on mine and its stock.

  • elliot dobson
    elliot dobson 10 months ago +2

    removes a mirror and front signal lights for aesthetic reasons. expects not to be referred to as a dotard.

  • MiataTravels
    MiataTravels 10 months ago

    All I can say to removing a mirror is SMDH. For looks? Wow.

  • La Sombra Del LoBo
    La Sombra Del LoBo 11 months ago

    Finally, someone that likes mid controls. Lol my dad gives me shit for it but sorry dude not your bike lol

  • Travis Page
    Travis Page 11 months ago

    What brand is your helmet?

  • shu moto
    shu moto Year ago +2

    With so many people doing mods to sportsters, you might as well keep it stock and be unique

  • Larry Collins {larrdogg}

    i like my drag bars on my sporty

  • buddybonus10
    buddybonus10 Year ago +1

    No belt guard? Really 😂

  • kaleb avila
    kaleb avila Year ago +2

    I hate my forward controls just got an 02 sportser 1200 but I rode dirt bikes for 20 years n they feel so wierd to me

  • Shawn Hinzman
    Shawn Hinzman Year ago

    I like that sissy bar but I don't know how it would look on my 1200 custom. It has a ton of chrome.

  • Samantha King
    Samantha King Year ago +3

    I own 98 883~Piglet~ been mine for 20 years!. I'm told constantly if I rode a bigger bike I'd kick her to curb.... I'm 4'11 and VERY relaxed and bike fits me like a glove.

  • ryan abadilla
    ryan abadilla Year ago

    Hey bro I was wondering, what kind of helmet are you wearing?

  • Sandy Mitchell
    Sandy Mitchell Year ago +19

    no belt guard,no turn signals,no mirror.....i stopped watching at that point, you are really telling people to remove saftey features from their motorcycles??? why do you need a headlight? it would look a lot cooler without one!. not everyone should own a motorcycle

    • C Smith
      C Smith Month ago +1

      Late but, he has a mirror, not having front turn signals isn’t unsafe and he can use hand signals, and your foot doesn’t even come close to the chain on this bike and this is one of the safest riders on RU-clip

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    • Stephen C
      Stephen C 8 months ago

      Sandy Mitchell agree

  • Diogenes415
    Diogenes415 Year ago +9

    1) Change out headlight - sorry bro but H4 has worked for me for decades and hundreds of thousands of miles. May as well get some stickers from Pep boys and put those on your bike instead... it costs less and you still feel like you 'modded' your bike. 2) Removing the belt guard - HD's pointy heads design and implemented that for a reason, to keep road debris from getting between the belt and pulley. But hey, if aesthetics on the microscopic level are more important to you than belt longevity then have at it. 3) Remove a mirror - oh what an awesome suggestion... you think reducing the range of your rear view is a good idea? The key to road survival is being aware of your surroundings and you basically are suggesting to put a patch over one eye. Brilliant! 4) Remove front turn signals - why not just remove the rear turn signals while you're at it... it makes just as much sense. 5) Get a sissy bar - yeah, I'm not going to comment on that... just too easy of a flame on you. As for the handlebars and foot controls, not very incisive stuff there. I think anyone who's swung a leg over a motorcycle knows those options are available.
    So why did you post this vid as though it was informative? Do something worthwhile for your Sporty, change out the crappy fork springs and rear shocks. Those alone will greatly improve the bike as something worth riding.

  • Edgar Figueroa
    Edgar Figueroa Year ago

    Looks like a scrambler

  • Robert Hoard
    Robert Hoard Year ago

    I keep looking for the trailer ball, on your seat.

  • Johnny Komatsu
    Johnny Komatsu Year ago +6

    You still have way too much stuff on your bike. Take off the other mirror, look where you're going not where you been. Headlight goes, don't ride at night or people can't see how cool you look. Single seat only, no extra foot pegs and definitely no pillions. Kickstand, brake light and blinkers can go too, if damn car drivers can't see want you're doing they shouldn't be on the road. Lastly, all that extra clothes and helmet you got on, dress for the ride man not the slide.
    Jeans, boots, muscle shirt, shades and a bandana. Sweet.

  • Ron Callahan
    Ron Callahan Year ago

    That helmet makes you look like an astronaut

  • Fernando Cortes
    Fernando Cortes Year ago

    Hey man nice bike, what helmet is that and the camera set up in front of it were did you get it or what brand is it, any info helps, im a new to 2 year rider so I like to have some record when im driving

  • James Southworth
    James Southworth Year ago +12

    I have to disagree with removing the turn signals. I cant stand people who don't signal a turn or lane change. That's an accident waiting to happen.

    • dekockemil
      dekockemil 3 months ago

      I also wanted to say the same thing about no turn signals. You are living on the edge and waiting for a disaster to happen.

    • James Southworth
      James Southworth Year ago +1

      LordStabbers people see lights way before hand signals. As a matter of fact as visibility decreases like in dim light or foggy weather your lights may be the ONLY thing that lets people know you are there and what direction you are turning.

    • LordStabbers
      LordStabbers Year ago +1

      you can still signal lane and turn changes; and you can use hand signals in place of the front signals. But still How many people even see those front signals or even the bike to begin with? I had to remove mine for a faring for long trips and really don't like the look the relocation kit gave it.

  • Cooper Bennett
    Cooper Bennett Year ago

    Guy in the blue truck at 4:42 staring you down as you go by ;D

  • In Cognito
    In Cognito Year ago

    Love Sportsters..hate when people want to compare them to any other kind of motorcycle.They need to get help with their control switches though rain eats em up and it never stops raining until I get where I'm going!Solo seats a must because it makes it easier to say no ..call a cab!

  • fernando hernandez
    fernando hernandez Year ago +2

    Why remove the mirrors? So you have to turn ur head to switch lanes? Seems a bit silly to me but whatever your bike your problem

    • John Phillips jr
      John Phillips jr Month ago

      fernando hernandez even with a mirror there are blind spots. Should always turn your head as well.

    • fernando hernandez
      fernando hernandez Year ago +1

      Onpoint Motorworks i personally feel no need to put my life in danger so the higher skill level isnt for me i have put nearly 20k miles on my bike anf i have yet to be in a situation where turning my head is required but i still strongly feel that mirrors are there to help you but that is my opinion

    • Onpoint Motorworks
      Onpoint Motorworks Year ago +1

      I prefer to ride at a higher skill level. You may never experience a time where turning your head will save your life--then again, you might. I notice that most people can not maintain trajectory of their vehicles when they momentarily turn to check their blind spots, so they rely on their mirrors and simply don't turn their head. To me, that is shit riding. Turning your head will increase your skill level, while ensuring their is nobody in your blind spot--on bikes and cars.

    • fernando hernandez
      fernando hernandez Year ago

      I never turn my head i know before hand what lane i want to get into and mirrors also help me be able to see behind me and 2 lanes over in case i need to swerve

    • Onpoint Motorworks
      Onpoint Motorworks Year ago +3

      fernando hernandez, you need to turn your head every time, regardless of mirror status.

  • Randy Hunt
    Randy Hunt Year ago +7

    You do realize the stuff your taking off your bike are saftey features. If you get something caught in your belt it can cause serious damage to you and your bike. As far as turn signals go. They help others see you and your intentions. But hey as long as you look cool laying on the pavement then you have acheived your goal. Your kids will love you even more for thinking of your coolness scale instead of being around to help them grow into cool looking individuals. Good call dude. Ride cool

    • Eric Byers
      Eric Byers 3 months ago +1

      Going for the hipster look. No turn signals moron hey lets take the front break of that will look cool

    • jonathan corres
      jonathan corres Year ago

      What a square

    • Jason Jones
      Jason Jones Year ago +1

      Randy Hunt ..you sound bitter...prob dont have yer own bike

    • cooper jones
      cooper jones Year ago +4

      Do you wear a reflective belt and jacket that’s neon green when you ride you seem like that kinda guy

  • Frankielee
    Frankielee Year ago

    No you cant just get any bars if you have a 2017 spec 48 like mine the ABS line/cable F???s you right up put keystones on the ABS line was like as tight as a nones whatsname

  • Frankielee
    Frankielee Year ago

    Hi head case R Miller you dont understand people that would comment yet you did............... Beginner bike F N doughnuts its a feckin 1200 cc bike it aint no beginners bike 883 maybe thats the bottle merchants Sportster

    • chuck anderson
      chuck anderson Year ago

      I love my 1200 sportster it runs like the wind and no body giving me shit about it I can as fast and long as any body else can

  • ATC Joe
    ATC Joe Year ago +3

    Cool bike, Harley sells a lot of Sportsters for a reason!

  • Mike Gamilla
    Mike Gamilla Year ago +3

    What helmet is that?

  • adrian sanchez
    adrian sanchez Year ago +3

    Your bike it sweet man thak you for the tips

  • Ray Miller
    Ray Miller Year ago +33

    I don't know why anyone would watch these videos or take the time to comment if they don't like Sportsters. it's cool if you don't like them, you know, Everyone likes and dislikes things. I like the Sportster because it is more limber than larger bikes and I can really lay it down in the curves etc. Truth be told I also somewhat like them because people have a thing against them for some reason also. I always root for the underdog. I don't care if a bike is considered beginner or this or that. I just like what I like. Everyone ride what makes you happy and have a good time. If you like it then it's awesome.

    • Zach Hendry
      Zach Hendry 8 months ago

      Ray Miller I agree with you 100% man. This is dumb

    • Zach Hendry
      Zach Hendry 8 months ago +1

      The sportster is a smaller bike but man, it looks great, rides great and there is so much you can do to make it your own. I will buy a bigger bike eventually but the sportster will be staying. Love my iron883 and don’t give a damn what others think. Ride on bro!

    • scott
      scott Year ago

      I had a 08 fatbob i had to sell for house repair, with the money i had left i could only afford a 03 sporty 1200 & plus im in my 50s &have back problems so im content on my sporty for a nice 20-30 mile ride

    • DeceptiveSuperman
      DeceptiveSuperman Year ago +1

      I just got my first bike and it’s a 1200 custom. Being a bigger guy, I get messed with a lot, but I love. She’s very nimble and quick responsive. I like other bikes, but I can’t get away from my Sporty. I do have ideas of making her little faster and dress her up a little, and thankfully there is a big community to help out with it. Regardless of the haters who need bigger bikes, or alternative brands, I love my Sporty.

  • Ray Miller
    Ray Miller Year ago +4

    I just bought the same headlight and it's awesome

  • Konghulio
    Konghulio Year ago +1

    Wait how do you have a tracker with a belt drive still in it? That sounds like hell on the dirt

  • Mohammad
    Mohammad Year ago +1

    Hi.. Can i ask you how many miles did you but on your sportster and did you have any engine or mechanical problems with it? Thnx

  • BrianOnTheGo
    BrianOnTheGo Year ago +1