2015 Harley Sportster 48 Forty Eight, 1200 mods, Big Radius Pipes (NOT Short Shots) Tank lift, Apes

  • Published on Oct 21, 2017
  • Modifications and upgrades to 2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight with 1200 Engine. (In the video I say "Vance & Hines short shots, " but these are Vance & Hines "Big radius 2 into 2")
    Burley 16" narrow tube Ape Hangers
    Burley replacement cables and control wires
    Coil and ignition relocation kits from DK Customs
    Leather solo seat and passenger pad from Mother Roads Customs
    Vance & Hines Big Radius 2 into 2 exhaust pipes with black finish
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Comments • 55

  • Daniel Combs
    Daniel Combs 10 days ago

    I've never understood the idea behind the huge hanger bars. Don't your arms get sore?....do your hands go dead when riding?

    • Daniel Combs
      Daniel Combs 9 days ago

      @Scott hmm. The more you know!

    • Scott
      Scott  10 days ago

      Actually it's just the opposite from what you would think. The bars rest at about shoulder height and makes a huge Improvement in comfort and riding position over drag bars. There are ridiculous ape hanger bars that literally have riders looking like they're hanging from those bars, but at this height for this bike it makes for a much more pleasurable experience on long hauls especially.

  • Jim Crow
    Jim Crow Month ago +1

    Just bought a 2000 Sportster 1200 HD w 24k for 1800 w clean title, think it was a good deal! Only had to replace battery an tire's, runs great an has no oil leaks
    An that's a clean ass bike! Saving up some $ for some mods of my own. A bit hard when you have a wife an 2 kid's


    That looks really nice man. REALLY nice!! Wanna sell it?

    • Scott
      Scott  Month ago

      It's been sold for almost a year my friend. I let that friend move on to a nice family, and got myself a new family member in the form of a 2019 Heritage 114. Shiny side up!

  • Massi Tux
    Massi Tux 3 months ago +1

    Hello, compliments ! Very beautifull mods! But, it's possible to know, where you have to buy shock absorbers for the saddle? Thnaks, Massimiliano.

    • Massi Tux
      Massi Tux 3 months ago

      Thanks Scott ;-)

    • Scott
      Scott  3 months ago

      Mother Road Customs is where I got the seat and the coil-over shock mounting kit

  • Ahhson
    Ahhson 5 months ago

    Doest that battery cover really snap in as snugly as it looks? Haha. At the point where I'm going to drill and zip tie mine to my frame :(

    • Scott
      Scott  5 months ago

      I feel your pain. They are notorious for popping open. There are fixes on RU-clip. I fortunately did not have that issue with this particular bike

    STEPHEN CHRISTIAN 6 months ago +1


    • Scott
      Scott  6 months ago

      Thank you. Great idea with the deep red!

  • George Vrachliotis
    George Vrachliotis 8 months ago +1

    Nice bike, but man your voice over...sounds like watching a movie trailer at cinema

    • Scott
      Scott  8 months ago

      Haha. Thank you my friend. Tell Hollywood will ya? lol

  • hassan alyassry
    hassan alyassry 9 months ago

    What are the measurements of the seat in the Harley Bike What is the width and height

    • Scott
      Scott  9 months ago

      12x13x1. Check mother Road Customs eBay store for more information

  • Cam Brown
    Cam Brown 10 months ago +3

    Why do I feel like I'm watching the intro to a Tarantino film?

  • K T
    K T 10 months ago

    How good are the Burly apes? Are they made from thick walled tubing like the Biltwell which are made from .120" chromoly?

    • Scott
      Scott  10 months ago

      Extremely sturdy bars. Not sure of the exact thickness. Tighten them a little past torque or they may slip a bit

  • Lukie D
    Lukie D 10 months ago

    Nice and clean!👍🏻

  • Johnnie Red
    Johnnie Red 10 months ago

    Hey, what did you attach your inspection plate to? The passenger peg bolt?

    • Scott
      Scott  10 months ago

      Yes, that is correct

  • Instructor Lex
    Instructor Lex 11 months ago

    I had no idea this bike looks awesome with those handlebars, I have stock handlebars and now I’m jealous!

  • Chainsaw Surgeon
    Chainsaw Surgeon 11 months ago

    Looks like your front tire is on backwards.

    • Scott
      Scott  10 months ago

      Chainsaw Surgeon no it's on correctly my friend. Actually didn't change it from the factory

  • Krestian Kvart
    Krestian Kvart Year ago

    dreambike, but i live in rural norway so that peanut tank might be a problem.

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago +1

      Krestian Kvart It could be a great opportunity for you to get to know everyone with gas approximately 100 kilometers in each direction from you 😊

  • Loke Rosenkrantz
    Loke Rosenkrantz Year ago +5

    Dude your voice is smooth af

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago +1

      Loke Rosenkrantz Thank you very much. Just waiting on a morning DJ Gig (:

  • USMC LAterZ
    USMC LAterZ Year ago

    Digging the seat upgrade. How's the comfort level?
    I hate my stock XL1200V seats, which I believe is the same on the 48?

    • joe ramirez
      joe ramirez 11 months ago

      Scott Hasty get rid of shocks, switch to the ridged struts. Then you will really feel the road.

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      Zero Comfort level if you're riding longer than 1 hour. Before then its perfect. I just ride it like a horse; always staying a little off the saddle - letting my legs be the shock absorbers. But that's what I love about this bike; It's raw and attaches you to the pavement where you feel every ripple and are connected with every second you ride

  • Fred GFY Smith
    Fred GFY Smith Year ago

    What was the hp and torque on the dyno?

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      HP - 82.5 , Torque - 81.24

  • n2dabloo
    n2dabloo Year ago +1

    Looks and sounds bad-ass. Love the mods.

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago +1

      thank you. Me too!

  • Collin Morgan
    Collin Morgan Year ago +2


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    Prathin Thamma Year ago


  • Nathayoga
    Nathayoga Year ago

    thats a big radius vance and hines mate..

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      Nathayoga thanks. I caught the misspoken words and corrected it immediately in the description when I posted the video

  • Nickolas Trobaugh

    Does that 2015 48 have baffles

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      They don't have baffles Nickolas

  • josh swensen
    josh swensen Year ago

    Those are not “staggered short shots” by the way. They are called Vance and Hines Big Radius

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      josh swensen yes you're right. I have the short shots on my 2008. Thanks for catching that. I'll put that in the description.

  • Anthony Re
    Anthony Re Year ago +1

    i put the same stuff on mine and its not roadworthy now i have to change it back and it needs a front guard thats just what i like

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      Anthony Re awe man that stinks. I'm in Virginia. No problems here

  • Anthony Re
    Anthony Re Year ago

    no like

    • Nunya Business
      Nunya Business 11 days ago

      no taste

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      Anthony Re I'm sorry man. You have any questions let me know

  • Rice hat niqqa
    Rice hat niqqa Year ago +1

    Too cool! Want my 2017 48 to look like this.

  • Half Dog
    Half Dog Year ago +1

    Beautiful bike! I have one question, what cable kid did you use for the ape hangers??

    • Half Dog
      Half Dog Year ago +1

      Scott Hasty Thanks!

    • Scott
      Scott  Year ago

      Half Dog I got them from Burly. There's a moment in the video when I pause over the actual package that cables came in. But here's a link