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The new RSD Cafe Sportster has arrived. Sporting our brand new cafe products. Stay tuned for more info on the bike and products.
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alsa says:
2/27/2011 8:44:00 AM
 
All of this kit is compatible on an Iron 883, right?
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rolandadmin says:
3/2/2011 8:51:00 PM
 
Yes, all Café Sportster parts will work on an Iron 883.
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zavio says:
3/3/2011 2:07:00 AM
 
where can i purchase the kit… specially the clip ons.
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rolandadmin says:
3/3/2011 5:51:00 PM
 
Any Drag Specialties Dealer.
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Tex says:
3/19/2011 6:07:00 AM
 
Hey, I just wanted to say that I’m a big fan of all your work. Especially this cafe sportster. You guys do some amazing work. Hopefully I’ll be able to install some of your art on my 48′.
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bryan says:
3/21/2011 11:42:00 PM
 
What year was this sportster ? If I wanted to build a 1200 XL, what year bike would you recommend as to have the most applicability for RSD parts?? Thanks..
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JAMES says:
4/2/2011 12:18:00 PM
 
WHAT PAINT DID YOU USE FOR THIS CAFE SPORTSTER?
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rolandadmin says:
4/4/2011 4:52:00 PM
 
The color is called Matte Bronze and work was done by Olympic Powdercoating in Santa Ana, CA (www.olympicpowdercoating.com )
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Andy says:
4/16/2011 8:53:00 PM
 
What rearshocks did you use?
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rolandadmin says:
4/18/2011 11:34:00 PM
 
Progressive Suspension prototype 970 Series 14″ shocks
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Ralph says:
7/18/2011 4:32:58 PM
 
Are all cafe sportster parts compatible with the harley 48 as well?
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ATX says:
7/26/2011 8:13:25 AM
 
I'd love to do something like this for my 99 Sportster Custom.. Is it possible to make that bike look ANYTHING like yours? Do you guys actually do any bike conversions in house? Thanks!
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rolandadmin says:
8/10/2011 9:09:51 AM
 
You should be able to get the look pretty close with the use of our clip-ons and other parts. Since a few of the production parts will not work on you older model bike, you can e-mail us at info@RolandSands.com to discuss a custom build.
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cody says:
7/26/2011 2:04:10 PM
 
Can you tell me what seat you used on this bike?
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rolandadmin says:
8/10/2011 9:10:19 AM
 
This is our new Cafe Sportster seat by Mustang. It will be available for purchase on January 1, 2012.
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Chad says:
7/27/2011 1:20:22 PM
 
Do you sell complete bikes?
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Chad says:
7/28/2011 10:16:48 PM
 
Do you sell complete bikes?
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rolandadmin says:
8/10/2011 9:10:32 AM
 
Yes, we can build you a custom bike. E-mail us at info@RolandSands.com with details on what you are looking to build.
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Likeaprophet says:
8/1/2011 12:38:09 PM
 
are you gonna sell this seat??
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rolandadmin says:
8/9/2011 5:27:48 PM
 
Early 2012
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Likeaprophet says:
8/1/2011 12:39:44 PM
 
Are you going to sell this seat?
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Kazi says:
8/4/2011 1:47:48 PM
 
Sick! I have a 2001 883 Hugger that is so run of the mill, been looking for something to set it apart, this is it. Thanks
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Cody says:
8/5/2011 5:02:54 PM
 
What seat is this? I've been trying to find it everywhere.
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rolandadmin says:
8/10/2011 9:06:15 AM
 
This is our new Cafe Sportster seat by Mustang. It will be available for purchase on January 1, 2012.
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MarcelloCB says:
8/6/2011 2:02:48 PM
 
I watched, on YouTube, the video of this bike. Please, who plays the song A Hard Days Night in this video? Their bikes are fantastic .... These Cafe, based on the 883 are beautiful! Big hug ... MarcelloCB - RJ - Brasil
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rolandadmin says:
8/9/2011 5:21:27 PM
 
Thanks Marcello. That's a cover by Mando Diao
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Harry says:
8/9/2011 9:36:21 AM
 
Does the seat fit onto a 48 Sportster?
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justin says:
8/16/2011 10:12:49 PM
 
what length shocks are they?
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rolandadmin says:
8/17/2011 10:43:07 AM
 
Progressive Suspension 970 Series shocks 14"
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Chris says:
8/22/2011 8:25:32 AM
 
Awesome job! I think you guys are building the best looking Sportsters out there right now. Do the clip-ons clear the tank at full lock?
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rolandadmin says:
8/26/2011 10:50:37 AM
 
Thanks Chris. Yes they clear the tank at full lock
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samuel says:
8/23/2011 8:29:18 PM
 
can you buy this license plate bracket or is it custom. i thought it was the one on the RSD site but that lists it as being passenger peg mount where this one appears to mount to the rear fender.
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rolandadmin says:
8/26/2011 10:50:08 AM
 
That was a prototype. If it gets enough interest it may be available next year.
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Jason says:
8/24/2011 5:33:16 PM
 
Did you modify the OEM right side cover or is there a company that sells the cover without all the excess material on it?
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rolandadmin says:
8/26/2011 4:27:02 PM
 
Yes, they cut the back part off the stock side cover, make sure you don’t cut into the cam cover area.
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Buzz says:
8/31/2011 12:53:41 AM
 
Are new cables needed with the clip ons? Any plans for rearsets? You guys do amazing work... Top Notch!
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rolandadmin says:
9/9/2011 5:00:07 PM
 
We recommend installing shorter cables with the clip-ons but you can get away with re-routing the stockers. We have ours made by Barnett and order -4" shorter throttle and idle cables and -8" shorter clutch cable. You will also need a shorter front brake line. a 28" long line with 20 degreee bajos on both ends will do the trick. We use Spiegler USA.
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RW says:
9/4/2011 8:13:42 PM
 
Will the speedo relocation work on an 07 nightster?
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rolandadmin says:
9/9/2011 4:52:56 PM
 
Yes it will fit ALL Nighsters. Sorry our applications are not up to date on our website.
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Truck says:
9/10/2011 12:12:26 PM
 
This is spot on, exact look I'm going for on my euro Nightster. Do the clip-ons come dimpled? The front & rear wheels look similar diameter, what are they 16" & 17"? I appreciate your work, artwork really.
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rolandadmin says:
9/12/2011 10:57:26 AM
 
Yes, the clip-ons come dimpled to allow stock controls and wiring to be used. No mods or wiring necessary. The wheels on this bike are RSD Boss (Black Ops finish). Front 19x2.15" / Rear 18x4.25"
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Rod Atlanta says:
9/13/2011 4:59:20 PM
 
Roland When everyone else slams the sportster to the ground by shortening the shocks you increase the shock dimension to 14". Why? In your opinion, should a cafe racer have a peanut tank or would a fat bob tank still ok. Will your cafe parts work on a 2000, 883. Thanks
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rolandadmin says:
9/22/2011 12:15:34 PM
 
Raising the bike improves the handling majorly! By raising the ride height you increase lean angle and you steepen the rake angle which quickens the steering. This transforms a Sportster into a canyon carving machine! We personally like the 3.3 gallon peanut tanks because you can tuck in road-race style on them really well but Fat Bob tanks are cool too. Yes, all of our Cafe parts should fit your 883.
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Justin B says:
9/15/2011 4:40:22 PM
 
I just received my clip ons and speedo relocation kit. What smaller turn signals do you recommend for a 48? What dress up parts to cover the holes up do you recommend?
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rolandadmin says:
9/22/2011 11:59:43 AM
 
Honestly, we rarely use turn signals on our bikes. They come off first thing, along with the horn. We have used these Micro signals from Spiegler USA on some builds and we like them. http://spieglerusa.com/lights-indicators/kellermann-turn-signals/micro-1000/micro-1000.html
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Derek says:
9/16/2011 7:23:07 AM
 
Hey Roland! Man I can't tell you how much I love this bike. Got two questions. 1. Did you just chop the rear fender or did you roll it forward as well? 2. What model Dunlop tires did you use? Oh sorry one last question. After installing the 14'' progressive 970's does the kick stand still support the bike with out a block under it?
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rolandadmin says:
9/22/2011 11:47:51 AM
 
We chopped the rear fender in the stock location. Front tire is a Dunlop Elite 3 MM90-19 and the rear is a Dunlop Sports Roadsmart 160/60ZR-18. Stock kickstand does work with 14" shocks but does lean over pretty far. We just prop'd it up for better photos.
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Derek says:
9/20/2011 6:26:45 AM
 
Hey Roland! Awesome bike, love the parts you designed as well. How did you chop the rear fender? I plan on doing the same to my sportster but can't find any instructional tips.
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rolandadmin says:
9/22/2011 11:01:44 AM
 
You can draw a line onto the fender with a Sharpie to get the shape you like. Then remove from bike and cut to shape. We have nice metal working tools here, like Burr Kings and bandsaws that make the job easier but, it can all be done with a common sawzall or body saw and die grinder. Remember... it's only metal. Cut away!
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JJ says:
9/20/2011 4:04:35 PM
 
Do you a price for the Cafe Seat? Would like to pre-order if I could.
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rolandadmin says:
9/22/2011 10:54:53 AM
 
This sseat is $399.95 and is currently in production and due in October. Part # is 0804-0437 and you can find your local dealer here: http://dragspecialties.com/
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Anonymous says:
9/23/2011 2:20:30 PM
 
I have a 2011 xl1200x 48 sportster I love your designs this is my first bike I would like to know if the exhaust pipe will fit on my 48 sporty
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rolandadmin says:
10/3/2011 5:50:29 PM
 
Yes, our Tracker 2-into-1 pipe will fit the 48. That is a great bike. Enjoy!
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cc says:
9/27/2011 10:04:21 PM
 
how much do would it cost me if you customized a bike for me cuz im going to get a bike after i graduate and when i get the money i want to chop the fender and get different pipes on it and i want the pipes to say navy on them and i want to get a custom paint job done
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rolandadmin says:
10/3/2011 5:31:22 PM
 
A complete custom built bike can range anywhere from $15-100K. If you are insterested in discussing a complete build, please contact us at info@rolandsands.com
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big tony says:
10/3/2011 7:35:32 AM
 
what is your suspension set up because im 6'2" and 300lbs and have a nightster so lets just say its too low and turn in is bad so im looking to raise the bike. and is the mustang seat a 2 up seat or just a solo
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rolandadmin says:
10/3/2011 4:46:54 PM
 
We raised this bike with 14" Progressive Suspension 970 series shocks. This steepens the rake angle and quickens the steering. Also raises the bike about 3" and allows increased lean angle. It works amazing! We recommend that you contact Progressive directly and have them spring and valve your suspension for your weight. www.progressivesuspension.com
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Ken says:
10/3/2011 3:23:26 PM
 
Hi Roland, I'm looking to build a Sporty like this one. Is there any way to fit the spedo/headlight kit to an early 2000's version?
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rolandadmin says:
10/3/2011 4:33:03 PM
 
We have not been able to get all years of Sportsters in here to confirm speedo/headlight applications. The furthest back we can confirm is 2006-2012. We have been "told" that the major speedometer change was done in 1996 but we cannot say for sure.
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Derek says:
10/4/2011 11:32:45 AM
 
Hey Roland, I've been trying to find the Cafe seat on dragspecialties.com with the part number but nothing is showing up. I'd really like to place an order for one. Is this something I can do myself or do I need to see my parts rep? I hope this seat isn't going to be a limited production. A lot of people are looking forward to it.
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rolandadmin says:
10/5/2011 11:31:43 AM
 
Since it is such a new part, it will probably not show up on Drag Specilties website until 2012. Orders can be placed right through your local Drag Specialties dealer. Part # is 0804-0437. This is not a limited production seat but recommend that you get one on order now if you want want one from the first production run. They are selling fast.
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Mserengeti says:
10/6/2011 8:37:57 PM
 
Can I put a chick on the back of that cafe Mustang seat? Will it support 2-Up??
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rolandadmin says:
10/14/2011 10:25:28 AM
 
Seat will support 2-up but probably not too comfortable for hundreds and hundreds of miles. Short trips or a ride home from the bar would be about all you could expect before you would start to hear about it.
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Dan says:
10/11/2011 11:03:55 AM
 
On the seat, this cafe sportster has a different seat than the "hampster" sportster, but on both postings you gave them the same Drag Specialties part number, which seat does that number go to?
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rolandadmin says:
10/14/2011 10:02:06 AM
 
The "Cafe Sportster #99" bike had a prototype seat and the "Hamster" Sportster is the production seat. Sorry for the confusion.
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Dycobez says:
10/13/2011 10:22:42 PM
 
Any issues with the 14 inch shocks and could you go longer?
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rolandadmin says:
10/14/2011 9:30:21 AM
 
14 inch shocks bolt right on and the are no other mods required. There is room to go a little bit longer but might start to affect droop travel and performance.
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Andy says:
10/18/2011 7:32:50 PM
 
Are Sportster Iron 883 stock size Black Ops wheels available? 19inch front/16 inch Rear?
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rolandadmin says:
11/4/2011 11:17:12 AM
 
Yes. 19x2.15" F and 16x3.5" R wheels are available.
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phi da one says:
10/24/2011 10:59:57 PM
 
is there a way to install a cafe fairing with that gage relocator? btw love the designs.. sick... retro look with modern feel
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rolandadmin says:
11/4/2011 11:00:36 AM
 
We have not done it but... everything is possible. You would probably just need to make some custom brackets and may need to modify the fairing a bit. Go for it!
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Alessandro says:
11/4/2011 10:16:44 AM
 
Hi Roland,I'm writing you from Italy and i just want to say that your work on this bike is amazing! I would ask you if is it possible (and eventually how) to buy the "Cafe Sportster #99" seat because in my opinion is much cooler and with that you can carry a passenger instead with "Hamster" one is almost impossible...
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rolandadmin says:
11/4/2011 10:38:56 AM
 
The seat on Cafe Sportster #99 was a custom made prototype. If you want this exact seat, contact Rich @ Bitchin' Seat Company @ 714.632.9600
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Blake says:
11/7/2011 8:21:25 PM
 
did you lower your forks at all? also, just throwing this out there, dont you think it would be a lot more comfortable with rear foot controls? they are stupid expensive, but looks great when riding and feels more controlable. (sato makes them) great job on the bike though.
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rolandadmin says:
11/9/2011 4:42:42 PM
 
Yes, we have seen the Sato rear sets. They are nice. We are hoping to get our own into production though. We designed and used some customs on the Bu-Hell a couple of years ago but need to modify for use on OEM Sportsters http://www.rolandsands.com/wp/2009/07/08/bu-hell/
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Steve says:
11/10/2011 7:38:16 AM
 
I just started My cafe sportster build i am using a 2001 sportster 1200 custom and so far the parts are all fitting nicely. thanks for building bikes that inspire people to live out of the ordanary!
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JuanP says:
11/11/2011 1:24:06 PM
 
I just ordered you Clip-on's and was wondering where did you get the bolt covers for the Raiser Bolts, where the raiser used to be? been looking but can find any that i like. Thanks
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rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 10:24:22 AM
 
We made some aluminum spacers on our lathe then used Stainless Steel 12 point bolts. Unfortunately, we do not offer a kit at this time.
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pani says:
11/16/2011 12:13:17 PM
 
i am building my sporster now i am from cyprus will like to send a photo when done to get your oinion thanks
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rolandadmin says:
11/16/2011 9:17:26 PM
 
Look forward to see it. Post it up on our facebook or send to info@rolandsands.com. Thanks
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pani says:
11/17/2011 10:35:12 AM
 
does the gas tank have a rissern on it or just the coil relocator
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rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 10:05:00 AM
 
Gas tank is in the stock mounting position. By using our coil relocator, it allows you to remove the plastic caddy and exposes the area between your frame, tank and engine. We dont think plastic is made for motorcycles.
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Steve says:
11/19/2011 7:49:38 PM
 
I Posted earlier about my bike. Its finished for now but I have been looking into tires. Did you have to do anything special to fit the 160 Dunlop on this bike?
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rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 9:58:21 AM
 
We have had great results with the Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart 160/60ZR18 http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tirecatalog_tire.asp?id=101
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rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 10:01:52 AM
 
Not sure how this tire fits with stock shocks because this bike has longer, 14" Progressive 970s. Has approximately 1/4" clearance between belt and tire with this set up.
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Stevie Mac says:
11/23/2011 5:38:23 PM
 
What kind of pulley is on the bike?
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rolandadmin says:
12/15/2011 4:49:40 PM
 
Stock with a lathed aluminum cover with mesh behind it.
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Bart says:
12/8/2011 7:57:37 PM
 
Any modifications on the front fork, like other springs/oil/... ?
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rolandadmin says:
12/14/2011 2:53:24 PM
 
Call Race tech and tell them what you want out of your forks and they can hook it up.
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Garrett says:
12/14/2011 10:05:10 AM
 
I love the sportster Cafe look. I see alot of the cafe accessories range from year 2000-2011. Do you have any that would fit a 94' Sportster, so that I can get that look?
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rolandadmin says:
12/14/2011 2:50:54 PM
 
All of our parts should work on the 94. The only exception might be the gauge relocate and that will work it just might have different wiring to make the warning lights work.
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Jacob K. Bluhm says:
12/16/2011 9:38:31 PM
 
Do you do anything to the front end suspension on your sportsters?
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rolandadmin says:
12/19/2011 5:00:01 PM
 
We usually just use Progressive Suspension spring kits but this bike got Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators.
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KELLY says:
12/21/2011 1:49:13 PM
 
Hey just wondering if the trip reset button on the back of the speedo is still accesable with your reloctor bracket?
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rolandadmin says:
12/22/2011 3:02:08 PM
 
Yes it is. There is a hole in the bottom to acces the rest button.
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Frank says:
12/22/2011 1:46:00 AM
 
Great bike! I have been following alot of your builds over the years. And just love the sporty café. Keep up the good work. Are you using the stock mid controls on this bike?
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rolandadmin says:
12/22/2011 3:00:04 PM
 
Thanks for the comments. Best part is you can build in stages as funds permit. Yes, these are stock mid controls but we are working on rear sets now.
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Dean says:
1/1/2012 11:56:23 PM
 
Hi just wondering does the LED light kit for the gauge/headlight re-locator come in colour or are the 5 lights all white? either way still great compered to stock!
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rolandadmin says:
1/12/2012 2:00:00 PM
 
Yes they are all colored. Same colors as stock.
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JuanP says:
1/11/2012 11:05:19 AM
 
I know I will have to change my Front Breakline, and you have recomended Spiegler USA line around 28" and 20 degree for both ends. Did you use Fitting Type 002 Banjo Fitting 10MM/ 3/8" 20 Degree Bend? Thanks for the short turn around and love all your products!!
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rolandadmin says:
1/27/2012 11:32:08 AM
 
Yes that is the correct fitting number.
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Jacob K. Bluhm says:
1/19/2012 2:39:30 PM
 
I noticed your 970's are turned all the way down. Why is that? You guy's don't look that heavy. What type of settings are you using? Sag height/Compression?
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rolandadmin says:
1/23/2012 11:35:45 AM
 
These photos were done right after bike was built and shocks bolted on straight out of the box. They work well like this and depending on who is riding and what type of road, you can reach back and soften or harden the ride.
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Dean says:
1/21/2012 2:56:42 AM
 
Hi thank you for designing the speedo/headlight relocator and producing it! I installed it and the LED kit on my iron with 1' risers and the bike now looks like what i think should have rolled off the HD production line. I have your tracker exhaust as well. throaty note when idling and the roar when giving it some suits the bike perfectly. The LED kit looks great too! It'd be interesting if you produced your bobber seat (the same as the softail) for the sportster. That would look nice on my iron. Anyway thanks again...
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Kyle says:
1/24/2012 2:35:40 PM
 
I have a 2011 883. Will you still get as much increased ground clearance if you lift the bike like you did but use the Short Shots exhaust by V&H? Also, if I lift my bike by upgrading the rear suspension will I have to purchase new tires, or can I use what is stock on the bike now?
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rolandadmin says:
1/25/2012 4:03:41 PM
 
ou will get more ground clearance for sure the shocks on our café sporty are 14.25 in length. The tires are personal preference, stock will work but the 18 rear looks nice to us.
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JCM says:
2/3/2012 12:03:34 AM
 
Where can I find installation instructions for your clip ons? I'm a newby and can use all the help I can get.
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rolandadmin says:
2/7/2012 2:20:38 PM
 
Send us an email at joe@rolandsands.com and we'll send you some.
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Rémi says:
2/6/2012 2:27:02 PM
 
hello roland! The rear fender has been cut? Is that the seat of 99 will soon be sold?
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rolandadmin says:
2/6/2012 5:55:24 PM
 
Yes the fender was cut. The seat will be available this year. Check with drag for the release date.
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czracer says:
2/11/2012 9:26:18 PM
 
Looks great , one question I have is would you be able to make something closer to the original XLCR, This rocks, just love seeing the wind screen thats on some of the original and reproduction XLCR bikes. Thanks
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rolandadmin says:
2/15/2012 6:10:06 PM
 
Could easily be done with a Arlen Ness fairing or a stock V-Rod fairing. That would be pretty cool. We are actually working with one of these for another build right now.
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Sergio!!! says:
2/17/2012 12:28:44 PM
 
Yooo i got a stock 883 Superlow recently Does the front forks(on the superlow) match the gound clearance of these forks? I'm already ordering those 14'' rear shocks :)
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rolandadmin says:
2/17/2012 5:39:53 PM
 
Not too sure of the fork length on the Superlow. You might want to try contacting Progressive Suspension for these details. http://www.progressivesuspension.com/contact.html
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Yves says:
2/24/2012 5:15:11 AM
 
Hey, i'm sorry for asking but, this is a 883 or a nightster. I want to buy an Iron 883 and buy some parts from RSD. I known that they fit, but i'm curious about how it looks on the bike
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2012 11:28:51 AM
 
This bike is a Nightster but all of the same parts fit the Iron. They are basically the same bike with different displacement engines.
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bebo says:
3/5/2012 2:44:09 PM
 
ciao ho montato l ignition coil re-locator ma ho difficolta a trovare i cavi per le candele di uguale misura mi potresti dire la marca che montate voi grazie
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rolandadmin says:
3/7/2012 3:13:25 PM
 
You need to use Daytona Twin Tec spark plug cables for "Twin Cam w/ 90 degree plug boots and straight coil boots". Part # 3002 (Drag Specialties # 7806-1556)
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Carter says:
3/13/2012 1:28:45 PM
 
I was wondering how the comfort is on this bike. Can it go for some long rides, or is it just a short commute bike?
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rolandadmin says:
3/26/2012 4:55:36 PM
 
Obviously, this is not the optimum bike for riding cross-country on but sure, it is plenty comfortable for a whole day of riding around and having a good time.
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Christopher Baran says:
3/13/2012 6:53:42 PM
 
Will these exact sized wheels fit on a 201 0 HD Sportster 48?
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rolandadmin says:
3/26/2012 4:53:42 PM
 
Yes sir.
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Rémi says:
3/22/2012 8:11:18 AM
 
Shock absorbers 14" Progressive Suspension 970 are they those of the XR1200? http://www.jpcycles.com/product/690-422
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rolandadmin says:
3/22/2012 5:52:36 PM
 
No, these are custom length 14" Progressive 970 shocks made specifically for the Sportster (not XR1200). Contact Progressive and they will get you taken care of http://www.progressivesuspension.com/contact.html
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Ted says:
3/22/2012 12:44:36 PM
 
Hey, I just got an 883 and ever since i stumbled upon yalls bike, ive been looking at simply recreating this build (while keeping the original paint). Ive been compiling a list from the comments and the Cafe product line, but I was wondering if theres a way for a COMPLETE list (mods, part #'s, etc.) to be sent in an email? Thank, and keep blowing my mind with these amazing machines
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rolandadmin says:
3/22/2012 5:50:49 PM
 
Yes sir. E-mail us this request to info@rolandsands.com
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Buck says:
4/15/2012 9:29:25 AM
 
Good afternoon Roland admin, I had seen a few questions before about if the cafe products would fit a 2010-11-12 HD sportster 48'? I have seen adds that the seat will but there will be a gap because of the smaller 2.1 gal tank? Would this a big deal when riding? Next question will The Café Gauge & Headlight Re-Locator, work on the HD 48'? If not how can I make it work?
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rolandadmin says:
4/17/2012 5:50:06 PM
 
There is a gap but it is not too big. We are working to get a photo of one installed on a 48 to load up on our website.
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Kevin Ellis says:
4/16/2012 2:39:48 PM
 
Is this seat available or only the Hamster bike seat? I really like this seat and bike!
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rolandadmin says:
4/17/2012 5:23:22 PM
 
This seat was just a prototype. The Hamster bike is the production version. If you want to build this same seat, contact rich@bitchseats.com
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Buck says:
4/21/2012 4:11:42 PM
 
Good afternoon Roland admin, I had seen a questions before about if the cafe products would fit a 2010-11-12 HD sportster 48'? Your LED Indicator& Gauge& Headlight Re-Locator, will this actually fit a HD 48?
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rolandadmin says:
4/24/2012 9:30:36 AM
 
The Gauge and Headlight Relocator will not fit the 48 because there are no mounting holes on the top triple.
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Elliott Martinez says:
4/23/2012 1:57:52 PM
 
Did the Dunlop tire decals come with the tires, custom painted on, or bought from an aftermarket site?
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rolandadmin says:
4/24/2012 9:27:19 AM
 
These come direct from Dunlop for racing and marketing purposes only. Unfortunately, they are not available for sale to the public.
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Kyle says:
4/30/2012 10:02:43 AM
 
Looking to buy the clip ons for my 883 iron. Do I have to buy the headlight/speedo relocator to make the clip ons work? Are the clip ons easy to install or do I have to take the bike to a hd dealer for install?
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rolandadmin says:
5/14/2012 5:43:50 PM
 
Clip-ons can be installed all by themselves. No need to purchase the gauge mount. They come with full color instructions but you will need to partially remove the front suspension to install. If you are not comfortable or do not have the tools, you may want to have a professional dothe work for you.
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ozzy says:
5/6/2012 6:33:38 PM
 
This tracker exhaust is brutal ,wanna buy it but i cant.because im a tall rider 6.2 and rear set controls are not compatible with it :( if i use mid controls, this time i cant install passenger pegs on it...Roland pls solve this problem.iwas riding bmw f800gs, just because of u i bought an iron 883.u gave us this cafe sportster poison :)
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Josh Sparkman says:
5/8/2012 11:11:43 AM
 
I have a iron with a performance machine air cleaner model is super gas it looks just like the one on your cafe racer i was wanting a new face plate to put on it do you know if rsd would work thanks for you time
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rolandadmin says:
5/14/2012 5:29:40 PM
 
Yes, you can use RSD faceplates on the PM Supergas intake.
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Josh Sparkman says:
5/8/2012 12:22:10 PM
 
I didnt find the seat on this cafe racer for sell is it available i saw the seat listed under the parts for the cafe i like this one a lot better
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rolandadmin says:
5/14/2012 5:26:57 PM
 
This seat was the prototype but we had to make it a bit shorter for production so we could use the mounting hole in the fender.
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Surgie says:
5/11/2012 12:27:52 AM
 
Hey will the clip on handlebars clear the 4.5 gas tank on an 883 superlow? Keep up the great work.
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rolandadmin says:
5/14/2012 5:21:44 PM
 
Clip-ons are gully adjustable so they should fit just fine. Although, you may not be able to rotate back as far as you can on a SPorty with a "Peanut Tank".
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dan dever says:
6/7/2012 11:07:59 AM
 
can the clipons be installed without removing front wheel
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rolandadmin says:
6/13/2012 11:54:11 AM
 
Yes they can. You simply need to remove the top triple clamp and slide on the clip-ons. No need to remove the front wheel or forks.
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dan d says:
6/7/2012 5:54:18 PM
 
do your clipons have a hole or dimpled area for the electrical stuff
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rolandadmin says:
6/13/2012 11:53:03 AM
 
Yes, the bars are milled out to fit the OEM wiring.
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Sheli says:
7/8/2012 12:32:20 PM
 
Hey there from Spain! I'll be rocking your style over her But I'm having 1 issue that I need some help with. I have a bar end mirror that I'm trying to install on The clip-ons but I can't get the fitement right! What size Screw do I need to fit in the end of the clip-on? I know It's tacky but I'm in the military and have to have a mirror.. Thank you so much for your help!!
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rolandadmin says:
7/16/2012 2:42:08 PM
 
Our clip-on bars are solid aluminum (not hollow tubing). You will not be able to slide anything into the end of the bar. Sorry.
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Marques says:
7/9/2012 12:48:13 AM
 
Roland, help the HD sportster community out by designing a sleek 2 up seat similar to this cafe sportster seat. We need this!!
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rolandadmin says:
7/16/2012 2:40:49 PM
 
Already working on it!
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Bryce says:
7/9/2012 1:36:16 AM
 
I really want your cafe seat for my 2007 883 Custom, but I read that it doesn't fit with my 4.5 gal tank. Can you recommend a place that sells the proper 3.3 peanut tank online?
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rolandadmin says:
7/16/2012 2:40:19 PM
 
eBay is probably be the best. Might even find a painted one.
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Sheli says:
7/11/2012 1:12:09 PM
 
Hi Roland! I'm trying to install bar end mirrors with your clip ons and was wondering what the fitement is for the screw holes? Thanks!!!
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rolandadmin says:
7/16/2012 2:10:17 PM
 
Sorry Sheli but do not understand your question. Are you wanting to know the inside diameter of the clip-on bar? If so, unfortunately, it is solid, not tubing. Please email us info@rolandsands.com
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Jacob K. Bluhm says:
7/16/2012 10:36:49 PM
 
Harley makes a passenger peg re-locator bracket. This bracket will extend the passenger peg outside of the tracker exhaust. I have it installed and have taken my girlfriend on many rides. There is plenty of clearance to keep her from melting her shoe on my awesome exhaust. hahaha.
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Bond says:
7/17/2012 11:46:35 AM
 
Do you have any suggestion on my sporster 48, if I want to put slam wheel black ops on my bike? I want it to look like almost the same size. What size of wheel you recomend? And if I order it. It will come with all fittment that can fit on my bike exactly? Such as ball baring. Or hub.
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rolandadmin says:
7/30/2012 2:12:41 PM
 
Yes we do make wheels to fit directly onto your 48. Best match to your stock wheel sizes would be 16 x 3.0"
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Jason says:
7/31/2012 6:26:58 PM
 
Quick question. Ive got the 883 Iron 2012 edition. Love the product line. Question is that I see you dont have any 16x3.0 rear wheels. Is this something that can be custom made. Reason asking is because I love the way my bike handles with the 19" up front and 16" in the rear. Do you have any sizes that some in 16" from Roland Sands? Thanks.
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rolandadmin says:
9/13/2012 11:23:03 AM
 
Yes, you can custom order a 16X3 directly from us. Feel free to email us and we will get you taken care of. info@rolandsands.com
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Elliott Martinez says:
8/3/2012 10:46:45 AM
 
Does the speedo relocator still allow the turn signal indicator and neutral indicator light to be seen or does it remove the dash and only uses the speedo?
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rolandadmin says:
9/13/2012 11:17:21 AM
 
Still allows the use of the indicator lights. Although, you would need to use the RSD LED indicator kit because the stock one will not fit. http://www.rolandsands.com/products/led-indicator
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Jason B says:
8/22/2012 7:19:13 AM
 
Quick question. I've got and 2012 883 with your for brace on. I love it only thing is, my tire kicks up lovely little rocks from the lack there of a fender. I've seen your Sporty's, and soft tails with front skid plates, now are these's something that you would be willing to make for the general public or a special order/make kind of thing? Just wondering love all of your products.
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rolandadmin says:
9/13/2012 10:31:31 AM
 
We have gotten a lot of requests for these lately. We are talking about producing them but no firm yes or no has been decided yet. Stay tuned.
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Con says:
9/4/2012 4:34:01 AM
 
Hey guys. Loving this bit of kit! Just a quick one. The seat in the pics above doesn't seem to be the same as the one you sell. Or is it just me? They look different
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rolandadmin says:
9/13/2012 10:11:43 AM
 
You are correct. This seat was the prototype. We increased the height of the production seat to give it more of a Cafe tail-section type of look.
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Matt says:
10/5/2012 9:40:31 AM
 
Any chance for rear control sets yet? We're all waiting for you to make something that will work with the tracker 2 into 1.
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rolandadmin says:
10/11/2012 3:24:41 PM
 
Sorry, not in production yet but we are finalizing them. Hopefully they'll be out for mid-2013
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Dave says:
10/7/2012 7:00:32 PM
 
Is there any chance this seat will be made available. It looks much better than the one mustang offers.
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rolandadmin says:
10/11/2012 2:21:16 PM
 
http://www.rolandsands.com/products/Cafe-Sportster-Seat
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graz says:
10/17/2012 1:50:59 PM
 
hi, i want to put a wide wheel on my front end for my 2011 xl883n iron. can you help me with the conversion?
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rolandadmin says:
10/30/2012 8:02:44 PM
 
Best bet is to buy a complete Sportster 48 Front end. Triple, forks, axle, gauge mount, headlight, etc. We did a similar conversion on this 06 Sportster so we could run a 17x3.5" wheel and 130/80-17 Dunlop Trailmax T91 tire. http://www.rolandsands.com/wp/2012/09/17/pastrana-build
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J-Sin says:
10/20/2012 8:09:18 PM
 
FYI - I've read a few comments asking if the speedo relo kit will work on sportsters previous to 2006. Well I just installed it on a 2003 and it works great! Just needed to make a few wiring changes. If I'm not mistaken it should work as far back as 95.
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Brooks says:
10/29/2012 5:21:51 AM
 
I am planning my nightster "cafe" build. Are there any complications associated with using a 14" shock.
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rolandadmin says:
10/30/2012 7:45:21 PM
 
14" shocks should work just fine without modifications.
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victor says:
1/29/2013 2:40:52 PM
 
i want to buy a cafe seat. can i install the seat with no rear fender on my nightster. and how large are those back shocks on cafe sportster?
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 12:28:36 PM
 
Check out this Sportster built by Shaw HD in the UK. They made a custom bar under the seat to support the rear of the seat. With a support it would not hold a passenger http://www.rolandsands.com/wp/2012/02/15/customer-bike-shaw-speed-custom
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Tyler says:
2/21/2013 3:43:26 PM
 
What rear fender is that? Digging it with that seat
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 11:50:32 AM
 
This is a stock fender that we shortened. The seat is a prototype but we now offer similar 2-up Sportster seats that are the same shape.
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victor says:
3/1/2013 5:20:00 AM
 
what size rear shocks are those ^^^
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rolandadmin says:
3/28/2013 3:37:32 PM
 
14" Progressive Suspension 970 Series shocks
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Hub says:
3/23/2013 9:43:55 PM
 
Roland, do you have black mid mount controls for my 2013 Forty Eight? Thanks.
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rolandadmin says:
3/26/2013 5:36:27 PM
 
We do not make them (yet) but you can use OEM mid controls from a different Sportster. Your local H-D dealer should be able to get you everything that you need.
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ozzy says:
4/5/2013 2:15:59 PM
 
searching for 14"Progressive 970 for my iron 883 but all dealers supports 13"progressive 970 for XL spotster , they told me that 14" progressive is for XR sportster... im confused about it.can u tell where can i find 14"progressive for XL sportster? or you can give me a link for it.thnx.
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rolandadmin says:
5/21/2013 11:29:58 AM
 
You shuold be able to use the XR spec shocks on your XL but feel free to contact Progressive Suspension directly to make sure http://www.progressivesuspension.com/contact.html
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jesse77087 says:
4/10/2013 4:25:05 PM
 
I saw the shaw hd by the uk guys and was like WOW ...i then decided to buy the same wheels and am now faced with the greates bummer of all times. im told i cannot ride normally with a dual 21 inch. i cannot find a good tire for the rear and might have to go with a 18 inch rear. im also told i will need a wide glide tree conversion and boy am i in for a one hell of a job. is there any guidance u have for me ?i have now seen alot of your work and amthinking about going with an 18 in the rear and maybe going with the cafe racer theme like alot of your jobs. can u holler at me if u get the chance maybe email me. my email is jesse77087@hotmail.com , Thanks
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rolandadmin says:
5/21/2013 11:11:45 AM
 
Sending you an mail now. You are probably not going to find a 21" rear-specific tire. That would be a very custom setup and more for looks than for every day riding.
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Nick says:
5/12/2013 5:52:46 AM
 
Is the seat on this bike an RSD seat? And will this seat hold a passenger? Thanks
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rolandadmin says:
5/20/2013 2:55:28 PM
 
This was a protoype but we do now make production 2-up seats that have the same shape. We offer them in 4 styles here http://www.rolandsands.com/categories/seats
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Phil says:
6/16/2013 10:45:59 AM
 
Hi there, would the tracker exhaust be compatible with a rigid-mount 2001 Sportster? The bike is a custom build, just didnt know if the exhaust ports or flanges are different on the EFI bikes?
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rolandadmin says:
7/1/2013 4:41:49 PM
 
Yes, it should bolt right on
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Bryce says:
8/5/2013 12:41:06 AM
 
I noticed in the pictures the piece that the rear shocks connects to is different than the stock one. This is the same piece that the stock rear brake/turn lamps connect to. Is this is a custom piece or do you sell this?
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rolandadmin says:
9/6/2013 10:35:48 AM
 
We removed the covers fromt he fender struts, then cut the struts to shorten them.
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Ryan M says:
8/8/2013 10:35:45 AM
 
On the "Wanderer", Where the Mid Controls custom made? Will they be in your line up anytime soon?
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rolandadmin says:
9/4/2013 4:34:11 PM
 
Yes, these mids were prototypes. They will be available as production parts for 2014.
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Olivier says:
8/25/2013 6:00:03 PM
 
First of all congratulation on your amazing work! Second, I would like to know if this is a 2 up seat
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rolandadmin says:
9/4/2013 3:18:00 PM
 
Thanks Olivier. It can work as a 2-up seat but is not the most cofortable for the passenger. We do make true true 2-up seats.
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Nathan B says:
10/17/2013 10:33:29 AM
 
The trimmed cam cover looks awesome. After time, has the bike exhibited any oil leakage at the cover? If you keep up with the person who may be riding this semi-regularly, does his/her boots grab the oil lines? To remove the excess material, did you use a grinder or did you somehow chuck it into a mill or CNC? I think the trimmed cam cover looks crazy-awesome, but want to be sure I don't cause problems. Thanks for your time.
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rolandadmin says:
11/13/2013 1:04:03 PM
 
No oil leakage, we do the mod on the mill.
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Jorge Adrian says:
10/17/2013 5:20:19 PM
 
Great work with the bike, do you know which Fork Brace do i need for my 2002 sportster 1200 xl custom, the wide glide or the narrow glide???
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rolandadmin says:
11/13/2013 10:39:32 AM
 
Narrow
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Beau T. says:
10/27/2013 6:20:21 PM
 
It looks like the foot pegs are taller than stock. I love the look. Am I seeing things or is there a modification that I can do to my iron to have this effect?
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Bruce says:
11/8/2013 11:47:47 AM
 
Hi I really like the Cafe Racer Seat, but it say it only fits 2004 through current. I would be looking to put it on a 2000 Sportster 883, would it not be compatible?
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Otto says:
1/17/2014 4:27:47 PM
 
I want to put a setbofvthe handle bars on my 48 ... Will they fit??
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