Roland Sands Design
VIEW CART  0 ITEMS
RSD

The RSD line of Cafe Sportster Products easily convert a late model Sportster into an aggressive yet comfortable cafe racer, while retaining all the function and reliability of the OEM wiring, headlight and speedometer.

Product

Retail

LED Indicator Sug. Retail: $64.99

Gauge and Headlight Relocator Sug. Retail: $249.95

Coil Ignition Relocator Sug. Retail: $219.95

Clip-Ons Sug. Retail: $214.95

Front Master Cylinder Caps Sug. Retail: $59.95

For more product information, please contact your local Drag Specialties dealership

Images

Posted In: RSD, blog
Comment with Facebook
Comment with Roland Sands (101)
Avatar
Jeff says:
2/10/2011 11:46:00 PM
 
Where can I get that (2-up) seat?
Avatar
Jeremy says:
2/11/2011 1:34:00 AM
 
Such nice products for the late model sporty! I’m DYING to see RSD’s take on a new Forty Eight!
Avatar
John says:
2/11/2011 7:10:00 PM
 
Installing the clip-ons this weekend. Any updates on the seat?
Avatar
humberto says:
2/13/2011 5:33:00 AM
 
what is the engine in the Cafe Sportster with the 99 number
Avatar
Chase says:
2/15/2011 5:59:00 AM
 
I believe its a 1200 Nightster
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
2/16/2011 5:37:00 PM
 
The seat is a prototype that we are working on getting into production. Currently, there is no set date for when this will be available. If you are interested in getting one similar to this right away, you can contact bitchin seat company for more information.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
2/16/2011 6:22:00 PM
 
1200cc sportster motor
Avatar
Forest says:
2/22/2011 2:53:00 PM
 
Absolutely beautiful build. Any chance of seeing a pic of the LED indicator mounted? Or a clip of it in action? Thanks
Avatar
John says:
2/22/2011 9:22:00 PM
 
What kind of bolt did you use for the steering nut? Looks awesome!
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
2/22/2011 9:35:00 PM
 
Thanks John, We custom made it
Avatar
John says:
2/24/2011 1:49:00 AM
 
You guys mind “custom making” one for me too?
Avatar
aaron says:
2/24/2011 2:20:00 AM
 
Hey guys. that cafe racer is awsome lookin, i love the one of the wheelie. I have a 79 GS750 i was thinkin of making it a bobber but that cafe looks alot better an cheaper. Do you guys think it would be an easy build?
Avatar
lionel says:
2/24/2011 8:53:00 AM
 
Any solution to use tracker 2 in 1 exhaust on sportster with passenger pegs ?
Avatar
Phillip says:
2/24/2011 2:04:00 PM
 
What is the color code for the 99 sportster?
Avatar
Jack says:
2/26/2011 6:14:00 PM
 
I love the color of the (gray with black stripe) bike. What color is it exactly?
Avatar
Ralf says:
2/28/2011 6:09:00 PM
 
Hi, do you have wiring instructions for the Cafe LED indicator kit for Sportster models? Thanks Ralf
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/1/2011 7:48:00 PM
 
Send us an e-mail and we’ll see what we can work out. info@rolandsands.com
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/1/2011 7:48:00 PM
 
GS will make a good café bike and should be pretty easy to get the style going. Tail section and some Clubman bars and you’ll be half way there.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/1/2011 7:48:00 PM
 
Nothing is currently available but we have it on our list of things to get done.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/1/2011 7:48:00 PM
 
We actually powdercoated the tank, fenders and side covers. The color is called Matte Bronze and the work was done by Olympic Powdercoating in Santa Ana, CA.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/1/2011 7:51:00 PM
 
We’ll work on getting something up for you!
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/1/2011 8:02:00 PM
 
the color is called Matte Bronze and the work was done by Olympic Powdercoating in Santa Ana, CA.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/1/2011 8:43:00 PM
 
Yes, just sent it to you. Email us back at info@rolandsands.com if you don’t receive it!
Avatar
Sunny says:
3/5/2011 10:13:00 AM
 
Just ordered myself some parts - clipon bars - Speedo/Headlight Relocate - Fork brace Now just a few questions… 1- what other modification do i have to make once i install my handlebars? can i have the measurement for the brakelines etc.. 2- what tires are u guys on? will it fit my OEM wheels?
Avatar
Stephen Flannery says:
3/6/2011 12:14:00 AM
 
Been a Harley rider continuously since my first one, a 1974 Superglide. I have a 2010 Road Glide right now and I was considering picking up a Ducati Monster as a tooling around bike…..until I saw your Sportster Cafe Racer. I want one now. Can I use the 883 Iron as a platform for all your beautiful modifications? I like the black engine with black heads. Also, do you make Black Ops wheels for the Sportster? They are gorgeous
Avatar
Stephen Flannery says:
3/6/2011 7:18:00 PM
 
Another question. Will the speedometer and led indicator pieces work with the Sportster 48 and wider fork placement? Thanks
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/8/2011 12:56:00 AM
 
Sunny- 1.Your stock cables and brake line will probably be too long. Lengths all depend on year make and model so we recommend installing the clip-ons, then holding up the stock cables and lines and measuring the actual length required. 2. Yes the fork brace with fit your stock 19” wheel or all the way up to a 21”
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/8/2011 12:59:00 AM
 
Glad to hear you like the Café Sporty! Yes, our 883 Iron is a good platform and has a great looking motor. All of our critical Café conversion parts will fit (Including: gauge & headlight relocation mount, clip-ons, Coil & Ignition relocator, etc.). Also, yes, we do offer all designs and finishes of RSD wheels for Sportster applications. They are just not stocked by Drag Specialties so you must order them directly from us. Feel free to contact us to place an order info@rolandsands.com
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/8/2011 1:00:00 AM
 
Stephen- No, the Sportster Gauge & Headlight mount is not really needed on the 48. The stock 48 triple clamp houses the gauge in a similar location as our mount does for other Sportster models.
Avatar
Rob says:
3/23/2011 3:55:00 AM
 
I’ve been thinking of turning my 1990 XLH883 into a cafe bike with modern technology and was wondering what brand of shocks you used?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/24/2011 9:53:00 PM
 
Progressive Suspension prototype 970 Series 14″ shocks
Avatar
Rob says:
3/25/2011 1:30:00 AM
 
Thanks! I know the description of the headlight relocation bracket says it only fits the newer models, but do you think I could get it to fit on my 1990? Or could you guys custom make one for my bike?
Avatar
Rob says:
3/25/2011 1:54:00 AM
 
I meant the cafe gauge.
Avatar
JAMES says:
4/6/2011 1:38:00 AM
 
is that a flat matte bronze
Avatar
JAMES says:
4/6/2011 1:38:00 AM
 
color?
Avatar
Travis Widder says:
4/7/2011 7:39:00 AM
 
I have a 1997 XL 883 I was hoping to covert into a cafe racer as well. I love you kit but am concerned with compatibility for my year. I saw somewhere online that the clip on bars will work for a ’97, but will the gauge & headlight relocation mount, Coil & Ignition relocator, etc.?
Avatar
Jeremy says:
4/7/2011 8:20:00 PM
 
Do you offer and military discount, and do you send to apo’s
Avatar
dave says:
4/19/2011 7:18:00 PM
 
does the spedo relocator/leds have indication on what its for,i.e.which one is leftor right turn signal,what liight is the neutral light etc?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
5/3/2011 7:14:00 PM
 
Dave: There are not any labels explaining what each light is for but, the colors and order are the same as stock and it is pretty easy to determine what each light is for. Turn signals are on the far outside (left and right) and blink respectively in green. Oil pressure light is red, high beam light is blue and neutral switch is green. Check out this video we just posted as well. Hope this helps you out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY7NQZK5Iyw
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
5/6/2011 12:27:00 AM
 
We “believe” the gauge/headlight mount should actually fit all the way back to 1995 XL models. We are working to confirm all fitments but it is difficult to cross-reference all part numbers for top triples, headlights and gauges. We designed it on a Nightster and the some part #s are different for earlier models.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
5/6/2011 12:28:00 AM
 
It is actually more of a semi-gloss finish. It is actually powdercoat and work was done by Olympic Powdercoating in Santa Ana, CA.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
5/6/2011 12:29:00 AM
 
We actually do not sell direct . All of our products are available from the large network of Drag Specialties dealers. One of them is Black Hawk Customs and they focuses their business directly toward service members and could probably be a great help to you. Here is a link to their hebsite http://www.blackhawkcustoms.com/ You can also find a complete dealer locator here http://www.dragspecialties.com/dealers/ .
Avatar
Warren Sutton says:
8/23/2011 10:16:01 PM
 
Hey RSD, Really love the wheels you guys are running on the Sporty and would like to understand the sizes and whether there were any adjustment required to fit them so I can purchase a set!!
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
8/26/2011 10:47:23 AM
 
They fit with no modification. 19 front 18 rear
Avatar
Justin B says:
9/13/2011 3:51:34 PM
 
I am currently modifying my 48. I am using the clip ons and I have relocated ,y speedo to the side. I do not know which turn signals to purchase. I need smaller ones than stock tiny would be best. Any suggestions? The RSD cafe sportster is sick.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
9/22/2011 12:16:01 PM
 
Check these out from Spiegler USA http://spieglerusa.com/lights-indicators/kellermann-turn-signals/micro-1000/micro-1000.html
Avatar
omar says:
9/25/2011 10:43:40 PM
 
I know the question about fitting certain parts to older sportster models has been asked, but im wondering if since then its been confirmed one way or another, im looking to buy the entire gauge/light/bars package for my 2003 883 xlc and am concerned if im going to be able to directly fit the gauge relocator. Side note, is the seat going to be available? Cheers
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
10/3/2011 5:46:36 PM
 
So far, we have only confirmed back to 2004. We have been told the are the same back to 1996 but, we cannont ensure fitment until we check on a bike ourselves. If you are local, swing by the shop and we will check it out. Seat is due in stock early November.
Avatar
ron , says:
10/4/2011 11:13:38 AM
 
Hi I have the led indicator, please could you tell me which color is for which light. thanks Ron
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
10/4/2011 12:31:14 PM
 
Take a gander at this video. Should help you out. http://youtu.be/pY7NQZK5Iyw
Avatar
DUKE says:
10/14/2011 11:44:05 AM
 
HOW FAR BACK DID YOU CUT THE REAR FENDER ON THE 99 CAFE SPORTSTER? OR DID YA JUST BUY A AFTER MARKET ONE, IF SO WHERE. THE REAR FENDER IS PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
11/4/2011 11:32:53 AM
 
We trimmed 2-3 inches off of a stock fender. We dre a line onto the fender that looked good, then removed the fender and cut and grinded until we got "the right shape"
Avatar
Subnetangel says:
11/10/2011 7:51:17 AM
 
Do you have to cut the Speedo wires to put in the relocater? sorry noobe and a looking to Customize my 883 iron to look like the your Cafe.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 10:36:14 AM
 
Yes, you cut the stock wires then attach the RSD indicator lights. All wire colors of the RSD unit match the OEM colors and comes with complete install instructions. If you would like a copy of these instructions, please e-mail us at info@rolandsands.com
Avatar
subnetAngel says:
11/10/2011 8:04:42 AM
 
Another noobe question. how do you shorten the breakline cables and such to allow the Clip-ons to fit the OEM hardware on a Sportster 883 Iron 2011? just looking for some guidance, im pretty handy but nver done this before so wanna learn how and make sure I dont mess anything up.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 10:33:39 AM
 
Barnett Cables can make you custom length cables. On 2007+ Nightsters we use -4" Throttle and Idle cables and -8" Clutch Cable. http://www.barnettclutches.com/service_center/service_center.aspx?cat_id=5
Avatar
SubnetAngel says:
11/11/2011 8:47:07 AM
 
Another question.. how do you shorten the throttle cables and which ones did you use?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 10:28:13 AM
 
We use custom length Barnett cables. On 2007+ Nightster models, we use -4" Throttle & Idle cables and a -8" clutch cable. You can order direct from Barnett online. http://www.barnettclutches.com/service_center/service_center.aspx?cat_id=5
Avatar
colby andrews says:
11/13/2011 2:17:29 AM
 
I want to know what size tires your running on the cafe sportster and how do you get the big gap in between the rear fender and tire?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
11/23/2011 10:19:25 AM
 
We use 14" Progressive 970 Series reservoir shocks on the rear. This steepens the rake angle for quicker steering and increases ground clearance for cornering. We use a Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart 160/60ZR18 tire on the rear and a Dunlop Elite 3 MM90-19 front.
Avatar
Rex Thedog says:
12/13/2011 8:53:58 PM
 
Will the Progressive 970's fit on older sportsters? I have a 2000 XL Sport - would like to replace the factory shocks. They are on their website advertised for XR only...what is the difference...or is there any as far as rear shocks / mounts?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
12/14/2011 2:51:09 PM
 
Progressive 970 shocks might be a bit taller than the stock sportster shocks but for the Café style it works great.
Avatar
Eric says:
1/16/2012 5:49:43 PM
 
Is the part # on the Progressive 970 Shocks 970-1002? Thanks
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
1/31/2012 4:23:32 PM
 
We actually had Progressive make us custom 14" length shocks for this bike. You can buy 11" or 13" from their website or custom order whatever length you want. http://www.progressivesuspension.com/prodSearchResults.aspx?yearID=2011&makeID=37&modelID=1037
Avatar
richie says:
1/22/2012 9:27:58 PM
 
love the black bike pic , do you know any one in australia who could do this ?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
1/23/2012 10:34:15 AM
 
Rollie's Speed Shop might be able to help you out. http://www.rollies.com.au/
Avatar
ivanhoe says:
1/25/2012 3:37:37 PM
 
hi, i need to know if this gauge & headlight re-locator fits into my 08 dyna superglide, does it?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
1/27/2012 11:31:10 AM
 
It isn’t a direct bolt on, so no it won’t work, but with a creative imagination and the ability to fabricate a custom mounting bracket you can make anything fit.
Avatar
Edward says:
1/30/2012 2:25:50 PM
 
Hey what springer seat kit is that on the picture of the tony hawk bike?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
1/31/2012 3:50:42 PM
 
This is a custom seat. It's actually a multi-layer wood pan and was made by famous skateboard legend Paul Schmitt (Schmitt Stix) and www.createaskate.org RSD made the one-off metal fabricated parts.
Avatar
SportyScott says:
2/2/2012 11:59:38 AM
 
Roland, your vision of the cafe Sportster totally owns me! I can't stop looking at these photos. I have a 2001 XL Hugger and I want very badly to make it look as close to the Cafe 99 bike as I can (one day). No other custom bike better captures what I feel a Sporty should be: a loud, agile, balls-out brawler with a f***-off attitude and a nod toward American motoring heritage. I hope you're still selling these parts when I'm ready to begin transforming my bike. You guys got the gift!
Avatar
Jason says:
2/11/2012 10:54:56 PM
 
The Sportster cafe speedo relocator mounted perfectly on my 2003 883R. Looks great. I also bought the indicator lights but don't know which color is for which light? All the wires on my 03 are black. There are 7 wires for 5 lights. Please help.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
2/15/2012 5:56:19 PM
 
Send us an email to info@rolandsands.com and we will send you the install instructions. Older sportsters had black insulation for all wiring so you will have to trace each signal to indentify it. This is one of the reasons we only list this part for newer models. Sure we can help you make it work though.
Avatar
DGSky says:
2/17/2012 2:57:37 PM
 
How would you transform an FXR in a cafe racer look?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
2/17/2012 5:37:34 PM
 
RSD 39mm clip-ons, tall rear shocks, tail section and mid-controls to start.
Avatar
Jesse says:
3/8/2012 10:05:39 PM
 
How are the foot controls and pegs relocated? I'm wanting to put on clip-on bars on my 99 Sportster, as well as the gauge/headlight relocator, but I'm worried that the riding position might be pretty uncomfortable with the pegs up front. Also I've got headlight that mounts on the bottom, how can I mount it to the gauge/headlight relocator?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
3/9/2012 2:47:56 PM
 
The foot controls on this bike are just stock Nightster mid-controls. You should be able to bolt them directly to your frame. If your top triple tree has the tabs for the "eyebrow" you can just buy the stock parts (headlight bucket, bezel, nut, washer, etc.) for bike with a hanging lght then use our Gauge Mount.
Avatar
Joseph reid. says:
3/28/2012 11:55:08 AM
 
What rear fender do you use? Is it just a shaved stock? If so how much..
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
4/9/2012 9:55:39 AM
 
Yes, we just trimmed the stock fender and re-painted it
Avatar
Victor perez says:
12/14/2012 12:40:19 PM
 
Question how many inches is the tank lifted on the nightster
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
12/17/2012 5:32:45 PM
 
Zero inches. What you are probably noticing is the benefit of our coil/ignition relocator. http://www.rolandsands.com/products/Ignition-Coil-Re-locator-Polished
Avatar
Anonymous says:
12/15/2012 10:00:06 AM
 
What kind of wheels are those?? and where can I find them??
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
12/17/2012 5:28:27 PM
 
These are RSD Slam wheels in Black Ops finish. Check them out here on our website: http://www.rolandsands.com/products/slam-wheel-black-ops
Avatar
mike says:
2/22/2013 1:10:45 PM
 
i have a nightster, and i just bought RSD clip ons and speedo reloaction kit. what are the lengths of your cables, brake line, and where can i get them? every thing I find is for apes.
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 11:46:41 AM
 
We use -4" throttle and idle cables and -8" clutch cables on our Nightster/Iron builds. You can special order them from Barnett Cables. They make and ship them quick.
Avatar
Robert says:
4/27/2013 6:33:14 AM
 
Will any of these products work on a 2012 - 1200 Custom? I have never seen any except on the 48" models
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
5/21/2013 9:53:21 AM
 
Yes, most of these parts will fit your Custom model. These 2 bikes shown are Nightsters, not 48s. Feel free to email us a list of parts you are interested in and we can confirm fitment on Custom model. info@rolandsands.com
Avatar
Jose D says:
5/4/2013 10:52:43 PM
 
Wow it's really cool to see that you answer each and every question, I'm a big fan of your Custom bikes and products. I just bought a 2013 iron 883 and I'm really trying to build a cafe racer what size bars would I need and do you guys have any videos on installing the bars??
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
5/20/2013 3:21:11 PM
 
We do our best Jose. Sorry no bar install videos but it is pretty straight forward, unless you are trying to iternally wire them. Remove stock bars and insall new ones. Take some before pictures in case you forget how everything went. If you are installing clip-ons you would need 39mm ones for your bike. For those, you need to remove the top triple clamp, slide on the clip-ons then reinstall the triple and tighten everything up. Good luck.
Avatar
Aaron says:
5/14/2013 9:35:49 PM
 
Where did you guys get the high two into one for this??? Sexy!
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
5/20/2013 2:53:35 PM
 
This is the RSD Tracker 2-into-1 exhaust http://www.rolandsands.com/products/Tracker-2-into-1-Exhaust-System
Avatar
Sky says:
5/27/2013 4:38:46 PM
 
I need to do a clip on for my 2010 harley 48 can u give me the parts list to do a conpleted tranform Thanks
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
7/10/2013 10:22:18 AM
 
Here is a parts list for a 48 we built for Drag Specialties. http://www.rolandsands.com/files/techsheets/681-DRS-191-Parts-List1.pdf
Avatar
Sky says:
5/27/2013 5:42:10 PM
 
I need to do a clip on for my 2010 harley 48 can u give me the parts list to do a conpleted tranform Thanks
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
7/10/2013 10:23:06 AM
 
Here is also a link to the build with more photos http://www.rolandsands.com/wp/2013/03/29/drag48#comments
Avatar
Jose D says:
6/19/2013 6:02:33 PM
 
Thank you for getting back to me I appreciate the help! Would I also use the -4" throttle/idle cables and -8" clutch cable with the clip ons?Just double checking
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
7/10/2013 8:57:43 AM
 
Yes, for Nightster and Iron models, these are the cable lengths you want to use with our clip-ons. Stock cables work but are long so you end up with a big loop. We use Barnett for all of our custom cables. http://www.barnettclutches.com/barnett-brake-lines.html
Avatar
cafesporter says:
10/2/2013 8:58:55 PM
 
how much for one of these ? imported to Vietnam
Avatar
Asain guy says:
2/15/2014 12:01:47 AM
 
If I buy LED Speedo from the other brands, will it b fit with this cafe gauge?
Avatar
rolandadmin says:
2/19/2014 9:19:03 AM
 
no..our parts are designed to fit our parts
Avatar
jam says:
4/23/2014 8:30:26 AM
 
I have a 2013 883 and are looking to install your clip ons. Do I need to buy a speedo and headlight relocation bracket or can I get my without one? Also, will I be able to turn my handlebars completely or will they hit my tank?
Your Name:
(Review your comment prior to posting it to the site)