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Old 03-23-2008, 05:16 PM
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Default It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Stage I

I was thinking about upgrading my 883L with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Stage I Conversion Kit.

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Old 03-23-2008, 05:22 PM
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Sta

****ing do it!!! To each his/her own but I did see a 883 to 1200 conversion kit in the for sale section brand new everything in the box for about half price.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:49 PM
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Sta

I thought that stage 1 was just the air cleaner. Stage 2, or is it 3 is the cylinders and pistons. I did the V-Twin kit for about $500 with gaskets. (cylinders, pistons, etc.) I put together a quicky video of the process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNOgFnqtTaQ
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:54 PM
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Stage I

45 / 50 883 rear wheel hp and torque
65 / 72 1200 rear wheel hp and torque

Crazy not to if you have the bucks.
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Sta

If you are justincreasing the cylinder size with no head work just buy a set of pistons and have your cylinders bored. I wouldn't spend my money on that over priced SE stuff!!
Kieth Black or Wiesco build perfectly good pistons!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:05 PM
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Stage I

What year scoot? Pre '04 it's better to go with a buell setup.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:13 PM
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Sta

Nice to have money to do things like that ain't it...?

Suppose you tire of the bike in say 1 or 2 years from now and want to trade-in or sell outright... Keep in mind the money you spend now on an 883 will more then likely be a given to the new owner as the bike won't be recognized as a true 1200! Like many homeowners have found out "beach front" properties with added pools don't yield anymore value then had they not put a pool in!

I would go with the idea of new pistons and having the heads bored... lot less $$$ yielding nearly the same results and when you do turn the bike you won't feel the loss nearly as bad..

Just an opnion here... your bike, your money..
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Sta

you can get a vtwin kit on ebay for around 400 bucks maybe less. Then go out and find a nice a/c and jet/remap call it a day.
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Sta

Thanks for the responses.

First i live in Argentina. I will travel to USA and planning to buy everything there for the difference of price. Here all is twice than there.

The dealer here says he think is a bad idea because if i sell it in less than 2 years it will void my warranty on the engine. So i dont know what to do, the kit looks very nice but dont wont to throw money.

This is the kit, i may be able to buy it for less on ebay http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/g...bmLocale=en_US

My 883 L is 2008.

By the way, i just took it yesterday from the dealer and today had my first drop, didnt know what happen but bike went on the right side and i have no strength to keep it... very sad but i hope this will be my first and last drop.

Thanks guys!
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:39 AM
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Default RE: It is worth to upgrade 883 to 1200 with this kit Screamin' Eagle® Sportster® 883cc to 1200cc Sta

anyone have an opinion on this?
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