Originally Posted by Zane Nelson
I've been searching all over the forums here as well as the xlforums and there is a lot of talk about people who have done it but I haven't seen any build threads or real discussion about the mounting of the Buell into the sportster frame. Seems like most of them are putting them in older sportster frames 90'-00'. Do any of you guys know of a build thread or where I could find some actual info on this? I was thinking about going with the NRHS 1250 kit for my 2013 Iron but from what I've read while looking for info it seems that the stock Buell 1200 engine essentially starts you out at 90 hp at the crank. Any info is appreciated.
You should be asking over on xlforums also, that is a whole forum dedicated to XL models and they may know more.
All I know is that what you are proposing is a MAJOR major undertaking to a brand new bike.
I hate to say it, but I wonder if you would not be better off starting with a dyna and working backwards (chop the tank, etc...).
It would be a guaranteed warranty ender, and also it might be hard to find a MoCo dealer who would even work on it. And now that Indy dealers apparently can't get MoCo parts (you have to get them from the MoCo and deliver to your indy mech is what I heard)....man you might be putting yourself into a strange situation unless you are very skilled with a wrench.
What is your goal here? The fastest sportster on the planet?
You had better prepare to put $1500 into the suspension and a HUGE brake upgrade while you are at it, or that HP will be lost on your Iron.