Harley Sportster Nightster - Team Dark Custom
I've gotten a lot of inspiration from other YouTube users, so it's about
time I share some of my own mods here.
It's a 2008 Harley Sportster Nightster XL1200N.
Bught it second hand and tweaked it to my own likings.
Big thanks to my dad for helping me with fabrication!
Also, I recommend getting a Clymer shop manual, or similar, it's saved me a
Otherwise, if you have any questions about your Sporty, sign up to XLforum,
all answers can be found there.
Things left to do:
Already bought, but need to install Buchanan's twisted stainless spokes
front and rear
Paint the graphics in gunmetal silver, dark silver flake or silver leaf
On the wish list:
1250 kit with cams and head work
Complete internal wiring
Paint the grey engine wrinkle black
Figure Machine Vision cam cover
Tear it down, cut off all unnecessary brackets, smooth out some horrible
MoCo welds and powder coat frame, fork and swing arm
Mod list, so far:
Chopped cam cover, struts and rear fender
Removed front fender, belt guards and a ton of plastic
Homemade Team Dark Custom design (cut on vinyl decals at Dech Sticker
LePera Bare Bones seat
Vance & Hines Competition Series 2-1 Exhaust
DEI Titanium Exhaust wrap
Nightrider X14iED fuel management
Progressive Suspension 412 rear shocks 11.5"
Progressive Suspension Monotube fork cartridges
Rizoma front sprocket cover
Rizoma Radial mirrors
Harley analog tach / digital speedo combo
Performance Machine Max HP air cleaner
RSD fork brace
RSD speedo mount with dummy lights
RSD foot pegs
Harley forward controls
Harley drag bars
MotoGadget grips and bar end indicators
Performance Machine levers and controls
Shorty chrome risers
Performance Machine 6 piston front caliper
Performance Machine 4 piston rear caliper
RSD Diesel 13" front rotor
RSD Diesel 11.5" rear rotor
Kellermann rear LED lights
Arlen Ness Deep Cut shifter rod
Modified chin fairing from a frame mount EVO
RSD Nostalgia Contrast Cut outer rocker covers
Harley chrome inner rocker covers
Harley black head bolt bridges
Screaming Eagle plug wires
Homemade ignition and coil relocation bracket
Homemade 1.5" tank lift (I lied in the video, it's not 2")
AntiGravity 12 cell lithium ion battery
Rerouted all wires using stock harness
Any questions, feel free to ask.
/Fred (Phuket, Thailand) "Fred Phuket" on XLforum.net
Harley Davidson Iron 883 Sportster walk around
4" pullback - HD drag bars
Joker Machine speedo relocation
Joker Machine headlight bracket
Joker Machine 2" billet risers
Roland Sands Grips - Black Ops
Vance & Hines short shots
Screamin' Eagle Heavy Breather
Side mounted license plate
Dark Custom Tank - Timing cover - Fuel Cap & Derby cover
Progressive 412 shocks
Removed the Fork reflectors
Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Modification Test ride Walkaround short rear fender lamp fairing
First Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr3wQ_Nz7n0
Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 modification, test ride, Walkaround,
short rear fender (chop) and head light fairing in HD with all article
numbers of the mounted tuning modification parts. Go Pro Testride in the
Swiss Mountains (Wildhaus SG).
In the winter break 2013 I did the following new modifications:
- Original rear fender chop / shorten the fender struts
- Installing the KELLERMANN Micro 1000DF LED with re-wiring
- BADLANDS Relais
- black fork covers (self made in aluminium, painted black)
- installed the HD coil / ignition relocation kit
- clean looking wire tuck
- HD head light fairing / gasket from a Dyna painted black
- tank lift 2" (the 3" tank lift was to high in my opinion)
Hope you enjoy my Video; your rates and comments are as always appreciated.
I also share my experience if you have a particular question to the bike.
Regards from Switzerland !
One Nightster In Vegas ( BOBBED )
These are the most recent pics. Bike comes out the shop this week. I will
attempt to get this video out within a week.
There is a Fuel Pack that wasn't mentioned. The ECM was placed right in
fron of the rear fender behind the oil tank. The seat rides great. After I
didn't realize I had to much tension on the spring. The guy who made that
bracket weighed a lot more than me so when I turned down the dial to my
weight...oooohhh baby.. I love that adjustable shock. The coil was placed
between the two rockerboxes with the ignition mounted underneath. Sorry
the vid suck as it shows no justice on the paint job. Paint is still flat,
but textured and with peal. It looks awsome in the sunlight. The original
black denim is on hold as I am hoping to do another paint job this summer.
there are no risers on the bars.
The Exhaust does sound real raw when
you roll off the throttle, that's what you get when you remove the baffles
on vance and hines short shots.
the struts are 10" eye to eye
Great pics by clicking on the link below. It may answer several questions.
Here are some coil, speedo, seat, and headlight mounting pics that may help
some, along with other photos. Oh yeah and I noticed on ebay there's a guy
selling real good solid struts for about $39 and 10" long made out of cold
forged solid steel or something. Search "Sportster Struts"
Harley Nightster 1200
Me on my 08 Nightster on the interstate doing about 75 mph. Okay I have
decided to add this little note on the description. For all of those who
use youtube, and the videos that people post of there rides, for no other
reason than to complain and/or say stupid crap no one else wants to hear.
GET A LIFE!!!! We do not post these vids to hear the crap come out of your
mouth. I post them for others who are wanting to know more about the
Nightster and the see how individuals make it there own. I appreciate all
of the comments from those who use these vids as they are intended. Thank
you very much and take care.
For all the the others who have nothing else better to do. GET A LIFE!!!!