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Good luck with the project mate, nice to see something from left field for change.
I am entering BEARS in Australia this year on a hybrid thingymejig as well, though probably 100kg lighter
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Hey, man. I'm not too savvy on the new XR1200 engine, but if it's like all the previous Sportsters, you can up the ante by swapping out the heads for a set of Thunderstorm heads off of a Buell as they use the same block and everything.

I'm not sure what the regulations are for this series, however. And I'm pretty sure that buying up the official race package would probably be the best bet. However, I've used these for research for my own wanton aircooled biking needs, so I'm sure they'll be helpful to you, as well:

This one's regarding a pretty cool sportster to XR1200 conversion from Storz. I'm sure you'll get all this stuff on your bike already. However, they might be a tad heavier than what's offered from these dudes:
Storz XR1200 Conversion

This is a general tech article regarding the head swap I mentioned above. If you dig further into this website, you'll find more information on increasing the CCs of the bike, but I digress:
Sportster to Buell heads
 

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Hey, man. I'm not too savvy on the new XR1200 engine, but if it's like all the previous Sportsters, you can up the ante by swapping out the heads for a set of Thunderstorm heads off of a Buell as they use the same block and everything.

I'm not sure what the regulations are for this series, however. And I'm pretty sure that buying up the official race package would probably be the best bet. However, I've used these for research for my own wanton aircooled biking needs, so I'm sure they'll be helpful to you, as well:

This one's regarding a pretty cool sportster to XR1200 conversion from Storz. I'm sure you'll get all this stuff on your bike already. However, they might be a tad heavier than what's offered from these dudes:
Storz XR1200 Conversion

This is a general tech article regarding the head swap I mentioned above. If you dig further into this website, you'll find more information on increasing the CCs of the bike, but I digress:
Sportster to Buell heads
Cheers Dan for this info :yo:.. Really appreciate these links...:)

If you want to get really serious----- only ten ever built and would wheelie at 150 mph. This is/was the finest.
Lee.. One of my fave all time bikes..
 

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Speaking of HD XR's, I'm seriously in the market for an XR 1000 if anyone knows of one available.
 

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I just wanted to thank everybody that contributed to this thread, and gave me some very sound advise.. I have saved all the web site links and noted down the various specialist contact details..

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to secure a sufficient enough budget to enter in this years “Rolling Thunder “race series..

I was considerably hindered by one of the series suppliers and the cost of entering the whole series…. I only wanted to attend a few of my favourite tracks, but I was being told that this wouldn’t be an option and thus made this venture impractical and totally uneconomical.. :bash:

Maybe, I can try again in 2010, but I’ll have to cross that bridge when the time comes..

However, on a positive note, that leaves me the rest of this year to concentrate on finishing my F4 Superleggera project and buying one of my current dream bikes .. (Unfortunately, it’s not Italian :naughty: ..... but I'm still along way short of being able to secure one or afford one just yet ..:cry: )

Anyway,cheers everyone for all you're help
JDS
 

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I’m going to buy an XR1200 and kit it out for a couple of race outing in this years “Rolling Thunder” series..

Okay the Cat is now out of the Bag, let the P*SS taking begin !!!!!:stickpoke

This series will be supporting the BSB rounds, and I intend on entering a few rounds on the circuits in which I feel most comfortable with, and have a decent chance of getting some results.:jerkoff:

Problem I have, is I know nout about Harleys and even less about the new XR1200..

My local dealership can sell me the bike, but doesn’t know where to import the various trick parts, or who to contact about finding out more with regards to race experience on this model..

However, he is very helpful if I wanted to be kitted out in Leather tassel clothing and studded bike luggage. :banghead: :humpother:stopp:

Have any of you guys (especially any forum members in US or Italy) have any useful information or experience with regards to racing this model..

I always dreamed about owning one of the original Triumph motorcycle conquerors.. The XR750, but never managed to have the funds to buy one when one came up for sale. This has always been a very rare American race icon, and fetches huge sums on the open market. :mouthwate

This is my chance to kind of live one of my ambition, even if it is through the new generation of the second coming of the XR’s..

Here are a few pictures of what I’m trying to achieve, and has anyone had any experience in racing one of these machines, or know of someone who has??.. There is very little info of these bikes over here in the UK..

Any info would be appreciated, especially problems with this model, and where to source race parts.. :yo:

Cheers
JDS


PS: Have attached a picture of the original XR's

2020, 11 years on and this bike is gaining more appeal today than ever before. In some countries, it has already hit the 'must have' upon the list of many collectors. I've seen many great builds from this bike simply from the wide range of accessories available and am now as keen as ever to start buying a couple of my own in order to have some fun. Would like to know how the racing and life with the XR1200 went for you following this post.
Click Here to see a great XR1200 street build. Cheers!
 
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