1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger
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    Default 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

    Thought you guys might be interested in seeing these photos of a local bike here in town. Is this anything special or just a modified Sportster? Not trying to help sell it just thought maybe it was a precurser to the XR.


















    Year: 1988
    Make: Harley-Davidson
    Model: XL 883 Hugger
    Trim:
    Mileage: 12,615
    Stock #: JY119558
    VIN #: 1HD4CEM15JY119558
    Trans: Automatic
    Color: ORANGE
    Interior:
    Vehicle Type: Sedan
    State: IN
    Drive Train:
    Engine: 883CC

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    Default Re: 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

    I think that it is a kit you can purchase.
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    Default Re: 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

    Not even a full kit. It is a stock 883 Hugger (low suspension model) with a stock peanut tank that has been repainted, A Storz Seat fender section, A VAnce 7 hines Comp pipe (that I think they discontinued) a Storz fork protectors and a "Maddog Front Fender" ~ otherwise a pretty standard looking Sporty
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    Been trying for years to find a Maddog Front Fender - Must be discontinued, they never seem to show up on eBay. I am told they are extremely light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Mann View Post
    Been trying for years to find a Maddog Front Fender - Must be discontinued, they never seem to show up on eBay. I am told they are extremely light.
    I'll be happy to sell you one. Send unmarked bills to my Swiss Bank Account.
    Please understand that while it will come with removal instructions for your current fender, NO INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS will be included.
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    Default Re: 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

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    That's an odd mounting position for the left footpeg. I think he must have drilled his primary case. There is usually a bracket that comes up from underneath, It puts the peg in about the same place. I guess maybe he saved a tiny bit of weight?

    Kind of a neat bike...I always loved the gap between seat and tank with the 2.2 gallon tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride2day View Post
    635663549601505136.jpg

    That's an odd mounting position for the left footpeg. I think he must have drilled his primary case. There is usually a bracket that comes up from underneath, It puts the peg in about the same place. I guess maybe he saved a tiny bit of weight?.
    That is the standard peg mount on a 4 speed Sportster
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    Default Re: 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

    Ahh... I wondered.

    My first one was a '93. Loved the peanut tank.

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    Default Re: 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

    The other side mounted to the engine/trans as well - big stud through the sprocket cover
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    Quote Originally Posted by streettracker View Post
    The other side mounted to the engine/trans as well - big stud through the sprocket cover
    I think that side stayed the same through 2003. It made swapping to forward mounts a bit of a chore. You had to remove the exhaust and master cylinder. etc.

    The bracket that came up from underneath also mounted to the primary case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride2day View Post
    I think that side stayed the same through 2003. It made swapping to forward mounts a bit of a chore. You had to remove the exhaust and master cylinder. etc.

    The bracket that came up from underneath also mounted to the primary case.
    They were similar, but different.
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    Default Re: 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

    Looks nice to me, I like the simplicity of these bikes (bit like me!)!

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    Default Re: 1988 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Hugger

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Mann View Post
    Been trying for years to find a Maddog Front Fender - Must be discontinued, they never seem to show up on eBay. I am told they are extremely light.
    The lightest money can buy. I have a production line and have got the price and weight as low as can be.
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