THE DISHARA – HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER XL883 ’89

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Written by Donny Ariyanto & Gilang Marhadian

For Bagus Nugroho, his HD SPORTSTER XL883 ’89 has very own meaning and deep historical value. “My Late Uncle gave me this bike as memories and I want to build it as my respect and honor for him..”, said the man who works at one of top Indonesian Telecommunication Company when he visited Studio Motor workshop. Bro Bagus need to change his bike appearance like bobber style, which is very appealing and match to HD Sportster ’89 Series. Basic on Bro Bagus request, here is the list of parts and work progress to built his bike with the name “The Dishara”.

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Start this project, we began to remove all the body and suspension parts, and then we cut the front suspension, to make it lower at the front. Meanwhile, at the rear part we installed 11 inch progressive shock , to balance the height from the front. For the wheels, we choose to use spoke rims 16″ with 3″ & 4″ width. For the tires, Bro Bagus decided to use Firestone Deluxe Champion 5.00-16 which improve classic and to match bobber style theme. Entering bodywork step, relying galvanize 1.2mm plate material,  we rebuilt whole body part from scratch, including all fender, gas tank, and side cover. After bodywork finished, we started painting session. Black colour with mixed doff-gloss effect with silver stripping choose by Bro Bagus, to make simple impression yet frightening. Final step focused on applying support parts, like handlebar from Khrome Werkz, aftermarket headlamp 5 3/4″ inch, Performance Machine air filter, RSD handgrip and custom exhaust free flow 2 in 2 configuration.

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After finished this project, every inch of its body was changed, from the first-look which seemed old fashioned, it turned out to be more more freshened and fitted with the bobber concept “it looks ‘catchy’ and obviously becoming my pride to makeover this bike, and II dedicate this project to my uncle…”, Bro Bagus said after seeing the whole process of his bike. The most important thing in HD Sportster XL883’s transformation was its fancy like the other bikes in various style in this era.

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Specification :

  • Body Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
  • Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
  • Spoke Wheels 16X3.00 & 16X4.00 Inch
  • Firestone Deluxe Champion Tire 5.00-16 (Front & Rear)
  • Handlebar Khrome Werkz
  • Performance Machine Air Filter
  • RSD Handgrip
  • Exhaust Custom 2 In 2 Freeflow

 

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