Bare Bones Rides Build – 1989 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

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Built by Bare Bones Rides out of Florida, this custom Sportster is currently being enjoyed by a medical student who unfortunately has to let it go. It might not be your preferred style for a custom, but you can’t deny it’s a much more interesting way for a student to bop around campus and the surrounding area than the usual fare!

A stock ’89 1200 Sportster produced 58 horsepower and weighed 489 pounds, but this example has been turned into a moderate Scrambler and lost a hefty 50 pounds off the stock bike in the process. When the bike was originally built, it had been sitting for a while. The top end of the motor was rebuilt with bearings, connecting rods, and a crank pin from S&S, as well as a Wiseco piston. Other highlights of the work to this example (VIN: 1HD1CAP1XKY122500) include the Caramel Copper Metallic/Wimbledon White paint job, Progressive springs, rebuilt fork, knobby tires, Trail Tech Vapor gauges, custom skid plate, steel foot pegs, LED lighting, and a baffled reverse cone muffler. The custom leather tool bag on the back is a nice touch, as well. The build cost was $11,926.59. For more information on the build, head on over to the BBR website.

Here’s a couple of videos so you can get an idea of what it sounds like. The first is with the baffle, which I would probably keep in:

Here it is without the baffle:

The seller bought it from BBR and then upgraded the lighting, added more pipe wrap to the exhaust, added passenger pegs, and removed the fork boots. What do you say, would you ride this? If so, you can find this custom Sportster for sale here on Craigslist in Las Cruces, New Mexico for $8,700.

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