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Brooklyn Brawler: An 883 Sportster with a double life

Brooklyn Brawler: An 883 Sportster with a double life

This Harley 883 Sportster tracker is a daily rider as well as a Brooklyn Invitational show bike.
The mighty Harley-Davidson Sportster turns a whopping 60 this year. Since 1957 it’s been modified in every imaginable way—long before the ‘custom scene’ as we know it even existed.

It’s a tough little bugger too, and easy enough to tear apart. Which is probably why Brooklyn-based Tim Harney picked it as his new do-it-all.

This Harley 883 Sportster tracker is a daily rider as well as a Brooklyn Invitational show bike.
And we really do mean do-it-all; Tim built this Sporty from the ground up for the prestigious Brooklyn Invitational, but it’s also his bread-and-milk-getter, and weekend flat track racer. So although it’s loaded with his hallmark raw hand-shaped parts, it’s also got enough patina to keep it honest.

“I started with a beat up 1989 883 Sportster,” Tim tells us, “then totally tore her down.” The rebuild included a big bore, high compression 1200cc kit, uprated cams, and an S&S Super E carb with a velocity stack.…

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