Friday, January 6, 2012


Photo courtest of Barry at Top Shelf

Apparently, if you ride a rubber mount 2004+up Sportster hard enough (maybe even not so hard) in the dirt and just kinda mess around, the case may crack in half between where the swingarm mounts and the tranny.

I don't know much about these models but what a trip.


  1. last time I saw a case crack like that was when my buddy rode his xt600 thru a hail storm in a very hot day - rapid cooling.
    too bad!

  2. Sportster motors are to be solid mounted. It's the law. Stone Cold says so.

    Never understood why HD would take one of the Sportster's strong points and change it. The one piece case and solid mounting made for a great handling rigid chassis.