Does the Sportster Hardtail Bobber Kit bolt on or do I have to weld?
The Sportster kit is 100% bolt-on (including the hardtail frame) with no welding required. Cuts to the stock frame are required, but easily accomplished with an angle grinder.
What years/models of Harley Sportster will the kit work with?
The kit is designed to work with year models 2004 - 2013. If you use a 2004 model, you will need to swap the rear 3/4" axle/wheel assembly for a 1" axle/wheel assembly found on 2005 - Present models.
Does the kit work for both 883 and 1200 cc engine models?
Does the stock Sportster fuel tank work with the kit?
Yes. We also have other tank options available.
Does the stock Sportster exhaust work with the kit?
No. The stock exhaust set up will not clear the hardtail frame assembly. We have a 2-into-1 exhaust option for the kit, or you can choose another aftermarket exhaust.
What is the "bare metal" option?
There are two finish options for the kit: bare metal or black powdercoat. The bare metal option (shown below) is for those who want to do their own powdercoating and/or paint -- the hardtail frame assembly, battery box, oil tank, and fender strut will be left unfinished (without powdercoat). The rear steel fender is left unfinished for both options and will need to be painted.
What options are available for the kit?
There are many options and upgrades available for the Hardtail Kit, including tanks, exhaust, and handlebars. Options and prices can be found at the RYCA Online Store.
Do I need to send you any parts off the bike like the other Ryca kits?
No, the Sportster Hardtail kit is complete out of the box.
Is documentation included in the kit?
Yes. Build guides, videos, and tech support are provided. The build guides can be found in the Resources section of the website. Instructional videos are posted on our YouTube Channel. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for tech support.
Does the price include shipping?
No. Please contact us for a shipping quote.
Can you ship internationally?
Yes. International customers are responsible for all shipping costs, duty/tariff fees, and import taxes. Please contact us for a shipping quote.
What tools do I need?
Other than a basic set of hand tools, an angle grinder is highly recommended for the required cuts to the frame. A Dremel tool will also work, but an angle grinder is ideal, allowing you to easily cut through the frame and smooth out the edges with a flapper disk afterwards. A basic motorcycle lift (shown below) is also recommended and can be used in the future for maintenance, etc.
Do you offer bulk/dealer discounts?
Yes, contact us for details.