SXR Sportster Street Tracker

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Dirt Track Conversion Kit for Sportsters from 1986 to 2003

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This SXR Street Tracker™ conversion kit was conceived to give Sportsters a dirt track make-over with superb styling at the least possible cost. I stayed away from exotic features like alloy tanks and upside down forks--I want you to have a radical bike on the cheap. This kit (or just parts) will fit Sportsters from 1986 to 2003. Side covers will fit from 1982-on. 

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The primary features of this kit are:

  • Bolt-on parts, quicker build time
  • Excellent quality parts
  • Most complete Sportster conversion kit
  • Least expensive Sportster kit Phil Little

I want you to look at my downloadable SXR brochure and assembly manual. They will get you into the detail weeds. I include a price sheet which I attempt to keep current.

I will happily answer all your questions. I would prefer that you call me because a conversation is so much more informative than slow emails. The day number is 952-935-8833. My cell is 952-607-6063.

  • [Site updated April 30]

Fitting wide dirt track tires on narrow Harley wheels

Udo Meuthen from Italy reports that he mounted Mitas H-18 27x7-19 (130/80-19) on a 2.15" H-D cast front wheel. The result was 1 to 2 mm clearance from tire to front fork on each side. He continued by building a rear wheel by mounting a slightly wider a Mitas H-18 140/80-19 (27.5x7.5-19) on the rear tire, again with success. Thanks,Udo.

Often I get calls about fitting the above wide tires on wider rims than the narrow Harley wheels. My answer is “I haven’t a clue.” Wider rims allow a fatter tire profile. Our wide tire/narrow rim plan just clear forks and chain guide. You have to go to the wheel or tire seller to get answers about clearance issues using of wider rims.

This guy makes your wheel kits

jeff ellison 1Jeff Ellison is a metal whiz. He takes giant pieces of aluminum and whittles them into beautiful spacer kits. Here he is with a solid ‘short’ chunk of aluminum--it’s just a six footer. Normally this stuff comes 12’ long. To get this little piece on to the saw, Jeff has to call the guys in his shop to help him muscle it onto the table.

Jeff is an old flat tracker but now does fast trail riding and ice riding. He just turned 61 in March 2017. I had him make a ring for the 9 spoke conversion kit, and so there was no confusion about which part I needed I called it a “Jeff ring”. So now you know.

Great idea on the cheap

morris gold sxr wheel 1Here’s a way to avoid costly powder coating or multistep auto paint for you wheels. Peter Morris out Utah way just did a rattle can job on his wheels. If you polish the sidewalls (or sand them to a fine grit) and clean your wheels, aerosol is the answer. Don’t forget a light primer.

Yes there will be some work masking but it will be rewarding. The tires will protect the paint and when its thoroughly dry it will last.

Pete said “I ordered wheel paint, clear coat from Grimm Speed. As with all painting 90 percent was in the prep. I cleaned the wheels with a soda blast process (from Harbor Freight) then washed them. Then cleaned with acetone. I then used wet and dry down to 2000 grit for the rim edges where I wanted to leave unpainted. I then polished the clear areas before clear coating over the gold and unfinished areas. I LOVE the color.

Here’s source of wheel paint.

Sweet UK Tracker

SweetTracker2Alistair Renvoize from Penrith, England built the Sportster street tracker I should have built but I did mine on the cheap. Al said...

SweetTracker19"Ever since my youth I had dreamt of one day buying an XR750. They are too expensive so I started exploring the possibility of converting a Sportster into a replica. That is when I stumbled across Phil's site on the internet. The products and ethos felt right. I ordered the tank, seat unit, 19" front to rear wheel conversion kit, etc."

Some SXR Products

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  • Front number plate

    This number plate fits around the stock headlight on Sportsters with 39mm forks. It bolts on easily. Bonded two piece unit has a white front and a black rear panel which mounts to fork tubes. It secures with hose clamps-hardware supplied.

  • Fork brace

    CNC machined in a skeletal style. It strengthens the front end and acts as a mount for front fender and fork guards. It’s aircraft alloy aluminum. Mounts without removing the wheel.

  • Sportster Side Battery Cover

    This is my Gen II battery side cover with rounded contours to compliment the shape of the oil tank on the right side. This is a fiberglass piece made in black gelcoat. The surface from the mold is microscopically rough so I sand it with 2000 wet/dry and polish with 3M’s Finessette II so it looks like a factory part.

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    To install it remove the old battery cover (with skulls maybe) and the little triangular plate that hides electrics. Install my cover to the three mounts for the triangle cover. I provide three black flat head Allen screws that screw into that factory mounts. Over time these rubber mounts degrade. Hardware store and Harley rubber/metal mounts are too under sized to fit the frame holes snugly. Often I wrap the mounts with plastic electrical tape before I first install them-this helps a bit.

  • 19" rear wheel replacement kits

    Street trackers and for sure Hooligan racers need a 19" rear wheel so dirt track tires can be used. The cheapest source of a 19" wheel is buying another front. Yes, gigantic tires can be mounted on narrow 2.15 wheels. I now have four different conversion kits for all the H-D front wheels from 1986 to 2005 and maybe beyond. Find the right kit below and call me.

    Kit A for 9-spoke wheel

    Bolt-on conversion kit allows you to mount a 9-spoke front 19” Sportster wheel on the rear. It will fit cast and spoked wheels designed for ¾” axle from 1986 to 1995. Kit contains 2 big spacers, 2 little spacers, ten 7/16” cap screws, 3 sealed bearings and a long bearing inner crush spacer. The 5/16 holes in your wheel have to be drilled and tapped for 7/16" cap screws. Have a local machinist do this, or I will drill and tap your cast wheel for $60 and spoked wheel for $85.

    Kit B for 13-spoke 19”wheel w/ 1” axle and 2 3/8” pilot

    Bolt-on conversion kit allows you to mount a front 19” 13-spoke Sportster wheel on the rear. It will fit cast wheels with ¾” or 1”axles from 1996 on. Your 5/16” wheel holes will have to drilled and tapped for larger 7/16 cap screws. If you have a 1” rear axle, the center of your front wheel will have to be drilled out to 1-5/16” for a large center crush spacer. Have it done locally or we will drill, tap and bore your cast wheel for $125.

    Kit C for 13-spoke 19”wheel with ¾” axle and 2” pilot

    Determine your rear axle diameter. Is it ¾”? Measure the collar (pilot sleeve) around your front wheel bearings. If its 2” you want this C kit. Near as I can figger the years for this wheel is 1996 to 1999. Kit contains 2 big spacers, ten 7/16” cap screws, 2 sealed bearings and a long bearing inner crush spacer. You use your stock outside small spacers. The 5/16 holes in your wheel have to be drilled and taped for 7/16" cap screws. Have a local machinist do this or--I will drill and tap your cast wheel for $125.

    Kit D for 13-spoke 19”wheel w/ ¾” axle and 2 3/8” pilot

    Determine your rear axle diameter. Is it ¾”? Measure the collar (pilot sleeve) around your front wheel bearings. If its 2-3/8ish” you want this D kit. I’m guessing this wheel is off 2000 to 2003 Sportys. Kit contains 2 big spacers, ten 7/16” cap screws, 2 sealed bearings and a long bearing inner crush spacer. You use your stock outside small spacers. The 5/16 holes in your wheel have to be drilled and taped for 7/16" cap screws. Have a local machinist do this or--I will drill and tap your cast wheel for $125.

    Conversion kit ordering

    I need the following information to give you the right kit:

    • Number of wheel spokes (9 or 13--I don’t do 5 spoke AU wheels)
    • Rear axle diameter
    • The approximate hub width where rotor and sprocket sit (the space should be close to 4-1/16”, 4-1/8”, or 4-3/8”)
    • OD of pilot sleeve collar around wheel bearnings

  • 1" super dirt track bars

    My old supplier of bars was asking a huge amount for his bars which put my retail at $149-that is waay too much for bars. I found a better source. I can now offer a great bar with a 4" rise, a 10" pullback and a better 34" width. They are dimpled to allow cables to pass under switch components. You will find these most comfortable riding and on your pocket book.

  • Stainless 2:2 Exhaust

    Stainless steel exhausts look right on a street tracker. Performance gains and weight savings.

  • Hooligan Pipe

    hooligan pipe 1Hooligan 2-into-1 pipe system is a race styled exhaust for street and track. It is lightweight and tucks in low alongside the frame so it can avoid damage in right hand corners. The 2 ¼” x 12” megaphone has a deep throaty sound and excessive noise is trapped by a perforated core surrounded by steel wool packing which is permanent--no repacking needed.

    The entire system is brushed stainless steel. You don’t have to paint it and it is non-rusting. The tuning of this pipe gives a modest increase of torque and HP over the stock Harley system. This pipe system works even better with modified engines. This is a Cone Engineering product. I have worked with them for years when I was Omar’s Dirt Track Racing and their stuff is superb.

    The design of this system works only with stock pegs in the stock location. This exhaust is illegal on California streets but okay for Hooligan tracks in that state. The sound should pass at most race tracks who require a “muffler. Other tracks use decibel monitors and how they test becomes critical. This pipe will be fine for short Hooligan tracks of 1/8 to ¼ mile. They will perform even better on long ½ mile and mile tracks.


SXR Pricelist - 2017

Tank in white: coating, cap, petcocks & mounting $495
Tail in white: seat, taillight & license plate $495
Body parts in orange $125
Body parts sanded, polished & graphics installed $125
Left side cover, rounded style, black $89
Mud guard, replaces stock fender dirt deflector $39
Chrome license plate frame $15
LED turn signals 4, not legal $45
LED turn signals 2, not legal $29
SXR 883, 1200. 2 tank only $120
SXR 883, 1200. 2 tank only $120
SXR 883, 1200. 2 tank, 2 tail $155
XR750, 883, 1000, 1200. 2 tank, 2 tail $155
Fork guards (2) $49
Fork brace $255
Fork guards, mounts to brace, white $79
Fork guards, mounts to brace, orange or black $89
Front fender, mount to brace, white $79
Front fender, mount to brace, orange or black $89
Front number panel, white/black back $139
Kit A: 9-spoke cast wheel $299
Machine 9-spoke wheel for 7/16” screws $65
Kit B: 13-spoke cast wheel, 1” axle, 2.205 OD pilot $325
Kit C: 13-spoke cast wheel ¾” axle, 2” OD pilot and 2” ID rotors and disc $325
Kit D: 13-spoke cast wheel, ¾" axle, 2.205 OD pilot $325
Machine 13-spoke wheels for 7/16” screws $125
1” Dirt track bars w/ dimples, Rise-4”, Pullback-10” Width-34” $59
Napoleon bar end mirrors, black $61
Napoleon bar end mirrors, chrome $61
Hammer head grips, old style, huge hit $15
15” Progressive shocks without sleeves, black $285
15” Progressive shocks w/out sleeves, orange springs (both include 60/130 springs) $355 
1986-2003 Sportsters $895
Front header/rear headers only $459
2004-2010 Sportsters w/ O 2 sensors $912
Ask about USA (Evel-like) package  


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Specs and prices may change without prior notification.

Products sold by PLR are copyrighted. Some parts are not DOT approved for street use and are for racing only.

Phil Little is ripoff artist

Why is that piker Phil Little charging $125 for an orange color upgrade and why does he charge me $125 to sand my parts?


My fiberglass guy normally shoots white parts. White gelcoat is the cheapest resin and it hides flaws well. When I ask him to shoot orange he has to take time purging the lines on his spray equipment, dial in the orange and re-purge the lines to shoot white again. This takes time he wants to be compensated for. Reasonable.

Parts sanding

When parts come out of the mold the surface is always orange-peely. And scratches appear as the part is dragged out of the mold. Scratches and dips in the mold are imported to the part. Oh for sure you can take the parts as-is and do the work yourself. (You sand with 2000 w/d and polish with 3M's Finessette II.) I spend a whole bunch of time sanding and polishing. I often do it 2 and 3 times to get rid of all the blems. Sometimes foreign specs are in the part. I remove them and fill the divot with orange gelcoat. (It would be impossible for you to do this.) When I’m done, the surface is beautiful. This step too takes time.

Generation II tank and tail for SXR

The new Gen II SXR tank


About a year ago I made a new Gen II tank and tail and have been selling them ever since but have failed to show you the difference. My bad.

This photo shows you the old and new tanks. The new tank is about 2" wider and just 1/4" taller than the old tank. I think the new one looks better than the old one--it's just proportioned length/width-wise better than the narrow original.

The side view is very close to the old tank. The only difference is the graphic panel is slightly reduced.

The new Gen II SXR tail

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You can contrast the new Gen II tail in this photo with the old molded in taillight in Gen I tail. The new Gen II tail has a larger taillight which is safer. The overall design of the tail is unchanged.

Why we will no longer offer black gelcoat parts

The middle of March 2017 I made a decision to discontinue black gelcoat parts. Any part in black gelcoat is a genuine bitch to deal with. Black shows flaws that other colors do not. I will not release parts with flaws so I have to spend time eliminating them. Black will show embedded shop dust smaller than a pencil lead and down to the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Each miniscule flaw must be fixed.

gelcoat flaw markersIn the photo you see black parts with little blue pieces of tape on them. Each tape location marks a flaw. Each foreign element must be carved out and filled. “Carving” is a gross word. This process is done with magnifying glasses and the tip of a Stanley blade. The offending foreign bits are removed with the blade tip which creates a micro cavity and we are still talking about a cavity the size of the following period.

That micro cavity is filled with a little bit of black gelcoat. Each is then sanded flush. Only then can the entire piece be sanded with 2000 wet/dry, then polished. This process of sanding and polishing continues many times with black parts until all the flaws are removed. The entire process takes hours and hours. With each hour repairing the part, profit dollars leak away. So now you know why we no longer wish to do black parts.

An exception will be made for black side covers--they will be black