For whatever reason Harley has tried several attempts of giving the Sporty an XR look. Never worked out right for most XR fans. Randy Covell from Rock Falls, IL pestered me for months for a XR-like kit for his 2003 Sportster. He pestered me because I am slow and I need pestering.
Randy used many of my parts to build his own special XR 883 and it looks very, very nice. Look his bike over in detail to get ideas for your build. A simple thing like a side number plate gives this bike a race look and acts as a leg shield from heat. Everybody give Randy a cheer because I know he is proud of his creation.