Hooligan bikes are hot.
Hooligans are the hot new thing for dirt track racing and street. For whatever reason most Hooligan bikes use stock 3+ gallon tanks. I have adapted my stuff to the stock tanks. If you want to use an XR styled tank and tail, flip over to my SXR products. Hooligans can be used on the street and track without much in the way of changes. You may want to pull your license plate and avoid using your signals. (I love the idea of a brake light and left turn blinkers spooking the racers behind you.)
Sportster dirt track racing
I have restructured these pages with an emphasis on racing. Street riders can also benefit from this information.
Advice for Hooligan racers
California Hooligan racer Tony Alves (third in points as of 5/29/19) has words on what works best on the track. Don’t mod the engine with a hot cam-leave it essentially stock. An engine with a big hit is very hard to negotiate in the corners smoothly (the light switch thing!). Don’t use a 2004 and on Sportster. Those rubber frames bikes are 40 pounds heavier and the ergos are not as good as the earlier frames. And there is no way to fit my steering kit in rubber frames. That means rubber frames will push in the corners and inhibit quick cornering. Those with Quik steering kits will pass you on the inside coming out a corners.
If you are building a Sportster for short track racing on less than a third mile tracks here are some suggestions.
If you are a slider, cut the right edge off the steering stop so you can turn further to the right. Keep your bars at least a ¼” away from the tank. If your ability to counter steer to the right is hampered you could risk a ‘high side’ and that you do not want!
Do not modify your engine.
Sportsters are a handful on short tracks. You want controllable, tractable power to negotiate short tracks with short corners not some berserko rocketship that can get you in all sorts of trouble. S&S will not be happy I’m telling you this.
Don’t buy a SuperTrapp 2-into-2 system.
They much too expensive to trash in racing. (And I sell ‘em.) Try my less expensive 2-into-1 system for power/torque gain at under 600 bucks.
Learn how to slide.
This will be a huge advantage against most other Hooligan racers who have no clue about sliding. Sliding allows you to back into corners and steer with the rear wheel. Watch others do this and copy them.
Concentrate your spending on these items.
- 19” rear wheel conversion kit and 19” tires for traction and steering control.
- Greatly improve corner handling with my 27° steering kit which steepens the front end.
- Get taller 14 1/4” race style shocks-you will not believe the ride difference.
- Order Davey Durelle’s fork handling kit
- Order my flat track bars for more leverage. [That’s all you have to do to make a race Hooligan.] Oh and get number plates!
XRX Hooligan prices - 11/2/21
|Left battery cover, rounded style, black||$125.00|
|(3) AMA Class C 10x12 number plates||$23.00|
|Fork guards, mounts to brace, white, orange or black||$139.00|
|Hidden headlight kit for AMA plage||$89.00|
|Steering, Control & Handling|
|QuikTurn 27°© - steeper forks for racing||$545.00|
|Street fork brace to mount fork guards and fender||$255.00|
|Race fork brace to get more travel||$275.00|
|1" Dirt track bars w/ dimples||$89.00|
|Hammer head grips, black||$19.00|
|14-1/4” Progressive shocks w/ 75/125 springs, black||$312.00|
|Stainless Exhaust Systems|
|Cone 2-into-1 for 1985-2003 Sportsters||$770.00|
|Cone 2-into-1 for 200402013 w/ O2 sensor bung||$825.00|
|Super Trapp 1986-2003 Sportsters||$1055.00|
|Super Trapp 2-into-2 2004-2010 w/ O2 sensor bung||$1075.00|
|19" Rear Wheel Conversion Kits (front wheel to rear)|
|Kit A for 9 spoke wheels||$325.00|
|Kits B, C, & D for 13 spoke wheels||$345.00|
|Kit E for 13 spoke wheels||$345.00|
|Machine 13 spoke wheels for 7/16” screws (kits C, D, E)||$85.00 + shipping|
|Machine 13 spoke wheels for 7/16" screws and bore center (kit B)||$122.00 + shipping|
|Tank sides (L&R) XR750, XR1000, XR883 or XR1200||$89.00|
|XRX Hooligan tank top panel w/ HD #1||$39.00|
|XRX Tail deck panel, black w/ white trim edge||$29.00|
|Tail sides (L&R) XR750, XR1000, XR883 or XR1200||$29.00|
|Fork guards (2) XR750, XR1000, XR883 or XR1200||$29.00|
|USA American flag tanks sides (L&R)||$89.00|
|SA American flag tail deck||$29.00|
|Harley #1, red/white/blue||$29.00|
How the XRX graphics will look on your bike
I just built a little XR mini. I used the XRX tank top and tail top graphics on it. I really think this can add a lot to your XRX project. Compare these new graphics to the Dirt Track mini in “Toys". The old tank and tail look plain. With the addition of XRX graphics the bike looks more dramatic.