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Throttle Addiction

Deluxe Evolution Sportster Hardtail Kit 1982-2003

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Our Throttle Addiction weld on Sportster hard tail kit will transform you stock swing arm Sportster into a hard tail chopper in minimal time. The hardtail kit is designed to fit 1982-2003 Harley Davidson Sportsters.  It is constructed from 1-1/4" .120 wall steel tubing and 100% TIG welded.  The kit includes everything you need to complete the rigid transformation.  The benefit of hard tailing your Sportster is it allows you to keep a stock VIN, Avoiding difficult inspections and insurance issues that come with assigned identification numbers or "Special Construction" designations. The hard tail kit includes easy to follow instructions that can be completed by most anyone, however we recommend leaving the welding to the pros. 100% constructed in the U.S.A.


  • Fits 1982-2003 Sportster Models
  • 2" stretch
  • Machined rear motor mounts
  • 100% T.I.G. welded
  • 3/8" thick axle plates with adjusters
  • 1 - 1/4” .120 wall steel tubing for superior strength
  • Rear brake mounts are included for use of 1982-2003 OEM rear calipers. 82-86 and 87-99 caliper brackets will need slight modification.


  • Hardtail with fender tabs, battery mount, oil tank mounts, and brake mount installed.
  • Sissy bar 
  • Oil tank with internal battery mount intended for use with antigravity 12 cell battery
  • Battery hold down bracket and hardware for use with 12 cell antigravity batteries
  • 5" wide flat fender
  • Axle adjusting hardware


*Does Not Include hardware for mounting oil tank, sissy bar, or fender.  

Seat pans or fully upholstered seats for this kit are available for purchase separately should you choose.

Please allow 1 week for production 

Over sized shipping fee required.

International orders please call for most accurate shipping quote. 

10 Reviews

  • 5
    The best kit on the market

    Posted by Carlos Lopez on 6th Jun 2023

    No other kit includes more (seat, oil bag, fender, sissy bar, battery hold-down, brake stay, axle adjuster bolts, tabs already welded on, holes tapped and ready, phew!) It's convenient and gets you there most of the way. Priced out piece-by-piece from other sources, this kit saves you money! The only thing I would change is the oil bag inlet. As it comes, it only allows for the push-in style, stock, oil cap. They don't look great, and don't fit the style of the kit. Instead, I would tap the hole and add in a threaded filler cap. I plan on doing this, but that would be something nice to already include in the kit. Cheers, and thanks for a great hardtail kit!

  • 5
    Hardtail kit 95 Sporty

    Posted by Evo Knievel on 7th May 2023

    Easy to do. 3 simple cuts. Measurements don’t have to be exact. Have a good welder to tack it all up. Seth and the folks at Throttle addiction were responsive and helpful. I did everything solo. Would definitely be easier with another set of hands but all in all it was pretty simple.

  • 5
    Hard tail kit

    Posted by Jeff sellers on 5th May 2023

    Haven’t had installed yet but everything looks good. Can’t wait to install im sure it will look great.

  • 5

    Posted by Nick on 24th Feb 2023

    Put it on my 85 iron head. i was scared since it wasn’t an evo. WORTH IT. if you have a 82-85 don’t be scared and go with this kit.

  • 5

    Posted by Craig Allen on 18th Jul 2022

    Fit up great, like the look the best out of the others offered by other companies

  • 5
    Hard tail kit

    Posted by Phil Wolfe on 10th Mar 2022

    Top quality welds and great specs

  • 5
    Solid kit and customer service

    Posted by AE on 28th Jan 2022

    There are a few cool kits on the market and I had my eye on a couple, this being one of them. The reason I initially purchased this kit was because of the customer service I received from the company. Zach is a good dude. Treats you like a friend, not just another customer. When I went to install the kit, I ran into some alignment issues. Zach spent a good amount of time on the phone with me and walked me through a few ideas. Not that there was anything wrong with the hardtail, it was an error on my end and I am now good to go. The kit is absolutely solid, you won’t be disappointed.

  • 5

    Posted by Robert Brimigion on 9th Jan 2022

    Didn't get any directions good thing there was the video to refer to

  • 5
    Solid Hardtail!

    Posted by @joeellltt on 21st Oct 2021

    Got the chopper virus for my 86 XLH1100! Very solid hardtail kit - love that it includes pretty much everything. Throttle Addiction team is very helpful and answered my questions throughout the process. Can’t wait to get this sporty back on the road!

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