Last year of the curved rear fender struts which is good if your building a drag bike and want to stretch the swingarm. They make it easier to move the fender backwards but it's bad if you want to get a backrest or luggage rack to put back there, the parts aren't as common. The next version of backrest type stuff fits 94-03 and is much more common and some people think the straight rear fender struts are also better looking. I am one of those people that likes the look of the straight fender stuts better
1993 still has the old style white plastic electrical connectors they are not as good as the duestch connectors thet got installed starting 1994. I would say that it would be more likely to have some type of electrical problems.
1993 has the old style hand controls which can be kind of a pain in the ass. 1996 is when they switched to modern controls.
1993 is also the last year for the old style primary cover.
If you are going to build a chopper out of it then nothing is really that different than any other sportster up through 2003 but for my money I'd be looking for a different bike if the guys is set at $3500. Even going up one year newer gets you alot of upgraded stuff
Posted on May 22, 2012, 9:01 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11