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Harley XLH 1000 Ironhead Sportster

Life's a bitch...   Thank God there's Harleys...

So our target Harley Sportster rebuilt was going to be an Oldschool or Bobber, or something in between, preferably a hard tail, and the V-twin engine had to be the one with the roughest sound of all: the Harley Ironhead.

We found out that it should be fairly easy to rebuild a pre-1979 Sportster frame into a hardtail without too much welding. Post 1979 Sportster frames have a different geometry whereby the rear shocks are located too far back, making a Sportster hardtail frame conversion project quite difficult.

Photo of 1973 Harley Davidson XLH 1000CC Ironhead Sportster.

After some looking around we came across this yellow 1973 1000cc Ironhead XLH Sportster: 35 years old, drum brakes, right shift, engine running.

Photo of 1973 Harley Davidson XLH 1000CC Ironhead Sportster.


Photo of 1973 Harley Davidson XLH 1000CC Ironhead Sportster.

1000cc 1973 XLH Harley Ironhead Sportster, with the right frame, the right engine, in a reasonable state, price within our budget, and ready to be restored and rebuilt.

Photo of 1973 Harley Davidson XLH 1000CC Ironhead Sportster.


Photo of 1973 Harley Davidson XLH 1000CC Ironhead Sportster.


Photo of 1973 Harley Davidson XLH 1000CC Ironhead Sportster.




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