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Old 01-14-2019, 05:06:17 PM
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Default 1966 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH

Just a couple of pix of my 1966 XLCH. Needed a lot of parts but the mechanicals were great. For riding around in St. Louis I installed turn signals. This was the racer so it was kick start and shifted with the right foot. Drag pipes rattled the neighbors and their windows.

Lots of fun but didn't want to start below about 60 degrees. The buyer said he was taking it home to Germany so we'll never see it again. All I have left is the manual and these two pix.
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really nice looking bike. I know they are hard to start and some are hard to start on a nice day. no matter what, you gotta run them everyday. I also dumped my 73 sportster also some time ago, ended up with a bike that starts off 1 kick in any weather! Them germans know how to build bikes. most comfortable rides ive ever owned. excuse the pic, took the denfield seat off to clean bike when I got it.
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I get the shivers looking at one of those xlch things. I had one which I bored and stroked. For a harley it went pretty well. Once in a while it would kick back and tear my knee up.
It was a happy day when I sold it.
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older guy sold me a bike along time ago, I asked him where the starter button was, he pointed to the kick starter and said this is a mans, he was right....
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