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1978 harley davidson XLCH-1000

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by trapshootin hippie, Feb 14, 2012.

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  1. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    And, the CH in the name represents "Charley Horse", correct. Had a 72 XLCH and would get charley horse from kicking it over. Finally put in electric start. Nice ride, where ya located? Might return to my "hippie" days.

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    I have a buddy with a kick start Harley. Maybe he knows how to tune it but it starts on the first or second kick every time. I think a lot has been learned since the good old days when it would take yourself and 3 buddies to kick one, plus a case of beer. LOL
     
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    Harley's became jap bikes once they went to electric start. Old school bike at a really good price. Hope you get your price. Jim
     
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    Thats a good price. I had a '71 XLCH, last year they made the 900 cc.

    Gene that '72 was the bastard year, a lot of the top end parts wouldn't fit on any other Sportster- before or after.

    Wayne
     
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    I bought a new XLH electric start Sportster in 1975. When my friends and I went riding I would have to wait a few minutes for them to kick start there bikes then i would push the button. Easy and fast start.
     
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    I had a '73 XLCH. My girlfriend loved it. Me, not so much.
     
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    Nice bike, man!
     
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    I had a '72 XLCH and did some work on it. Had the lower end balanced. Put a belt drive on it. Went to brass valve guides. Had a valve job done on it. Had the cylinders redone with new piston rings. And lastly, I put a 36 Mikuni carb on it. The damn thing started on the first or second kick every time. Of course it had after market pipes on it. And I never had to re-jet the carb in higher elevations. Sweet engine. Oh, no oil drips either. Jim
     
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