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Posted 5th February 2011 at 01:43 by ezmerf

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Said if I made it home from Vietnam I was buying me a harley.Had even wrote to harley about ordering one but was informed had to deal with a dealer.Anyway in 1973or1974 me and a buddy ordered one he a XLCH me a XL,anyway during the wait he bought him a 750 honda.Anyway his came in first and since he wasn't gonna get it I asked Hell Harley in Chgo,Il. to let me have it.They said no it had to go to the next one on the list.I told them either sell it to me and let it be a one owner bike are I was giving my buddy the money he'd buy it then transfer it to me so they sold it to me.
Now as I'm older I sometimes wish I had waited for the electric start.Then I think of how many times the kicker saved my drunk a**.Now for some reason I just wonder if the XL would've lasted as long as the CH.It'a a AMF had a problem with it jumping back down into 1st gear from 2sd when I first got it so blueprinted trans and installed a barnett clutch the 1st year I had it that fixed that problem.Basically other than afew carb rebluids that's all that ever been done to motor.
I know this maybe more than Y'all wanted to know here but I know AMF caught a bad rap back in the day but I'll have to say mine must have been built during the middle of the week.Also notice it came from Hell Harley the last 3#'s on my driver license is 666 the last 3#'s on my Vietnam Veterans Of America members card is 666 and my unit patch in the Nam looked like a pitch fork the 4th Trans Batt
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    I have the 1973 XLCH also. Got it from a friend of mine with 900 miles on it back in 1974. Had it a year and it was stolen. Got a call a year later from an Alabama State Trooper who found it. I got it back and have had it ever since. I love that bike.
    Posted 23rd March 2011 at 03:20 by Harley Bass Harley Bass is offline
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    nice read ezmerf, I got my first ironhead 3 yrs ago I enjoy riding it more then my newer no soul evo and plan to hand it ove to my 4 yr old when he graduats high school (or find another to build up with him as he may well be much larger then I).Had to sell my 73 to fund the 77 rebuild.Cheers!!
    Posted 7th July 2012 at 03:57 by timberjack timberjack is offline
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    Well Friday(9/6/13) I start a new adventure in my life,retirement hell always figured a jealous husband would have killed me by now.Anyway I'm looking forward to being able to get on my scoot and take me a 3 day cruise as Randy Travis said.
    Posted 2nd September 2013 at 02:04 by ezmerf ezmerf is offline
 


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