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Heff, absolutely. You have to be mechanically inclined to afford an older bike, or rich.
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I totally rebuilt my 77. There isn't a spot on that bike i hsvent touched, or a bolt I didn't tighten. I had to take a break from it. EBay some stuff i had lying around to get money to finish it. But now...when I ride it, it was worth it. Even if it trys to break my spine. It isn't a shiney. Or new. But it runs good. And I built it, well, everything other than doing the flywheels. These local jokers farming out work to change tanks or swap bars don't get it. But after the time, and money, and learning, it ends up being a worthwhile endeavor.


Love my 75. It is a complete pain in the ass that after I rode it home from PO’s house I had to rebuild the transmission but thankfully it is only the main output bearing and replaced a couple gears that are chipped. But the wife has told me we will never sell it and I told her she doesn’t need to worry about a mistress as long as I have the XLH I can’t afford to cheat. 🤣


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