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I need to change my poll status.....turned 70 last month....against all odds !
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Ill be 49 in March, My buddy had an old Harley for years and I helped him move it several times due to several divorce's. While we were moving it from storage the last time, I sat on it and fell in love for some reason. I took it home, took it apart, painted her, bored cylinders, then put her back together. I couldn't think of ever getting rid of her. A few years later I sat on a old shovel and bought her too, but my 77 iron still has my heart.
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In 11 days I will be 68, sold my 05 bagger, gave my 01 Dyna to my son, sold my 84 Xr 2 months ago and my 83 Xr Sunday to the same guy. Still have my 83 Xl ET dragbike it will be here until I'm gone. I put it on the table Monday wheelie bar off and now the chore of trying get it legal. I have owned 29 Harleys starting with a 51 Hydra Glide when Iw as 15 and will end with my IH
hello there, I have read some good posts, this is by far the best one yet. Great post, Yes the XL is a great scoot indeed. live long and twist throttle.
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By far the best bike I got, never left me stranded. only one time I had an electrical problem and the only way it would run was wide open. Made it home real quick too!!. I just hot wired it, been that way ever since. Happy riding, hope you get her back on road shortly. not to many left around here in N.C
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Greetings all. 30 here. Stationed at Fort Campbell, currently overseas in Army Aviation. My first set of wheels I ever bought was a '69 Cadillac in 2006, then 5 years ago, I met an old retired MoCo employee of Millwauke at a swap meet. At the time I owned a '94 evo rigid that I had bought to start riding on previously. This older fellow had a '68 XLCH that he acquired from a dealer back in '69 that he was raffling off. Nobody took interest in her. She had mixed parts from '73 on it when I got it. He immediately refused to sell it, but I later talked him into a trade with cash, as my chopperific bike pulled attention with the only good paint it had. We went for a walk and talked, and he decided to sell with a partial trade. I also acquired milk crates of parts, both original and period aftermarket, pictures, and information that has been invaluable. If I ever see him again, I'd like to see the rest of his bike collection, as he bought up many models over the years and keeps them like stray pets. I fell in love with early sportsters. There is no better charm from another primitive machine. Didn't get a chance for any glorious road trips yet, but when I put it back together, its going to make alot of the older generation smile.

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Hey WingNut15B, Welcome! to the IronHead forum on XLForum. We'd love to see a few pics
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Thanks Mick. I've been reading alot of threads on here, especially in the stroker dept. I received a few hot rod parts with my bike. I'll be sure to chime in when I get back with access to the pics.

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^^^ I totally agree with Mick, love too see pics...even if it’s just parts !


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