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Old 14th April 2019
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Picked up a 69(?) Sporty the other day and got to looking at things a bit closer. The heads have the raised plug boss of the XLR. PO had short reach plugs in it, checking Champion and Autolite web site for correct plug to start with find no reference to the XLR. Any ideas as to what 3/4" reach plug would be correct?
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champion rn12yc is what I run in my XLR heads.recommended by mrmom9r.
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Akdawg, you started your thread in one of the eBay RSS Feeds sections, which are for RSS feeds about eBay auctions (and are, in fact, currently inactive), so I've moved it to the 'Ironhead' section.
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Ah, I see: you then created a duplicate thread on the Ironhead section. I've merged the threads.

I see that you previously started a thread in the 'eBay Ironhead Auctions' section (your 'Oil Cooler' thread).
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Thanks Folkie, I'll get the hang of this one day......further, .talked with old friend, ex KR racer, he says that there were some 60's Sportsters that came with R heads and rest of the goodies, big rods, flywheels, ball bearing cases etc though in Sportster frames and numbered as Sportsters. Next is to open the cam chest and see what's in there for cam bearings.

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Akdawg, your friend is referring to an XLR which will be identified as such in the VIN.
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He claims they were numbered as CH's. I'll let you know what I find when I open it up
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Pull the cam cover, if it has roller bearings it's an XLR.

Mom, while you are here: We always checked the cams of every Sportster that came for Carl to sell. 3P and an XL were most common, all Ps was a bonus and 4 PBs was a jackpot. I've always wondered, who and when did the cam assortment go in? Was it a factory option, buy and install or what. I never bought a Sportster new, always used. You couldn't get in line quick enough in those days. The dealer in town only got maybe a dozen each year.

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