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View Poll Results: Real XLCH
I'm a bike snob of course it's pre 1970. 28 19.05%
If it says XLCH thats what it is. 93 63.27%
It has a horse shoe oil tank. 4 2.72%
You're just jealous because you dont have one. 22 14.97%
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Old 31st December 2014
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I love my early xlch's........but, i would ride a Vespa if that is all I could afford. Screw the snobs. (I dont ride with snobs at any time, place, or reason)
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It's easy to be a snob and people always think it makes them look cool or extra knowledgeable when they just rip on others' bikes... lame :P

That being said I went to an Indian dealership the other day. I think we can objectively say those are NOT Indians. But I tip my cap to the logo and look.
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If it says XLCH it is an XLCH ,,however,they do have purer XLCH genes the older they are ,69's are really great but horseshoe tanks are truly beautiful.at this point I would grab any one that comes along when I have the money,which makes things tough,I'm really not willing to trade for one with my 77, I want my cake and eat it too!
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It's easy to be a snob and people always think it makes them look cool or extra knowledgeable when they just rip on others' bikes... lame :P

That being said I went to an Indian dealership the other day. I think we can objectively say those are NOT Indians. But I tip my cap to the logo and look.
Oh??? And if you Put a new FLHXYZ next to a Panhead...are they the same??
Me thinks that IF Indian had survived they may well look like what you see!


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If it says XLCH it is an XLCH ,IF it's not an EVO,however,they do have purer XLCH genes the older they are ,69's are really great
And '65???
I guess if the MoCo says it's an XLCH...Who are we to argue??
No Matter who We think we are in our Minds Eye....We did Not Create the Thing of our Passion...The MoCo Did it, and they can call 'em anything they want to...Witness the Iron...which certainly looks like an EVO to me!!!!!
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I'd just like to say at this point I would like a 65 there obviously the best, it's when I was born.
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Oh??? And if you Put a new FLHXYZ next to a Panhead...are they the same??
Me thinks that IF Indian had survived they may well look like what you see!
I think you're comparing two different things. I don't think anyone is riding an FL out of the showroom and saying it's a panhead. They're both Harleys just as much as any other Harley (One is just just cooler) Same with the XLCH. If someone buys an XL today at my local dealer and pulls up beside me I think it's cool that we're both riding Sportsters.

I do think Indian is a good example... they shut down in 53 and various random people have been squabbling over their logo/trademark and stamping it on bikes they've imported. Now Polaris bought the trademark so that they can stamp Indian onto their classic looking Victory motorcycles.
There's no connection to the original bikes.
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I'd say that Real Harleys don't have aluminum engines!





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This is a real Harley. 1959 FL Duo Glide. It has aluminum case's and heads.

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all I can say is, who gives a shit. ride what you ride and like what you like and enjoy it. life is too short to give a fat shit what someone else thinks. if their nose is too far in the air to see that, no worries, someday, someone will smack it back down to ground level.
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I don't think there's anything snobbish about it. It's simply that there are some important differences.

The reason we refer to the 69 and earlier models as the real XLCHs is because after that year all meaningful distinctions between the model H and the model CH are lost. The 70 and later "CHs" are simply H's without electric start.

The 59-69 CH had a short frame, a magneto ignition, different sheet metal from the H, different gearing, and a magneto ignition. These are the features that made the CH what it was.

That doesn't mean we don't like the later bikes; it's simply that after 69 the designation becomes a misnomer. That said, I would never "rip" a 70 or later Sportster.

A 69 CH is worth a good bit more than a 69 H. A 70 CH, however, is worth less than a 70 H. That's because the 70 CH is just a stripped down model H.
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