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View Poll Results: What's Your Dream Ironhead?
The Originals: 1957 and 1958 XL 11 5.95%
Early XLH: 1959-1969 21 11.35%
XLCH: 1958-1969 63 34.05%
Mid Era AMF: 1970-1978 50 27.03%
Late Iron: 1979-1985 40 21.62%
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If you could own any Ironhead from the entire 57-85 run, what would it be? Please base your answer on personal preference rather than value. The reasons for you choice would be good to.

Please don't answer "mine" or "it's not an ironhead, but..."
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thanks, but I did vote for ya
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Should have included the XLCR in the survey, but my coffee addled brain blanked out on it.

Stylistically, I kind of favor the early Iron I don't have--the 59 and 60 XLH. I just love the big round K model tank on those bikes. Of course, I wouldn't turn my nose up at a 59 XLCH either. And lately I've been coveting Magneto Sportsters 65 XLCH project. He makes a good argument for that bike being the pinnacle of Sportsterdom--12 volts, horseshoe oil tanking, reigning superbike of its time (arguably)...
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The 59 - 69 CHs are what I see in my minds eye, when I lust for an early Sportster. A '63 is at the top of the list, owing to its rarity, and the first one I ever rode.
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65 XLH is my choice.....only cuz i got one.......and a 68 xlch

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should have the k's on there too. if it worn't for the k you'd never have the x
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should have the k's on there too. if it worn't for the k you'd never have the x
Yeah, I thought of that, but it is the Ironhead section, and I was genuinely curious how it would turn out. I didn't want to dilute the vote.

If you include the Ks and exclude the exotics (KRM etc), I guess I'd take a 56KHK. It will blow the metaphorical doors off a 57.
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side valves will never die.............................

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