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Old 15th May 2021
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88'883 1200 conversion totally re done to suite my style
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30 year old 883sportster converted to 1200 (I wanted a chain drive) I wouldn't trade it for a new one straight up.

nothing like wind therapy with something that touches your soul.
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'82 Ironhead bobber and a 2003 "ground up build" chopper. I can't leave well enough alone.
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A "Highly-Dangerous" 1275.

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Looking good HD!
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I have been enjoying my '81 ironhead.

Find myself taking it over the fast '03 and my Dyna sits most of the time.

Damn bike keeps losing bolts. Previous Owner didn't use loctite....
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I have been enjoying my '81 ironhead.

Find myself taking it over the fast '03 and my Dyna sits most of the time.

Damn bike keeps losing bolts. Previous Owner didn't use loctite....
Same here Steve9 everytime I take my old girl out something happens or falls off some people in the UK hate Harley's but I LOVE the thrill of what's next keep on riding brother enjoy the workshop time

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89 1200. Will never part with it.
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04 Roadster. Smile maker
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93 xl 1200 rigid mounted
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