The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > GENERAL AREA > Other Motorcycle Discussion
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Other Motorcycle Discussion Non-Sportster an non-Buell discussion area

Active Threads
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,053,216
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 48,573
Views: 7,855,643
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 24 Minutes Ago
Replies: 23,014
Views: 2,345,198
0 Hello from Holland
Last Post: DEEP DIVER
Posted On: 31 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 52
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 42 Minutes Ago
Replies: 18,316
Views: 1,087,994
0 FIXED: Replcement of burned LED in indicator light board
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
0 Wanted (Buell Inlet Manifold)
Last Post: gusm2
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 204
0 What Carb
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 289
0 New oil tank
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2,725
0 2007 LED Neutral etc display cluster/bar
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 44
0 Late XLCH front end - any good?
Last Post: 45Brit
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 172
0 WTD: XL1200S SE Ignition module
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 377
0 Reassemble engine
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 56
0 Repainted my bike
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,458
0 add oil and ride
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 317
0 The SPORTSTER car?
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 228
0 primary register screw
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 164
0 what brand of spark plug do you use?
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 337
Views: 85,719
0 Most common rattle locations?
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 145
0 Halloween 1250 Conversion
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 165
0 Strengthening 73 rear shock structure
Last Post: mikethebike61
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 292
0 One More Ohio Meet & Eat?
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,246
0 Adjustable Levers / Mueller Power CLutch
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 74
0 Thread pitch for 91 front engine mount bolts.
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 113
0 KT - 2020 - Where Eagles Dare
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 15,472
0 extra hole in neck web
Last Post: Gold Member
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 252
0 91 883 sporty died while riding, will not crank.
Last Post: ChinCactus
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 542
0 Do you Run a Fuel Filter?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 5,818
0 Who is the top hd engine builder in southh fkorida?
Last Post: FiftySixer
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 80
0 Expert brothers help! Moto iron springer install on bone stock 2001xl
Last Post: FiftySixer
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 117
More...
Members Birthdays
black pearl (76), SDREDD (59), pig (57), BonRu (55), cbass (47), ssm7530 (45), HawkeyeTX, SxysCowboy (37)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27th May 2016
Crash7557's Avatar
Crash7557 Crash7557 is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 225
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200N
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Other Motorcycle Model: HD Sprint SS-250
Other Motorcycle Year: 1967
Reputation: 727340
Crash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond repute
Default 1967 Harley Sprint SS250



Just picked up this Italian Harley today for $500. Parts seem affordable when used and are still made new from a few manufacturers. It currently doesn't run but does have spark+compression. Needs paint, polish and rust control but otherwise it is complete.

For those who don't know about it, Harley bought 50% of the Italian airplane/motorcycle company Aermacchi in 1960. They took the Italian design and rebranded it with Harley badges and added chrome. The Aermacchi factory racers placed on the podium on the world circuit. Harley didn't like its name on a losing team so they commandeered the race program and took the Aermacchi 250 to win 4 consecutive world championships in the late 60's. Its the only bike to have ever worn Harley badges and won on the world stage but is discredited as 'not a real Harley'. The VR1000 program was never as successfull.
__________________
"I love the mechanicalness of it"-Indian Larry
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27th May 2016
majam1's Avatar
majam1 majam1 is offline
Flat Track Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 607
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Reputation: 168632
majam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant future
Default

Will you be doing a full restoration on it?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27th May 2016
Crash7557's Avatar
Crash7557 Crash7557 is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 225
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200N
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Other Motorcycle Model: HD Sprint SS-250
Other Motorcycle Year: 1967
Reputation: 727340
Crash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I plan on restoring it but also converting it to a street/cafe racer. I like Either one of the following examples. A tribute to its proven racing blood since they raced slightly modified street models. I haven't decided fully yet. This is the first day of planning with a long way to go.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27th May 2016
Whitewalls's Avatar
Whitewalls Whitewalls is offline
Flat Track Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seattle
Posts: 646
Sportster/Buell Model: XLCH
Sportster/Buell Year: 1971
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1973 HD/Aermacchi TX125
Other Motorcycle Model: 1966 Honda Dream 160
Reputation: 273781
Whitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond reputeWhitewalls has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I like those old Sprints. Very cool and a little goofy with the kick starter on the left side.
That looks like a fun project.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27th May 2016
Yakcm2's Avatar
Yakcm2 Yakcm2 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in the city, yuck!
Posts: 1,017
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS 1000 Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1982
Reputation: 980623
Yakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitewalls View Post
I like those old Sprints. Very cool and a little goofy with the kick starter on the left side.
That looks like a fun project.


I have too agree, "goofy" but, "cool".
I really like the 3rd example pic bike, engine all exposed "very mechanical looking" , it looks fast just sitting there!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
__________________
and that's my 2cents worth...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27th May 2016
majam1's Avatar
majam1 majam1 is offline
Flat Track Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 607
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2001
Reputation: 168632
majam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant futuremajam1 has a brilliant future
Default

Pic 1 or 3 would be awesome
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27th May 2016
jharback's Avatar
jharback jharback is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunny Italy
Posts: 21,936
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1993
Other Motorcycle Model: Moto Guzzi California EV
Other Motorcycle Year: 1998
Reputation: 6791041
jharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Great find!
__________________
Jim in Italy
'93 1200
4"Extended Jaybrake Forward Controls
Wide Wishbone Girder Front End
Super E Carb w/Forcewinder Air Cleaner
WetDreamz Pipes
Holographic Metal Flake Paint Job
Four Piston Jaybrake Calipers front & back
16" Carlini Apes
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27th May 2016
TopHat TopHat is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 27
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1997
Other Motorcycle Model: M65, SS350, XS650, R100RS
Reputation: 10
TopHat is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Nice find! Those are getting hard to find at a decent price these days.

I have 2 of the 350 Sprints (1 whole SS 1 parts SX) and an M65.

The SS was restored to mostly factory about 25 years ago, but allowed to sit mostly since. It is on the list for me to redo one day.

The M65 was my very first bike 32 years ago. It now lives in my livingroom.
__________________
1997 XLH 883
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 27th May 2016
Crash7557's Avatar
Crash7557 Crash7557 is offline
Flat Track Racer
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Long Island
Posts: 225
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200N
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Other Motorcycle Model: HD Sprint SS-250
Other Motorcycle Year: 1967
Reputation: 727340
Crash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond reputeCrash7557 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TopHat View Post
Nice find! Those are getting hard to find at a decent price these days.

I have 2 of the 350 Sprints (1 whole SS 1 parts SX) and an M65.

The SS was restored to mostly factory about 25 years ago, but allowed to sit mostly since. It is on the list for me to redo one day.

The M65 was my very first bike 32 years ago. It now lives in my livingroom.
I'm really psyched to start digging into this project. 4 weeks ago i "discovered" these bikes and just missed out on a running 1971 SS350 for $300.
Do you know if the 250 can be bored to 350 or if i can swap a 350 into it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by majam1 View Post
Pic 1 or 3 would be awesome
I'm leaning more towards the first one. The third one is the second one's setup but fairing removed.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 27th May 2016
TopHat TopHat is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 27
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1997
Other Motorcycle Model: M65, SS350, XS650, R100RS
Reputation: 10
TopHat is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crash7557 View Post
I'm really psyched to start digging into this project. 4 weeks ago i "discovered" these bikes and just missed out on a running 1971 SS350 for $300.
Do you know if the 250 can be bored to 350 or if i can swap a 350 into it?

I'm leaning more towards the first one. The third one is the second one's setup but fairing removed.

I am not sure about boring a 250 to a 350. The engines do look very similar so a jug swap might be possible. The engines look similar wnough that just bolting a 350 in looks possible.

I could take mesurements if you needed them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:58.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC