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View Poll Results: What is the most sought after Sportster?
1957 XL 107 17.54%
1958-59 XLC XLCH 42 6.89%
1960 XLH 8 1.31%
1965 XLCH (first twelve volt, last horseshoe tank) 47 7.70%
1967 XLH (first electric start H) 17 2.79%
1969 XLCH (last short frame Sportster) 73 11.97%
1977-78 XLCR 86 14.10%
1984 XR 1000 93 15.25%
Other 131 21.48%
1963 XLH 6 0.98%
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I went to a dealership on my Sporty for some parts for my other bike, and when I
came out there were 5-6 guys that work at the shop looking at my IH. They asked me
what the thing in front was that has wires to it and a tube hanging off. I said a
generator, their jaws just about hit the ground. They don't know smack about an IH.


Many years ago an Australian magazine (I'm not going to mention names Two Wheels or Revs) wrote a review on an Ironhead Sportster. The "journalist" who wrote the review commented on the "enormous starter motor at the front of the engine"
Could be forgiven but I just wondered how he could write a review without ever starting this bike. It was a CH.
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I would vote for one that runs great, needs no work, and is paid for.
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I would vote for one that runs great, needs no work, and is paid for.

Bicycles don't count in this poll.
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[QUOTE=smokey 2;5721057]
what the thing in front was that has wires to it and a tube hanging off. I said a
generator,

A ‘generator’? No man that’s an electronic oil filter, everyone knows that! 🤣
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I would have voted for the 65, but I was dumb enough to sell mine 3 years ago. I voted for the 69 CH, because I just snagged one that is very near stock! Love it!
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That's from the Mach IV bone sellers.

You'd think they'd know the difference between a generator and a starter.
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Gotta be a starter ,ptor How else could you start it ?

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