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Bought my 74 XLCH new and out of all these years it has only left me were it had to be hauled was a wreck I had.That's with nothing but a tool bag.I've had some crazy things to happen but always managed to make it home
Looks like my '73. Same seat. Raked. Had 10 apes after I replaced the pullbacks. Same thing. Different color.
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No one has mentioned how many trouble free miles they have ridden there Ironheads.
I have not owned one, but back at end of the 70's AMF, I bought a new lowrider Shovel big twin , a friend bought a new Ironhead sporty. we both loved our bikes & loved riding. we both had troubles. he kept the ironed about four years. I only just sold my Shovel ten years back, had ridden it 600,000 mile ( 1 million kilometres ) in Australia, rebuilt motor many times , but was reliable when I sold it. just the 4 speed box, not as strong as the 5 speed. have had a twin cam Dyna carb but, I think my best Harley is the 03 XLH I have now ( did a full rebuild to make it mine, but looks stock, all in motor & gear box) I only keep one bike at a time, & ride it a lot. new big twins too heavy to ride like I like to ride. but everyone to what he enjoys! side note, old friend who bought the ironhead when I bought the Shovelhead now owns two 09 Buell Ulyseese & loves them. in Australia here. Another friend has a 1958 IronHead looks great no trouble as does not ride it.
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