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thank's for your reply,ponderosa. good luck. hoss,might be a,good name for it!
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Welcome to the forum. Seeing as how you got a masochistic streak you should fit right in. You have some work ahead but it's doable. Hope it's mostly cosmetic.
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Does anybody have a link to a free service manual for this machine?
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i dont have the link, but i know there is one, but as soon as you get the money, just get the book. also, get the 54-78 parts catolog. both can be had for around 40$ each. and worth every penny. worth there weight in gold.
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Yeah, It'll be too painful for ya, if your close enough I'll come pick it up for $1500
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Just kiddin about the emotional scars, the bike was a pain in the butt, however I was a pain in the butt back then also.. It was one of those machines that had soul, character I guess you'd call it.. Although the character at times would try my already thin patience.. Had very little in my youth... Let's see what this 78 has, right now it is just looking very sad, can't get mad at that... It IS all about the machine..
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Does anybody have a link to a free service manual for this machine?
PM me if you still need a link.
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We got her, Thanks though..
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I have been retired four years, this is the fourth bike restore...

78 Ironhead Sportster I will post pics after first post...
I really enjoyed restoring mine. Same deal. Basket case, didn't run. Took me about 18 months working an average of 4 hrs/day. It was well worth it, even though mine also cost too much. By the way, the $1300 is just the beginning, but you already knew that.
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