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Old 31st December 2008
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... right here:


Secrets of the Sportster, Part 1
http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/The...tster_pt1.html

Secrets of the Sportster, Part 2
http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/The...sportster.html


Kind of dense reading but some real nuggets in there that I have never seen before.
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Links aren't working for me.
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Links aren't working for me.
Maybe because there is nothing under Harley-Davidson covering the Sportster era...

It is in the forum area...

Try this...

http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bbo...php?f-111.html

...and this...

http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bbo...er=desc&page=2
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I finally found working links:
Part 1: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/The...tster_pt1.html

Part2: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/The...sportster.html
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... And if you want more insights, guesses and theories, read this thread between Herb, the writer, others and myself about the K and XL origins following his original articles:

http://knucklenutz.com/tech/viewtopic.php?t=1422

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