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Old 5th June 2008
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Here is a pic of my friends 79. He bought it new and it is a regular driver, unrestored, about 20k miles on it now. It has the original dual exhaust.
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Wow, there are some awesome unrestored original bikes still getting around out there. Great pics. Thanks guys and keep em coming.

How about the original Sportster, those old Flathead Sporty K and KH models? Not really an Ironhead cos the heads were actually aluminium but still the direct sire of the Ironhead spawned in 57, the year after this 56 KHK came out. ]]]


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AMF that alarm is a cracker!!!. . .
Yeah it's a great conversation piece. One of the Indie bike shop's that i go to, chuckled when he saw it, but said that damn thing saved his Brother's bike back in the day. They were pretty high tech for the early 70'S.
It's pretty big and ugly, but it's vintage for the bike. Runs off a 9V says to add another one for below freezing weather or if you use the optional transmitter.
Believe it or not, you could get an optional pocket reciever that worked up to 500ft away, it works off of a CB frequency. These alarms were actually made by a company called Cycle Guard. I have an old '72 Cycle magazine that lists them for sale. Harley contracted with them for use on their '74 and
'75 bikes.

Love looking at all the great bikes on this thread!
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Yeah it's a great conversation piece. One of the Indie bike shop's that i go to, chuckled when he saw it, but said that damn thing saved his Brother's bike back in the day. They were pretty high tech for the early 70'S.
It's pretty big and ugly, but it's vintage for the bike. Runs off a 9V says to add another one for below freezing weather or if you use the optional transmitter.
Believe it or not, you could get an optional pocket reciever that worked up to 500ft away, it works off of a CB frequency. These alarms were actually made by a company called Cycle Guard. I have an old '72 Cycle magazine that lists them for sale. Harley contracted with them for use on their '74 and
'75 bikes.

Love looking at all the great bikes on this thread!
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Love the warning sticker on it. "very techinical" great stuff.
My mate had one on his 75 - did not take long for the vibration to kill it.
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Sure you all have seen mine before, but I'll put it in the thread here for others to find.
it should have the short chain guard on it (just got one), a smaller duel seat, different shocks, the earlier tail light, some knobby goodyear grasshopper tires, and some other little stuff to be totally original, but it is real close now. I'll post some pictures of other peoples bikes from my collection when I get home.


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Sure you all have seen mine before, but I'll put it in the thread here for others to find...
Love it. How do you keep the white pegs and grips clean?
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This is EXACTLY the same bike as my '77 XLCH that I purchased new back when I was 22. Only changes I made once I got her home was a nice set of tapered duals, a proper set of Buckhorns, sissy bar, oil filter and a Branch Mikuni Solex 2 barrel carb. Also replaced the stock folding kicker and twisted kicker shaft with traditional parts. Pics sure bring back memories.





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Man oh man...........all those beautiful 'virgin' bikes! My cut off wheels and welder would be busy for days just a choppin' and a loppin' and a burnin' and a bobbin' .....LOL!

Not really. LOL! They look great just the way they are. Great time capsules! I especially like the lines of the '58. SWEET!!!
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A Sportster Bagger?????
1960 I think.
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If these pictures don't get a Sportster guy's heart beating a little faster, make his mouth dry, and make him feel warm and fuzzy all over .. he ain't a real Sportster guy.

Now that's an insti-trip back to the 60's ....
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