December 10, 2019

New Ironhead Harley Sportster Parts Mail Order

While Harley Ironhead Sportsters have not been made or sold new since the mid 1980s, a number of companies still sell new parts for them. Some are original and some aftermarket.

1957 First Year Harley Sportster XL

If you have an Ironhead Sportster, check out the offerings at Dennis Kirk and other mail order motorcycle parts companies.

Ironhead Sportster motorcycles were built from 1957 until 1984.

Filed under Classic Harley History, Random Ideas by Staff Report

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November 22, 2019

Dirty 1948 Harley Panhead Motorcycle

Harley Panheads were built and sold as 1948 through 1965 model years. The 1948 (like this one) was the last big twin Harley with a factory Springer front end, and the 1965 (first and last Panheads) was the first Harley Big Twin with an electric starter and 12 volt electrics.

Here is a mostly correct and original 1948 Panhead and quick explanation of how it works.

Filed under Classic Harley History by Buzz Kanter

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October 22, 2019

Rare 1941 Indian Big Base Scout Prototype Motorcycle Racer

All sorts of wild stories surround the legendary Indian Big Base Scout racers that dominated the Daytona races in 1948 – the only year this limited production motorcycle was sold as.

Rumors are thick that as many as a dozen pre-production prototype racers were built in 1941 before America entered the war. This is one of them. VIN is EXP 3. What’s your take on it all?

Filed under Classic Indian Motorcycle History, Competition Motorcycles by Buzz Kanter

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