Classic Harley History

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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February 9, 2019

Land Speed Racer Harley Knucklehead Motorcycle

Here is a crazy mix and match Harley Land Speed Racer. Harley Knucklehead engine in a single down tube VL frame. Split Sportster gas tanks, total loss battery in the tool box.

Modern Harley Springer front end, rigid rear frame and wide car wheel. And check out that creative handlebar set up!  This bike has made a number of passes on the Maxton Mile race course.

Filed under Classic Harley History, Competition Motorcycles, Random Ideas by Buzz Kanter

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