Thursday, November 17, 2016

I can't seem to stay away.

I just got this 1975 Sportster XLH. Traded a 2002 1200C for it. I don't regret it, yet.  photo IMG_0035_zpsu0binqov.jpg  photo IMG_0033_zpscymecqpj.jpg  photo IMG_0033_zpscymecqpj.jpg

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Old Headbangers...

Im feeling my age this week. Top Eleven Records Im playing in my garage this month: 1. Riot-Fire Down Under (Underrated ass kicking hard rock) 2. Krokus-Head Hunter 3. Accept-Restless And Wild 4. W.A.S.P.-First one 5. ZZ Top-Tejas 6. The Dictators-Blood Brothers 7. Judas Priest-Sad Wings Of Destiny 8. Rough Cut-Self-titled 9. Masters Of Reality-The first one. Amazing. 10.Melvins-Stoner Witch 11.Bob Seger-Stranger In Town (fuck you, Bob rocked)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Stroker??

Apparently, the motor in the '72 "project" I just got appears to be a 4 5/8 stroker! Some guys on my XL forum noticed some plates underneath the cylinders, and lo and behold, the flywheel markings indicate 4 5/8 stroker flywheels. Pistons are .40 over which is a bit risky for '72 cylinders and appear stock style, hence the plates. When I get time, Ill get a battery, wire it up (correctly) and try and run it. This may be a good buy after all(:  photo IMG_6822_zpsvfppq5vs.jpg

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What is it about Ironhead Sportsters?

I vowed never to own another one. Ive had 5 of the damn things, A 1970 XLH, a 1976 XLH, a 1963 XLCH, 1972 XLH, and a 1972 XLCH. I took a break for a couple of years and had a '80 Shovel, an assortment of BMW airheads, and now I just got ANOTHER 1972 XLCH. It came with an extra motor, frame, wheels, etc. Basically, a giant assorted pile of shit. Its in rough, beat-up shape. Exactly what I was looking for. I finally accepted the fact that Ironheads are dear to my heart. The first motorcycle I lusted after, due largely to the fact that my Dad rode one for years with his club. Some guys buy a Harley to just have a Harley, I always wanted a Sportster and didn't care too much for the other models. I appreciate Big Twins for what they are, don't get me wrong. Ill more than likely get another Shovel someday, but for now, its this.  photo IMG_0450_zps6fjvcczz.jpg  photo IMG_0395_zpsqrjaszcs.jpg  photo IMG_6822_zpsvfppq5vs.jpg