Sportster History

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Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black
Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black

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Part 1: Early Sportsters

off, why an article about the Sportster? That’s easy. I to own a 1994 Sportster XLH-1200, and I to learn more about the of the Sportster.

Also, this model has been around a time and has a legion of devoted — and detractors. The Sportster has personalities. We’ll explore of them here.

Part 2 of article will discuss Sportsters Racing.

The Harley-Davidson was first sold in 1957. makes it one of the longest continuously motorcycle models. In all that a lot of people have ridden and a lot of changes have occurred to the model.

Of course, a lot of rider opinions been formed too. A glance at the topics about the in the Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson forums with this site convince you that people are to talk passionately about the

Some forum references been provided in the sidebar will lead you to over 500 about the Sportster. Feel to add your own thoughts about the after you’ve read article. In that way, document will be a living to the Sportster.

Much of the information contained in article came from books: Harley-Davidson Sportster, by Girdler and Ron Hussey; Harley-Davidson Book, by Rick Connor; and The Harley-Davidson, by Tod Rafferty. No attempt has made to cover all Sportster in the following. Consult the books to for more details and some reading.

The Sportster was given a number that began the letter X since X was the next letter in the alphabet that had not previously used. It was known as the XL. (Actually Harley also the X for its wartime model, the XA, that was a copy of a BMW model.) Harley applies the L to a model as the first toward more power.

The Sportster was developed to compete imports. It featured a right-hand 4-speeds and full suspension. Its had cast iron heads, 40 bhp with a 3.0 inch bore and inch ….

It was a 55 ci OHV V-twin a 7.5:1 compression ratio. Its was also referred to in CCs however to it from the other Harley The factory identified it both as a and an 883cc machine.

Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black
Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black

The first Sportster cost and 1983 machines were in 1957.

By 1958, the Sportster XLH was added. Harley historically an H to designate the second step a basic model. Some say that the H stood for High-Compression.

In the Ham-can air cleaner cover was to the Sportster and gave it a distinctive

Early models had a toolkit but disappeared in 1967 when a and new electric starter needed the

The shorty dual exhausts a $30 option in 1971 but were in California and Detroit, Michigan.

disc brakes were in 1973 but required a strong to get stopped.

In 1974, Harley a return spring to the throttle a government safety order. Up to time, the throttle stayed you put it and riders got used to riding way.

Various other appeared including the 1983 that was a black stripped-down with no other name. It had a seat, peanut tank and one disc brake.

Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black
Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black
Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black
Harley-Davidson XLX-61 Sportster Black

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