XLX-61 an entry level "Ironhead" era Sportster, available with sparse trim, in black with black exhaust and handlebars or red with chrome exhaust and handlebars. The cam followers used in Sportster engines, K models, big twin side valve models, and the side-valve W model series were a slightly shorter version of the followers used in the larger motors, but with the same 0.731-inch (18.6 mm) diameter body and 0.855-inch (21.7 mm) diameter roller follower since 1929. 1957 "Ironhead" overhead-valve engine introduced. Sportster History (with VINs & Specifications) 1957 Orig Ironhead - - 1967 Elec Start ... 72) Paint Colors: 73) Black with White Tank Panels. [11], In the 2006 model year, Harley-Davidson released the XR1200 Sportster in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Elimination of the transmission trap door, New shape hamcan, Exhaust balance pipe moved from running under the air filter and disguised and hidden behind the silencers to show more of engine, new smoother style oil tank right side panel with push and turn filler/dipstick, and the previously exposed battery is now enclosed in a matching side panel on the left. 1994 New electrical system with sealed connectors. The original Sportster engine was the Ironhead engine, which was replaced with the Evolution engine in 1986. Cartoon spoke candidly with us about his background and blew us away by providing transportation to a Dodgers’ baseball game in a parade of candy colored low riders with his fellow members of the Lifestyle Car Club, a privilege normally earned not given. In 2010, the XL883R officially gets the "Roadster" suffix, XL1200R "Roadster" Black engine with highlighted fins, triple discs, rev-counter, orange paint available but no 'R' graphics and '08 models get the wider flatter "custom" tank which distance it further from the 883R, XL50 1200 "50th Anniversary" 2007 limited production of 2,000 models, XL1200N "Nightster" first of the Dark Customs, combined LED tail/brake/indicator lights, tapered silencers (EU) and side-mounted LED-lit licence plate, 11-inch shocks, and baloney cut silencers (US), mid-controls and wire wheels. The bike has a measured HP of 57.2 hp (42.7 kW) (rear wheel) and 64.4 lb⋅ft (87.3 N⋅m) (rear wheel) and a top speed of 107 mph (172 km/h) and a wet weight of 564 lb (256 kg). XLH883 "Deluxe", twin seat, tachometer, buckhorn bars, and spoke wheels (vs single seat, speedometer only, low bars and cast wheels for the XLH883 standard model), XLH883 "Hugger", with reduced single seat height and reduced suspension, the precursor to the "XL low" models, XL53C "Custom 53" (EU) XL883C "Custom" (US) '98–'03 (883 cc or 53.9 cu in), Forward-controls, duelseat, solid rear wheel and drag bars mounted on a riser. The look starts with the front end, where the 21-inch laced rim, cut down fender with drilled supports and skinny whitewalls set the tone for the rest of the bike. 1958 XLH touring high compression model and XLCH sportier "Competition Hot" model introduced. 2008 front axle enlarged from 3/4 inch to 25 mm, rear axle decreased from 1 inch (25.4 mm) to 25 mm. Show any 1972 Harley-Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster for sale on our Bikez.biz Motorcycle Classifieds. I was truly honored. [12] They also had rubber mounting and a fan to cool the rear cylinder. He’s about to do it again with a new line of car and motorcycle care products called Sanctiond. The XR1200 was released in the United States in 2006, in a special color scheme including Mirage Orange highlighting its dirt-tracker heritage. In 2003 Harley Davidson produced a limited number of 100 year anniversary model sportsters. 1 generation. The engine was mounted directly to the frame from 1957 through the 2003 model year. Sportster motorcycles are powered by a four-stroke, 45° V-twin engine in which both connecting rods, of the "fork and blade" or "knife & fork" design, share a common crank pin. The riding position and 25.3-inch (640 mm) seat height of the Nightster are the same as those of the XL883L Sportster Low - UK version (along with Iron 883 and Forty-Eight) has central number plate, 13.5-inch rear shocks, tapered silencers, and combined LED indicator/tail/brake lights. In 1952, the predecessors to the Sportster, the Model K Sport and Sport Solo motorcycles, were introduced. If you can make it, the next Love Ride will take place just before Halloween on October 29th. XLCR1000 "Cafe Racer" is the Cafe Racer model, available in 1977 and 1978. The major differences are blacked-out engine, cast wheels instead of laced; narrower handlebars; and of course the smaller 883 cc engine displacement compared to the Nightster's 1200 cc. Bike has the chopper bobber look, Hard Candy Custom (with metal flake) paint is optional. These models K, KK, KH, and KHK of 1952 to 1956 had a sidevalve ('flat head') engine, whereas the later XL Sportster models use an overhead valveengine. The company used similar cam followers for decades with minor changes, from 1929 to the 1980s. Sportsters released in 2004 and later use rubber isolation mounts and tie links to limit engine movement to a single plane, which greatly reduces vibration felt by the rider. Harley-Davidson has recaptured an era of freedom and creativity with the design of the 72. 1985 Last year for the "Ironhead" overhead-valve engine. [18], Learn how and when to remove this template message, "1972-1985 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1000", Harley-Davidson Confederate Edition, Motorcycle Classics, "HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 1200 (2007-on) Review", "Performance Index Winter '12/'13 Edition", https://www.kbb.com/motorcycles/harley-davidson/, "The Essential Free Buying Guide - Harley-Davidson Sportster", "BMW R nineT vs. Harley-Davidson Roadster vs. XL1200V "72" Radical Chopper with design inspired by the classic styling of the early 1970s chopper/bobbers that were prevalent during this time. For 2012, the XR1200X model had upgraded suspension front and rear. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know Harley-Davidson recently released what some, including myself, would argue is their most stylish production sportster to date, the 72. Had a 1,000 cc engine and a combination of XLX Sportster and modified XR-750 parts. XL1200C "1200 Custom" As of 2011 has a 130/90B16 front tyre, wide front end, 5-spoke mags (UK gets wires), new shape eyebrow, wider flatter "Custom" tank and introduces "H-D1". 1970 - 1971. XLT1000 "Tourer" 1977 special model had a Superglide tank, screen, bigger seat and panniers. The shorter stroke is otherwise universal to the entire 45/K/Sportster line from 1929 to the present (exception: XR750, XB9 Buell). Having grown up in Southern California myself, the part of the trip that hit close to home was going to Mister Cartoon’s studio, a space very few people are invited into. It is truly a bike that looks good from any angle. Apr 17, 2019 - Explore 72 Bike Bandit's board "Seventy-Two's (72's) (1200v)", followed by 195 people on Pinterest. Inspect technical data. The XR1200 was discontinued on the United States Market after 2012. Much like the Forty-Eight, the Seventy-Two doesn’t follow any specific historical model, but instead captures the vibe of an entire era when chopperswere central to the custom culture prevalent at the time. The 72 is more than just a frame thrown on a couple wheels. The final day was spent at Fiesta Broadway, the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration where half a million people descend on the streets of L.A. for all things Latino. Sportster models are designated in Harley-Davidson's product code by beginning with "XL". The connecting rods would be inherited by the Sportster along with many other design elements and dimensions. One possible reason for the delayed availability in the United States was the fact that Harley-Davidson had to obtain the "XR1200" naming rights from Storz Performance, a Harley customizing shop in Ventura, Calif.[13] Claimed power was 61 hp (45 kW) @ 6,200 rpm and a top speed of 116 mph (187 km/h), 1975 Switched to left-side gear change (DOT mandate), 1977 & 1979 Dual exhaust "Siamese" pipes used, introduced on Willie G. Davidson's XLCR café racer in 1977. The Sportster is offered in a number of different models. Although the name 72 might seem like an obvious reference to a year on the calendar, it actually identifies itself with old Route 72. 1986 "Evolution" engine introduced in 883 cc and 1,100 cc sizes. Win or lose, Leonard has never had a boring fight. in East Los Angeles, the birthplace of choppers, customs, and cruising and a cultural hub for Mexican Americans and self-proclaimed Chicanos. This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 00:47. The Nightster was discontinued in 2012. This number does not make reference to the calendar year but to Whittier Boulevard, the legendary cruising street in East Los Angeles also known as Route 72 and considered the birthplace of everything custom and of choppers in particular. 1972 "Ironhead" 1,000 cc overhead-valve engine replaces 900 cc. 1 … The Harley-Davidson Sportster is a line of motorcycles produced continuously since 1957 by Harley-Davidson.
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