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Harley Sportster Stripping - Part 1

Life's a bitch...   Thank God there's Harleys...

On 16 April 2008 we started to strip our Harley XLH Sportster. To begin with, we took off the gastank, the oiltank, the rear fender, the rear shocks and the exhaust pipes.

With the gastank removed, we get a clearer view of the top of rocker arm housing of the ironhead cylinders.

Photo of Harley XLH Sportster being stripped.


Photo of Harley XLH Sportster being stripped. Here you can see how the oiltank was sitting, bolted to the back side of the battery box. We are wondering whether this was how the XLH was delivered from the HD factory in 1973, or if this was a modification by one of the previous owners of the bike.


Photo of Harley XLH Sportster Engine being stripped.


Photo of Harley XLH Sportster being stripped.


Photo of Harley XLH Sportster being stripped.


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