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joestuff1's 1961 Sportster time capsule

This is the Tangerine Dream, a 1961 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster. This bike is a time capsule of how Sportsters where built in the day. It has an original 1970's paint job and all vintage speed equipment.  Stroker motor with T+O 4  5/8 fly wheels, Dytch big bore cylinders, S+S 3700 series flat top pistons, Sifton minus minus cams, Branch heads with XLR valve, S+S GB carb with velocity stack and donut, freshly rebuilt magneto, XLR primary cover. 1200cc's of screaming old beast, she runs like a raped ape. Motor and transmission were build two seasons ago. She has been run on the weekends for two summers after the rebuild, about 3000 miles, and runs like a top. She has an electronic tach module to keep the mag gears from wearing out as they old mechanical tachs used to, and a Morris magneto single-fire spark module to help her run smooth. The paint job was done in the 70's. She looks like she has been run and cared for from the 70's to today yet I got her as a basket case. Starts on the third kick once you learn how it's done, it never kicks back. Original Bates seat too.

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