1978 Harley-davidson Other on 2040-motos
Harley-Davidson Other description
This bike started as a 1978 Harley Davidson FLH and is titled as such. It was mostly stock when I purchased it roughly 5 years ago with the exception of the S&S 88" big bore kit and Super E carb. It's not my only bike so the motor has 8k-10k miles on it (The odometer was only recently fixed).
There is no paint and I did not clear over the raw steel. This means you will need to maintain it or paint it any color you like! Maintenance is pretty simple, I just keep it out of the rain and hit it with WD40 and an SOS pad if it gets some flash rust. I do ride this bike (although not in the last year) so expect some dirt and grime under it's nails but over all it's pretty clean.
The motor surprises me how hard it pulls every time i ride it. It has more torque than my brand new 96". It usually starts on the first, second or third kick once you know the starting procedure. It doesn't use a key and uses an old biker trick on the magneto to kill the motor. It also does not use a battery since it has a magneto. It does have a capacitor installed to help with the headlight when you are at a stop light. Everything else works great, lights, brakes, suspension, speedo and odometer.
One of my favorite parts on this bike is the aluminum JKS swingarm. These are rare as hens teeth. I searched for this swingarm for two years before I finally snatched one up on ebay. They ran $1200-$1500 new and they can attract nearly double that now. The orbital axle adjuster is what sets them apart form metmachex and the others.
Here is a list of all the stuff i can think of that I have put into it:
Fresh 4 speed ratchet top transmission - Just a few miles on it
JKS aluminum swingarm
Morris M5 Magneto
BDL 3" Belt Drive
Rivera Primo Pro Clutch
Fab Kevin Rear Dual Caliper braket
Two Tokico performance dual piston calipers
Fab Kevin Brake Anchor
Fab Keven Front Brake kit
Single Tokico performance dual piston caliper
Custom exhaust w/power cones
Custom Fat Lucky seat upholstery - custom seat pan
Custom front brake master cylinder
Throwback MC aluminum bird deflector
Throwback MC aluminum foot pegs
Custom case aluminum kicker pedal
Straightened kicker arm
Custom fender struts
New rear fender - will also throw in the short fender seen in the last pic
Newer gas tanks
Custom Knucklehead tail light
Custom licence plate bracket
New LED headlight
Custom headlight bracket
Custom handle bars - will throw in a second set made from stainless
Biltwell 1" risers
Progressive rear shocks
Progressive front springs
New o-ring chain
New aluminum sprocket
New plug wires
Horse Shoe Oil Tank
What it needs:
Someone to ride it more than me. haha
I noticed the grips are worn and are moving around a bit.
The tires I have are these really hard to find Dunlops that I love but they are older so if i was going to ride some long distances I would look into a new set.
Please call or txt me if you have questions or need additional photos. 512-417-0651
This is my bike that I built for myself so I know all the details. I'm selling it because I just haven't ridden much, at least a year or more. I really need the space in my garage and the extra cash for one of my other projects.
I've shipped a couple of bikes before with Uship so I can help with that if needed. Shipping costs would be at the buyers expense. I might be willing to deliver if it's within a few hours from Austin Tx.
A deposit of $1000 is required within 24 hours of the end of the auction which can be PayPal but the final payment must be in cash, cashiers check or bank wire. I have the clear texas title in my possession that will go wth the bike.
Harley-Davidson Other for Sale
Moto blogFri, 23 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700
Harley-Davidson has been preparing for its 110th anniversary party for the past year, celebrating in 11 countries on six different continents. In the past year, Harley-Davidson employees, dealers and riders have shared thousands of amazing experiences, including a ride through the Tibetan Plateau in China, a parade along the beaches of Sao Paulo and even a Papal blessing. But now the party is coming home to Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend, which promises to be the biggest celebration of them all. Milwaukee residents have always been cordial hosts for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts who make the journey to the City of Festivals from around the world. One Anniversary tradition is the welcoming home of thousands of riders by Milwaukee area residents who stand on the city’s highway overpasses with homemade welcome signs as riders arrive in Milwaukee.Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700
The former NHL Detroit Red Wing and Chicago Blackhawks tough guy, Bob Probert, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010 after suffering chest pains while boating with his family. Probert was arguably the all time greatest NHL fighter but also had great skills, leadership qualities and a big heart. He was taken to his final destination on a Harley-Davidson sidecar before about 1,000 mourners. Probert was 45 years old on his passing, he leaves behind his wife Dani, son Jack and two daughters, Brogan and Tierney. A news clip and some Probert highlights after the jump.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700
Harley-Davidson has just released new denim styles to supplement the existing line of jeans offered as part of its Harley-Davidson MotorClothes collection. The two new styles offer a variety of washes, waist size and inseam. Highlights include a slimmer fit, darker washes and features developed specifically for riding.
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