Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Drif10, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. SportsterTom

    SportsterTom Been here awhile

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    Riggpigg, What a fantastic pair of Shovels. I hope you ride them but with such low mileage it's understandable if you don't. My '84, I'm the 2nd owner and it currently has 24K on it. I have all the stock parts for it except exhaust.

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  2. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    I'll try to keep this streak of small tank shovelhead Superglides going. Mine is an early-1978, the last of the 1200cc motors. It also left the factory as the low compression, kick start only, "budget" model. It's still kick only, but I keep thinking about adding the electric leg. I'm the third owner, and it has 9,500 miles on it.

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  3. SportsterTom

    SportsterTom Been here awhile

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    Such a Good Looking bike! Is that a Sportster seat? Also like the early 2-1 exhaust. For how many small tank Super Glides the MoCo made you sure don't see many out in the wild. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if my bike is a Sportster. Mine's currently a kick only bike also, nothing's finer than when she starts halfway through the kick, other times....well you know. I have all the electric start stuff in a box.
  4. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the complement! Harley referred to the seat as the "all model seat" in their accessory catalog. You usually see it on the 1960's Sportsters, but it was an option on the Big Twins as well. I've seen a few shovel FLH's with the seat too.

    Some hate how the seat looks, but I like the old style look. Plus, it's super comfy.

    You've got to watch out for the white leather when you've got greasy hands from working on the bike though. It's tough to get the black grease finger prints off of it...
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  5. tennessee thumper

    tennessee thumper Long timer

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    Great bikes, fellas. Really enjoy seeing all these nice survivor bikes that have been well cared for.
  6. David4

    David4 Been here awhile

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  7. riggpigg

    riggpigg Known,but not famous

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    Your red one is a beauty as well, the exhaust on it looks pretty good actually, Samson? Im looking at an 84 FX actually, haven't pulled the trigger yet as it lacks some stock bits, mainly exhaust, but this set on yours looks very nice.
    As far as the Bi centennials I have ridden them a bit, they only have a few miles on them.....still have the "AMF" in them...lol I truly don't know why I don't put some miles on them, maybe I should??
    This one below belongs to a friend of mine, the gold one before reminded me of it....I really like the gold color. We are doing a 77 in this gold for another adv buddy perfpup..... IMG_1549.jpg
  8. SportsterTom

    SportsterTom Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the kind words. That's good you exercise the two time machines. The exhaust on my '84 is from Paughco p/n 730ETM, they kind of match the stock pipes H-D used in '84 except without the crossover. I've yet to see the stock '84 pipes on ebay but plenty of the long 2-1's as used on the earlier bikes. The Paughco's are very quiet as delivered but have a ramp in the muffler that can be bent up to so they sound better. I bought them direct from Paughco after getting the run-around from Summit Racing for 2 months.
    I hope you get the '84 FXE, I can't seem to stay off mine! FYI H-D only made 665 small tank FXE's in '84. Here's a brochure pic if you haven't seen it.

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  9. Chickenstrip

    Chickenstrip Been here awhile

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    @David4 That's a fine looking bike!
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  10. David4

    David4 Been here awhile

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    Thank you.
    I may have posted these before, sorry if a repeat.

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  11. jas67

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    I think you have, but, don't care, loved seeing them again. VERY Nice!
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  12. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Here’s the last thing I did - 1974 Montesa Cota 123T.
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    I like it but it’s not as useful as I thought it might be. Really geared to low for trail riding, and I have zero trials skills.
    Might sell it in the spring.


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  13. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger MotoMore

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    My 4th generation Triumph Thunderbird 900 that I sold earlier this year to a young lady, maybe 23 or 24 years old. She was the first to respond to the ad and fell in love with the old school looks as soon as she layed eyes on it.
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  14. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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    Wow - I can see why. Nice bike.
    I saw one once (that era - not certain it is the same model) done up like a Hurricane, complete with the bodywork, paint and triple upswept pipes. I thought it looked cool. But you cant beat a nice survivor.
  15. JRMAL

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  16. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    You just don't see these come up for sale around here. If they do, they've been butchered into who knows what.
    I would buy one if it came my way.
  17. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger MotoMore

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    Yeah you're right, every once in a while when one comes up they've usually been stripped, rear fender bobbed to the seat and cafe'd out.
  18. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I have finished reading trough the thread, a lot of nice rides. I never saw a cut off age. It's looking like 25 years old and older seem to be getting posted. Being that I was a kid in the 80's, those bikes don't really seem that old but doing the math, I think they are. It just doesn't seem that long ago.
  19. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I'm with you there! Frankly, I think most of us here would agree a 1990 bike seems pretty new. Something from the 40s or 50s - now that's getting old!
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  20. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    They get funner as they get older!
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