1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH For Sale

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1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLHCustom Sportster ... 1200 cc bored .030 over ... S&S 4 5/8 flywheels ... Polished rods ... Performance upgrades ... House of Kolor paint ... Dave Mann tank mural ...

Lovers of custom motorcycles will love this 1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH.  Finished in House of Kolor Black Pearl base with Wineberry finish coat, this bike also features custom graphics and a one-of-a-kind tank mural inspired by the Dave Mann centerfold of the October 1978 issue of Easy Rider magazine.  New Arlen Ness mirrors and grips complete the look.

Powered by a 1200 cc engine that was completely rebuilt and bored .030 over, it now offers an impressive 90 HP at the crank.  Other technical specifications and performance upgrades include the following:

  • S&S 4 5/8 CNC balanced flywheels
  • Stock polished rods
  • Stock cylinders bored .030 over with 10.5 to 1 compression ratio
  • Manley 1 9/16 polished intake valves
  • Baisley 1 ¾ special coated exhaust valves
  • Leinweber spring retainers
  • Andrews lighted push rods
  • 4 plug heads
  • Sifton Barracuda cams (.480 intake lift, .480 exhaust lift, .268 duration)
  • Barnett heavy duty clutch (8 Kevlar & 8 steel plates with heavy duty spring tamer)
  • Andrews C-ratio transmission with Trock iron trap door & Pawl carrier; 6 bolt dowelled
  • Front Avon Roadrunner 3.00 x 21 tires on polished stainless steel rims and spokes
  • Rear chrome wheel with Sumax polished aluminum cover
  • Performance Machine 4-piston caliper front brakes with stainless 11 ½” rotor
  • Rear stock brakes with new hub & bearings & 51 x 21 sprocket
  • New Cycle electric generator with solid state regulator
  • Electric start
  • Dyna single fire ignition
  • Bendix heavy duty gear drive
  • Brand new high torque Odyssey battery
  • Spiro-pro 8.5 mm wires
  •  S&S Super B Thunder Jet carburetor
  • Custom 1 7/8 stainless pipes
  • Lockhart oil cooler & custom cover

This bike also benefits from a new starter, front brakes and pads, a new front tire, and fresh fluids.

The most recent owner has owned and enjoyed this motorcycle for the past 35 years, having purchased it from the original owner in 1978.  Under his ownership, the bike received a complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration in 1999 and has been ridden only 3,400 miles since that time.  It has been properly stored indoors and has received all required maintenance.  The original owner’s manual will also be included with sale.

If a fast and truly unique Sportster XLH is what you desire, this is the bike for you.