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> Rich Shippy wrote:

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> Nice bikes, I had a brand new 1983 XLX in 83, it had 61 hp, a solo seat

> from the factory and was very reliable, handled well all-in-all good

> bike.

I've got an '84 XLX that I purchased new...solo seat. Came with black handlebars which I replaced with the XLS bars...added highway pegs. Rode with a king/queen seat and sissy bar for a awhile, but went back to a single seat by Saddlemen with a pussy pad.

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Alot of ironhead guys on here.

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> Satan 666 wrote:

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> A lot of ironhead guys on here.

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Haha nice. Got the leather pants and cut off jean jacket. That style is back now

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> Satan 666 wrote:

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> Haha nice. Got the leather pants and cut off jean jacket. That style is

> back now

Hah!, yeah that's almost 40 years ago. LOL

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I love that saddle

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> Born to be WillD wrote:

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> I love that saddle

Yeah I started making one and and I wanted a little backrest so I decided in this one. It's made from a company called Laperra. Super well made. Better be cost me $188. They also sell a p-pad that goes behind it for another 200 but I don't need one.

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It's super comfy. I'm gonna take it apart and puts some buffalo head nickel buttons to replace the plain ones

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I want to say I paid $4200 or so for my 83 back then, they were not cheap.

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> Rich Shippy wrote:

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> I want to say I paid $4200 or so for my 83 back then, they were not

> cheap.

$4,400 for me in '84 if I remember correctly.

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> Brian Solex wrote:

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> > Rich Shippy wrote:

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> > I want to say I paid $4200 or so for my 83 back then, they were not

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> > cheap.

>

> $4,400 for me in '84 if I remember correctly.

I paid 1200. Probably have around 4k into it when it's done.

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I was very happy to have it back then, was the first brand new vehicle I ever purchased, I still have the Harley Owners Group pin they issued to you. I went from a 1972 650Triumph Tiger, a 1974 Sportster (right foot shift), to the new XLX. Now... I have a Solex

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> Rich Shippy wrote:

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> I was very happy to have it back then, was the first brand new vehicle I

> ever purchased, I still have the Harley Owners Group pin they issued to

> you. I went from a 1972 650Triumph Tiger, a 1974 Sportster (right foot

> shift), to the new XLX. Now... I have a Solex

Haha if you got any parts you or anyone else that is on here I will buy. This thing is gonna be a rider but also hoping to show it a little. Don't see alot of choppers around here.

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> Rich Shippy wrote:

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> I was very happy to have it back then, was the first brand new vehicle I

> ever purchased, I still have the Harley Owners Group pin they issued to

> you. I went from a 1972 650Triumph Tiger, a 1974 Sportster (right foot

> shift), to the new XLX. Now... I have a Solex

Wow, very similar...1960 Triumph 650 Bonneville (right side shift),... new 1984 H-D XLX,... now, Solex(es) & one Garelli. But, I still have my XLX, and, somewhere in the debris, are those H.O.G. pins and patches.

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> Brian Solex wrote:

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> > Rich Shippy wrote:

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> > I was very happy to have it back then, was the first brand new vehicle

> I

>

> > ever purchased, I still have the Harley Owners Group pin they issued

> to

>

> > you. I went from a 1972 650Triumph Tiger, a 1974 Sportster (right foot

>

> > shift), to the new XLX. Now... I have a Solex

>

> Wow, very similar...1960 Triumph 650 Bonneville (right side shift),...

> new 1984 H-D XLX,... now, Solex(es) & one Garelli. But, I still have my

> XLX, and, somewhere in the debris, are those H.O.G. pins and patches.

I'll buy h.o.g. pins and patches also, haha

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They sent you this membership when you bought a new bike in 82, I was getting stomped on the AMF 1974 Sportster by my friends 74 Norton 850 Commando, the XLX 61 would out run it easily. 74 Sportster was kick only, 83 Sportster was electric only, I was in the lap of luxury :-)

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Every year, they would send you a new small banner pin to go under the original pin...and a new patch to go under the original. I'm digging through my sh*t, but can't find them yet. Got flooded recently, and everything's still a mess.

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This was a shot from Christmas Day 1983, it was warm enough to ride it. I had this bike for 5K trouble free miles, I think it was produced shortly after Harley took the company back over? Dual disc brakes in the front, and a large rotor on the back, it stopped and handled very well, probably rivaled quality of what they make now and no digital stuff ,and limited plastic pieces. That mint green rigid chopper in this thread is classic.

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> Rich Shippy wrote:

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> This was a shot from Christmas Day 1983, it was warm enough to ride it.

> I had this bike for 5K trouble free miles, I think it was produced

> shortly after Harley took the company back over? Dual disc brakes in the

> front, and a large rotor on the back, it stopped and handled very well,

> probably rivaled quality of what they make now and no digital stuff ,and

> limited plastic pieces. That mint green rigid chopper in this thread is

> classic.

Yeah the paint is actually a mid 90's honda accord color. I shaved and smoothed out the frame and painted it in my greenhouse this spring.

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I decided to change things up a little. I found some custom bars I realy like so I pulled the trigger on them. They come raw steel so I will have to have them powder coated or I may try to gun blue them. May look cool? I also decided to extend the pipes. Gonna wrap the everything lower than the slip ons. I also made this cool old style leather mudflap yesterday. This bike is gonna have alot of little accessories to keep the eyes moving.

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Looking awesome!

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I like those pipes.

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I adjusted the pipes to the way they are gonna be now. So cool. This is how I'm gonna weld them in. I like the overlap and crooked look.

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I said earlier i was not a fan of the fish tails but you have them.looking pretty good..i could live with those..

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These bars are so awsome

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Got her a little more mocked up with new fork tubes, 21 front wheel, and new tank.

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