I ride this out a couple evenings a week for a beer or a sandwich and this Sporty has a huge cool factor. I rode it today. This season so far I've ridden in two poker runs and made a 120 mile roundtrip to St Louis for a vintage bike night. Guaranteed attention getter. Reason for selling: I'm 63 years old.
Summary: 1976 Sportster engine/trans in a hardtail frame. Left hand shift. Clean State of Illinois Rebuilt title in my name and in my possession. Title, engine, frame numbers all match. Titled as 1976 HD XLH 1000. The bike starts and runs nicely (sounds mean). Rides well but is a hardtail, so don't expect a touring ride. Vibrates as expected. Kickstart only (has an electric starter but the starter motor spins free and I assume the Bendix is out - I have no problem with kicking it for now). Rear brake is weak (needs new cam or shoes). Typical slop in steering head (stem rocks forward on hard front braking but is not a riding issue). Everything in the primary case is brand new except the actual sprockets and they are fine (new chain, clutch, springs, adjuster, and kickstart ratchet plate). Primary cover is new (and it's chrome and leaks oil and probably needs the mating surface roughened by light sanding). Fresh tuneup including valve adjust. Battery is new. 21" front wheel. Chain and sprockets very good. Engine rebuilt approx. 3000 miles ago. Only instrumentation is the speedometer/odometer, and the LEDs on the voltage regulator. Generator/regulator replaced at engine rebuild. New S&S Carb/Breather at engine rebuild. Front tire 90%. Rear tire 50%. Short drag pipes (loud but sweet). Everything that looks like chrome is chrome (not chrome paint). Only about three hundred miles on the Red Line oil change. I'd say the fuel tank, primary cover, headlight and handlebars are perfect (they are all brand new), but mostly every other piece on the bike shows some kind of normal wear and tear. Also note the piece of black Gorilla Duct Tape on the seat (a stitched seam was starting to split). Aftermarket odometer shows about 8000, but I have no idea what miles are actually on the frame or engine (engine rebuilt about 3000 miles ago, maybe a few hundred more). Genuine old school.
For payment: Cash or Cashiers Check or Paypal. A cashiers check will have to be verified with the issuing bank as genuine and valid prior to delivery of the bike. I'm perfectly fine with doing our delivery/signing over transaction at a local police department and think that is a good idea.
Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. I'll sign it over and hand over the bike and keys here in Litchfield, IL. Also, I'm willing to ride it up to a hundred miles from my location in Litchfield, (about 50 miles north of St Louis, MO) for free delivery but would require the buyer deposit to be non-refundable (goes toward payment on bike) so that I don't ride a 200 mile round trip for free for a no show or no deal.
I'm a lifetime motorcyclist, long time eBayer, and serious seller here. I'm trying to represent this bike honestly and accurately and ask a fair price for what it is. At this starting bid its a steal. I have no problem scheduling an inspection visit. I don't know of any issues on this motorcycle I haven't described (and I'm picky), but there is no warranty. Any questions from an interested potential buyer I'll take at my home phone, (217)324-7106. I'm a retired cop, understand most of the various scam games, so please let's just stick to the Ebay procedure and flowpath. No early sales, creative payments, etc. Thanks for looking.