1974 Harley-Davidson 998cc Sportster
Registration no. XGU 395M
Frame no. 3A34289H4
Engine no. 3A34289H4
Although retaining all their traditional characteristics, the Harley-Davidsons of the 1970s began to incorporate some of the technological developments that had become accepted as the norm on European and Japanese machines. Disc brakes and electronic ignition became commonplace and by the decades end the convenience of electric starting had been extended to the Sportster, the kick-starter becoming an option. Previously registered/used overseas, this iron-engined, pre-Evolution Sportster was acquired in June 2011 by the vendor from a friend of his, who had owned it for 17 years. Accompanying expired MoTs show that only 5,371 miles were covered between June 1995 and May 2012. Since acquisition, XGU 395M has been repainted and benefited from a partial gearbox rebuild and new wheel rims, spokes, tyres, battery, etc. Currently SORNd, the machine is described as in generally good condition and offered with sundry invoices, current MoT and Swansea V5C.