1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938

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Lot 121
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH
Engine no. 69XLCH5938

Sold for US$ 3,910 inc. premium
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH
Engine no. 69XLCH5938
The introduction of the K models in 1952 is generally acknowledged as the beginning of the Sportster era for Harley Davidson. With foot shift, hand clutch and swing arm rear suspension, these motorcycles appealed to those who desired a more sporting machine. In 1953 the K became KH with the increase in capacity to 54ci. By 1955, the addition of a roller bearing crank, polished ports, and hot cams, brought the KHK into existence. The next step in the Sportster evolution was the addition of the overhead valve XL engine in 1957, and officially adding the name Sportster. The line expanded in 1958 with the addition of the XL and the XLCH, the latter fulfilling hot rodders' requests for higher performance versions. The XLCH remained the street rod rendition of the Sportster, and by 1964 was about the fastest machine on the road, capable of 14 second quarter mile times, and touching 60 mph in six seconds. By 1968 the Sportster benefited from even more radical cam and head work and produced 60hp.

'During the years that the AMF corporation owned Harley-Davidson, from 1969 to 1981, the company produced a respectable lineup of Sportster models. There were detractors, however, who claimed that the overall quality of the AMF-era Harleys was less-than satisfactory.
Some motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors think that the Sportsters produced under AMF's ownership were the most attractive of all Sportster models.'

This 1969 original XLCH Sportster has been restored to the excellence it deserves. It was last serviced and run in 2013.

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1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
1969 Harley-Davidson 883cc XLCH Engine no. 69XLCH5938
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