Bonhams : c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234

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Lot 533
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster
Registration no. not UK registered Engine no. 65XLH7234

Sold for £ 2,645 (US$ 3,368) inc. premium
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster
Registration no. not UK registered
Engine no. 65XLH7234
The Harley Davidson Sportster XL was introduced in 1957, and was a variation of the flathead model KH, but with overhead valves, bigger bores, and shorter strokes. The first Sportsters were fitted with cast iron cylinder heads and, apart from racing versions, remained so until 1986. The original XLs were not hugely more powerful than the forerunner KH, but formed an excellent basis for tuning for increased power, and became a popular model. The following year the XL was joined by the XLH, XLC, and the XLCH, which were a higher state of tune for those with sporting aspirations or a need for just a little more go. The Sportster has remained in Harley's range from 1957 to the present day. This XLH appears to have been imported to the UK around 2014, and was purchased by the deceased owner at an indeterminate date. He seems to have been considering returning the machine to nearer to standard specification, as he had acquired some parts which accompany the bike, such as a front wheel, petrol tank, chainguard, shock absorber covers, and other items. Documentation consists of a US Title document, a confirmation from HMRC that VAT and duty have been paid, and that the machine can be registered by DVLA. Prospective bidders should satisfy themselves as to the age and compatibility of the component parts of this machine prior to bidding. It will require re-commissioning and safety checks before taking to the road with a new owner, and is sold strictly as viewed.

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c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
c.1965 Harley Davidson 883cc XLH Sportster Engine no. 65XLH7234
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