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Old 11-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Interchangeable parts?

I have a 1982 xlh 1000. I am trying to replace some of the parts where the chrome is badly rusted or peeling. Re-chroming isn't an option for a couple reasons. There isn't a chrome shop withing 150 miles of me, I have heard horror stories about not getting parts back, and I have been able to (so far) get good condition stuff cheaper than re-chroming.

That being said, my question though is that I am trying to scout out a replacement rear swing arm but haven't had any luck so far. Is there any other model lines (ie shovelhead or something) that would work so I can expand my search a bit?

Sorry. New to Harleys so I don't have much knowledge of them.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you put in a search on EBay and then you can email some of the motorcycle store owners with questions. They may be able to help find what you need. Good luck.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Other than the chain guard mount being different you should be able to use up to an '87 with no issues.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks. That helps my search.
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you might try powder coating the parts thats pealing the alumimumn parts can be buffed out . check out Eastwood for powder coating ,paints and buffing material.
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Assuming your swingarm is chrome, why not just sandblast it and repaint it black like it came stock? Finding a chrome one for an '82 will be a mission, for sure. If you buy a newer one as suggested, it will fit, but you'll have to buy a new chain guard, too, and take it off every time you change the oil. The '82 had a 2-piece chain guard (with different swingarm mounts) so the front part could be removed easily to get at the drain plug on the oil tank. From '83-up, the oil tank had a drain hose on the other side, under the battery box, and a 1-piece chain guard.
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Assuming your swingarm is chrome, why not just sandblast it and repaint it black like it came stock? Finding a chrome one for an '82 will be a mission, for sure. If you buy a newer one as suggested, it will fit, but you'll have to buy a new chain guard, too, and take it off every time you change the oil. The '82 had a 2-piece chain guard (with different swingarm mounts) so the front part could be removed easily to get at the drain plug on the oil tank. From '83-up, the oil tank had a drain hose on the other side, under the battery box, and a 1-piece chain guard.

Trying to avoid the black paint but it may come down to that. Funny thing is that I actually prefer black and don't like chrome but this bike just happened to be chromed when I got it. My '82 actually has a single piece chain guard. I am wondering now if this is an 82 swing arm and that someone didn't put on a 83 or later. As for the oil changing. I was planning on possibly modifying the drain on my oil tank to be like the newer ones with a drain line. When I did the oil change on this bike it was a mess and I would like to avoid doing that again.
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Yeah, the chrome swingarm is likely an aftermarket one for an '83-'87 model. If you're wanting chrome, a new one of those will work. You can replace the oil tank with an '83-style one, too and that will clean up the oil changes.
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