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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-28-2018, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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That is an Ironhead Sportster
Really? So does that mean i typed vin in wrong? And i got 2 diff #'s on motor and frame

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What does the title say?
How many CC's?

does the serial # start with 1HD1CA ?
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Really? So does that mean i typed vin in wrong? And i got 2 diff #'s on motor and frame

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Definitely an Ironhead Sportster.
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What does the title say?
How many CC's?

does the serial # start with 1HD1CA ?
Title says 76 shovel head ... ok number on frame pulled up for a 76. The motor however, showed up at 74? Wierd... um not sure on CCS i can check over paper work and stuff when i get home... i actually just now looked hard at the frame and the ☆HD37CA
And in between the 7 &CA looks like there is another star or a triangle?
This is my 1st bike I actually am mostly attempting myself (my mans supervising &letting me attempt to figure out as much as i can, and only help on heavy lifting...) so bear with me please, and thanks for help! Jeeze
How bad did i screw EVERYTHING up? Cuz ive def been googling a 76 shovel just cuz thats on the title.

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How many CC's?

does the serial # start with 1HD1CA ?
1000cc

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Harley-Davidson VIN Number Explained


Harley Davidson VIN Information


1,000 cc is a Sportster, earlier sporty's were 900cc's.
back then a Shovelhead would be 1,200cc 74" or 1340cc 80"
the heads on Shovelheads are made of aluminum, the cylinders are iron, the drive chain is on the left.
Your bike has Iron Heads and cylinders , and the drive chain is on the right

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The vin # should be 9 characters, stamped on the frame neck. Sportsters for mid 70's were
prefix 3A elec. start, 4A kick start.
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The frame may be a 76 but your rear wheel setup is a 77 xlch (only year and model with that type brake setup). Most likely previous owner pieced together a few basket cases to build a complete bike. Nothing wrong with that. My sporty has 77 lower end, 80 top end, front end came of a panhead and also has a shovelhead part or two. Only problem is the more you customize, the harder it is to get parts when you break down. Also old sportys tend to be a bit temperamental. Get to know your bike inside and out. You will probably have to do your own work on it. Not a lot of mechanics will work on these old classics.
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After 3 years you return to post to a year old thread?
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Not a lot of mechanics will work on these old classics.
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After 3 years you return to post to a year old thread?
I'd say he doesn't know many old Harley mechanics either, those old classics are what keep my bills paid, and I ain't the only Indy around this forum my any means. LoL

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