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1971 XLH Boattail Harley Sportster

Jim from Simsbury, Connecticut, United States kindly made available these photographs of his original 1971 XLH Boattail Harley Sportster which sports Willie G Davidson's experimental fiberglass tail section. Jim owns and operates the New England Musclebike Museum, and you might want to check out his other Harley Boattail Sportster which is a 1970 XLH.

Jim: "This is my first Boattail XLH 900. In the year 1971, the tail section was a $60 option (until the factory used up the ones they made for 1970). This bike is judged 96 points in AMCA judging."

Photo of 1971 Harley Davidson Boattail XLH Sportster 883cc Ironhead motorcycle by Jim.

Photo of 1971 Harley XLH Sportster Boattail Ironhead 900cc by Jim.

Photo of 1971 Harley Davidson Boattail XLH Sportster 883cc Ironhead motorcycle by Jim.

Photo of 1971 Harley XLH Sportster Boattail Ironhead 900cc by Jim.

Photo of 1971 Harley Davidson Boattail XLH Sportster 883cc Ironhead motorcycle by Jim.

New England Musclebike Museum

Jim owns and operates the New England Musclebike Museum. This museum includes a collection of 120+ bicylces from the 1960's and 1970's, plus a great collection of rare and classic motorcycles.

When in New England, go and visit Jim in the museum, and see what is not online, attend a ride and come to the yearly swap meet in August to meet other enthusiasts and vendors in the bike hobby.

The museum is located in Bloomfield, CT and is open for viewing by appointment only. You can make an appointment by contacting Jim at 860 670 4501 or email him at "Jgbarnard at aol dot com".

(December 2008)


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