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1985 Harley XLX Sportster Ironhead

Life's a Bitch... Thank God There's Sportsters!

Mike from Carthage, Missouri, United States sent us these photographs of his gorgeous 1985 Harley XLX Sportster Ironhead which is one of the last Harley Ironheads that left the Harley Davidson Motor Company factory. In 1986 the Sportster Ironhead engine was replaced by the Sportster Evolution engine. Since Harley apparently imported quite a bit of technology for the development of the Evo engine, many people consider the Ironhead engine to be the last real Harley.

Mike: "This bike is as close to perfect as you can get. She was completely restored in 2009. All new paint. Everything that could possibly be polished is. Most bolts replaced with chrome. Many new parts. Engine was rebuilt with new rods, pistons, etc. Bike starts easily. Those new pipes sound great along with the S&S carb. Let pictures speak for themselves."

Photo of 1985 Harley XLX Sportster Ironhead Motorcycle by Mike. 1985 Harley XLX Sportster Ironhead

Photo of 1985 Harley Davidson 1000cc Ironhead Sportster XLX classic motorbike.

Photo of 1985 XLX Harley Sportster Ironhead Motorcycle by Mike.

Photo of 1985 Harley Ironhead Sportster XLX classic motorbike.

1985 HD XLX Ironhead Sportster Engine

Photo of 1985 Harley XLX Sportster Ironhead engine. 1985 was the last year of the Harley Ironhead engine. Introduced in 1957 this Harley style icon was produced for almost thirty years!

Photo of 1985 XLX Harley Sportster Ironhead motor.

Photo of 1985 Harley Ironhead Sportster XLX engine. 1985 Harley XLX Sportster Ironhead engine

Photo of 1985 Harley XLX Ironhead Sportster engine.

1985 Sportster Front End

Photo of front wheel disc brake of 1985 Harley Davidson 1000cc Ironhead Sportster. These photos give a detail view of the alloy front wheel and the disc brake arrangement.

Photo of 1985 XLX Harley Sportster Ironhead Motorcycle by Mike.

End of a Harley...

Photo of 1985 Harley Davidson 1000cc Ironhead Sportster XLX classic motorbike. That's all, folks!



(April 2010)

Actually, this 1985 Harley XLX Sportster Ironhead motorcycle is currently for sale.

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Photo of 1985 Harley Ironhead Sportster XLX classic motorbike.




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