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Pretty nice little comentary (albeit rather vague and indirect) in this months issue of Motorcyclist on the XL era Ironhead Sporties...this strikes a chord with me because my dad had one...the only H-D of 17 or 18 motorcycles he's owned, but still one of his favorites.

He had a 1968 XLCH Sportster who's rear cylinder, as he so often reminds me, knocked so badly he worried it would punch right through the seat...nevermind that it was aimed directly at his sac

...he gave me a period article on the bike who said "...sitting on it was like taking King Kong's pulse while he's got the hiccups"...now that's good description.

Also, these babies were notoriously difficult to properly kickstart...one little mistake or misjudgement in timing and the bike would shove your shin bone up your ass

A very cool bike indeed. (BTW, the 'ole man still has a kickstart '78 Bonneville, so yes, i can kickstart a motorcycle )

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Also, these babies were notoriously difficult to properly kickstart...one little mistake or misjudgement in timing and the bike would shove your shin bone up your ass

A very cool bike indeed. (BTW, the 'ole man still has a kickstart '78 Bonneville, so yes, i can kickstart a motorcycle )
Ahh yessss...In days of old when knights were bold. Ya oughta' try to kickstart my 49 Panhead 82ci stroker motor. I always call the FAA before I kick just in case there's some traffic overhead in the event I get launched.

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Ahh yessss...In days of old when knights were bold. Ya oughta' try to kickstart my 49 Panhead 82ci stroker motor. I always call the FAA before I kick just in case there's some traffic overhead in the event I get launched.
I'm still perfecting the technique, but dad's a master technician of a kickstarter...i couldn't ride his Triumph till i was 15...couldn't pull that damn Barnett clutch in...68,000 miles on that thing...and it's 20 years old

$5, a beer and a damn big smile if ya let me try

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Ahh yessss...In days of old when knights were bold. Ya oughta' try to kickstart my 49 Panhead 82ci stroker motor. I always call the FAA before I kick just in case there's some traffic overhead in the event I get launched.
I remember one time people were talking about meeting at Strats. It was like noon or something, everbodies still at work, meet at 7 like usual.

You're like "I'll start kicking Now"

Friend of mine has a 60 sporty 900, with a bunch of misc. years mixed together, things a kick starter. He always used to tell me, if you can start it you can ride it. I can start that puppy in under ten kicks now. He's changed his tone a bit with me on the whole you can start it you can ride it thing. Kind of a mind fuck to ride because the shifter is on the right side

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My cousin had a really high compression '68 that my dad did some work to. When it was done we were trying to start it for a test ride. I thought I broke my friggin ankle.
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Kickstartin' can be a beeee-yatch...if you don't get it on the first couple of kicks, could be time for the 'ole kick-a-thon

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...he gave me a period article on the bike who said "...sitting on it was like taking King Kong's pulse while he's got the hiccups"...now that's good description.
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Great quote!!!
I thought so too...

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