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1978 Harley-Davidson SPORTSTER 1000

Date Published:
01 Nov 2018
Sacramento CA, USA

1978 AMF Sportster. 5130 miles from new. Runs, shifts, stops as it should. Beautiful original paint survivor. 97% all original with a SS super carb, and straight pipes. New battery. New tires. Tune up and oil change. Comes with owners manual and service manual. Getting hard to find these in such nice original shape. Not cut up or abused and it shows. Ride it and show or put in your collection.These models are what Harley was trying to recreate when they came out with the '48' series sportster recently. Forty years old but looks and runs like new. These were the pinnacle of the ironhead series. The '79 model year had major changes. 1978 was the last year for the external oil tank and battery a design left over from the early sportster models. The solid state ignition and twin rotor front brakes were new for '78. This is an Iconic and appreciating classic, and is a beautiful piece of mechanical art.