Mines just an S&S top end, Hayes clutch, HSR42, the rest in HD for now. In tear-down to bare frame right now and getting ready to fix all her ills....bought it totaled to turn a quick buck with it. I did a quick fix to get it riding to assess condition only to find a BIG frickin engine.......can't sell it now....lol. As I got her.didnt say anything about the engines,,,, now did I kowboy? BTW mine is an 82,,, a little older than yourz.. the engine is all S&S with my building skills.k,,, Baker trans, Rivera clutch,,, no harley parts in the drive line. PM brakes,,, yada yada,,,
I always loved the history too but I'm as loyal to Harley as Harley has been to me, thru 45ish years of riding them. I bought a '15 Indian Vintage about a year ago. It's a big heavy slow slug just like my '12 Road King. But the ride/suspension is way better, far superior to the King.... very comfy over the usual bumps and RR tracks and such. I would recommend one to a friend. Harley vs Indian = Ferd vs Chebby.I always loved the history behind the name. Maybe one day I'd have enough green to get one I thought, They were always out of my price range as a young man. A basket case was never a option for the fact I knew diddly squat. Now I own one and still don't know diddly squat, go figure.
I'd love a Indian for the same reason, but I'm a bit bugged about the Harley and Davidson show on what it showed how Indian did them, if it's true then Indian was a fcking b-e-e-i-t-c-h back then.
Old hand great post - I will say I too had every 750 in my possession then I got the 1979 FLH and the torque was addicting. I still own my old 750 suzuki chopper as a conversation piece. I was young and had more time than money.... it is cool but not a v twin.My parents had Harley's before I was born and up through third grade. Before getting my first one I had just about every 750 that came out of Japan. Couldn't get better than 38mpg, then got a 1981 FLT and bam, 45mpg. My 1985 FXRT got 55mpg at 65 mph with both my wife and I on her. Now I m 69 going on 70 and just wouldn't seem right on anything else.