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This is a discussion on Is this old Sportster worth $4000? within the Craigslist/Ebay forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by Geeto67 it's an XLCR replica with their XR top end. You could fake it pretty well with a post 1980 ironhead or ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    it's an XLCR replica with their XR top end. You could fake it pretty well with a post 1980 ironhead or evo sporty, there was another thread where we talked about XLCR bodywork for evo bikes.
    Will you cut it out? I barely have enough time to work on and ride the Buell and you have me looking at craigslist for old ironheads. I had finally decided to just dedicate my time to the Lightning.
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    Right? Sometimes it's hard to get on this forum, see all these amazing bikes that I want to own, then walk away knowing I cant have them...yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ews View Post
    Right? Sometimes it's hard to get on this forum, see all these amazing bikes that I want to own, then walk away knowing I cant have them...yet
    that's how I feel looking at the classifieds for bevel heaven.
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    Or, you could just pick up a used XR1000 and some XLCR bodywork and combine the two. Easy, right?...




    Or, just fit an Ironhead with some different bodywork and some go-fast stuff...

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    I dont care for the exhaust or rear tire on the one with the checkerd flag. that other one is beautiful though. But why always black? There are other colors for fuck sake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ews View Post
    I dont care for the exhaust or rear tire on the one with the checkerd flag. that other one is beautiful though. But why always black? There are other colors for fuck sake
    The XLCR was the blackest bike you could get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fk5 View Post
    The XLCR was the blackest bike you could get.
    Oh I see, so it was a part of the model, makes sense. So it would be sacrilege to paint it a different color lol
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    none more black.....


    So that kind of brings up an interesting point we sometimes talk about...future classics or how not to get priced out of the hobby. A lot of us bought bikes when there were just couple hundred dollar piles and then they appreciated into classics. If you really think about the qualities of what you like in a bike, and it is something other than a UJM, there are some really interesting bikes for not a lot of money in the post 1970's era. Superbikes are a great example. CB1100Fs took a big jump a couple of years ago but you can still find beater ones for $1500. GS1100s are still completely undervalued, Z1s are up there but the KZ1000 isn't really making a lot of headway yet. early monsters if ytou can find them are still cheap, as are tonti framed guzzi crusiers. sure it's not an authentic 1950's triton but it's still interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fk5 View Post
    The XLCR was the blackest bike you could get.
    Black bikes matter!
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ews View Post
    But why always black? There are other colors for fuck sake
    There are at least 2 red ones out there, and about 25 years ago I saw one at a bike show that was painted a dark forest green (which actually looked cooler than it sounds).

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