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Today 03:09 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I also had a sprint I think it was a 69 ?? it was a 4 stroke 250 with a blazing top speed around 60 mph,

The blue one looks like an AMF decal on tank

Mine was the 350SX and I had mine up to 90mph and that wasn't full throttle.
Today 02:55 PM
496CHEVY3100 I also had a sprint I think it was a 69 ?? it was a 4 stroke 250 with a blazing top speed around 60 mph,

The blue one looks like an AMF decal on tank
Today 02:49 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
answered 5 years ago


Back about 69 or 70, Then a few years later Harley employees bought back the company from extintsion (under AMF's running it into the ground). By 1979 or 80 The company was once again profitable and has never looked back. If I had invested when Harley first became a publicly held stock company and shares were like $10 a piece, I could have been a millionaire by now.

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Live and learn


I think the sprint and the smaller bikes ,the 2 stroke were built by amf as early as 72

Mine was a single cylinder 4 stroke. The SS's were the street bikes and the SX's were the dirt bikes.
Today 02:43 PM
496CHEVY3100 answered 5 years ago


Back about 69 or 70, Then a few years later Harley employees bought back the company from extintsion (under AMF's running it into the ground). By 1979 or 80 The company was once again profitable and has never looked back. If I had invested when Harley first became a publicly held stock company and shares were like $10 a piece, I could have been a millionaire by now.

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Live and learn


I think the sprint and the smaller bikes ,the 2 stroke were built by amf as early as 72
Today 02:33 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
65 ,IMO Lasy Panhead ,,1979 Last year of Harley before AMF took them over but was later 2 years bought by the employees of Harley,,as far as I know Willie is still CEO,

I had a 1974 350SX Sprint that said it was made by AMF HARLEY DAVIDSON.
Today 11:39 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
When was the last year Harley built a better mouse trap?

John
65 ,IMO Lasy Panhead ,,1979 Last year of Harley before AMF took them over but was later 2 years bought by the employees of Harley,,as far as I know Willie is still CEO,
Yesterday 03:49 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I thought the Harley and Indian were reversed. Throttle for Harley on the right and for the Indian on the Left.

John

Very possible .but as old as mine was it had probably been changed and several other items also ,,it had a 2 into one exaust with a smitty muffler .
Yesterday 03:23 PM
John long When was the last year Harley built a better mouse trap?

John
Yesterday 03:12 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Ok, I wasn't going to answer since I did not have good question but that has to be the old style throttle sleeve on the handlebar. As you twisted the throttle the pin moved in the slider and moved the accelerator cable. The neat thing was on those old Harleys the throttle stayed where you put it and did not fatigue your wrist.

John
It's all yours John, it used a hard cable that pushed and pulled the throttle.

It's your floor.

Brian
Yesterday 02:33 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I had a 40 indian chief years ago .it had a throttle on the right and a spark control on left ( timung ) I had to roll it forward to start it so it would not kick bac ,then roll it bac once it started ,,I am guessing that might be the same for a Harley ,
I thought the Harley and Indian were reversed. Throttle for Harley on the right and for the Indian on the Left.

John
Yesterday 01:22 PM
496CHEVY3100 I had a 40 indian chief years ago .it had a throttle on the right and a spark control on left ( timung ) I had to roll it forward to start it so it would not kick bac ,then roll it bac once it started ,,I am guessing that might be the same for a Harley ,
Yesterday 12:31 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Ok, I wasn't going to answer since I did not have good question but that has to be the old style throttle sleeve on the handlebar. As you twisted the throttle the pin moved in the slider and moved the accelerator cable. The neat thing was on those old Harleys the throttle stayed where you put it and did not fatigue your wrist.

John
I think you got it !!

My Harley has a thumb wheel on the bottom of the grip that I set the amount of resistance with to eliminate holding back on the return spring, or tighten it down for cruising.
Yesterday 12:16 PM
John long Ok, I wasn't going to answer since I did not have good question but that has to be the old style throttle sleeve on the handlebar. As you twisted the throttle the pin moved in the slider and moved the accelerator cable. The neat thing was on those old Harleys the throttle stayed where you put it and did not fatigue your wrist.

John
Yesterday 09:03 AM
MARTINSR It's current version is similar but operates quite different in one way that would FREAK OUT todays riders.

Brian
Yesterday 09:02 AM
MARTINSR Ahhh, yeah that makes sense! But that is not what it is. It is however to a vintage Harley!

Brian
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