Harley-Davidson Sportster 1000: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson XLH1000 Sportster was a v2, four-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1972 and 1985. It could reach a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). Max torque was 52.0 ft/lbs (70.5 Nm) @ 3800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 81.0mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 997.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 8.8:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain. Power was moderated via the wet-multiple disk.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a mj 90-19 front tire and a mt 90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The XLH1000 Sportster was fitted with a 2.25 Gallon (8.50 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 58.5 inches (1486 mm) long.

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1000
Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Also called XLCH 1000-Sportster, XLH1000 Sportster, XLH 1000 Sportster, XLCH 1000 Sportster
Production 1972 - 1985
Class Road
Engine v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 81.0mm x 96.8mm
Top speed 106 mph (170 km/h)
Horse Power 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 52.0 ft/lbs (70.5 Nm) @ 3800RPM
Fuel system carburetor. bendix 16p12
Ignition type points
Battery 8.8:1
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet-multiple disk
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire mj 90-19
Rear Tire mt 90-16
Wheelbase 58.5 inches (1486 mm)
Dimensions L 87.24 inches (2216 mm)
W 32.01 inches (813 mm)
H 42.01 inches (1067 mm)
Weight  (dry), 246.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 2.25 Gallon (8.50 Liters)
Fuel consumption 4.70 liters/100 km (21.3 km/l or 50.05 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Harley-Davidson XLH1000 Sportster was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1972 and 1985. It could reach a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). Max torque was 52.0 ft/lbs (70.5 Nm) @ 3800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 81.0mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 997.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet-multiple disk.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a mj 90-19 front tire and a mt 90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The XLH1000 Sportster was fitted with a 2.25 Gallon (8.50 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 58.5 inches (1486 mm) long.

In Media[edit]