1965 Sportster XLCH Hardtail Chopper
Sacha from the Netherlands made available these pictures of this clean looking 1965 Sportster XLCH Hardtail Short Chop which has a 883cc Ironhead Engine in a hardtail frame.
1965 Sportster XLCH Hardtail Short Chop
Front tire of this Harley Short Chop is a Zinkho in an 80-spoke wheel, rear tire is an Avon Speedmaster. Along with the rigid frame, forward controls and forward slanted Z-bars these tires and wheels fit the classic bobber image.
That's a Fatbob tank with a flipflop paint job. Sacha had the hardtail frame powder coated for durability.
The 1965 Ironhead engine was completely overhauled by Twinservice Enschede in the Netherlands.
Like so many features on this Sporty hardtail Chopper, the forward controls are stainless steel.
Note the rake on this 1965 Sportster XLCH Hardtail Short Chop.
S&S Super E carburator and 2 inch dragpipes. Stainless steel oil tank and battery box. That black patch on the exhaust marks the spot where Sacha burnt the heel of her right boot...
The start motor was retro fitted on the 1965 XLCH Ironhead engine.
Sacha mounted new brake and clutch control handles on the stainless steel Z-bars.
Front brake is a Billet-4. Note the 80 spoke lacing.
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