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1976 HD Ironhead Sportster Bobber

Jason from Portland, Oregon, United States sent us these pictures of his 1976 Harley Ironhead Sportster which through the removal of parts that do not contribute to speed has very effectively been converted to a very straight Bobber.

Jason: "1976 Harley Ironhead XLH 1000cc, electric start only, Biltwell Frisco bars, Biltwell seat, bobbed rear fender, no front fender, no speedo, no turn signals, no mirrors even!!! Pretty much just bare bones. Runs perfectly well, as perfect as a Harley can!"

Photo of 1976 Harley XLH Ironhead Sportster Bobber by Jason. This 1976 Harley Ironhead Sportster Bobber comes very close to being a True Bobber. Those cool Biltwell Frisco bars are probably the only concession made to speed and performance.

Image of 1976 Ironhead Sportster Harley True Bobber by Jason.

Photo of 1976 Harley Ironhead Sportster Bobber by Jason.

Image of 1976 Ironhead XLH Sportster Harley True Bobber by Jason.

Straight Bobber or Custom Bobber?

To us, any Bobber is either a Straight Bobber or a Custom Bobber.

For more information, check out the Bobber Republic Info Pages!

Photo of 1976 Harley Ironhead Sportster Bobber by Jason.

Image of 1976 Ironhead Sportster Harley True Bobber by Jason.

1976 Harley Davidson Ironhead Engine

Photo of Harley Ironhead Engine with Left Foot Shift on 1976 Sportster by Jason. In 1976, Harley Sportster engines were in a transitional phase. The shift pedal had already been moved to the left foot, but at this point in time the tranny had not yet been modified. Probably due to legislation deadlines, Harley Davidson applied a temporary solution by simply running a secondary shaft underneath the frame, which was connected to the long shifting lever as shown in the picture.

Image of HD Ironhead Engine with Right Foot Brake on 1976 Harley Sportster by Jason. Right foot brake.

The Man Himself!

Photo of 1976 Harley Ironhead Sportster Bobber by Jason.

(January 2010)




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