In 1968 American Machine & Foundry Co. was the company that bought
the Milwaukee motorcycle manufacturer and, as popular lore goes,
nearly wrecked it, pushing quantity over quality... Harley was sold
back to its managers in 1981. To mark the company's newfound
freedom, the new owners rode their Harleys 800 miles from York to
the Milwaukee headquarters, symbolically leaving the motorcycle
maker's AMF in the dust.
-milwaukee journal sentinel
This 1981 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 "Ironhead" Sportster has been
driven less than 500 miles since a high-end full restoration. The
Harley was originally sold in Anderson, South Carolina (see
original bill of sale) and was driven 25k miles by one owner.
In 2009 the current owner purchased the motorcycle and after a few
years of enjoying it had the bike fully restored by a Harley
specialist. The numbers matching motor was completely rebuilt, the
frame and body painted to original colors, and an S&S Super E
carburetor added. With over $23,000 spent in a well-documented
restoration this is one of the best conditioned XLH Sportsters on
This bike starts easily and rides better than when new in 1981. The
frame and body have no damage and were beautifully refinished.
Great effort was made to bring this motorcycle back to original
condition. One of the most noticeable features is the lack of any
Harley Davidson labels, instead it was replaced with "Milwaukee" to
represent that Harley Davidson Incorporated were back to producing
top of the line, American made motorcycles!
If you would like to learn more about this motorcycle, please
contact us at Legendary Motors LLC.
Rebuilt Bottom End
Re-honed cylinders and new rings
New Brakes w/ SS lines
Rebuilt Front Forks
Rebuilt Oil Pump
Seat replaced (nos)
Painted (original colors)
ClassicCars.com has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, successfully making the Inc. 5000 list in both 2015,
2016, 2017 and 2018. This prestigious accolade represents the continued growth of the company, and ClassicCars.com's dominance as the world's largest online marketplace for
buying and selling classic and collector vehicles.
The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards recognized
ClassicCars.com's first-class Customer Support team with a Stevie Bronze Award in 2019, celebrating the team's skills as exemplary customer support specialists.
In 2016 The Journal, brought to you by ClassicCars.com, was celebrated as the SECOND MOST INFLUENTIAL automotive blog in the world by NFC Performance.