For Sale: 1979 Harley-Davidson Sportster in St. Louis, Missouri

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1979 Harley Davidson Sportster XR Flat Track tribute  Jeremy Cheatham of Gas Monkey Garage build Featured in the season finale episode of Fast N Loud-2016 Desirable Sportser XR Flat Track Tribute Custom molded tank and seat Restoration of well preserved stored example MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this handsome and rarely seen 1979 Harley Davidson Sportster XR flat track tribute motorcycle, a true classic American enthusiast's bike that has inspired by Evil Knevel's XR750! This motorcycle was a recent participant in a inner company three bike "build off" for charity. The company is Gas Monkey Garage, the builder of this Harley is Jeremy Cheatham, one of the talented mechanics at the garage. The winner of the competition will be determined by which builder's bike brings the most money at auction...and will air in an upcoming season finale episode of Fast N Loud. The Sportster is a line of motorcycles produced continuously since 1957 by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Our Sportster was in need of some transmission and carburetor work that was made apparent by Jeremy of Gas Monkey Garage when the episode aired. It was pretty clear he was in over his head, so they sold the bike with some needs. Our (20 year veteran) technician pulled the clutch basket and clutch pack and replaced the neutral locking pin. For good measure, he rebuilt the carburetor, adjusted the clutch and the throttle cable. This Harley is now running and shifting the way was it meant to from day one!...We don't monkey around! Finished in a dramatic deep red the custom molded gas tank shows extremely well with only minor imperfections visible upon close inspection. Both the front and rear fenders have been removed to help execute the flat track look. All the frame pieces have nicely integrated contrasting black finish and fit nicely and compliment the red custom molded tank. Chrome pieces show extremely well for a sixty era bike. The black seat is custom and molded to work in harmony with the fuel tank. subtle with enough room for one to ride comfortably...two not so much  The seat looks great with no major signs of wear visible.. Paint and frame are exceptional with no visible evidence of repair or damage that we could find. This recently re-built Harley featuring a 1000cc V-twin "Shovelhead" engine has be ridden sparingly on the brand new tires on the cafe racer style wheels. The bike's mechanicals have been sorted with a new ignition, battery, rebuilt carburetor, handle bars and controls This extremely good looking and well equipped XR tribute bike  will delight even the most discerning American motorcycle collector or enthusiast. This XR Harley is one of three bikes competing in this contest, and your chance to actual own a featured subject on a successful TV series and possibly the potential winner!   GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!...er, RIDE!!! Since it is a race bike, current mileage is N/A, it is sold as is and is mileage exempt. The motorcycle is being sold on a clean & clear title. VIN: 3A16090H9 Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-772907
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Harley-Davidson
  • Model:Sportster
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Stock Number:151121
  • VIN:3A16090H9