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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 01:23 PM     #1
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79' HD Sportster

Recently acquired a 79 Sportster. It as called a little bit of everything from a Ironhead to a Flarhead. And, why is it hard to find parts/accesories? So many things will fit all models except the 79 Sportster.
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Old Jun 18th, 2009, 03:46 PM     #2
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Re: 79' HD Sportster

Welcome Tenebre! Hope you stay around a while and get some good posts in. 1979 was a good year, but had some unique things happen...new frame, disc brakes and it is 30 years young...

http://www.hdtalking.com/general_tip...time_line.html (Sportster Time Line)
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Old Jun 19th, 2009, 09:24 AM     #3
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Does anyone have a suggestion on the best way to install new steering bearings on the fork?
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Old Aug 13th, 2009, 05:37 PM     #4
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Here's a site that I found for 79 ironhead parts.Not a lot but every little bit helps.Sporty Specialties Parts Warehouse 1979 Sportster Only 800-701-2925 I hope I did that right.
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Old Aug 16th, 2009, 03:28 PM     #5
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I ended up milling out a tool to remove and install the neck bearings for my 76 and 79 xr750's. And did a convertion for some heavy duty ceramic bearings.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2009, 01:50 AM     #6
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NHH...Welcome to HDTalking, hope you get a chance to review some of the tabs at the top for self help and search tools. Too bad you did not get pictures, that would have been a great read I am sure.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:07 PM     #7
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If your looking for Obsolete parts for HD's. There is a shop in Rutland, Vermont named C&D Choppers. The owner has all kinds of NOS parts for just about anything.
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