1977 Sportster shifting pattern

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by bikermonkey, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. bikermonkey

    bikermonkey Active Member

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    A friend of a friend, we all have them, but this one claims to of recently bought a 1977 sporty 1000 ironhead and it's shifting pattern is reversed. Does anyone know the juice on this model... I'm pretty versed on the big bore but not much working knowledge of sporties. Any resources on this model would be mucho appreciated.:bigsmiley40:
     
  2. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I just recently talked with some one with an older sporty that has the reverse shifting. That's about all I know about them.
     
  3. formike56

    formike56 Junior Member

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    I own a 77 ironhead. 1 down 3 up left side. Don't remember when they changed from right side to left.... I think the 900 sporty's were right hand shift.... :(
     
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  4. Delmar

    Delmar Active Member

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    The 1977/78 XLCR was left shift and reversed, however they were pretty rare bikes. The pattern was reversed by the rear-set pegs.

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  5. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    1975 is when they changed