1988 1100?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by FXD'd, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. FXD'd

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    In my local classified there is a ad for a 1988 Sportster engine. In emailing the guy I ask if it is 883 or 1200. His response was-
    "it is an 1100. it has the cast heads with larger chambers. i have never had the top end off to verify the bore but the heads match the description of the 1100 style".

    Am I mistaken that the '88 only came in 883 or 1200? Wasn't it the '86-87 that offered the 883 or 1100? Wasn't the '78 an Ironhead with only a 1000?

    I'm thinking that he is either-
    a) mistaking it from a '86 with a 1100
    b) is from a '88 with a 1200
    c) is from a '78 with a 1000 Ironhead

    Any thoughts. He is only asking $200 so I'm thinking whatever it is might be worth it.

    Any thoughts from the Sportster Pro's?
     
  2. FXD'd

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    Thanks Hobbit!

    I'm thinking he is a little confused on the year and prob. an '86.

    For $200 it might be worth it. I'm looking at doing a project bike and this could be a fun start.