Anyone else here with '79 FLH?

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by truckmen, May 26, 2009.

  1. truckmen

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    Wow!
    Figure for me to end up with the rarest years for parts.
    I rode my 1000 Sportster 40 miles and in the process, destroyed my generator. I have no idea how it happened but one of the brush sleeves twisted and gouged up the armature while destroying the other brush and retaining sleeve. So, now I am looking for a new armature, sleeves, brushes as well as the plate the sleeves are mounted to, and some wiring that also got chewed up.

    That's not all. :-(
    I went to start the ole gal to move her back into the garage, and in the process somehow tore the starter up. I haven't opened anything up yet to see what happened there but it sure sounded bad when I hit the starter.
    I will post some photos if there is a way to do so here, to better explain what happened.

    OK, so, here is the reason for the post:
    Are there any sources for used parts for this year and type of HD, and are there any sources located near me in Maine?

    I am "kinda" bummed since I hadn't ridden in 25 years. last week was the first time I am back on a bike. But for those short few hours, it was sheer joy! And I can't wait to get back out there.

    Today, I also found out that I am effectively laid off of work. ha ha, good thing I planted a "victory" garden. Oh well, I still have my health.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    Ralph
     
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    Re: Anyone else here with '79 XLH?

    Did I say FLH??? Whooops. Of course XLH. Is there still a chance to edit the subject?
     
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