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  • Mon, Oct 1 2007 7:07 AM In reply to

    • Xea
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    Re: 73 sportster electric start

    No. I had just the kicker,,was gonna put in a starter but to much $$$ at the time,,,

     Faster, Faster, Faster! Till the trill of speed overcomes the fear of death......

  • Sat, Dec 7 2013 12:58 AM In reply to

    Re: 73 sportster electric start

    I know this is an old thread but that statement is just not true. The XLH came out in 1958, electric start didn't show up till 1973.

  • Sat, Dec 7 2013 1:27 AM In reply to

    Re: 73 sportster electric start

    Actually the 1967 was the first year for an electric start XLH and 1968 was the first year that the XLH no longer came with a kick starter.

  • Sun, Apr 23 2017 4:59 AM In reply to

    • ironheaDug
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    Re: 73 sportster electric start

     I know this is an old old thread, but after reading it I have even more reading to do! Lol I have a 71 says it's an XLCH 1000, electric start with no Charlie horse device.

  • Sun, Apr 23 2017 11:05 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: 73 sportster electric start

    Yours is a XLH if it has electric start. It may be a 900cc . I'm pretty sure they came out with the 1000 in '72. If it's a '71 it should be right side shift...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

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