Harley Davidson XLCH 1000 Sportster (1973-75)

The Harley Davidson XLCH 1000 Sportster was produced from 1973-1975 and featured a four-stroke 45-degree V-twin engine, with a capacity of 997cc and 2 valves per cylinder. The engine was air-cooled and had a compression ratio of 9.0:1, with a lubrication system that employed dry sump technology. Induction was via a 38mm Keihin carburetor, and ignition was electronic. The engine produced 57 hp at 6200 rpm and 60 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. The XLCH 1000 Sportster was available with a kick-starter, and an optional electric starter was also available. The clutch was wet, multiple discs, and cable-operated, with a transmission of four speeds. The final drive was chain-driven. The XLCH 1000 Sportster had a steel double-cradle frame, with telehydraulic front forks and dual shocks swinging arm fork rear suspension. The front brake was a single 292mm disc, with a single 203mm drum brake at the rear. The front tire size was 3.75-19, with a rear tire size of 4.25-18. The dry weight was 235 kg, and it had a fuel capacity of 9 liters or 2.3 US gallons.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Harley Davidson XLCH 1000 Sportster

Year: 1973 – 75

Engine: Four stroke, 45 degrees V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 997 cc / 60.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 81 x 96.8 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Induction: 38mm Keihin carburetor
Ignition: Electronic
Starting: Kick & Electric optional
Max Power: 57 hp / 41.6 kW @ 6200 rpm
Max Torque: 60 lb ft / 81 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission: 4 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Steel, Double cradle frame

Front Suspension: Telehydraulic forks
Rear Suspension: Dual shocks swinging arm fork
Front Brakes: Single 292mm disc
Rear Brakes: Single 203mm drum
Front Tyre: 3.75-19
Rear Tyre: 4.25-18
Dry Weight: 235 kg / 518 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 9 Litres / 2.3 US gal

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