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Post Sun May 13, 2007 12:19 pm

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Did the MoCo ever build an Overhead Cam Sportster?

Post Mon May 14, 2007 12:29 am

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:wink: Hey ! if you ask this question : sure it's coz yes ... :wink: :wink:

Post Mon May 14, 2007 10:43 pm

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I thought they only made a "mock-up"
Stéph

Post Wed May 16, 2007 11:01 am

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I agree that the question implies a "yes" answer, but I'm going to say: No, there never was an OHC Sportster proper.

At least I can't think of one!

I can think of the "high-cam" (KL) and the 880 and V1100 OHC POS protos.....

I wonder if that's what Chris is referring to?
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Post Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:31 am

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Location: Utah,USA
There was never an OHC Sporty

Exception...maybe during hill climb competition

Post Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:25 pm

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Location: Kirksville Missouri United States
They researched building a SOHC sportster to the extent that I have a small copy of the engine design from documents originating from Harley Davidson.This copy I have is based on an ironhead engine............

Post Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:04 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
They actually prototyped it.
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Post Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:19 pm

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They actually prototyped it.
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And the good taste police killed it before it caused the entire population to ralph at once!
Robbie

Post Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:35 pm

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RUBONE wrote:
They actually prototyped it.
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And the good taste police killed it before it caused the entire population to ralph at once!
Robbie



Heh heh heh!

Post Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:59 am

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granted that this is probably only a wooden mock-up, but do the cam drives come from opposite sides of the engine?
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:49 am

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Chris... What year was that?
Curt!

Post Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:59 am

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banana caliper brakes and AMF tankbadge says early 70s?
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:01 pm

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45Brit wrote:
banana caliper brakes and AMF tankbadge says early 70s?


Those photos were logged in to the Pohlman archive on 10/25/71.

Post Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:14 pm

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I wish I had a protractor handy to figure the cylinder angle.

Chris!

Do you mind if I post those pics to the Jockey Journal's historic "Ugly and Funny Bikes" thread?

It is certainly a contender!

....Cotten

Post Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:46 pm

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Cotten wrote:
I wish I had a protractor handy to figure the cylinder angle.

Chris!

Do you mind if I post those pics to the Jockey Journal's historic "Ugly and Funny Bikes" thread?

It is certainly a contender!

....Cotten


OK by me Cotten.

Post Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:45 am
jib

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cannot see any photos or links! where are they? cheers jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:43 pm

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jib wrote:
cannot see any photos or links! where are they? cheers jib



Here are links.
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp20 ... /32235.jpg
http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp20 ... /32236.jpg

Post Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:31 pm
jib

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thanks chris. have seen right side before but not the lefthand side. it has uglyness written large.
jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:45 pm
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I wonder if the Japanese bought the idea ?

Post Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:45 pm

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Location: Interlaken, NY USA

Well, ugly or not, at least they got the drive chain on the proper side for once!! Has anyone ever figured how the cross drive originated or why? I just checked and the sport twin had the proper setup. I'm guessing the singles were the first cross drives.
By the by, couple of Illinois farmboy friends of my Dad put a propeller drive on a sport twin in the late 20's early 30's, just for fun I guess. No pics or course. They later built their own airplane, so the story goes.
DD

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