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1983 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Sale price: $US 1,525.00 
Last update: 9.05.2020
For sale by: Private Seller

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Sub Model (Optional):XLX 1000
Engine Size (cc):1000
Exterior Color:Black
Vehicle Title:Clear
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
:“A used, but running and complete 1983 Sportster XLX that somebody tried to customize, but would have been better of leaving the bike stock. It comes with plenty of nice spare parts including the factory original black painted exhaust pipes, and original fuel tank. Original factory speedometer and correct mileage on the bike. One day of elbow grease and a few well turned wrenches would put the bike back to a very good state of condition, well suited to be a daily rider if desired.”
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1983 Harley-Davidson Sportster for Sale
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This item was found on eBay.ca at 9.05.2020
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  This 1983 Sportster runs and shifts just fine. Somebody tried to customize it and it is my personal opinion that they should have just left the bike in stock trim. In any event, this would be a great buy for the vintage Iron Sportster enthusiast who would like to acquire a complete and running bike rather than a project.   In the photos, there are saddlebags which I have removed to clean the look of the bike up a bit, but I am including them and every other item I have for this bike, including the stock exhaust pipes, footpegs, spare carburetor and many other items that can either be used or sold onward if desired.   The previous owner had the dual spark plug heads installed on this bike and a set of Andrews cams as well, and an S&S Shorty carburetor and air filter.   The bike starts and runs normally, shifts normally, and has a strong and smooth clutch without slippage.The lights work, but, the horn does not operate. The tires are both essentially in new condition.   I am offering this bike for a very reasonable price. It is indeed an auction sale. I reserve the right to end the auction early for a reasonable offer, but not a lowball offer. I am offering the bike for sale locally, but, if you have placed a bid and it is close to any local offer I might receive, I will honor your bid and sell the bike to you.   I'm sorry to say that if you have just joined e-Bay today or have a feedback score of less than 10, or with any negative comments, I will cancel your offer. I have had to endure too many scammers and I'm just simply tired of it and all the garbage that goes with it. NO TEXT MESSAGES WILL BE ACCEPTED OR REPLIED TO!   I have a squeaky clean and clear Nevada title in my own name, ready to be handed to the successfull buyer of this bike. No hassles, no stories, no excuses, no putting any additional strain or headache upon the buyer.   If you look closely, you'll see that any time I have sold a motorcycle, everyone was happy with their purchase. I can and will provide references of previous buyers if requested.    I work out of the country for extended periods of time and I cannot devote any time to getting this bike back to stock condition, although I have removed the left side forward mounted shift linkage and installed the original shift lever. In reality, if the new owner spent an afternoon removing all of the "cool" items and reinstalled the stock items, they would have a very decent machine for a relatively low initial cost and be able to ride and enjoy it in a single day.   There is a modern barrel type key ignition mounted in the normal location of the ignition switch and I have no idea as to why the previous owner spent lots of money trying the make the bike "cool", so to speak.   About the only good improvement that I can see is the larger capacity fuel tank that looks good as well as keeping you from having to fill up every 60 miles or so.   I'm happy to answer any questions you might have, so ask away! I am not interested in any trades or partial trades, so, cash is king! You can come by to test drive the bike, assuming that you have the cash in hand at the time. If you drop it, you just bought it! I will not accept any liability for your safety and you ride the bike at your own risk, so please understand that beforehand.  As the bike is 36 years old, I cannot offer any warranty other than that the bike is indeed in running condition, but I cannot be responsible for its use and handling once it leaves my possession.   Of course, pickup is free, but if you decide to have the bike picked up and shipped to you, it will be at your own cost. I can hold the bike up to 60 days with no additional storage fees to allow adequate time for you to make your own shipping arrangements.    A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 will be required within 24 hours by the buyer at the end of the sale. If you want to back out of the deal or change your mind, it's not a problem, but, you'll be out of pocket for $300.00.   I can accept PayPal for the initial deposit which must be paid within 24 hours after the auction ends. Due to arecent attempt to buy the bike by a foreign bidder, e-Bay user name e-701, who did not follow the guidelines of the sale and notify me that they were a foreign bidder, I am now having to relist the bike once again, having already lost time and money on the deal as e-701 tried to pay for the bike in one single payment and keep me from recovering the additional fees that PayPal charges me for the buyer's convenience.   LET US BE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR ABOUT THE PAYMENT OPTIONS! YOU ARE EXPECTED TO PAY THE INITIAL $300.00 DEPOSIT WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER THE AUCTION ENDS. IF YOU WANT TO USE PAYPAL TO PAY THE REMAINING BALANCE DUE, I WILL ACCEPT IT, BUT, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE IT AS A SEPARATE PAYPAL TRANSACTION AND EITHER ADD THE 3% ADDITIONAL FEE THEY CHARGE ME, OR YOU CAN SEND IT TO ME AS A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND FOR NO FEE AT ALL. IT IS YOUR CHOICE    E-Bay does not care about how I get paid once the initial deposit is made. Personally, it would be simpler if you sent me a personal check, U.S.P.S. money order, or cashier's check drawn on a U.S. bank account.   If it is of any help, I have a fantastic shipper who offers very reasonable rates and is stone cold sober and reliable. I'll provide his information to you once the bike is paid for and you can speak directly with him to make your own arrangements, plus, he is familiar with me as well as my location.   International bidders MUST contact me before anything else happens. This point is non-negotiable! I will assist you in any way I can with respect to pickup and shipping details.  You can contact me directly if you want by telephone at [hidden information], but please don't bother me about the little bulls**t items! Have your thoughts and questions ready if you should call.Once the bike is paid for in full, it can be picked up. If you want the title and key overnighted to you by the USPS, it will set you back another $26.35 anywhere within the lower 48 states. If you want the title sent by  cheaper method with tracking, please notify me. It will have tracking information as well.   I hope that everyone out there has not been adversely affected by the recent state of the pandemic and I hope that all of you will enjoy good health and prosperity, despite the initial difficulties that lie ahead of us.   The best of good luck and happiness to one and all.

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