How much is a 1981 Harley Davidson Sportster worth?

How much is a 1981 Harley Davidson Sportster worth?


Excellent $8,560
Very Good $5,845
Good $4,150
Fair $3,130
Poor $2,185

Whats the biggest engine you can put in a Sportster?

1450 – 1550 cc is the biggest you can go using stock cases.

What year Sportster is best?

The Top 10 Harley Davidson Sportster Models of All-Time

  1. 1957 Harley XL Sportster Ironhead.
  2. 1967 Harley Sportster XLH.
  3. 1969 Harley Sportster XLH.
  4. 1971 Harley Sportster.
  5. 1978 Harley Sportster.
  6. 1980-1981 Harley Sportster.
  7. 7. 1983 Harley Sportster XLX61.
  8. 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster.

How much is a 1980 Sportster worth?

Is a Shovelhead a good motor?

After owning two shovelheads, i will not own another one. Don’t get me wrong, they are great bikes and can be very reliable if you stay on top of the maintenance. Also, IMO the shovel is by far the best sounding engine of all.

How much HP can you get out of a 1200 Sportster?

We documented 59.14 hp at 5,410 rpm and 67.08 pound-feet of torque at 4,050 rpm. Compared to the standard Iron equipped with the 883cc Evolution v-twin engine, which was first introduced in 2009, the Iron 1200 produced 12.44 more hp and 18.18 additional pound-feet of torque.

Which is better Panhead or Shovelhead?

The Shovelhead essentially was an improved version of the Panhead. It featured 10 percent more power than the Panhead. Early Shovelheads kept the lower style of the Panhead engine but bolted on a new top end.

Is a Screaming Eagle a CVO?

In 2009, Harley-Davidson dropped the “Screamin’ Eagle” name from its CVO models and began to refer to them as simply “CVO.” CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide (FLHTCUSE4), which retained the Screaming Eagle logo on air cleaner cover and rear panel of trunk.

When did the ironhead Sportster engine case change?

The Sportster motor saw several revisions for 1977, including reworked engine cases. Sportster engine cases were updated again in late 1979 for the 1980 model year. Although the last year of kick-start Sportsters was officially 1979, some 1980 models had cases with the hole and bushing for a kick-start.

What was the name of the 1981 Harley Davidson Sportster?

For now, we will focus on both the 1981 XLH 1000 and the XLS 1000 Roadster because those were the models that came out that year. We will talk about the differences between the two, changes that were made on the Sportster from 1980 to ’81, and which seemed to be the most popular, sold the most, and the reasons for both.

What are the numbers on a Harley Davidson engine case?

When Harley-Davidson engine cases left the factory, the halves were a matched set, with matching line bore numbers stamped on the bottom of both cases. These numbers are commonly called “belly” numbers, as they are stamped into the bottom of both left and right cases.

Do you need an Ironhead engine case for a motorcycle?

As with all motorcycles, Ironhead engine cases are the foundation upon which the rest of the bike is built. Starting with a good set of cases is nice, but sometimes we aren’t that lucky. The older your Sportster is, the more rare and valuable it is.