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Old 12 Nov 2008
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Update on Marty's Patagonia Harley duel purpose bike?

Thus far La Harley has been duel purpose. Going and Mostly Not Going.

Nigel, the WD-40 sorted out the throttle problem, after the Harley dealer guys tweaked everything, the motor was running fine, until I pulled in at a Recoleta cafe and had a cup of coffee. After that La Harley started right up, I thumped her into first and let out the clutch - nothing. The front sprocket came loose.

Marty had warned me about this, the front sprocket was welded on. OK, I transported to another Harley mechanic- the dealer won't do major work on anything older than 1990.

I was given a needed part list and the expensive parts are being hand carried in from two countries. I transported La Harley home and now am starring at the mufflers and a cardboard box of parts removed to diagnose the problem.

1986 Sportster 883 recently converted to 1200

Here is the tech question, are there any Harley qualified mechanics, who want to earn some bucks, going to be in Buenos Aires around Christmas? If so please send a private message. Room and board, pleasant working conditions and I will have most tools. I will need help. thanks xfiltrate
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New twist in the Harley South American adventure...

Anyone following this thread might be interested to know a box of Harley parts arrived today from a Harley dealer in Perth, Australia.

Yes, life is good and getting better. Four additional parts are en route from London and soon, La Harley, with a very interesting South American history behind her, and more adventures to come....will be up and running. Last chance for any Harley mechanic to take advantage of deal offered in previous reply. xfiltrate
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If your really interested in dual sporting the Harley, contact the editor of Cycle Canada(a Canadian motorcycle magazine), his name is Costa. That's what he did, he ran the dirt and gravel roads of northern Quebec in Canada and did some pretty tough off roading as well. He might be able to point you in the right direction.

Have fun!
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To Harley or not to Harley

Hi all been following the thread with great interest. We currently have a 04 fatty and we are looking at getting an ultra classic for our planned world adventure. We'd really love to do the trip on a harley any advice on this including availability of suitable fuel in places like Africa, Asia etc.

Brett and Jen
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go for it

sure mate go for it!!! dont listen to all the posers on their falsh BM,s the first bike i know of that went around the world was a 1928 J model HD another bloke road his hog after his leg was blown off in SA and HD gave him a sporty which he then rode through russia in winter, and you know he had the pick of all HD models and he choose a sporty! had one my self and yea i reckon no probs bro go for it, ive had the same thought so let me know if you do, keep the rubber on the road bro
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sure mate go for it!!! dont listen to all the posers on their falsh BM,s the first bike i know of that went around the world was a 1928 J model HD another bloke road his hog after his leg was blown off in SA and HD gave him a sporty which he then rode through russia in winter, and you know he had the pick of all HD models and he choose a sporty! had one my self and yea i reckon no probs bro go for it, ive had the same thought so let me know if you do, keep the rubber on the road bro
I think you'll find this thread is at least 2 years old if you check the dates...
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