Thursday, December 19, 2013

1977 Harley - Davidson XLCR - $10500

Currently on the Detroit metro Craigslist is a 1977 Harley XLCR. Well I guess you would be able to figure that out by reading the title of the post. I guess you would not be able to nail down the exact location by the title alone. Nor does the first sentence of this post give it away. Enough of this Jack Assery, the bike is located in Kingston, which is located not in the Detroit metro area, but in what us Michiganders refer to as the Thumb, pretty much the smack dab in the middle of it. If you're not from Michigan, the next time you look at a map of the state, the thumb is the region that looks like a thumb on a mitten. Now that geographical portion of our post is complete, lets talk about the bike shall we.
The bike pictured below is the actual bike for sale.

This bike resides in the top five of my personal favorite bikes of all time. Not because it's a fire breathing canyon caver as the CR in the designation suggest. Not because I would love to toss a leg over it and ride strait from Detroit to Los Angeles. Not that it will leave any bike of similar displacement for dead in stop light to stop light competition. It doesn't do any of those task particularly well. I love this bike, for the way it looks. Willie G. got the look of this bike so right, It makes every hair on my body stand strait up.

Harley produced just 3,123 copies of this beauty in just two model years, 1977 and 1978. The main reason this bike was a sales flop was, price and about anything in it's class would flat leave it for dead. If looks alone could sell a bike, they probably would not have been able to keep up with demand. Although it just doesn't posses good looks, it also has soul and is a hoot to ride. If you have to ask, what is soul, you need to run strait out and ride a Bonnie, a 750 commando, any Iron Head Sportster, I could go on and on.

"Following is the ad:

Nice Xlcr Café Racer Harley Davidson. Still has The Original Key .Never Been Down. Adult owned. 10,000 miles . Comes with extra set of Stock hard to find Goodyears eagle At's In plastic yet (Stock Original Tires). New chain and sprocket. Lockhart Oil cooler. Owned since 1994. all Books Included new or very lightly used . Service manual. Parts manual, warranty Book . These Bikes are Getting Rare . Look at NADA Prices and you'll see this is a steal .No Offers FIRM.

I have omitted the phone number so the owner doesn't receive calls long after the bike is being enjoyed by it's new owner. Follow this link if you would like to buy the bike.

Unfortunately, I will be making no offers on this bike myself. I would love to own it, but, I can put the ten five to better use elsewhere. Perhaps sometime in the future. That is one very nice bike for the money. And a very rare find.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Start Polishing Your Insurance Card.

If a wild custom chopper doesn't tug on your beard, or a one hundred ninety H.P. super bike just can't blow your skirt up high enough. Up for your consideration is this  post apocalyptic demon machine. Powering this one way ticket to the emergency room is a 1971 Can-Am ZL-1 427-inch aluminum block big block Chevy with a 10-71 blower.
If you simply cannot live without a bike such as this, you can contact the demented souls at Sidewinders, the self proclaimed builders of "The worlds most dangerous motorcycles". This is a claim I think most would be hard pressed to dispute.  If you have enough cash on hand and a secret desire to be The Humungus, you may want to wave your wallet around in front of these people. As long as that wallet has at least seventy five grand stressing it's structural integrity. 

You certainly would stand out leaning up against this monster sipping your recently purchased Caramel Brulée Latte from your local bike night. Just firing this barbarian mechanical device up will have the women and children seeking safe harbor, not to mention a large portion of grown men.

So if you have an insatiable desire to rearrange the contents of your body cavity and have been a bad enough boy. You may want to get your writing utensils out and get a letter to Santa post haste. You just may be lucky enough to spend the holiday season in intensive care at your nearest trauma unit.
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