My husband is restoring a 79 sportster, but the shops around here don’t work on them, and even through Harley Davidson, you can not get parts for a bike that old. We are looking for like a catalog that specializes in this year, or at least includes it, and i am not having much luck finding anything online. Please help us out, there is a lot of history in the bike we are restoring.
Answer by vamedic4
Get a copy of any American bike magazine and look in the classified ads. I’m sure there are companies that have either new or used parts inventories for the bike you’re seeking to restore. You might even try MotorCyclist Magazine, even though it primarily deals with metric bikes…you might have some luck there.
I had to do the same for my bike, and found some good deals when I was fixing my motorcycle. Good luck.
Answer by strech
Try these 2 links:
Answer by Joe S
I don’t know the answer, but I know where to get them.
http://www.ironheadcycle.com or http://xlforum.net/vbportal/
the forum is very active and probably the best source of info for Ironheads out there.
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Hi, I’m trying to aquire parts for a 1979 Harley Davidson 1979 XLH Sportster and I’m really struggling. My father had this bike when he bought it….in 1979. He’s now ready to pass it on down to me so this means a lot, however I need the following parts.
1979 Harley Davidson 1979 XLH Sportster rear master cylinder or a rebuilding kit for the rear master cylinder.
I also need a a carburetor mounting plate. I’m not sure if it’s a called a mounting place but it’s kind of like a spacer.
The hardest part, since it’s not made anymore I need a clutch. I would prefer an orginal but if you can find an aftermarket that could work. I need an entire clutch.
If anybody knows where to look or can send a link please do I’m desperate. Thanks a lot!
Answer by Larry G
If it was me i would go to swap meets and find what i could there and i would get online and request a vintage catalog for J&P cycles .There is still a lot of parts out there new and used so don’t get so desperate .. With any harley all it takes is time patience and money .. good luck with your hunting
Answer by Brian
1979 harley’s are the red headed step child of harley,they are part specific,nothing else will match up except tires,chain,plugs,etc.major parts you must order directly from harley or have them custom made, A lot of dealerships wont even touch them for this matter.you can try cyclesupply west virginia though,they may have something.good luck
Answer by crash
An aftermarket catalog like this is a good place to start.
heres your master cylinder
1979 was a transitional year for Sportsters & a lot of 1979 chassis parts like the frame & exhaust were one year only, but nearly all the engine & drive-train parts are the same as any other year ironhead and are still readily available from after market catalogs.
Heres another link to sporty parts
if you type 1979 sportster parts into your search window you will find many more sites.