1973 AERMACCHI (ITALIAN) HARLEY-DAVIDSON SS/SX SPRINT 350 For Sale






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Last update: 
29.01.2017
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Model: 
SPRINT 350 SS/SX
Item Location: 
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Type: 
Dual-Purpose
Exterior Color: 
Burgundy
Engine Size: 
350
Vehicle Title: 
Clear
For Sale By: 
Private Seller
Mileage: 
5,501
Year: 
1973










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Description 1973 AERMACCHI (ITALIAN) HARLEY-DAVIDSON SS/SX SPRINT 350

 THIS MACHINE SAT FOR DECADES WHEN I PURCHASED IT IN THE SUMMER OF 2010. THE ORIGINAL TANK HAD LEAKED AND WAS WELDED ON AND KREAM FUEL TANK LINER WAS APPLIED AND IT STILL LEAKED! THE TANK ON IT NOW WAS PURCHASE JIMS H-D IN MENDON, OHIO WHO IS THE PREMIER AERMACCHI SOURCE THIS SIDE OF THE MISSISSIPPI. THE TANK IS BEAUTIFUL BUT NEEDS PAINTED AND DECALS (AVAILABLE AT JIMS) APPLIED. THE ORIGINAL TANK IS BLACK AND IS INCLUDED TO HELP WITH THE PROPER PLACEMENT OF THE DECALS SHOULD THE BUYER DECIDE TO RETURN IT TO ORIGINAL. ALSO PURCHASED WERE THE SX STYLE HANDLEBARS AND EXHAUST AS THE ORIGINAL WAS RUSTED , REMEMBER THE ORIGINAL WAS 1 INTO 2 MUFFLERS FOR ADDED WEIGHT! ;{  LOL 
 I ALSO PURCHASED A WORKSHOP MANUAL AND OTHER SPARE PARTS THAT WILL GO WITH THE MACHINE. THE TIRES I BELIEVE TO BE ORIGINAL. THIS FUN BIKE HAD JUST SHY OF 4,000 SMILES ON IT WHEN I DRUG IT HOME AND FOR 2 YEARS I ADDED ANOTHER 1,500 ON THE COUNTY ROADS AROUND HERE WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE "PLANK ROAD RAMBLERS AND SCRAMBLERS" GROUP. THESE MACHINES SEEM TO SHINE AT SPEEDS APPROACHING 45-50 MPH! AND WILL PUT A GRIN ON YER MUG AUNT BERTHA COULDN'T REMOVE!!


 AERMACCHI HAD A 250 "KNUCKLEHEAD" DESIGN ,THEN WENT TO THE "ASHTRAY" HEAD IN THE MID TO LATE 60'S AND KEPT THAT WHEN THEY ENLAGERED THE ENGINE TO 350CC. IN 1973 THEY TOTALLY REDESIGNED THE WHOLE MACHINE GOING TO A FULL LOOP FRAME (IT'S SAID THE AMERICAN MARKET DIDN'T LIKE THE ENGINE JUST HANGING THERE LOOK) , 5 SPEED TRANNY SHIFTING ON THE LEFT WITH CONVENTIONAL PATTERN OF 1 DOWN AND 4 UP , 12 VOLT ELECTRICS, RETURNED TO THE "KNUCKLEHEAD" AND EVEN PUT AN ELECTRIC STARTER ON THAT SOON FAILED (AS DID THIS ONE).


 I HAVEN'T USED THIS BIKE FOR A COUPLE YEARS NOW AND WITH OTHER IRONS IN THE FIRE IT SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE ENJOYED AS IT SHOULD BE. STARTING BID IS A LOT LESS THAN I HAVE IN IT. IT WILL BE NEEDING A NEW BATTERY AND THE TIRES ARE ORIGINAL AND THE REAR IS THIN. THESE ARE FUN MACHINES WHEN USED AS INTENDED AND WITH AN AVIATION BACKGROUND (THEY MADE PLANES FOR THE AXIS POWERS) YOU SHOULD KNOW THEY ARE WELL ENGINEERED AND ASSEMBLED.


 FUNNY THING IN THE HISTORY OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON.... THEY BOUGHT THIS COMPANY IN THE EARLY 60'S I BELIEVE, SOLD IT IN THE MID '70'S TO CAGIVA THEN BOUGHT IT BACK ACQUIRING M/V AGUSTA FOR SOMETHING LIKE $100 MILLION NEAR THE END OF THE THEN CURRENT H-D BOOM ,THEN PROMPTLY SOLD IT FOR A LATTE OR SO THE MAGAZINES SAID A FEW YEARS AGO.


 LOOK AT THE OTHER ITEMS LISTED AND WATCH FOR OUR 1957 ZUNDAPP KS 601 PLUNGER FRAME BIKE TO BE LISTED SOON TOO! HAPPY BIDDING AND WARMER WEATHER ISN'T FAR NOW FOR US NORTHERN FOLKS.   







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