1987 Harley Davidson FLTC 1340 cc Tour Glide Classic without the big fairing...

1987 Harley-Davidson Touring

Price: US $6,750.00
Item location: Porter Ranch, California, United States
Make: Harley-Davidson
Model: Touring
SubModel: FLTC
Type: Touring
Year: 1987
Mileage: 51,290
VIN: 1HD1DBL22HY505261
Color: Candy Plum
Engine size: 1,340
Vehicle Title: Clear

Due to unfortunate personal circumstances. I am having to sell my beloved 1987 Harley Davidson FLTC 1340cc (82 cubic inch) Tour Glide Classic which I have owned since 1991. It is number 82 out of a total of 200 Tour Glide Classics built in that year and the color is Candy Plum. I bought the bike with 12. 00 miles on the clock from a close friend in Atlanta and it now has 51. 90 miles. all put on by me at mostly gentle highway touring speeds of 55- 60 mph. occasionally I might have crept up to 65. As you can see from the photos. the bike is in great overall condition. It is mechanically sound and stock. It has the original factory mufflers that have a nice sound that's not overly loud - it's possible that my friend may have removed a baffle or two from the mufflers. but I'm not 100% sure about this - all I know is that it sounds pretty good! I'm not a fan of loud aftermarket pipes on touring Harley's - my bike is not a sport bike. but rather a comfortable. long distance tourer with a delightful throb and cadence to it! It has not had any engine upgrades or engine work done to it and the carbs are original. I've not had the desire or need to increase the power of the bike for more speed; it has been adequate as is for my purposes and has performed well over the years. both on long. flat roads and in mountain passes! My friend replaced the large Tour Glide fairing which came with the bike with a genuine Harley windshield and passing lights (I do not have the original fairing); this modification gives the bike a distinctive look much like a Harley Police bike. reduced weight on the front forks. and provides adequate protection from the elements. I had to put my bike into storage in October 2002 and it was started for the first time in 13 years just a few weeks ago. I employed a professional Harley-Davidson Master Mechanic with 37 years of Harley-Davidson experience to undertake this project. as I wanted it done right. After evaluating the bike. the mechanic fitted a new Custom Chrome petcock. rebuilt the carbs. added an external fuel filter. new spark plugs. changed all the oils (engine. transmission and primary) with genuine Harley oil. installed a crankcase breather filter under the bike. replaced the battery with a new Yuasa AGM battery and flushed the brake system. Of course. it fired right up! After this extensive service. I took it for a 30 mile ride on a local freeway. the first in 13 years. and all I can say is "Wow. what a lovely bike"! Of course. I should have listened to that little inner voice that kept saying "Don't do that. don't ride the bike. you'll be sorry. ". Well. I didn't listen - I wanted to experience the bike just one more time and now I'm even more distraught about having to sell it. I have fondly been recalling the lovely Sunday back-road trips I enjoyed on this bike in the 90's and early 2000's. I have two other bikes - a 1979 BMW R100RT that I've owned since new and a 1983 Yamaha 650cc Heritage Special that I've owned since 1992 (I have to sell the Yamaha as well) - but the Harley is by far the favorite of my 3 bikes and I've enjoyed it the most over the years. It is without doubt an extremely comfortable. long-distance touring machine. propelled by a well accepted and proven Harley V-twin EVO engine gently throbbing between your legs. This bike is designed to gobble up mile after mile of busy freeways and quitter secondary roads. all with exceptional comfort and ease in any kind of weather. for hours on end. People wave and give a thumbs up as pass. truckers honk their air horns in approval and pretty young girls in tight jeans perched on the tiny back seats of Japanese sport bikes. longingly look at the comfortable passenger seating area I have at the back of my Harley. Some years ago I took the Harley on a 30-day road trip from Atlanta to Calgary. Canada and it was an amazing trip - those were the days! Lots of great memories and photographs! It has a Russell Day-long Touring seat and back rest - the most comfortable seat I've ever ridden on - and I've been riding for over 40 years (yes I know. I'm now too old for those pretty young girls perched on the back of the uncomfortable sport bike seats. ). Sigh. But. the Russell seat in combination with the air-adjustable touring suspension of the Harley-Davidson Tour Glide Classic. makes 500+ mile days quite manageable. I've always been a bit of a stickler for maintenance and oil changes and have kept records of everything that was done to the bike over the years. Most of the service work was performed at Harley shops. I ride my motorcycles gently. I don't have a need for speed and instead prefer to enjoy the sounds. smells and scenery of nature on my motorcycle trips. Hence all of my bikes have had an easy life. especially the Harley! I did some research on the internet on the 1987 Harley FLTC 1. 40 cc and found this on Wikipedia. which may be of interest: The Evolution engine (popularly known as Evo) is an air-cooled. 45-degree. nbsp;V-twin engine manufactured from 1984 by Harley-Davidson for the company's motorcycles. It was made in the 1. 40 cc (82 cu in) displacement for Harley Davidson Big V-twins bikes. replacing the Shovelhead engine until 2000 when the last EVO was placed in a production factory custom FXR4 (FXR2 and FXR3 were the first CVO's). Most analysts consider the Evolution to be the engine that saved the reorganized Harley-Davidson company from certain bankruptcy. Harley-Davidson's official name for the engine was likely related to the company's attempt to reform its image following the 1981 management buyout from previous owner American Machine and Foundry (AMF). [2] Though a major design advance for Harley-Davidson in many ways. the Evolution is most distinct from earlier Harley-Davidson engine designs by virtue of its reliability. oil tightness. and ability to be run hard under all kinds of circumstances for tens of thousands of miles farther than any of its predecessors. Both the heads and cylinders of the Evolution engine are made from aluminum to reduce weight compared to a cast iron design. Air cooling efficiency is improved as aluminum is a superior thermal conductor to cast iron. The use of aluminum for both heads and block reduces wear on the head gasket seals. compared to a combined cast iron and aluminum design which could induce stress on the head gasket seals as a result of different rates of expansion and contraction between dissimilar metals. [3] The blocky rocker boxes (thus becoming nicknamed "block head" which never caught on). aluminum heads and cylinders (also referred to as "jugs") are the only part of the Evolution engine that can be said to be essential; the Big Twin and Sportster incarnations of the Evolution are significantly different. The bike is not 100% pristine - it is after all 28 years old and has 52. 00 miles on the clock. There are a couple of small nicks and scratches here and there as can be expected on a road bike that has been lovingly used and ridden. I will happily take photographs of every imperfection I can see on the bike (do not expect too many photographs though) and email them over to an interested buyer. and you will see that they are not that bad at all. The biggest issue I would say is that some of the black factory paint is flaking off from the cylinders in a few places. It doesn't affect the performance of course. it's just visual. The bike has always been stored inside a garage or storage facility under a motorcycle cover (which is included). It also comes with Harley luggage inserts for the side panniers and Tour Pak. a Harley luggage bag that attaches to the lid of the Tour Pak on the outside and a Harley tool kit. I have all the service records and receipts for the bike since I've owned it. as well as a 3" thick Harley Factory Service Manual. One of the biggest problems with buying a bike sight unseen is that you don't know what you're getting - you haven't had a chance to inspect the bike in person or to meet the owner. I am sensitive to that. I have tried in this ad. to give you an idea of who I am (now a 65 yr old man. semi-retired) and what kind of life the Harley has had during the time I've owned it. I hope that what I have stated here has made you feel a little more at ease. If you live out of state or even overseas. I would be more than happy to take the bike in to a Harley Shop of your choice here in the LA area for a pre-purchase inspection. I want you to be absolutely comfortable about the mechanical and overall condition before you purchase it. It would certainly be worth spending a hundred or a hundred and fifty bucks to have the bike checked out by an independent Shop. I will assist with shipping as best I can. but the buyer is responsible for shipping charges. In addition. I will be heading out towards the east coast in my Chevy Express 2500 cargo van within the next four to six weeks. so am able to possibly bring the bike along on a trailer and deliver it to a serious buyer who lives outside the State of CA - all of this is subject to negotiation. You are welcome to call or text me at eight one eight. two three three. four one zero five for more info. Thank you very much!

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