H-D Forums Member Showcases, Sells Awesome ’87 Softail

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1987 Harley-Davidson Softail

Classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle that recently sold in our forums was fitted with some very cool mods and upgrades.

We’re pretty hot on Softails lately here at HDForums. They combine nearly everything we love about the Sportster and Dyna lineup with the open-road freedom of Harley-Davidson’s touring bikes. In short, Softails are what Goldilocks would pick if she wanted to put some miles between her and the three bears.

This one, recently offered for sale in our forums, was an amazing deal. While you might expect a 1987 model to show some age, enough attention has been lavished on both the mechanical and cosmetic portions of the bike to make it present very well. We’d imagine it rides pretty well, too.

1987 Harley-Davidson Softail

The seller, forum member JakeC7R, explained that the bike belonged to his brother. Jake was the one who took care of the bike, though, and upgraded the Evo motor with a new top end, high-compression pistons, and a new camshaft. A Mikuni carburetor was employed to handle duties related to air and fuel, while the ignition was upgraded for performance and reliability. The end result is real power you can use, from a classic bike that should behave like a much newer one.

1987 Harley-Davidson Softail

The two-up seat, sissy bar, saddlebags, and windshield make this bike a good candidate for weekend getaways with your favorite riding partner. Miles of chrome cover every inch of the bike, and we dig the subtle flame treatment up front.

1987 Harley-Davidson Softail

Originally priced at a reasonable $4,500, the bike’s price was eventually lowered to just $4,000 before JakeC7R marked it sold. Someone got the deal of the century, but that’s just how it goes here on HDForums. If you’re not already a member, it’s well worth joining if you’re in the market for a bike, parts, or just some good conversation with like-minded enthusiasts.

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Longtime motorcyclist and automotive journalist Cam Vanderhorst is a regular contributor to Harley-Davidson Forums, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum and MB World, among others.

When he's not busy working on his Harley-Davidson bike, the vastly experienced writer has covered an array of features, reviews, how-tos, op-eds and news stories for Internet Brands' Auto Group and is also a co-founder and co-host of the popular podcast Cammed & Tubbed.

Check him out on Instagram at: Camvanderhorst.

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