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Old 02-02-2011, 07:08 AM
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Default 72 sportster parts

What do you guys suggest for finding parts for this old 72 sportster? Any suggestions would be great!

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:25 AM
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eBay is the best. Lots of parts, lots of good sellers. I have made 85+ eBay purchases over the past 7 years, no problems. You just have to learn how it works, and how it best works for yourself. I never bid on an item before the last two minutes of an auction, and then if i really want the item i bid to win.

J&P Cycles has just about everything you need and are said to have excellent service and parts always in stock, but higher prices.

There are some others like Jireh, Superiore, etc with the same parts as J&P but lower prices; best to enquire if they have the part in stock before ordering.

For NOS OEM parts these guys ...

www.sportyspecialties.com [also has catalog parts]
www.nosparts.nl [does not ship to USA]

For all of these it is best [necessary perhaps] to know the part numbers. For this having the factory parts catalog 99451-78B is essential. Make this your first purchase, along with 99484-78 the factory service manual.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:22 AM
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Great information. Thank you!
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I'm new to a '72 myself and so far ebay has been my prime source. As I move from general maintenance and replacement parts and now more into the correct or at least period correct pieces, it's starting to get a little more difficult. I'm learning how to do better research and finding that patience pays.

PM me if you like. We can compare notes.
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With -72 you need to careful parts related cylinderhead and cylinder, it was first year of 1000cc engine and cylinders fits only from that year, some caskets sets maybe are missing some caskets ( or have wrong)
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