Post Sale Update: This Sportster sold for $4,900 after 22 bids on eBay in Concordia, Kansas.
For 1979, Harley-Davidson updated the Sportster with a new frame and swingarm that was derived from the units in the limited-production XLCR. Other changes included cast iron valve guides and a disc brake in the rear.
According to the seller, this example (VIN: 4E39340H9) is original down to the tires, though the “exhaust was replaced with drag pipes when the bike was new.” It also hasn’t been ridden for two years, so it’ll need a recommissioning before it hits the road again. The sale includes both keys and the original owner’s manual “still sealed in the plastic.”
Find this Sportster for sale in Concordia, Kansas with bidding up to $3,450 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.