From:Bob Nicholas
Subject:The Diminutive Harley Date:Wed Oct 17 18:20:08 2012

I finally completed the deal on the 1969 SS 350 H-D Sprint last weekend. I got it home late Sunday night and haven't had a chance to take it for a spin. Hoping to go for a shake-down run on Sunday.

If someone isn't familiar with the Italian Harley, here are some of the oddities:

Kicker is on the Left Side.
Shifter is on the Right Side.
Shift pattern is upside down. (i.e. Up one from Neutral to First, then Down, Down, Down to Fourth).
Kick stand is on the Right Side.
Rear brake foot-pedal is on the Left Side.
Single cylinder, four-stoke with dual exhaust.

The engine was re-built at Grove City Motorsports by a mechanic that raced Sprints. The engine has tons of compression and is harder to kick than the XLCH. (Kicking with your left leg is just weird).

I'm anxious to put the little Harley through its paces.

Hope to see everybody at Dave's on the 27th.

Best Regards,

Bob (Big Man on a Small Bike) Nicholas