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     * HD faces a financial crisis. With negotiations and meetings with American Machine and Foundry, HD voted on Dec. 18th to merge with AMF.     * HD faces a financial crisis. With negotiations and meetings with American Machine and Foundry, HD voted on Dec. 18th to merge with AMF.
     * **Service Notes / Recommendations**:​     * **Service Notes / Recommendations**:​
-        * The MoCo issued a [[techtalk:​ih:​carb02#​testing_and_repair_checklist|service checklist]] to aid in testing and repairing (instead of returning for warranty) Tillotson carburetors due to some dealers having difficulty diagnosing problems on 1966 → Sportsters & 1967 → Electra Glides. ((HD Service Bulletin #564 dated January 15, 1968))+        * The MoCo issued a [[techtalk:​ih:​carb01g#​testing_and_repair_checklist|service checklist]] to aid in testing and repairing (instead of returning for warranty) Tillotson carburetors due to some dealers having difficulty diagnosing problems on 1966 → Sportsters & 1967 → Electra Glides. ((HD Service Bulletin #564 dated January 15, 1968))
         * Beginning on May 1, 1968, all oil is being drained from oil tanks prior to shipment to dealers to prevent wet sumping. If the dealer had the bike an extended period of time, they were instructed to drain the oil again and tag it as empty. ((HD Service School - Service Bulletin #570 dated May 21, 1968)).         * Beginning on May 1, 1968, all oil is being drained from oil tanks prior to shipment to dealers to prevent wet sumping. If the dealer had the bike an extended period of time, they were instructed to drain the oil again and tag it as empty. ((HD Service School - Service Bulletin #570 dated May 21, 1968)).
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       * XLT 1000 (1,099)       * XLT 1000 (1,099)
       * XLCR 1000 (1,923) $3,623       * XLCR 1000 (1,923) $3,623
 +      * Confederate Edition Sportsters
 +        * XLH 1000 (299)
 +        * XLCH 1000 (45)
 +        * XLT 1000 (15)
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   * **XLH and XLCH changes include**:   * **XLH and XLCH changes include**:
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       * Bore/ Stroke 81.0 x 96.0 mm (3.2 x 3.8 inches) ((http://​www.bikez.com/​motorcycles/​harley-davidson_xlcr_1000_cafe_racer_1977.php))       * Bore/ Stroke 81.0 x 96.0 mm (3.2 x 3.8 inches) ((http://​www.bikez.com/​motorcycles/​harley-davidson_xlcr_1000_cafe_racer_1977.php))
       * 10" front and rear brakes ((http://​www.bikez.com/​motorcycles/​harley-davidson_xlcr_1000_cafe_racer_1977.php))       * 10" front and rear brakes ((http://​www.bikez.com/​motorcycles/​harley-davidson_xlcr_1000_cafe_racer_1977.php))
 +  * **Confederate Edition Sportsters** were sold for the 1977 season only. [[sportster_history:​1977_sportster#​xlh_1000_confederate_edition|Read more here in the Sportsterpedia]].
 +      * There were reportedly no changes mechanically speaking for this special limited addition to the lineup. \\ There is very little documentation on the Confederate Edition which is accepted as due to it's controversial overtones. ​
 +      * Paint scheme: ((Customer Service letter 787475 dated October 16,2007 https://​www.motorcycleclassics.com/​classic-american-motorcycles/​harley-davidson-confederate))
 +        * Charcoal Silver.
 +        * Rebel flag decal R(61650-77) and L(61651-77) on each side of the gas tank.
 +        * Front fender decal (59100-77) resembling the insignia that was on the caps of the Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
 +        * Additionally there were a reported 44 Harley Confederate FLH motorcycles and 228 Harley Confederate Super Glide motorcycles. ((http://​www.caimag.com/​wordpress/​2009/​01/​04/​hidden-harley-1977-harley-confederte-edition-motorcycle/​))  ​
   * **Paint colors**   * **Paint colors**
-      *  Birch White, Vivid Black, Vivid Blue, Vivid Brown, Charcoal Silver, Midnight Blue Metallic, Arctic White or Bright Blue. +      *  Birch White, Vivid Black, Vivid Blue, Vivid Brown, Charcoal Silver ​(Confederate Edition), Midnight Blue Metallic, Arctic White or Bright Blue. 
-  68 horses9:1 compression110 mph+      Confirmed colors for XLT from TSB #M-719 are Vivid BlackVivid BlueBrilliant Red, Charcoal Silver and Vivid Brown. \\ [[http://​www.sportsterpedia.com/​doku.php/​parts:​partsplus-01b|See list of technical service bulletins here]] in the Sportsterpedia. 
  
  
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   * **XLH, XLS changes include**:   * **XLH, XLS changes include**:
       * New "​Q"​ cams installed ((1979-1985 Sportster FSM pg 3-39))       * New "​Q"​ cams installed ((1979-1985 Sportster FSM pg 3-39))
-      * The [[techtalk:​ih:​engctl01f|timing marks have been revised]] on all 1980 and later 1000cc (crankcase number 780-108-001 and up) and 1340cc models to enable the timing to be set electronically at the factory. ((HD Service Bulletin #M-781 dated May 23, 1980))+      * The [[techtalk:​ih:​engctl01#​timing_marks|timing marks have been revised]] on all 1980 and later 1000cc (crankcase number 780-108-001 and up) and 1340cc models to enable the timing to be set electronically at the factory. ((HD Service Bulletin #M-781 dated May 23, 1980))
       * All HD models (including XLs) have new changes including:       * All HD models (including XLs) have new changes including:
           * New [[techtalk:​ih:​engctl01#​magnavox_electronic_ignition_systems|Magnavox Electronic Ignition System]] with a full electronic advance (containing no mechanical advance mechanism to adjust). The entire spark and timing system is controlled by the ignition module assembly. ​ Should the engine timing not advance properly or the spark be off, just replace the entire module. Note, you cannot use a solid core spark plug wire. You must use carbon core plug wires. ((HD Service Letter #ML-131 dated September 14, 1979))           * New [[techtalk:​ih:​engctl01#​magnavox_electronic_ignition_systems|Magnavox Electronic Ignition System]] with a full electronic advance (containing no mechanical advance mechanism to adjust). The entire spark and timing system is controlled by the ignition module assembly. ​ Should the engine timing not advance properly or the spark be off, just replace the entire module. Note, you cannot use a solid core spark plug wire. You must use carbon core plug wires. ((HD Service Letter #ML-131 dated September 14, 1979))
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   * **XLH and XLS changes include**:   * **XLH and XLS changes include**:
       * 81 models saw new heads beginning with crankcase (#​781012001),​ all 1981 production XLs utilize [[techtalk:​ih:​engmech03e|3 angle valve seats]] on both intake and exhaust ports. ​       * 81 models saw new heads beginning with crankcase (#​781012001),​ all 1981 production XLs utilize [[techtalk:​ih:​engmech03e|3 angle valve seats]] on both intake and exhaust ports. ​
-      * All 1981 model motorcycles are equipped with a [[techtalk:​ih:​engctl04#to_present|dual cable (pull-pull) throttle assembly]]. The throttle cable pulls the throttle butterfly open when turned counter-clockwise (as on previous models) while the idle cable pulls the butterfly closed when the grip is turned clockwise. ​ The  carburetor ​ is equipped with a return spring which closes the throttle when grip is released (as on previous models). ((HD Service Bulletin #M-804 dated November 4, 1980))+      * All 1981 model motorcycles are equipped with a [[techtalk:​ih:​body03#to_1985_present|dual cable (pull-pull) throttle assembly]]. The throttle cable pulls the throttle butterfly open when turned counter-clockwise (as on previous models) while the idle cable pulls the butterfly closed when the grip is turned clockwise. ​ The  carburetor ​ is equipped with a return spring which closes the throttle when grip is released (as on previous models). ((HD Service Bulletin #M-804 dated November 4, 1980))
       * New petcock with a reserve tube. ((1979-1981 Sportster Parts Catalog pg 87))       * New petcock with a reserve tube. ((1979-1981 Sportster Parts Catalog pg 87))
       * The transmission vent hose routing was changed on late 1981 models and was suggested as a practice for E1981 models as well. The hose should now be routed under the starter, over all of the oil lines and the rear brake line, and down between the pivot bolt and swingarm. ((HD Service Bulletin #M-813 dated January, 30 1981))       * The transmission vent hose routing was changed on late 1981 models and was suggested as a practice for E1981 models as well. The hose should now be routed under the starter, over all of the oil lines and the rear brake line, and down between the pivot bolt and swingarm. ((HD Service Bulletin #M-813 dated January, 30 1981))
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       * XLH 1200S ’Sport’       * XLH 1200S ’Sport’
  
 +  * First Year for 1200C Forward Controls (stock)
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