SOLD: Stars-N-Bar Hopper – 1983 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH 1000 Ironhead Bobber

Oden Motor Shop is proud to offer for sale our latest project: “Stars-N-Bar Hopper.”


This is 1983 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH 1000 was rebuilt in spring of 2014. It was converted into a “mild” hard-tail bobber with classic Army Air Core paint scheme.

The original speedo was in excess of 38,000 miles, but the rebuilt engine and aftermarket speedo have 50 miles as of this listing.

It has the standard factory four-speed transmission.

It has an S&S Super E “Shorty” carburetor, properly jetted and tuned.

This is a “mild” hard tail using struts in place of shocks: the frame is original and can be easily converted back to factor if you value comfort more than cool.

A spring-mounted solo seat makes the hard-tail a little less hard-on-the-tail.

It has has a side-mounted tail-light and license plate.

It has no turn signals (other than those mounted on your shoulder, also known as your left arm).

The front and rear brake pads have more than 75% remaining, and there is no scoring on the disks.

The tires are in great shape with plenty of tread.

The battery is new and has a battery tender cable installed.

The oil and filter were changed in April, the brakes were serviced and the clutch was serviced and adjusted.

The bike is registered in Virginia with a current safety inspection and is ready to ride today.

SALE PRICE: $3,500.00

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BARN FIND: 1960-something Honda Dream – $300 (Richmond)

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BARN FIND: 1970 Harley Rapido – $300 (Oxon Hill)

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BARN FIND: 1981 Yamaha Seca Maxim XJ750 – $500 (Beltsville)

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Project Bike: 1986 Honda VT1100C


In April, I picked up another broken-down mid-1980s Honda Shadow, hoping to restore it to glory just like I did with 1984 Honda Shadow VT700C Bobber Project. This “new” bike is a 1986 Honda Shadow VT1100C, and I’m hoping the extra horsepower will give me an opportunity to enjoy it a bit before selling it. The VT700 was very peppy, but it was a bit underpowered for a big boy like me.

The VT1100 is in much better shape than the last Shadow. I was able to get it running today after reinstalling the air box and connecting a new battery. The fuel line to the rear carb is leaking, but this is any easy fix. I’ve also resealed the gas tank, and I am now waiting the requisite 96 hours for it to cure.

I ran the bike today off of the reserve tank today, and it started up fine, putted at low RPM, but when I gave it a bit more gas, it died. I suspect the fuel leak is causing the carb to suck in air through the fuel line. Again, it’s an easy fix, except I have to remove the air box again.

I’m hoping to have this bike ready for sale by the end of July. If you’re looking for a good “budget” cruiser, let me know.

Barn Find: 1981 Yamaha Seca 750 – $400

Via Craigslist: 1981 Yamaha Seca 750 – $400 (Beltsville)

This bike is complete (including side covers) but not running. 38k miles, red, and needs work. The motor turns, not seized. Bought this from a dealer as a project, but never started the work. Carbs have been drained, Seafoam added to de-gunk, but my guess is that they would need total rebuild (have not opened them up.) No ignition key, but I had a locksmith make a fuel tank key. Paint faded, some surface rust/pitting on chrome parts. Good project to restore or customize. Cash only, no trades, no exceptions. $400 firm. I have clear Maryland title.

Location: Beltsville

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Posting ID: 3774767076 Posted: 2013-04-29, 7:47PM EDT

Original Post: 1981 Yamaha Seca 750.

Barn Find: 1984 virago 750 – $500

Via Craigslist1984 virago 750 – $500 (Clinton)

OK its old but runs I got this bike as a trade I’ve got no title no keys .I was trying to do a chopper out of it but realized that. Me having no time didn’t work so. If anyone wants come get it. It would make a good parts bike. Only asking for what I’ve got in it

Location: Clinton

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Posting ID: 3773726453 Posted: 2013-04-29, 12:15PM EDT

Original post: 1984 virago 750.

Barn Find: 96 Suzuki Rf600

Via Craigslist – 96 Suzuki Rf600 – $500 (Leesburg)

I got a 96 Suzuki RF 600 with low miles. the bike was sitting for over 6 months and it wont turn over and i’m not good with bikes so id rather get rid of it then spend money trying to fix it myself. the bike pretty much has an brand new engine. the carbs and air filter are new & clean.

The bike cranks with charged battery

most likely its the solenoid or the starter thats not letting the engine turn over

if you know about bikes and need a new project to work on this would be great for you.

Location: Leesburg

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Posting ID: 3774848289 Posted: 2013-04-29, 8:31PM EDT

Original Post: 96 Suzuki Rf600.

Barn Find: 1984 Kawasaki 550 LTD – $800 (DC)

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1984 Kawasaki 550 LTD for sale. Only 10,100 miles on this 1-owner bike!! Is in excellent condition, but has not had spring tune-up yet. Accompanying photos were taken last fall just before bike put into winter storage. Has been garaged since purchased, and well taken care of. New tires have less than 400 miles on them; new battery installed this spring. It is a little cold-blooded, but once it warms up it is a sweet ride. All it needs is spring tune up and you’ve got a great, inexpensive ride!

1st at M Street (google map) (yahoo map)

  • Location: 1st Street SE
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Posting ID: 3664936716

Posted: 2013-03-07, 10:37AM EST

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Barn Find: 1978 Honda Hawk – $1000 (Glover Park)

1978 Honda Hawk CB400 for sale. Ran last year, but I let it sit and now it won’t start. It is orange with a windjammer fairing. The seat is original, but it has a split in it. Last year I replaced the chain, got the carbs cleaned, and had the wiring redone. It needs work but is a solid bike. I took it all the way to N. Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway last summer and it ran like a dream.

The pic is from last year, so the muffler has some rust and it needs to be cleaned up. A good project or part bike.

  • Location: Glover Park
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Posting ID: 3675126851

Posted: 2013-03-11, 8:43PM EDT

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