This picture really takes me back in time, I guess I was about 17 at the time. There was a Sportster advertised in the local small town paper so my brother and I went to look at it, not sure of the exact year but this 1972 model is close. Remember this was 1975 and Harley Davidson motorcycles were not as common as it is now. To see a Harley when I was a teenager was a big deal. Anyway. The guy fired it up and I was in heaven, the sound was perfect. Of course I had no money to go with my desire to own the bike but I was dumb enough to ask to take it for a ride. You all know his answer.
Since then I have always wanted a good clean early 70's Sportster just to have around and ride every now and again. They were clean machines !