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Is it worth rebuilding the top end of a 1980 Sportster?

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Hi, Randy that all depends on its overall condition, whether or not you or a shop/dealer are going to do the work and how much "DRACHMA" you have in your wallet, in excellent condition the bike can sell for $8,000 depending on your zip code for more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below and for more specific information or questions at no charge please feel free to contact me at Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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