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Old 10-29-2009, 01:01 AM   #961
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OFF TOPIC: What does it take to keep a shovelhead running reliably?
gas and oil
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:55 AM   #962
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:30 AM   #963
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:34 AM   #964
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OFF TOPIC: What does it take to keep a shovelhead running reliably?
competent mechanical & electrical skills
minimal tools
spare parts
networking
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:13 PM   #965
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Yup, What plugeyes said!

Don't hurt to know how to set "points" if I lost ya "there" ,you may not want one of these! Also, I never can get that "mouse trap" clutch assem. to pull like a Hyd. clutch, "just live with it".
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:37 PM   #966
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I like this one. It's what I would build if I ever build one. Except I would puss out and go electric start.
I like the ones with a Road King front fender mounted backwards for a rear fender.



I was here. The guy has a lot of bikes for those who want to rebuild.
http://www.autocyclers.biz/index.html
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:42 PM   #967
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'05 883 Sporty.....it was my best friends bike. He was on his way to have it serviced for the first time, suffered a severe heart attack, slid off the road and broke his neck resulting in his death. His widow offered me the bike, and wanting to help out his family, I bought it.

I replaced the bars, risers, speedo, mirrors, seat, rear fender, installed solid struts, Paul Yaffe X-pipes, built my own mirror mounts, extended the front pegs 3" (including having forward controls), chopped the rear fender, installed run/brake/turn lights, used '06 FX stand-offs for the rear turn signals, and relocated the front turn signals to narrow it up a bit. A lot of the work isn't in these pics, there's been quite a bit done since the beginning of last spring.

As a rigid, it really doesn't ride nearly as rough as you might think. I rode a '48 Panhead all through high school, and they ride about the same.....the Pan might've been a bit smoother, just because of the wheelbase and weight.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:27 AM   #968
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Biggest thing I have found is to stay away from the cheap aftermarket parts. You generally get the quality that you choose to pay for.

Also, many think that they are qualified to be Harley mechanics. Very few really know what they are doing.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #969
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:09 PM   #970
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Smokinjoe that was good of you. I'll give my bike to my nephew. I hope he remembers me every time he rides. Bet you do the same?
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:32 PM   #971
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Smokinjoe that was good of you. I'll give my bike to my nephew. I hope he remembers me every time he rides. Bet you do the same?
Thanks....but I KNOW Steve would've done the same for my family. My intention was to fix the bike back to stock, then donate it to his memory auction where the money from the auction goes directly to the family. I just couldn't get the thing done in time and I wasn't quite sure how his wife and kids would feel. So....I'll ride the sumbitch and enjoy it. I'm a Sportster freak anyhow.

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:43 PM   #972
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I rode a '48 Panhead all through high school. I bought it as a basket case and just put the thing back together. I didn't have the scratch for new parts. I cleaned everything up, checked things out the best I knew how, poked the pistons back in the holes I thought they came out of, and went from there. The old Harleys are fairly simple and very minimal. IMHO, if you have decent mechanical aptitude and electrical skills with an ear for tuning, you won't have any problem....at all!! Believe me, I've seen some real morons keep a Shove running. The older the Harley, the simpler they are.....but they also take more maintenance.

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Old 10-31-2009, 04:53 AM   #973
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I rode a '48 Panhead all through high school. I bought it as a basket case and just put the thing back together. I didn't have the scratch for new parts. I cleaned everything up, checked things out the best I knew how, poked the pistons back in the holes I thought they came out of, and went from there. The old Harleys are fairly simple and very minimal. IMHO, if you have decent mechanical aptitude and electrical skills with an ear for tuning, you won't have any problem....at all!! Believe me, I've seen some real morons keep a Shove running. The older the Harley, the simpler they are.....but they also take more maintenance.


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Old 10-31-2009, 08:11 PM   #974
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XR1200 on Halloween colors

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Old 11-01-2009, 06:17 AM   #975
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XR1200 on Halloween.
I could fit one of those in my garage.
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