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Old 11-12-2010, 10:13 AM   #16
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I love those old garbage wagons. I mean that in the nicest possible way. I have a 70's era Sportster and I think it would be cool to have an example of the other side of the HD spectrum. I've been told that when treated well, a shovelhead will live as long as any modern evo. If I had to ride a giant touring bike, I'd ride something like that.

I too would leave it as is, but that's me. Have fun with your new bike.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:55 PM   #17
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Did you get the original carb and oval cover as well or just the Mikuni? Have fun with that bike!
It has a CV carb off an EVO and it needs to be cleaned. It looks good from 10 yards but it has lived in Daytona for the last 26 years, salt air. The aftermarket chrome is pealing, factory chrome has surface rust. I have found and repaired the shorts. I'll gunk it tomorrow put it back together and try to take it out for a ride this Sunday.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:02 PM   #18
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You will love that CV
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:45 PM   #19
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I'll gunk it tomorrow put it back together and try to take it out for a ride this Sunday.
Hooray for Sunday rides on new bikes.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:35 PM   #20
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The aftermarket chrome is pealing, factory chrome has surface rust.
Black is the new chrome nowadays anyways.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:02 AM   #21
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I have my eye on one of those in a barn , wrecked, with sidecar, formerly owned by a friend, now deceased.

It would be a good tribute to him to get it back rolling. It shares a barn with 6 other sidecar bikes, including 3 indians and a flathead harley as well as a cleveland four.....

Man had one hell of a collection. He had about 4 or 5 whizzers to boot.

His last wishes were that the funeral procession be a mile of bikes and that it was not lead by a Honda....
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:22 PM   #22
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I have been rebuilding my father's last bike for longer than I wanna think about. I put a ton of miles on it and pulled it apart to fix an oil leak. Been a long time. Oh it's a 1981 FLH. Next spring I hope. Crank,cylinders,cases are ready. Need sheet metal and a decision about what heads to use. I kinda miss the old turd.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:48 PM   #23
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Took her out today for a shake down ride. Her first time on the road in 7 years. Not to bad I fixed an oil leak and she is now leak free. The carb needs to be cleaned again, I must have missed somthing. The front break needs work, its aftermarket. I'll try to ge new pictures soon.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:35 PM   #24
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Still doesn't look too bad in the pics for a coastal FL bike. Man! That top box - Mafia Top Box with room to stash a body for the ride out to a quiet orange grove somewhere .

And I'm like Drhach, I'm old enough to remember the term garbage wagon wasn't actually a slur, but simply the term for a dresser back in the day. (And that term floated through my head when I looked at the pics )

Really, nice score on that bike - especially knowing the history for the past 26 years.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:09 PM   #25
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Holy shit! Seems like it must have lost 100 pounds!! Nice work





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Old 11-13-2010, 06:14 PM   #26
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Rockin'. We don't get near enough Harley builds in here. All those BMW snobs are always going on about their airheads.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #27
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Sunday came early! Much cleaner now.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:39 AM   #28
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Rockin'. We don't get near enough Harley builds in here.
That's what I'm sayin!

Any idea what you've got the weight down too now?
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:29 AM   #29
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lookin great.
had a 78 meself, but spoked wheels & 74 inches.
is this one an 80 incher?
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:41 AM   #30
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OK. At the first of the year when the other two projects are done I'll post up the FLH in a build thread. Gonna be a long one.

BTW street rider you havin' fun yet?
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