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Old 02-11-2014, 05:14 PM   #136
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Yeah, mine will be 31 years old this year, but I didn't try to make it look like a '57 or whatever. It's customized a little to clean things up, but I think it holds true to what it really is. People who don't know Harleys think it's a new bike...

There are not very many XLX's left with stock exhaust with the cross over pipe!

That's a very nice example of a survivor!
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:12 PM   #137
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Yeah, mine will be 31 years old this year, but I didn't try to make it look like a '57 or whatever. It's customized a little to clean things up, but I think it holds true to what it really is. People who don't know Harleys think it's a new bike...

Yep you did your bike the way you wanted to. So did that guy.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:03 AM   #138
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Yep you did your bike the way you wanted to. So did that guy.
Yep.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #139
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Where have all the shovels gone?

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Old 02-12-2014, 05:03 PM   #140
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:18 AM   #141
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Shovelheads are alive and well in Texas.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:53 AM   #142
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:57 AM   #143
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One of my friends runs his own motorcycle shop here in town, and he often gets old Harleys through the door, both for sale and customers bikes having work done...

76, with earlier (72) motor, far from stock, but same owner since 1979..











These two are owned by the same guy...

1977 ..



1978..



I nearly bought this one a couple of years back, I was beaten to the deal by 15 mins, it belongs to another friend, Pat.



I have more shots around here somewhere...
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:44 AM   #144
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my 73 Super Glide is dead stock including unfortunately OEM rear disk brakes. which is the biggest piece of shit disc brakes I've ever seen.

rear brakes will be the only mod planned .. 73 Super Glide has been taking a nap for sometime ..
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:31 AM   #145
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My '78 - proudly chugging around the south west of Western Australia since '95 . . .







Shares the shed with an '85 Iron Barrel that I've owned since new.



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Old 03-28-2014, 07:39 AM   #146
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Sorry - don't mean to "hog" the thread but found a couple of photo's that show a bit of the passage of time with the old girl (and the young one) . . .


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Old 03-29-2014, 05:43 AM   #147
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:07 PM   #148
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I almost never see a Shovel, an EVOs are getting very hard to find around here. Seems like most of them just vanished into thin air when the TC came out. 95% of all Harleys I see on Craigslist are TCs.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:35 AM   #149
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Seems like most of them just vanished into thin air when the TC came out.
It does seem like they just vanished... but where did they go? Does every other house in America have one in the basement or what? HD produced tens of thousands of these bikes for decades... and I hardly ever see one.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:54 AM   #150
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It does seem like they just vanished... but where did they go? Does every other house in America have one in the basement or what? HD produced tens of thousands of these bikes for decades... and I hardly ever see one.
been hearing about all the shovels and panheads HD exported to Japan and all over the world for sometime.

perhaps there's some truth to exports responsible for Shovels drying up. but probably what's happening is most owners are simply keeping the old shovelhead and/or panhead in the family.

73 Superglide will be passed on to my boys ...
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