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Old 05-17-2013, 12:16 PM   #31
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That's a beautiful bike.
It's simple, light, original with a ton of personality and attitude.
How hard is it to start with the mag? When I ran a Joe Hunt mag on a '76 shovel, I hung a bigass Bluestreak condenser on the side of it. It made starting much easier.
It looks like you've adapted the oil bag to accept the old style oil filter cap.
Is there a filter under it?

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I build a '66 in a wish bone frame for my wife, she never rode it, so I sold it :(
I've noticed the Evos have almost vanished too. Most every Harley I see is a Twinkie
Evos really took a hit being shipped overseas in the '90s, mostly to South America and South Africa.
A few weeks ago, there must've been a couple of hundred bikes at the local HD dealers party. I counted 5 Evos, the rest were twinkies and newer Sporties.

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Old 05-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #32
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I haven't seen a Shovelhead for years over here. My 1990 Evo seems to be regarded as an old oddity as well. To be honest most of the UK harley riders never seem to do many miles at all so i guess theres a few tucked away.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #33
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That's a beautiful bike.
It's simple, light, original with a ton of personality and attitude.
How hard is it to start with the mag? When I ran a Joe Hunt mag on a '76 shovel, I hung a bigass Bluestreak condenser on the side of it. It made starting much easier.
It looks like you've adapted the oil bag to accept the old style oil filter cap.
Is there a filter under it?
thanks!

it's a pretty easy starter as long as it's got clean plugs and points. i really only clean the points every couple months. adjust them a couple times/year.

cold: a couple prime kicks then two or three and it's running
hot: get it to TDC then kick hard. usually one, sometimes two kicks.

the above of course completely changes based on how many people are watching and/or if there's a hot woman watching. when it was 11:1 it'd throw you over the bars if boobs were around.

i cut the neck off an XLH kidney tank so i could run that cap with internal drop-in filter.

it weighs in just a bit over 400lbs wet. pretty easy to whip it around and surprisingly well mannered when ridden hard. the drum brakes are what holds it back (or fails to) for the most part. eventually i'd like to go to a TLS on the front. both front/back are properly arced and have a good compound, they're just crap designed.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #34
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Makes me wonder how many were made over the years?
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:42 AM   #35
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I haven't seen a Shovelhead for years over here. My 1990 Evo seems to be regarded as an old oddity as well. To be honest most of the UK harley riders never seem to do many miles at all so i guess theres a few tucked away.
Lots of shovel's here in Reading, they have a huge following with the local HD boys.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:30 AM   #36
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I've got an '81 FLH on one of my lifts at work. Everyone who walks in casually wanders over and w/o saying anything starts looking it over. And we have lots of $30K bikes sitting around.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:45 AM   #37
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #38
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it really is that skinny, in person. super narrow trees, machined fork legs to squeeze around the drum, narrow bars, wee svelte thing it is.
Well done, sir! That is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:13 PM   #39
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I didn't think of this as a "show me your Shovel" thread but I'd love to see some.

My favorites are the late '70s/early '80s AMF bikes Willie G penned. If I could find an original Sturgis my irrational brain say's I'd love to have it. They seem to have gained "custom" paint and apes instead of those cool drag bars.

Edit to add a random YT Sturgis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9aPcJAtgSc

I've got a 1980 Sturgis. Pretty original with all the little upgrades that make a shovel run right. I bought her from the original owner. I'll try and post up a pic or two tomorrow. She's a great bike
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #40
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I have a '48 FLH. Bought it from the original owner. In 1967 he upgraded the heads to the new design because of the better oiling. He also later put on a glide front end and all it entailed. It used to be people tried to hop up the performance, now we all want to bring back the pan heads and springer front ends (me included).

This pic was taken on the way to putting it up for storage during my last deployment.

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Old 05-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #41
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I was just wondering about this (where have all the Shovels gone) the other day. My last one was a '79 FXS (Lowrider) that I sold in 1998 to pay off the rest of my student loans. They made tens of thousands of them and I'm lucky if I have seen 5 in the last year.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:29 AM   #42
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i saw a dozen or so shovels over the weekend, just around town.
i see 'em any time i go to los angeles. not as frequent as i'd see them 10 years ago, but they're out there for sure...

makes me wonder about places that aren't Portland or Los Angeles :)

the shovel is still my second favorite Harley engine, behind the 900 ironhead...

once they went Evolution (both big and sportster), that marked the end of roadside repairs with nothing but a 9/16 - 1/2 combination wrench and some rusty vice grips.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:25 PM   #43
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once they went Evolution (both big and sportster), that marked the end of roadside repairs with nothing but a 9/16 - 1/2 combination wrench and some rusty vice grips.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:40 AM   #44
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In the shop today, 69 Electra Glide



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Old 05-22-2013, 04:31 PM   #45
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In the shop today, 69 Electra Glide



Nice bike, but it's not a '69.
If it's the correct frame, by looking at the swingarm, maybe a '70 or '71.
Last year of the pan bottom, shovel top was '69. In '70 the cone shovel was introduced.
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