Shovelheads, Where have they gone?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Nessman, May 15, 2013.

  1. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!!

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    If it's who I think it is, he was just elected committeeman there when I left. His step-son worked on the chassis line. I can't remember his name.

  2. 99Bandit

    99Bandit Been here awhile

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    Ken is his name.
  3. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!!

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    Yup, that's him. I only saw a few of his bikes. But he was rumored to have quite a collection. He told me on more than one occasion that he never sold anything, he only acquired. I guess sometimes even the most understanding of wives intervene :). Good luck with the purchase.

  4. SportsterTom

    SportsterTom Been here awhile

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    My '84 FXE-80 that I recently bought from the original owner. I've really liked these small tank Super Glides since they were new but somehow I didn't end up with one until now. A couple weeks ago a guy on a newish Road King pulled up next to me at a light and says "Nice bike, is that a Sportster?" I tried to educate him but I don't think he had any idea what a Shovelhead is.

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  5. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    Still going strong! 67 FLH PB140020.JPG P6130018.JPG
  6. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    Back in the early days we "modified quite a few" 1.jpg Pretty happy my 1967 FLH (last post) survived !!! That's my " back then" Pan/Shovel on the left!!
  7. 64deville

    64deville Adventurer

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    Very nice
  8. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    Shovelheads, from back in "the day" !! it's a wonder there are any original shovelheads still alive (I feel lucky to own one!!) My 49 Pan , with Shovel top end, S&S , Andrews cam, Joe Hunt magneto, BULLETPROOF!!! 2nd set of pics shows same bike a few years later Delerto twin carbs, extended glide front end! Lots of these shovels could be found around "watering holes" back then!! My early shovel days!! Back than_0006.jpg Back than_0005.jpg
  9. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    In 1975 I picked up "a new DEMO" at Kegels HD, Rockford, Ill.(still kept the chop) Rode this bike pretty much stock (S&S super B, 2-1 header, Andrews B cam) but in the day this was just maint./upgrade!! Bike went coast to coast 2 times ,north to south ? times and in -between ?times . Laconia, Daytona, Sturgis, all saw this bike as well as many remote camps! People call AMF Harleys junk? I say its what we had ,and what we made out of them!! Great memories!! Back than_0001.jpg

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  10. MT950

    MT950 "OLD" Adventurer

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    In 1978 or 79 This "Super Glide" was added to the garage. Added Fatbobs (5gal) and S&S carb, cam, pipes, ect. as again =maint. standard mods. Again another POS AMF that went all over the country !! I'd take my current "67" FLH coast-coast today , its stock "never split cases" only mods S&S Super B carb, heads have been set up for un-leaded fuel! Loved them old shovels, maybe why I love the 2 EVO's I still own along with the "67" . After the last 99 EVO , Harley's never did Idle right or sound right IMO! even though I have and still do own "modern Harleys" Back than_0003.jpg
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  11. Ozarkroadrunner

    Ozarkroadrunner Adventurer

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  12. ChiliPepperGarage

    ChiliPepperGarage Spork

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    Built this '76 shovel out pf a wrecked dresser in the early 80's.

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  13. wallaman

    wallaman Adventurer

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    This one is called "Big Pink" :) It's dragged my a$$ all over the country. All good times!
    Chuck S.

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  14. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!!

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    That's Purdy!!!
  15. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    1967?
  16. wallaman

    wallaman Adventurer

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    No, 1966. First year Shovelhead. Much nicer than my 1965 Panhead was, so it went away :)
  17. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Nice! Missed the petcock in the first photo.
  18. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    T-wife and I were out for a bimble and happened across a car show, so we entered and.....won. First time ever winning a Trophy. So cool, had to share :happay[​IMG]
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  19. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the win, Trumpet. What year is that? I would love to convert mine to a foot clutch/hand shift set-up. I have a '78 1200.
  20. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Foot clutchin' is fun with the sidecar. Running on my friends rigid pan was a pia. Can be slick as snot....but traffic is unforgiving.