Shovelheads, Where have they gone?

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

  1. bodine003

    bodine003 Been here awhile

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  2. humancertainty

    humancertainty This isn’t Zzyzx, is it?

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    Panhead bottom end with a Shovelhead top end. Was a common mod to Panheads as the Shovelhead top end was better, mechanically speaking. And as time went on, Shovelhead top ends were more widely available than Panhead top ends.
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    bodine003 Been here awhile

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    So its not a generator shovel bottom. POPE ON A SHOVEHEAD.jpg
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    Did Panheads ever have the slab side cam cover? I thought Pans all had ribbed covers.
    I don't consider a 66-69 Shovel a Pan-Shovel, but some call them that.
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  5. bodine003

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    66-69 are Shovels period they still had generators till 1970 (alternator) thanks too AMF starting to upgrade and spend $$$$$ I believe you are correct early and late pan cam covers were finned
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    humancertainty This isn’t Zzyzx, is it?

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    Pretty much the same bottom ends in that era as far as I’ve ever known but everyone I know always called them Panshovels if the numbers were Pan numbers and slab or genny Shovels if they had Shovel numbers.
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    SportsterTom,

    Here are photos of that seat we were talking about:

    Shovel seat 1.jpeg Shovel seat 2.jpeg
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    Thanks for the pic. To me your seat looks just like the one H-D fitted to the FXR bikes, note the 5 ribs going forward from the angled bead on the side of the seat. The similar seat fitted to the '85 FXEF (that will also fit our FX Shovels) has 4 ribs going forward from the angled bead and no doubt has two fingers under the nose. The FXEF seat seems as rare as hens teeth, I've been looking and have yet to see one for sale.

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  10. Philthy64

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    My '78 1200 is kick/electric.
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    Craigs List Spacecoast has a sweet 71 boat-tail SG even has stock exhaust
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  12. shupe

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    EG stopped being fitted with kickers around 1969.
    Stock EG exhaust in the 70's would not clear a kicker - to add one you had to change exhaust.
    FX models were a different story. They eventually stopped fitting them to Superglide FXE models,
    but Low Riders, Wide Glides, etc. had them.
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    The vintage H-D scene in Japan is on fire. You'll see more vintage Harley iron on the streets of Tokyo than you'll see in LA, NY or Milwaukee.

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  14. Iranian

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    I have been researching o forums and it seem's that you are right but that would mean that kickstarter was a option on late shovels. Right?



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    I bought my '84 FXE from the original owner and he had the dealership install a kickstarter on it before he took delivery. It may not have been a official option but the parts could be had.
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    My 77 FLH had the cross over dual exhaust and the exhaust pipe would be in the way of a kick starter.
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    Just curious, would a bone stock electra glide from middle off the seventies be able to go above 100 MP/H?
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    Yes, no windshield, bags or other crap bolted on. 105 to 110 if everything's dialed in.
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