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48 FL

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Post by Canuck » Thu May 06, 2010 2:47 am

Updated my 48 with frame and wiring. Hope to redo with the right dated parts some day but for now I used aftermarket. I know this is a cop out but I'm riding. I have seen some other Pans that are more original and I respect that.

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by RUBONE » Thu May 06, 2010 4:17 am

Nice canuck,
But there is a little more than the frame and wiring that is updated! Hard to see a '48 part on it! :mrgreen:
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Re: 48 FL

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Post by Canuck » Fri May 07, 2010 2:09 am

Yea, your right about that. Front end is a 50+ and I think the tranny is too. Like I said, I respect those who hunted down and found all the parts before assembly. Maybe one day I can start over and do it right but for now I am enjoying the ride. Thanks for the reply. I knew that I may not get much support on this project because of the new parts but I'm still proud of how it turned out. The motor is 48 if that will help. :| Have a safe ride.

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by RUBONE » Fri May 07, 2010 2:27 am

Always remember that the important thing is that you are RIDING. There are plenty of long term projects around that may never see the light of day! So be happy with it and ride the piss out of it! :D
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Re: 48 FL

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Post by Canuck » Fri May 07, 2010 1:21 pm

Thanks Robbie. Planning on a ride today.

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by Bosheff » Mon May 10, 2010 8:09 pm

Where's it say ya gotta use all correct date coded parts on any motorcycle. It is what it is. Ride the hell out of it. I can appreciate a thumbs up restoration, and an original is kool too, but what's wrong with buildin with what ya got, or what is available at an affordable price? Far to much emphasis is placed on originality these days. A very large percentage of the motorcycles being passed off as "Original" these days are not. They are only "Original" once. What has always been the beauty of older H-D's and old Chevys is the fact that stuff interchanges. Update and replace as needed after the thing goes down the road the way ya want it to. If ya built it, ride it and be proud that ya took a bunch of parts and got yerself a scooter. There is as much a place for parts bikes and rat bikes as there is for restorations and originals....bosheff

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by Canuck » Wed May 12, 2010 10:50 pm

Thanks Bosheff. I am enjoying the ride. I still get some remarks about aftermarket parts but people seem to really like it. Some of the younger riders love to watch me get it ready to start (prime, retard and kick). I love the sound of a Pan.

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by RUBONE » Wed May 12, 2010 11:52 pm

I love the sound of a Pan.
Despite H-D claiming that their bikes say Potato-potato, we always said Panheads idling said chicken-soup! :mrgreen:
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Re: 48 FL

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Post by john HD » Thu May 13, 2010 12:38 am

canuck,

you got nothing to be ashamed about with that bike!

at my job i work along side the road every day. if i hear a harley i usually do not look unless i hear a generator!

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by Canuck » Sat May 15, 2010 3:20 am

Thanks John. Look forward to seeing more projects posted.

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat May 15, 2010 4:16 am

john HD wrote:canuck,

you got nothing to be ashamed about with that bike!
Like John said!! Its your bike, you don't have to please anyone but yourself, if it runs, ride it!

What I wanna know is, how do you keep that shop so clean????? I wish my bikes were as tidy as your shop.

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Re: 48 FL

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Post by Canuck » Mon May 17, 2010 12:32 pm

Thanks Mike. It started off that way but it is slowly getting packed again. I never had a shop big enough before so I am trying to keep this one up. I only have the pan at this time and I just retired so that gives me plenty of time to hang out and keep things put away.
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