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"barn fresh" pan on ebay


Post by steve_wood » Sat May 24, 2008 2:43 pm

What do y'all think of this one? The add says original, but it sure looks shiny to me....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1954-Har ... dZViewItem


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Post by john HD » Sat May 24, 2008 3:31 pm

at first glance i would say the aircleaner is incorrect, and the spotlights are mounted too far forward.


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Post by panhead » Sat May 24, 2008 3:36 pm

No Anniversary emblem

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat May 24, 2008 4:22 pm

It must have been one of those "rare" 1954 models that came with a 1953 engine, would also explain the missing anniversary emblem.

Sold new in Illinois, last serviced in Denver, currently located in Sturgis, it must have come out of one of those portable barns.


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Post by Cotten » Sun May 25, 2008 12:13 am

When you see ludicrous "buzz words" like 'barn-fresh', yet it has modern bags, black cylinders, and very very fresh polished surfaces, it is certain that the descriptions tell you more about the vendor than they do about the machine.

It could be a very nice piece, but the high risk of dealing with such a pig-in-a-poke across the 'Net is obvious.

Why don't they post repair receipts instead of song-and-dance?


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Post by Jack_Hester » Sun May 25, 2008 12:57 pm

A friend of mine is constantly looking for a stock '60 model BT (his birth year). Had pictures from a seller on Craigslist, of a 'cherry' stock Panhead. He forwarded the email to me, and I stopped critiquing it after the obvious belt drive, Knuckle taillight, '59 and earlier front end, Taiwan Tedd speedo, 70's Superglide seat, rear disc brakes. Told him that it was a parts bike built around a '60 title. It was going for $7500. He tried to talk the guy down, thinking he could buy it for less and build it correct. I pointed out the 'plumber' manifold heads and told him to leave it alone and wait for one that was far more stock than this. He didn't buy, but still wanted to argue that he could build it stock. I agreed, and told him that I would take the Shovelhead oil pump when he threw it away. And, that after about $15,000 or $20,000 of eBay parts (where he likes to shop for 'deals'), it might be stock. Plus the fact that I could build a complete Panhead bobber with the parts he took off. Hurt his feelings, but sometimes people get hung up on such, and you can't sway them. He was, fortunately.


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