1968 Shovelhead Project

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1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by RooDog » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:33 pm

Well here it is Spring time and everybody should be practicing "social distancing" , but it needn't apply here.
This is an interim project I indulged in seventeen years ago. Yes the bike did get up and running.....
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Re: 1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by Andygears » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:56 pm

Some nice parts there, got a pic when done?

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Re: 1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by RooDog » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:38 am

Andy....
This is the best pic I have of this bike at this time. The generator Shovelhead was from my other bike but I needed something for this build until the 100 inch Evo was ready. So this is pieced together for a club ride. Went to The Carolina Smokeout in Salisbury NC, that was before Indian Larry died, and "Psycho" Billy Lane went to jail. I fabbed up this 2 into one exhaust because of the FXR style engine mounting system I wanted something that was short and tight so as not to flop around, and it worked well. The finished motorcycle is an Evo, so I hesitate showing it here. The lesson is that these great old Harley parts can be mixed and matched into most anything you want, except a Twinkie. LOL...
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The Funny thing was that when I cut and welded, piecing the front pipe together, I forgot to allow for the brake pedal, MC, assembly, and had to cut the front back apart and re do it.
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Re: 1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:14 am

No worries about posting an Evo pic as long as it is part of a thread and not a post about Evos.

Nice parts mix..

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Re: 1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by RooDog » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:16 am

Same Engine, earlier incarnation. Note the dual Honda front disc brakes on Lester mags.....
Early 1990s...
90", CV Carb, Ho-made pipes JC Whitney megaphones with my own glass backed cores, but still straight through. There's a Sputhe 5 in a 4 case tucked in there too....
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Re: 1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by RooDog » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:18 pm

This is the final rendering, A "Cafe Bagger", if you will, 20 years ago. I robbed many parts from this bike to build the highway blasting rubber mounted touring version in the first pic. But, I have the parts and will be putting it back pretty much as seen here soon. As I have mentioned, I am not into restorations.....
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Re: 1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by RooDog » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:14 pm

Robbie asked for this, and this is what that rubber mounted Shovelhead had morphed into as a highway jammin' club riding, road bike. The '68 Shovelhead "Cafe Bagger" will rise again....
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I removed the faring, it didn't seem to really do much of anything positive, and with it gone the bike feels lighter, and I can see what's directly in front of me.....
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Re: 1968 Shovelhead Project

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Post by Andygears » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:55 am

Whoops, wrong question, some bikes are never “done”. Thanks

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