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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by blowby, May 6, 2018.

  1. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    They probably serve beer at the Sturgis library. :)


    My first Shovelhead. And my first flame job. Got a little carried away I guess but it came out pretty good. Painted over it after awhile.
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  2. Actually, my friend owns the house across the street . Although I know at least 4 or 5 can read .
     
  3. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    from east , tn.

    I still want one of your Panheads:)
     
  4. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Early Honda 750 I rattle canned together in the '80s. Pretty worthless at the time, I think I sold it for 300 bucks, but lately these sort of things seem to be gaining popularity with the younger guys.

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  5. This picture is me about 20 years ago on a 1934 flathead. Dad bought the bike and says it is mine when I want it. FB_IMG_1508851813029.jpg this is my late uncle's 71 (if not 71 it was close). It was the first bike I broke. While trying to kick start it I broke the kicker spring. He let me use the push button so at least I started it. A few months later I got my chance and was able to kick start the bike. It was supposed to be the bike I learned to ride but unfortunately my uncle passed before I was old enough. My uncle painted the tank with bowling pins to "represent the AMF years". FB_IMG_1494988780618.jpg
     
  6. Here are more pictures of my uncles bikes throughout the years... FB_IMG_1534216369927.jpg FB_IMG_1494294953468.jpg FB_IMG_1494298276193.jpg FB_IMG_1494647450597.jpg FB_IMG_1533691106086.jpg FB_IMG_1502358438824.jpg FB_IMG_1494298294126.jpg FB_IMG_1494324075095.jpg FB_IMG_1502358582568.jpg FB_IMG_1534216360908.jpg FB_IMG_1497826571265.jpg FB_IMG_1494298286827.jpg FB_IMG_1502358628657.jpg FB_IMG_1494647311277(1).jpg FB_IMG_1502358622616(1).jpg FB_IMG_1534216364255.jpg
     
  7. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
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    Hotdoggin DaddyO
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    from Hays, Ks

  8. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Digging these old chopper pics. They had me trying to dig up a pic of
    our chopped '70 Bonneville, but no luck.

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  9. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Great chopper stuff! Trying to find a photo of my brother in law's 45 trike with huge springer, love seat, roof with dingle balls. I'm not kidding!

    Speaking of forks... I built this about 10 years ago and still ride it. 1948 HRD powered. So I was at a swap meet, mostly Harley stuff. One guy had a bunch of forks, springers, girders etc., all tagged big money. And there was this front end, which if you're into it is pretty cool, Ceriani road race forks, double sided Benelli brake. How much says I. 20 bucks the guy says! Didn't need to bargain on that one!

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  10. At a Swap meet today. JW
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  11. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
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    from Hays, Ks

    Holy Hannah! This looks Fun.

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  12. Here’s my 65 Triumph. Does it count? Haha. It’s up for grabs in the antiquated classifieds.
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  13. greg32
    Joined: Jun 21, 2007
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    from lemont,IL

    My 1974 FXE. Bought it used in 1977. Built from the ground up in next two years. One of the first set of Morris Mags. S&S internals, Super B carb, Andrews close ratio gears and #6 cam. At the time, one of my childhood friends( Jim) owned Harvey Plating here in Illinois. Jim and two of us were all building shovels at the same time. All three of us still have the bikes today. Jim recently passed and his son got his. The tanks are knuckle's, modified to fit a shovel, with the old style petcock. The paint is 1978 Imron. Still looks good today. Changed the seat, and upgraded the brakes in the 90's. 20140526_130335.jpg
     
  14. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
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    Absolutely love the Shovelhead FX’s. I had a 1982 FXS with an S&S top end that I installed. Bike ran like a scalded dog.


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  15. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    I got a Confederate Special Fx sitting in my shop next to my FXS that sits next to my KZ900.
    There all just sitting there, only ride my FXWG Twin Cam




    Bones
     
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  16. I posted pictures of my uncles bikes above, recently his best friend passed away so some pictures of him and his bike were posted on Facebook, here they are... FB_IMG_1553378565271.jpg FB_IMG_1553045212701.jpg FB_IMG_1553045205133.jpg
     
  17. Matchless
    Joined: Jan 27, 2019
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    there are some really nice and interesting bikes on this thread,. These are my old girls. All intact, all running, all need a little spit and polish.
     

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  18. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Had the AJS version of the Matchless single. This one was pretty rare, 600cc, called the Typhoon. Sitting a friend's living room now. Rode it a few times, nice bike but it wouldn't start hot, needed magneto rebuild and my friend needed it more than I did.

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  19. Matchless
    Joined: Jan 27, 2019
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  20. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
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    Bones, I can relate to your only riding your Twin Cam. I had an Ironhead, and my Shovel, and after I got an Evo powered FLTC, I hardly ever rode the old ones anymore. As much as I loved them and worked on them, they required more wrenching than riding. My Evo just goes and goes with little more than maintenance work in the spring.


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  21. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    What questions should someone ask if they're looking at buying a 1967
    BSA 441 Victor, one that has hasn't been ridden in supposedly ten years?
    The buyer's prepared for a non-running bike, but is not interested in a
    complete restoration or putting together a basket case. Thanks.
     
  22. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
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    blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    I don't recall anything inherently wrong with 441s, nor any hard to find or expensive bits. Fun little bikes. The gear boxes and kick start mechanisms can be a little weak if beat on excessively as they are outgrowths of the 250s. The back half of the alloy fuel tanks were originally polished, many have been painted over due to dents. Then there is the 'Bastard Seized Again' moniker, primarily due to tightly fitted or low quality pistons. Modern 'low expansion' pistons are available which allow quieter operations and longer ring life without seizing. They are prone to detonation if the compression is too high, ignition too advanced or poor quality fuel.

    I've had quite a few B50s, the follow on to the 441. Here is one I took out to 600cc with disc brakes etc..

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  23. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Thanks for your input, it's appreciated. I'm digging that bike!
     
  24. Here's more from my uncles collection from 1978... FB_IMG_1553627930694.jpg FB_IMG_1553627876717.jpg FB_IMG_1553627870602.jpg FB_IMG_1553627927286.jpg FB_IMG_1553627880763.jpg
     
  25. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    Yeah, I rode my 1979 FXS for ever,has 100,000 mileson it. When went to Sturgis several years ago, one of the wives of one of the EVO riders asked if” that old bike can keep up with us?” My friend told her to not worry about it. During the next week she continuously ask me to “ slow down” I rode like I stold it.
    In 2007 my son asked if he could leave his 2006 Nighttrain in my shop for the Summer? I said sure just leave the keys. It had 3000 mikes on it and I loved it, cornered like it was on rails! When he came back for his bike it had 8000 miles on it! ( and new tires).
    After that I had to get me a twin cam. Been riding my Dyna Wide Glide ever since.



    Bones
     
  26. z-4wheldrft
    Joined: Nov 23, 2012
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    z-4wheldrft
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    from s.e.pa.

    1973 shovelhead 20190327_140113.jpg
     
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    One of my uncle's friend's bike and a little story on it
     

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