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Hello all,

I just found this forum from a link over on Glock Talk. I a few bikes and my Harley is a 1963 FLH (Panhead, for you kids).

Any other Panhead folks here?
 

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Welcome aboard!
You got a pic of that FLH you can post?
Love to see it.....

Bye the way, they're all mad in here!
Who said that!????? :D :D :D
 

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harleyhog said:
Welcome aboard!
You got a pic of that FLH you can post?
Love to see it.....
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Here you go:<br>
<img src="http://www.bikermoney.com/other/whitewalls4.jpg" alt="1963 FLH" width="370" height="239">
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This is what it presently looks like<br>
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Here's what it used to look like:<br>
<img src="http://www.bikermoney.com/other/oldpinky.jpg" alt="old pinky" width="350" height="293">
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It was a labor of love.  <br>
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Here you go:<br>
<img src="http://www.bikermoney.com/other/whitewalls4.jpg" alt="1963 FLH" width="370" height="239">
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This is what it presently looks like<br>
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Here's what it used to look like:<br>
<img src="http://www.bikermoney.com/other/oldpinky.jpg" alt="old pinky" width="350" height="293">
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It was a labor of love.  <br>
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Evidently I'm doing something wrong trying to post in html. What did I do wrong?


I'll try again:




 

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Welcome rider2000,

So, one can make a silk purse from a sows ear! You saw the beauty beneath the superficial bastardization of a classic piece of American iron and apparently posessed the talent and wherewithall to restore it to it's once pristine condition.

Nicely done!

Mike
 

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rider2000 said:
Hello all,

Any other Panhead folks here?
Don't have one, but I did crash one into my house once!:D That was my first experience with a jockey shift. Cool!

Your '63 Duo Glide looks just like the one I seen at St. Simon's Island a couple of weeks ago. Good looking bike!

Welcome to the forum!
 

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My bike used to belong to the president of the East Bay Dragons, which was an all black motorcycle club in Oakland, CA. As you can see from the picture, it was titty pink and blue with every aftermarket chrome dress up piece you could imagine. The crash bars around the hard bags had six, count 'em, six 1959 Cadillac tail lights on them. The bike was so long that it hung over the tailgate of my full size Ford truck when I rescued it and brought it back up here to Oregon.
It had also been converted (poorly) to an electric start complete with aluminum primary cases and the big battery. It's what they used to call a "Garbage Barge". Lights and chrome everywhere. Luckily, the bike's frame had never been molested and it still had the original engine (as far as I could tell) I got rid of all that crap, including the electric start stuff. I still have a lot of it in boxes and hanging from the rafters of my garage. It makes for great conversation. I also sold a lot of stuff I didn't need on e-Bay, which helped me to pay for all the new parts I had to buy.
. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun to take apart and put back together the way I wanted it to be. I did everything myself except for the powder coating of the frame and the rebuilding of the cylinder heads. It's not 100% stock, as you can probably tell. I've added some improvements like an S&S carb and S&S oil pump. I've wired it for 12 volts (originally 6) with a solid state regulator. The only thing I'd like to add is a disk brake front end. The bike runs great and I ride it regularly. I think my next project will be a WLA, but then again, a 36 knuckle also gets my juices flowing.......
 

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R2K, Very well done. I never imagined a Harley-Davidson Pimpbike but you nevertheless purchased one and did a fine job restoring it. Welcome to the club. Harleyhog was right about us all being mad in here. For instance there's this dude in here named J something who is very generous......................... :D
 

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Welcome aboard rider2000!

Thanks for the intro,great job on the Pan,real sweet!

Stick around & post often.
guido
 

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Welcome to the forum Rider2000. Nice job you did with the Pan!
 

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Tell your re-chromers they look good from here, all I've found this side of the puddle are dung! :confused:
 
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