Want to actually Ride
a chopper, bobber, garage queen or unreliable stocker but a rider with
approximately 5000 miles of fine tuning on it since the initial assembly
to make sure all systems are functioning the way I had anticipated. You can't
buy the kind of love this bike has received. You do it for the love of the
process of seeing ideas come to life. I received a great deal of coaching from
the late Ceasar Boswell, a noted custom bike builder in Salt Lake city.
A partial list of
features and benefits follows:
Cycle's electric start for Panheads grafted into vintage primary. Kit cost
about 3K and took a fair amount of skill to install and works perfectly.
Includes special clutch rod and powerful Oddysey battery as part of the
BDL belt drive and heavy duty clutch installed. Retained the
classic looking "mousetrap" hand clutch assist. Bicycle kicker
pedal" retained for those who want to show off their kicking skills.
Engine and transmission and all running gear tore down and rebuilt to the last
nut, piston and bearing. Tasteful Jagg oil cooler mounted to left side
crash bar keeps your oil temps under control in slow riding or hot weather.
carbs are legendary performers for vintage Harleys and this one is mated
perfectly and they are very easy to re-jet for different altitudes. I live at
4250 feet and regularly ride to 8500 feet with no problems. Instant throttle
response with the accelerator pump in the carb.
tall or short windshield for use depending on the season. Passenger floorboard
assemblies can be added for longer tours, two up. Has permanently installed
stock passenger footpegs for shorter two up trips. Optional floorboards for
passenger won't clear the kicker on the right side if you are into kickstarting
quality B & B reproduction saddlebags are period correct and easily
removable. Notice the period luggage rack with scratch covers which is handy
for a cooler. Has original center stand for ease of maintenance, plus a jiffy
stand that I redesigned to work better than the original version.
handmade cream color leather dual seat mated to "pogo stick" seat
post. Also retained the adjustable spring tensioner for different rider weights
on front seat mounting, typical of early 60's Harleys.
* You need
to look carefully, but note that there is a Disc brake setup off a late model
Sportster gracing the front end. Modern traffic will not accept marginal stock
drum brakes safely.
instrument package mounted in classic "Batwing" fairing. You have oil
pressure, oil temperature, voltage, charging/accessory port and even a Ram
mount for your GPS. LED ignition light cleverly "double duties"
as turn signal indicator with the use of diodes wired into the circuit.
Electronic distributor is reliable and eliminates all the hassle with old fashioned
points. Modern alternator replaced the stock generator for more reliable
charging duties. 12 volt conversion throughout. Bright headlight, turn signals
and dash lights.
rewiring, I added 30 Amp circuit breakers ( 2 ) to protect the primary circuits
and an easily accessible fuse block behind the gauges with correctly sized
modern push in fuses to protect the secondary circuits. As some of you may
know, vintage bikes have a habit of starting on fire because the electrical
system is unprotected.
Speedometer is a original 1959 item refurbished by John Bourdos,
Denver CO and coincidentally, matched the major paint color almost
perfectly. However, when I was assembling the transmission, which houses the
speedo drive, I unknowingly installed the "slow gears" as now the
speedo and odometer read one half the actual speed and mileage. It did not seem
worth the time to tear it down again for that detail, as it still told me what
I needed to know to drive safely.
Mufflers are "true dual"separate exhaust harvested from a late
model Twin Cam perfectly matched to the profile of the saddlebags.
filter is a modern spin on unit reminiscent of an earlier V Twin brand
reproduction that was a notorious "leaker" so I researched a better
alternative and installed this one. Uses a modern spin on oil filter.
Note 8 quarts of Rev Tech oil for your next two changes. Shop and
historical reference manuals included. Battery maintainer with handy pigtail
plug to keep your battery in peak condition.
machine will hum along all day at 65 MPH and always attracts a crowd of
admirers. It has been a daily driver and has some normal dings and
scratches etc., that will not show in photos. There is a small can of the aqua
paint color useful useful touchup. I do not over detail my bikes, I
ride them. It has the feel and sound of a bike that men would ride in the 60's
but with reliability, stopping power, ease of starting, and classic good looks
that make Harley Davidson the world wide favorites they are today. Kickstarts
relatively easily for a fresh Big Twin with all the carburation and ignition upgrades. Oil stays cool when running in
hot weather. Guages tell you what is going on with your machine.
Shipping in continental US would be $600 to $800 or you could ride it home. The previous vintage Harley I built (Knucklehead) went to Germany. I used
all the experience I gained on the Knuck to make the Pan even more exceptional.
Full payment verification before machine is shipped. $2000 deposit upon
winning bid. Clean Title. Questions welcome.