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Harley Davidson

Date Published:
15 Mar 2018
Oklahoma, USA

1953 Harley Davidson FL Panhead. Matching belly #s, O-ring intake manifold conversion with a Bendix carburetor, cylinders and heads are in great shape without broken fins, and the exhaust spigots are also in good shape. Ratchet top 4 speed transmission. All housed in a Harley straight-leg frame. The frame neck has been modified, and the lock cylinder has been removed, but the sidecar hoops are still there.The sheet metal is all aftermarket. It is maroon with blue ghost flames. She starts and runs well but will probably need a battery. The electric is converted to 12V with a solid state regulator. Kick start Only. Pogo Seat. Front end is an aftermarket wide-glide unit with a disk front brake. Juice rear brakes. Some of the chrome is starting to show its age and there are some chips here and there in the paint.