Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oops I did it again! 69 Shovelhead

Well I was doing my normal routine of cruising craigslist for shit i dont need, and came across this 69 Harley Shovelhead.  It was running and riding... although a little hideous for my taste... and was priced right.  I wasnt really looking for a new project, but ive had my eyes open for one of these (or a cone shovel) for years.  I had the scratch in my rainy day fund so i pulled the trigger. 

It needs alot of work... Leaks like a mofo out of the main oil seal.  Ordered new seals today, and have to pull the primary to get to it, but its pretty straightforward from there.

I am already making plans for the bike.  Ive had a small collection of parts that ive been waiting to use so im digging through them tonight.  Gonna get started and tear this thing apart...

The best part is that it runs and rides reliably... kick only haha... so most of the work ill be doing will be cosmetic for now...

These are basically the only before pictures i care to take...