1968 Shovelhead

by / Friday, 26 July 2013 / Published in Showcase

Daves 1968 custom Shovelhead

This was Harley’s third year for the shovel head and working out quite well due to performance gains from the new head design , mainly intake port angle and a larger intake valve plus it also had the bolt on ex. Pipe with a gasket instead of the pan head design that clamped on to the flange of the head .

This bike came to us as in pieces and lots missing but the main stuff was there, frame, motor , trans., primary housing and some other parts we used . the frame was powder coated gun metal gray with the paint base to match and blue tribal flames , the motor had a 86’’ S&S Stroker Kit installed in the stock cases . to meet the new performance needs we used an electronic ignition in place of the points . to keep the classic looking swing arm we welded on a brake anchor tab for pm 4 piston rear brake with a 18’’ spoke wheel and progressive shocks , the forks stock length with progressive springs , a head winds 7’’ billet head light mounted on the pro one trees and dual disk legs and pm 4 piston brakes to stop on a dime when needed . all the brake and oil lines were cut to fit for proper clearance and function plus an oil cooler to keep the heat down . the transmission was updated with all Andrews Gears and a Primo Belt Primary to drive it , pm hand and foot controls a corbin for comfort , needless to say Dave was more than happy with the finished product!

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