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THE PAN by Marilyn Elmore

 This PANHEAD has rocked me to my boots!  It’s as old school as things get without time travel to 1957.

This bike is a daily rider. She’s owned by a man whose life is an epic old school biker tale:  Flash.
Flash is always looking for the motorcycle that’s priced right and ready for his personal touches or rebuild.  The Pan spoke to him from the start.  She was brought to Flash’s attention while visiting a source who had a bike that had literally been destroyed in a fire, (a bike I plan to feature in the future). Flash asked about the Panhead and was given a figure. It wasn’t in his plans at that time, and he kept to his original path: buying the burn bike.

Flash never forgot the rigid-framed pan.  She kept pulling at him.  Nagging him in the back of his mind.  After several years had rolled  by, the pan’s owner had passed away and the remaining heir remembered Flash‘s passionate interest in the panhead.  The heir wanted the bike to go to an old school biker who could appreciate the girl for her old school chopper characteristics while honoring his brother’s creation and memory.  It was the right time and everything fell into place for Flash and the Pan.

This PAN is definitely what this “OLD SCHOOL BIKER” admires in a motorcycle….

SPECS:

YEAR 1957
MAKE HARLEY DAVIDSON
MODEL FL
FRAME STOCK HARDTAIL
ENGINE PUNCHED OUT TO 80CI
BARRELS S&S
 HEADS S&S
 CAM S&S
 DRIVE 2” BDL BELT DRIVE
IGNITION DYNA SINGLE FIRE, DUAL COIL IGN AMERICAN ELECTRONIC 12V ELECTRICAL CHARGING SYSTEM
STARTER KICK-START/ELECTRIC START
CARB S&S EARLY STYLE E SHORTY CARB
OIL PUMP CRANE
OIL COOLER JAGGS ADJUSTABLE TEMP. CONTROL
OIL FILTER JAGGS RE-USEABLE FILTER
OIL BAG HORSESHOE
FRONT END WIDE GLIDE (2” UNDER)
TIRES AVON
BRAKES MECHANICAL BRAKE, FRONT AND REAR
WHEELS STOCK CHROMED AND LACED 16” FRONT AND REAR
CLUTCH HYDRAULIC ACTUATED
EXHAUST PAUGHCO UPSWEEP FISHTAIL PIPES
SEAT MUSTANG SOLO-SPRING SUSPENSION
TAIL LIGHT CAT’S EYE STYLE

August 30, 2016

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