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spent 01-11-2006 02:18 PM

My Shovster.
 

I dragged home this time capsule of '70's wackiness last night. Shovel heads and barrels, seriously goosenecked frame, and some assorted old speed goodies [S&S carb, magneto, and other crap I have yet to go through]. The story I got was that it was built in the bay area in the 70's, ridden for a few years, then put into storage until about five years ago. Doesn't look like much of anything has been changed around on it since, including the old Avons it's still rolling on.

Haven't had time to look it over too well yet, but it looks like somebody put a lot of work into this strange little thing back in the day. Damn near everything on the motor was chromed, save for the shit that was gold-plated [including the engraved rocker-boxes].

It's kinda funky [true to form for a '70's chop from Frisco], but I sorta dig the fact that it survived mostly untouched all these years.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster4.jpg

Trent 01-11-2006 02:22 PM

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I love seeing shit like that.

Looser 01-11-2006 02:22 PM

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seems to be an old ness fender and double bend hard head. thats pretty awesome, i have a similar frame sitting out in the garage.

StraightPipez 01-11-2006 02:27 PM

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Those engraved rocker boxes are the shit.

Abe_Lugo 01-11-2006 02:31 PM

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That is one of them "make it run, get new tires, ride the shit out of it" getherdone!

alteredpilot 01-11-2006 02:44 PM

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straight bitchin'!
run it!

justjeff 01-11-2006 02:47 PM

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Man I love bikes like this. I wish I could find a Ness frame like that!
Quote:

Originally Posted by alteredpilot
straight bitchin'!
run it!


bu7an3 01-11-2006 03:03 PM

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seriously cool find.
little slice of history/culture.

Josh 01-11-2006 03:10 PM

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that thing rules!

Apehanger Hank 01-11-2006 04:48 PM

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That thing is so frickin "don't give a shit" cool, I'd ride it just the way it is. Nice time capsule!
Hank

Tony Bones 01-11-2006 05:13 PM

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Neat.

dankchoppa 01-11-2006 06:16 PM

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cool bike

this guy near me is still building this kinda stuff and loves the shit out of it
this sporty has a ironhead bottom end with evo top end
and well the pans a pan:)

Oklahoma 01-11-2006 06:38 PM

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Definitely cool I always wanted to know what it took to do this to make the cylinders fit and work right. Great Bike!

dankchoppa 01-11-2006 06:44 PM

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i don't think theres much to it, some machining for sure but still think its fairly easy to do or have done
if your interested i can get all the answers you desire
that bikes for sale as is for 10'000 i think ,15000 finished but its pretty close to done i think

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oklahoma
Definitely cool I always wanted to know what it took to do this to make the cylinders fit and work right. Great Bike!


eric123 01-11-2006 08:01 PM

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Sorry...but that is a bone stock ironhead...look at the rocker boxes...great looking bike though...

No Good 01-11-2006 08:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eric123
Sorry...but that is a bone stock ironhead...look at the rocker boxes...great looking bike though...

I dont think so the rocker boxes are taller on a ironhead among other things. all though its a bad pic.

gettingreasy 01-11-2006 08:16 PM

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Thats definatly an Iron top on there, those are earlier rockers('57-'70 I belive). But they only have 7 bolts versus 9 for a Shovel.
-Jesse

eric123 01-11-2006 08:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by No Good
I dont think so the rocker boxes are taller on a ironhead among other things. all though its a bad pic.

Ya might want to look again...shovel rocker boxes don't have offset rocker shaft holes holes like an ironhead does...look at the heads too...those are ironheads...

Nimrod 01-11-2006 08:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eric123
Sorry...but that is a bone stock ironhead...look at the rocker boxes...great looking bike though...

Thats what I was thinking, but thought I might be missing something...I was waiting for someone else to notice.

No Good 01-11-2006 08:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gettingreasy
Thats definatly an Iron top on there, those are earlier rockers('57-'70 I belive). But they only have 7 bolts versus 9 for a Shovel.
-Jesse

I dont think he was saying it was a shovel top end but an evo sportster top end.

Sporticus 01-11-2006 09:48 PM

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http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b7...ckShovster.jpg

Nimrod 01-11-2006 10:03 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by No Good
I dont think he was saying it was a shovel top end but an evo sportster top end.

Well that makes much more sense!???

Larry T 01-11-2006 10:26 PM

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I think they're talking about the brown scooter in the first post. If you'll look the rocker boxes have a Sportster (triangle) bolt pattern, not a Shovel (square) bolt pattern. The cylinders look like Sportster cylinders, but the heads don't look stock (different fins). Looks like the cylinders might be aluminum too, but I can't really tell. Are they aluminum? Could it be aftermarket heads, something like Thunderheads or ?????
Anyway, it doesn't matter what top end it has on it, it's a killer scooter. Looks like Ness Hardhead, fender and frontend, neat stuff.

Thumper 06-14-2006 08:47 AM

Re: My Shovster.Memories,Memories........................ ...
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by spent
I dragged home this time capsule of '70's wackiness last night. Shovel heads and barrels, seriously goosenecked frame, and some assorted old speed goodies [S&S carb, magneto, and other crap I have yet to go through]. The story I got was that it was built in the bay area in the 70's, ridden for a few years, then put into storage until about five years ago. Doesn't look like much of anything has been changed around on it since, including the old Avons it's still rolling on.

Haven't had time to look it over too well yet, but it looks like somebody put a lot of work into this strange little thing back in the day. Damn near everything on the motor was chromed, save for the shit that was gold-plated [including the engraved rocker-boxes].

It's kinda funky [true to form for a '70's chop from Frisco], but I sorta dig the fact that it survived mostly untouched all these years.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster4.jpg

That SOB brings back some good but sometimes long forgotten memories.Would make the Jap stuff cringe in the day.Go out and burn that sneaker off.You got my envy.
Thumper

oldspeed 06-14-2006 09:02 AM

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Nice bike but Shovster refers to a sportster that had a shovel top end and that is a sportster motor all the way

Creepinogie 06-14-2006 09:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Oklahoma
Definitely cool I always wanted to know what it took to do this to make the cylinders fit and work right. Great Bike!

Nothing, those are old iron head rockers not shovelheads.

Scorcher 06-14-2006 11:06 AM

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Very cool find!!

-Jason

Galaxie500XL 08-12-2009 01:45 PM

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I'd like to know if this ever got back on the road.

3Gknuck 08-12-2009 02:18 PM

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Yeah am I Missing something looks like an Ironhead to me. They made the rockers that way on the early ones 57. Anyways you would probably be runnin shovel barrels on shovel heads and those jugs are sporty fo sho

Dragstews 08-12-2009 04:41 PM

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Ron Trock made up clys. for doing Kuncksters, Pansters and Shovsters....This is one of them.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...42fa036112.jpg

GRUMPYDGMC 08-12-2009 05:20 PM

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yeah just by chance we bought a gorgeous chopped out ironhead this past weekend and they tossed in a shovster motor and it doesn't look anything like that...my top end is huge compared to that one....its definitely an ironhead top on it in the pic...sorry....i will post pics of my shovster motor later on today....great find though....

http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/t...HOVSTER078.jpg

now this is a shovster motor....pretty obvious the differences in the top end...

Throwback 08-12-2009 05:43 PM

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That rules. get it roadworthy and grow a nice turndown handlebar mustache and rule the streets.

Dragon 08-12-2009 05:56 PM

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Rool da skreetz....wit dem fly clys on yo kunck....




bro

jahluv 08-12-2009 06:08 PM

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What size is that Avon on the front? :cool:...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster1.jpg

victm 08-12-2009 08:04 PM

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Yep, Ness fender, Ness/Universal front end, could be a Ness/ Universal products or even a BACC (Simms) hard head welded to a stock Sportster frame, whatever it is it was born and bread in the EAST BAY, CALI! Bet the oil tank is a Ness/Universal Products prism wrap around, you have it in a box some where? Great score!!!!

ElkCreek 08-13-2009 02:00 AM

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Im sorry, but I love old Chrome....The bubbles and pits, to me, add something to an old bike like that.. Clean but aged kinda' look? Nice find. Enjoy it. Hope you get it back on the road as close to its original glory as possible.

Destralo Roach 08-13-2009 02:15 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by spent (Post 31375)
I dragged home this time capsule of '70's wackiness last night. Shovel heads and barrels, seriously goosenecked frame, and some assorted old speed goodies [S&S carb, magneto, and other crap I have yet to go through]. The story I got was that it was built in the bay area in the 70's, ridden for a few years, then put into storage until about five years ago. Doesn't look like much of anything has been changed around on it since, including the old Avons it's still rolling on.

Haven't had time to look it over too well yet, but it looks like somebody put a lot of work into this strange little thing back in the day. Damn near everything on the motor was chromed, save for the shit that was gold-plated [including the engraved rocker-boxes].

It's kinda funky [true to form for a '70's chop from Frisco], but I sorta dig the fact that it survived mostly untouched all these years.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7.../shovster4.jpg

Ok, I'm not going through ALL the post, but that is not a shovster, it is a Ironhead sporty with stock rocker boxes from 57-70, in 71 H-D cut out the notch, but same rocker boxes..... so not a shovster, wich is a sporty lower end with shovel heads on it Via Trock....Roach.

Danny F. 08-13-2009 03:05 AM

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http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...1754&showall=1

Nonetheless your ironhead is a nice find..get it back on the road !

TheManInBlack 08-13-2009 02:52 PM

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Y'all need to learn to look at the dates when threads pop up, this thing is three years old.

krazykooter 08-17-2009 10:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheManInBlack (Post 519208)
Y'all need to learn to look at the dates when threads pop up, this thing is three years old.

Then I guess you should of read it because all Galaxy500XL was just asking if it ever was but back on the road:D


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