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Old 01-11-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default 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.



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I love seeing shit like that.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:22 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:27 PM   #4
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Those engraved rocker boxes are the shit.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:31 PM   #5
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That is one of them "make it run, get new tires, ride the shit out of it" getherdone!
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:44 PM   #6
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straight bitchin'!
run it!
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:47 PM   #7
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Man I love bikes like this. I wish I could find a Ness frame like that!
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #8
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seriously cool find.
little slice of history/culture.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:10 PM   #9
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that thing rules!
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:48 PM   #10
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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!
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:13 PM   #11
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Neat.
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:16 PM   #12
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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
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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!
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:44 PM   #14
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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

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:01 PM   #15
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Sorry...but that is a bone stock ironhead...look at the rocker boxes...great looking bike though...
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:07 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:16 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:20 PM   #18
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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...
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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.
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:33 PM   #20
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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.
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I dont think he was saying it was a shovel top end but an evo sportster top end.
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