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Old 10-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Just got this '69 from a guy at the Maryland Pennsylvania border. Its the oldest bike I have ever owned. Guy I got it from was awesome. About my dad's age-did a good deal of running around back in the 80's. He told some great stories...Bike moved around-but always ended up back with him, until yesterday...few pics...then a few questions. I could talk about it for hours. I can't call the bike "barn fresh"-because he had it stored in a 18 wheeler truck trailer. He dug through several of these trailers to find me the tank shifter parts so I could switch it back. Also found me the saddlebags and mounts for them.
he gave me a set of saddle bags...but no key. Anyone know where i could get a key?? And what type of saddlebags they are?
Also, the petcock leaks....bike sat for years....any suggestions on what kind??
I would also love to get a hold of the mid pegs for the bike....any help there? I don't know what I could call them to search for them. Thanks...

I was shaking on the way homewith the bike in the back, stoked to finally have some old iron of my own...

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Old 10-27-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your crusty old iron, looks about the same condition as my '68 when I picked that up a couple years ago! Any locksmith can make you a couple keys and it should be pretty cheap. They're stock Harley bags and I'm pretty sure they're the original '69 bags. Not sure, but I think that '69 is when they first came out with the reflectors on the bags. Pretty sure '69 was also the first year for the right side front drum brake on the shovels. So what are the plans? Stocker? Skinny chop? Again, congrats!
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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For now-running as is. Fixing/replacing if it needs it. Thats it! see how long I last. I have a sporty for chopping and changing....
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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I like your plan...
that was the first thing i thought when i saw the bike....
fix the little things and ride it!

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:52 PM   #5
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Sounds like a good plan. As for the petcock, I'd just replace it with a nice high quality Pingel unit that will last the lifetime of the bike.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:14 PM   #6
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Beautiful! Congrats!

I may be wrong, but I believe the '69 bags had exterior latches. Those may be 1970s...
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:27 PM   #7
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Great plan! Ride it as is.
Nice score. Happy fer ya'!

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Old 10-27-2010, 06:21 PM   #8
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Awesome bike and a great plan too.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:25 PM   #9
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Love the old fl shovel stockers!
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:11 PM   #10
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Yep; mechanicaly restored and ride it.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:02 PM   #11
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Those foot controls are stock. What do you mean by mids?
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:05 PM   #12
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Man i'm jealous. I want a shovel so bad. Nice find.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:22 PM   #13
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pete
there is a spot on the left side for a peg...I've seen the floor board set up on shovels before, with what looks to be mid control pegs, without the controls...
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:02 PM   #14
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there is a spot on the left side for a peg...I've seen the floor board set up on shovels before, with what looks to be mid control pegs, without the controls...

Are you talking about the ear off the inspection cover? thats off a later model superglide I think, they ran mid controls, you bike shouldnt have that from what I recall..

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i would so ride that
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:44 AM   #16
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beautiful bike, we have a og paint 69 stashed away, there such a nice model
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:11 AM   #17
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The mids you refer to are the passenger footrests. They are readily available on ebay and I have seen them quite often at swapmeets. They were stock until somewhere around 1974 or 1975 I believe.
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The mids you refer to are the passenger footrests. They are readily available on ebay and I have seen them quite often at swapmeets. They were stock until somewhere around 1974 or 1975 I believe.
Yep, stock foot controls are the floor boards mounted up front. I think the passenger pegs were mounted so far forward on those because most of them came from the factory with the big buddy seat so if you were carrying a passenger they were actually sitting ahead of the rear fender instead of on the rear fender like you see nowadays.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:25 AM   #19
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i would so ride that
Got nothing more I can say...except, nice!

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Sweet!
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