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My Harley
1975 Harley 1200cc FXE Shovelhead with a Dyna Wide Glide front end.
I bought this bike back in 2011 and it really needed some TLC. I rode it less than one mile, then I took it all appart to replace a lot of parts. Plus, I just couldn't stand the butt ass ugly chrome crap. Lucky I didn't ride this thing more than a few blocks. The front axle was looser than hand tight, and wheel was ready to fall off. Rear swing arm was cracked. Plus a lot of loose nuts and bolts. No fork oil was probably the most dangerous, and is why this bike was laid down in the passed. On my very short ride, the throttle grip slid off. Just "VERY" very poorly maintained.

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OK, so now it's time to convert this FXE into an FLH and make it mine.
Off the top of my head, this is what I've done so far.
New tires & tubes, handle bars & grips, forks (complete), triple trees, battery, battery box, seat, foot controls, floor boards, rear brake master cylinder, primary cover, shift linkage, clutch cable, sealed off primary, exhaust, oil tank, swing arm, oil lines, chain & both sprockets, headlight nacelle, turn signals & mounts, wiring, manual lever starter solenoid, spark plugs, oil pressure guage, rear master cylinder, chain guard, about $200 in nuts & bolts, and some other odds and ends. I still have a lot to do, and I'll keep updating this page with pictures.
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Yep, now it's almost done. I took it out today and ran it. Starts right up and sounds great. She's ready to ride. All I need to do is put the leather saddle bags on, and make up the leather tank bib to cover the gap between gas tanks and it will be complete. Now I can enjoy life behind bars, handlebars that is.
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Here are some Before & After pics of the bike. I still have a lot to do to it, so stop back in a few weeks as I'll be updating ad adding more pictures. Plus I'll have some videos as well.
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OK, So this is the bike just before I sold it. I made a nice Tank Bib to cover the gap between tanks. Then, I put on an older S&S Aluminum Tear Drop air cleaner, with a new K&N filter. I needed to move out the carb because the S&S Tear drop hit the gas tank. So I picked up and installed a 2" inch intake stack to move the carb out 2" inches to make this fit. I also installed a KW baffel for some back pressure on the open 2 into 1 exhaust. So after all these changes, I had to rejet the carb again. Man, she starts right up with a little bump on the lever start, and potato, potato, potato. The bike ran like a champ. No more leaks, which is very rare for a 74 shovel. Now it It was nice. A "Completely" different bike. But, I'm just not a Harley guy, or cruiser guy. I was born to ride in the dirt. And when on the road, not a cruiser. Dual Sport and Adventure is more my riding style. I loved my Ducati street bike. Now "THAT" was fun to ride. Dual Sport bikes are what I prefer. They are the best of both worlds in "MY" opinion. Hey, everyone is different, right? So that's what I got. I sold this old Harley. The bike sold the day after I listed it. I paid off some bills, then got a Dual Sport bike. Now I'm happy again. VERY Happy....:) Hey, If I had money, I would have kept it, just to have.
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Handmade TANK BIBs

I've made a LOT of Tank Bibs for guys. If you'd like me to make you one, just contact me, and I can give you more info. I normally have leather in stock, it takes about 2 weeks to make and get to you. These are Very Thick Cow Leather. The same stuff that the old school weight lifter's belts were made of. They are about 3/16" Thick, Stiff, and Heavy Duty. They hold up well to the weather (rain, sun, etc.). They stay looking new with a little oil. Care and Fitment info included with each Bib. Custom sizes and shapes avalible upon request. These are handmade by me. Thank You for your interest....!!




I hope you enjoyed the Pics!
Bob (aka: Werloc)