My 1st Bike, a 49 Pan Head. Good, Bad and Ugly

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Mr Mach1, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Mr Mach1

    Mr Mach1 New Member

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    I guess today is my first day as a bike owner. The good part is I got a new rego in my name with a shiney New York plate. Got the bike from a friend. The frame is stock with every tab & bracket it left the factory with and the original fork. Engine has a 84ci S&S kit (I think that's the size). The bad part is it isn't currently running as it sat for over five years so I'm sure it needs a carb rebuild. The ugly is it's current configuration. Stock fenders, seat & bars are long gone. Looks kinda Easy Rider to me. My goal is to take it as far back to stock appearance as possible. I've been looking online at repro fenders & seats trying to get a solid visual of where I want to go and what it'll cost. Tomorrow I'll do some cleaning, swap the oils & check the electricals.

    I'm a vintage car guy (Fords mostly) but after dozens of auto resto's I can really enjoy the difference's this project holds. It takes a lot less space, is almost as heavy and just as complicated. If I can pull this resto off next I'll try building a bridge to Manhattan out of living tree roots.

    I'm hoping this forum is everything it seems to be cause I need the help.

    Thanks in advance
    Leon
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Welcome aboard from Canada. :)
     
  3. deadweight

    deadweight Member

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    Welcome to HDT, and congrats on the 49 pan.

    Post pics when you can :D
     
  4. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    :wce a 1949 PanHead....WOW!!! I'm jealous.
    Ride Safe!!!
    wilks3
    :USA
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Hey Leon - welcome from Woodstock, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta!

    :cheers

    Be sure to take a few minutes to read through this and your stay here will be long and pleasant!

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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum:wbs
     
  7. Johnny K

    Johnny K Member

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    Welcome - really looking forward to pictures. Maybe set up a thread and post updates as you to the restore?
     
  8. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Congrats and good luck with your new ride. Pics are very desirable, specially when it comes to old pans.
     
  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws