New Project Bike

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by tourbox, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Well I couldn't stand it any longer I went and bought a 1973 FX. I still like the old Shovels. As you can see from the pics I have my work cut out. This will be a long term project but have gotten a few things already. I'm debating on going with the FL set up for that year. I have a old fairing already located but no saddle bags as yet. Everything is in the planning stage for now. The motor and tranny have been rebuilt,4-5 yrs. back, but never ran. I bought it from a friend who is a wrench for the local HD shop. He didn't do the rebuilds but knows & trust the guy that did.
    As time & money progress I will post more pics and keep this updated. Some stuff will be upgraded.
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  2. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    That's awesome. I wish I had the money, time and know how to take on a project like that. I'll be looking forward to progress reports and Poics. Good luck and have fun with it.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Best to you on getting the bike back on the road. What a great project.:s
     
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sweet! I cant wait to see it finished.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Looks like you have a good platform for a FLH build, dig the trouble head motors:s
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I will be watching for the step by step guide on your project :)

    Brian
     
  7. stray dog

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    Looks like a nice start. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Well here is a little update. Just starting to put things on for fitment. Touring handle bars, '96 and later hand controls, F&R fenders. More things to follow.
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  9. kyhdman

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    man you definitely got it going on cant wait to finish product dont look like it will be long at the rate your going
     
  10. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Well I figure 3-6 months at least. I'm putting a '74 Shovel back together for guy since July of 2013. It hadn't been running in about 5 yrs.It is now though. Still waiting on him for asst. cables & other parts. Dollars & time to make it work.
    tourbox