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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 12:55

After 4 months of waiting on parts, waiting on the machine shop, waiting on parts, waiting on paint to dry, waiting on parts, assembling and did I say waiting on parts? my 1966 Shovelhead motor and trans are ready to slip into the frame. Saturday night I lay down to sleep with the knowledge that in a few weeks and a little wiring, some wrenching and did i say waiting I parts? it will be back on the road. Sunday over a cup of fresh roasted coffee I am told by the Chicago Tribune that I have been slacking off over this rebuild. There above the headline it tells me "BUILD A CHOPPER FROM SCRATCH IN 3 DAYS" WTF How can this be done? Turns out there is a Chopper School here in Chicago that will teach you how to build a chopper in 3 days of classes. You don't build one they just teach you everything you need to know to build your own in three days. I've been building bikes for 30+ years so I must either be slow or a slacker. I'm thinking there will be a ton of half built choppers up for sale soon. LOL

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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 09:10

Re: Roadking20032000 write: American Chopper, course they don't show the 9 guys working on the bike 24 hours a day. And no sleeping Knuckle. Sleep is for Posers. LOL. Sounds like it will be a great ride when your done.

YOu mean it's all Fake? not the Chrome Pimp's? Damn next your gonna tell me pro wrestleing is fake too...Now im Bummed...and Knuckle im the Slacker...im to Lazy even to Ride.


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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 07:36

Harleygirl Never sell motorcycles! Turn to crime if you have to but never sell motorcycles! LOL Charmz, That is why we have winter here in the North LOL Actually on this old iron 4 months isn't bad. Took me 5 years to collect the parts for my 47 and a year to assemble. I try to put original equipment on my bikes when ever I can and that means a lot of time at swap meets.


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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 07:27

Spyder, long story but I bought the frame and tin back in the 80's after an accident and slid a 49 pan into it. Last summer I found this 66 shovel motor and trans and that is when I decided to restore the Pan and rebuild the 66. Over the winter I have done a ground up rebuild except for paint that I did about 5-6 years ago.


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Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2007 05:42

Good Lord and I thought I had problems. Four months is a bit extreme! I am sorry you have to go through this.


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 20:55

Hey now this is a blog! This is what I pay money for! Let me just say; 3 days, and they have all the parts to start with. Hell waiting 3 1/2 weeks for exhaust for my 89 ultra, I can not imagine wanting something for one of the shovels or knuckle I had to get rid of when my husband became ill. I like the old ones but reality was I like to go so much and Money was tight so I sold a nice family collection 9 bikes in all kept Barney only. Any way thanks for the BIKE blogg.


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 19:57

Knuck, Where did you get that? You have been holding back on me. That is very nice. Is this a ground up re-build or are you going to do as you will?


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 15:12

Zeke, Yes first year of the Shovel. The lower end didn't change much from the Pan except for the cam. The heads were the major change that year.

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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 15:04

engine looks good - 66 was the first year for the shovel right?


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 15:00

I've tried that no sleep crap but all my money seems to go up my nose. LOL


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 13:37

RIGHT ON DUDEY


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Posted on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 13:14

American Chopper, course they don't show the 9 guys working on the bike 24 hours a day. And no sleeping Knuckle. Sleep is for Posers. LOL. Sounds like it will be a great ride when your done.


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