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Old 03-13-2008, 11:57 AM
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Default 48 Panhead replica bike.

I asked this in the Panhead thread, but I thought I would throw it out here too.

I am thinking of building one of those 48 Panhead Replica bikes as advertised in the V-Twin Mfg catalog. Its a complete kit with every nut and bolt required for 16K. All one has to do is paint and assemble.

My goal would be to occupy some of my new free time in a constructive and rewarding way, and hopefully selling it for a small profit.

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Old 03-13-2008, 03:50 PM
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Sounds llike a fun project. I love to build a bike myself wiht one of those kits. My guess is you'd be real lucky to break even at sale time though.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:32 PM
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Stay away from V-Twin. The only thing they have thats not **** is their repop springers and some of their frames. Their quality of everything else is Taiwan crap.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:12 PM
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Stay away from V-Twin. The only thing they have thats not **** is their repop springers and some of their frames. Their quality of everything else is Taiwan crap.
+1 youd be better off droppin $16K on a Used 48 Pan
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:24 PM
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Default RE: 48 Panhead replica bike.

I am considering building a bike myself. What would be a good company to check into. I want to get the complete kit so I do not have to do a lot of searching around for the parts.
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:32 PM
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Default RE: 48 Panhead replica bike.

As a dealer for V-Twin,Drag Specialties, Custom Chrome, Etc,all sellthe same parts for the most part andall get most of their parts from overseas...the only difference is the packaging. If you want "American made" parts beware of Harley also as some of their parts are also made oversea. Oversea parts are sometimes crap but mostly they are a good inexpensive alternative. With any kit bike be aware they aren't model car kits. Be prepared to do some welding, cutting, and grinding to get everything to fit.If you are going to get a kit check around on prices....I never sell V-Twin or Drag at retail and a lot of other dealers also discount their parts.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:46 PM
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Default RE: 48 Panhead replica bike.

There used to be a company called "Panzer" I think that use to sell modernized Pan motorcycle. They looked tight. Might be out of business? Might not be, don't know. According to this add they sold for around 18,000$:

http://www.motorcycleshowcase.com/Ro...ger/index.html
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:53 PM
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for about 15K you can get a real vintage bike, just my opinion
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:08 AM
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Default RE: 48 Panhead replica bike.

IMO you'd probably have a lot more fun and make a lot more profit if you
buy a real vintage panhead and restore it!!
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:46 AM
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Here is a link to a 1947 harley davidson knucklehead replica 74" Vtwin on Ebay.Brand new bike with 40 miles.
The current price is up to $12,000 and the auction ends today. Lets see what the bids end up at?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...89300&rd=1
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