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Old 10-18-2007, 12:24 PM
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Default Best Engine Harley Ever Made

I was just reading up on Harley Davidson's history and I was curious what was the best engine Harley ever produced.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:41 PM
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I just love the way a shovel sounds
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:07 PM
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I just love the way a shovel sounds
Awsome with drag pipes.
Did you forget the Panshovel?

For looks the Panhead, for sound the Shovelhead, for reliability the Evo, andFathead.
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Shovel "sounds" right. has the most personality and im still lookin for one.

Best engine technically is the Twinkie96
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:44 PM
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At this time, I would vote for the Evo. I believed that engine saved the company. Some blame it on AMF but, for what ever reason, Harley was in bad shape in 1981/1982.Harley had a bad reputation for depandable, reliable bikes, especially when the big 4 imports were booming. The Evowas the start of the better Harley. You didn't have to be a mechanic to keep it running. Just my opinion.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:48 PM
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if your goin go for looks, the knuck.

For engine those shovels were produced from like 66 to 84 or somethin. long run of somethin good. my wife still rides one, and I do the wrenchin on it, so it got my vote.

personal favorite = Pan- I'm gonna be a proud owner of a 1951 FL my dad gave me as soon as I go pick it up.

I would say anything from a shovel on down at least "sounds right" just go to youtube and type in the different models and take a listen

Shovel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WspEEb_JFTY
Pan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRfEpzuSFLQ
Knuck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtkgebik_Vw
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:12 PM
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No idea what best really means, but the bigger the better for me.
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I was gonna vote for the Ironhead (Sportster motor) due to its longevity, but it wasn't listed in your survey. Also the XR-750 motor is the king of AMA dirt track racing. Strange that you listed the Revolution engine and not the Sportster lump. And if you only included "big twins", the Sportster 1200 motor is bigger than the Revolution motor. <Rodney Dangerfield accent> "I tell ya, Sportsters don't get no respect--no respect at all"
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Definately *NOT* the 110"!!!!
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I Love my Evilution powered Springer
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