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  • About TwiZted Biker
    Old School Scooter tramp , a bit of a Road Scholar too bad most of it has been bad roads : )~
    Niles Canyon Ca.
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    2017 107" Road King
    1972 93" ShovelSaurus Rex

    Ride it like you mean it .. .


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  • Join Date: 03-09-2009
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  1. krwould
    12-16-2010 07:30 PM
    Sure, why not, friends!
  2. Gypsylady
    12-10-2010 10:01 AM
    You have been friended!
  3. traveler
    11-20-2010 11:02 PM
    You are one of the few on here I'd like to have a beer with.
  4. 09-20-2010 02:38 PM
    kind of looking at adding a bike to my stable - will have to get rid of either the sporty or the shovel eventually. But have found a 1993 Electra Glide Ultra in very good shape with 58K miles. documented service, good rubber, excellent condition with three windshields, etc.
    would this be a bike that I could rely on for a pretty good while or would most likely be looking at major work in the near future?
  5. TwiZted Biker
    08-18-2010 11:24 PM
    Very good starting point the homework thing , spent 3 hrs today going the same stuff with someone that want a chopper but doesn't have much if any background and very basic experience with Harleys .

    My suggestion based on a lot of yrs dealing cases like this is
    #1 Get a firm picture in your head of what you want the bike to be & look like went done your personal style so to speak , this gives you a direction to start working toward . Also can save you money by gathering what you want or need once not 3-4 times as I've seen done as the look changes .

    #2 Rate your own skills honestly and how are you set for tools & a place to do job , from your posts I'm guessing your above entry level and shade tree stuff .

    #3 Set a cost limit on it , we know we're going to spend more it's a nice check to getting out hand , seen a few that should have been $6000 cost twice that . Real easy to do too ( can't see my red face here )

    As for motors Pan's do have the look but unless it's crate Repo. motor I'd say don't . Any you find loose are rarely worth the money and most are trashed . Shovels can be as reliable as any other motor and scream testosterone done right and there isn't another motor that sounds as good . Crate Evo motors are cheap & will bolt into any frame a shovel will and everything fits the same 4 or 5 speed , this might be your best option I've been noticing a big decrease in parts & general stuff for Shovelheads and lot of whats available is low end junk anymore .
    A ratchet top 4sp trans will give you more working room for things to fit but limits you to a chain rear without some heavy mods , I'm running one was not a bolt on . Final drive ratio is the same on the 4 & 5 sp so no gain there but lots of used evo stuff cheap and no tweaky things to make work and belt final option is nice and clean .

    There's a starting point for you , advice is free and I've been doing shovels semi professionally for 30+ yrs , hands on builds are over 100 bikes easy stock to freaked out wild . Some of the replies I've been reading in these forums make me shake my head a lot , sometimes more ego is talking than solid experience . Want to bounce ideas around or need a little info please PM , glad to help if I can ,
  6. 1931jamesw
    08-17-2010 07:24 AM
    Thanks for the reply to my "El Choppo" thread. I assume when you say to stay away from the stamped box frames, you are talking about the bagger style frames? I was thinking about a frame from paughco or maybe just finding a frame at a swap meet or something. I like the wishbone type in the downtubes but it wouldn't be absolutely neccesary and I love the looks of the pan and shovel motors but really would probably go with an evo unless there's no need to stay away from a pan or shovel. I just don't have any experience with the two older motors. I don't know if they have different mounting tabs between the three motors either? I'd also like a kick start but that may rule out the evo... You are probably starting to see I've got a little homework to do. Any more advice? Thanks.
  7. TwiZted Biker
    06-27-2010 05:03 AM
    No problem bud , I've had my shovel 28 yrs now and will have her many more so I've seen about everything that can be a problem and headache for the average owner . Have a question about anything drop me a line be glad to help if I can .
  8. 06-26-2010 09:14 AM
    Hey this is woodboot, Thanks for the info on my shovlehead oil leak. I hope it works, It sucks having a bike in the shop!

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