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    Re: I love this project 1979 FLH 1200

    Thanks Bigincher, but I would trade it in a minute for a stock paint AMF'er! I am with Droptop on this one.....NEVER thought AMF disco glides would be so cool / deemed antiques! I have a freind with a stock paint 75 FLH in mint condition. He turned down 12,500. for it.
    Trust Jesus

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    Re: I love this project 1979 FLH 1200

    When I bought my '77 FLH back in 1987, it was bone stock. Of course it was only 10 years old. It had all the stuff, comfort-flex seat, fairing, saddlebags, tour pack, etc, even the chrome side panels that hide the transmission area. Naturally, in 1987 I had no second thoughts about stripping it down and 'customizing' it. Then about 15 years ago, a guy hit me up for the stock take-off parts, and I figured no way would I ever want that ugly bagger stuff again, so I let it go..... (sigh)
    I still have the seat, the tour pack, a few of the other things, but.... well, what can I do now besides shrug my shoulders?

    But Hey, it's still not a bad-looking motorcycle...!!




    Okay, sorry for the hijack....!
    52 HydraGlide
    59 Pan/Knuck Chopper
    77 Stroker Shovel FLH
    94 Evo Secret Components

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    Regardless, I would have done the same thing just 5 years ago, sell all the original goodies..... most likely. Still you have a very nice looking shovel out there.

    I took the ugly but comfy Mustang seat out of my bike, the passenger floor boards, ditched the exhausts, get out the rear wheel and got a bad back.......Damn. Now I screwed, I left the bike on the table and went home to suffer...........I ll be back there though to get a pic or two.
    How da hell should I have it cleaned/washed in the middle of winter????? It has like 30 years of oil and grime on it and I do not see using the hose inside my garage. Anyone??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigincher View Post
    When I bought my '77 FLH back in 1987, it was bone stock. Of course it was only 10 years old. It had all the stuff, comfort-flex seat, fairing, saddlebags, tour pack, etc, even the chrome side panels that hide the transmission area. Naturally, in 1987 I had no second thoughts about stripping it down and 'customizing' it. Then about 15 years ago, a guy hit me up for the stock take-off parts, and I figured no way would I ever want that ugly bagger stuff again, so I let it go..... (sigh)
    I still have the seat, the tour pack, a few of the other things, but.... well, what can I do now besides shrug my shoulders?

    But Hey, it's still not a bad-looking motorcycle...!!




    Okay, sorry for the hijack....!
    Last edited by emek69; 01-17-2012 at 07:49 PM.
    '58 R69
    '68 R69S
    '69 R50/2
    '11 R1200RT
    '76 FXE-1200
    '95 FXSTSB

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    Re: I love this project 1979 FLH 1200

    Here is the damage...



    Original medallion mounts have rotten out, has anyone have a quick fix for this issue?????Glue, double tape????

    '58 R69
    '68 R69S
    '69 R50/2
    '11 R1200RT
    '76 FXE-1200
    '95 FXSTSB

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    Electric spot welding.
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    Re: I love this project 1979 FLH 1200

    Quote Originally Posted by salmja View Post
    Nice looking bike!
    I'm working on this '79 FLH-80. Not a good quality picture but you get the idea? When it's ready I'll post more...


    JARI
    JARI, Nice bike!

    Quote Originally Posted by flatsider View Post


    I also am missing my hard bag lids! LOL
    My 79 FLH chopper, kraftech frame, belt drive, s&s heads. Too far "missing" to ever be restored to original

    Like your 79 looks like fun!
    Russ, Between riding that hellacious wild horse of yours and that rigid-frame-bolted-on-seat chopper, no wonder your ribs and spine are full of stress-cracks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    Electric spot welding.
    Well ventilated I hope.

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    Re: I love this project 1979 FLH 1200

    IIRC all the 75th Anniv. Editions we had on the floor were the later 78 variety. Memory could be failing, however, the one I owned for a while was the later 78 type.
    VPH-D

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    emek69.....just ran across this old thread..... wondering what happened with your '
    79 FLH?.......

    2-days before 2017 Christmas I found my Shovel sittin' in a Indy shop.....
    previous owner had her in for all new clutch plates....and it was for sale!
    He had her for 27-years!

    Back in 2002 he did some nice upgrades.....don't think it was ridden much as he
    also had a late model Ultra....

    S&S Super Stock single plugged heads, Super E carb,
    Head Quarters Torquer cam @ 0.465" lift, Jim's Powerglide Tappets,
    Alto clutch on 3-finger hub, true dual exhaust,
    sometime she was repainted these OEM H-D 2-tone reds,
    originally tan and brown, paint not perfect....she's a runner....
    after the paint job the King of the Highway badges we're not re-installed.

    No worries..... I have them......

    When I found her the Batwing fairing and Tour Pak we're off and runnin'
    just a nice windshield.... actually have 3 different windshields.....

    Also found the original Cycle Sounds radio caddy and antenna in one
    of the 2 big boxes of parts!.....

    Everything the previous owner upgraded or replaced he kept!
    Put the original parts in the box the new parts came in....so I
    have it all.....even the original tires from1979!

    All I really HAD to do was new tires and balancing.

    Went with Metzler ME888 Marathon Ultra Wide Whites.....

    Looking for some passenger footboards that will work...


    https://i.postimg.cc/053HdVNW/IMG-20...-131049358.jpg

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    My Wife's Dads bike that he left to her. Great condition now just figuring out value.

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