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Thread: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

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    48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1948-Harley...EAAOSwWkteUA~h
    Now I suppose a 72 year old motorcycle with 473 miles is something you do not see very often.
    I see a few differences from Palmer's description, but remember this is a factory custom and the buyer gets whatever he wants !

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    That is a sketchy 5 digit vin... from a pinch and zoom view.
    Nice tail lights and hard bags tho

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    Re: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    When did the hydrolic front end debut?

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    Re: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    Quote Originally Posted by Waiting View Post
    When did the hydrolic front end debut?
    1949, and no, there were not late production '48s with one...
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    Re: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    Quote Originally Posted by 1950panhead View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1948-Harley...EAAOSwWkteUA~h
    Now I suppose a 72 year old motorcycle with 473 miles is something you do not see very often.
    I see a few differences from Palmer's description, but remember this is a factory custom and the buyer gets whatever he wants !
    Hard to tell from the pics but I think the throttle cable is routed incorrectly for '48. Easy fix though.

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    Re: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    English is his second language.
    To have the right to do something is not the same as to be right in doing it.

    49 FL Love/Hate Relationship

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    Re: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    I like the one year only Allen head timing screws.....
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    Re: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    And the timing hole plug.....And the gas shut-off!

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    This bike looks as if it was left outside unattended and uncovered in the weather for a long time.
    The wear on the foot clutch pedals. The excessive rust on the rear mounted center stand, the excessive corrosion all over the bike, looks as if it was ridden in foul weather, salted roads etc., and the general lack of concern for the machine, tells a different story. Sort of looks like maybe a top end job was done, the cylinders and intake manifold don't match with the lack of care of the rest of the bike... possibly the speedo reflects the top end mileage (?)
    Too many seemingly insignificant changes from a (factory)stock bike, especially the front end, to trust the accuracy of the speedo and the sellers sales pitch.

    This bike raises way too many red flags for me. Like they say on the TV show "Shark Tank"... because of those reasons, I'm out !!

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    Re: 48 pan on ebay, 473 original miles

    Hard to see the wishbone area at the front of the frame but it looks like the tubes are flat like a later frame. Like everyone has observed; too pricey for what can be seen, and what can't be seen. It would be a fun risk if the price was right.

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