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    Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    Last year I was parking my 69 FLH at a local biker bar when a nice looking 40 something gal sang out "nice pan-shovel". If that had been a guy I would have went into correction mode, but being a nice looking gal, I was pretty impressed. If I was single I would have bought her a beer!

    Dave Swanson

    1936 VLH
    1936 VD
    1956 FLH
    1956 KHK
    1964 XLCH
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    1984 FLH

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    Re: Harley Shovelhead - Best Deals?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSwanson View Post
    Last year I was parking my 69 FLH at a local biker bar when a nice looking 40 something gal sang out "nice pan-shovel". If that had been a guy I would have went into correction mode, but being a nice looking gal, I was pretty impressed. If I was single I would have bought her a beer!
    On the east coast, a 66 to 69 shovel is sometimes referred to a panshovel but not as common as the term gennyshovel.

    Nice looking 69.
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    Re: Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    Here in Maine we call them slab side shovels but hey we are hillbilly yankee's

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    Re: Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    Call'em what ever ya want ya gotta love'em and consider them a classic in a classic time period.....
    DaKing
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    Re: Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    Quote Originally Posted by daking View Post
    Call'em what ever ya want ya gotta love'em and consider them a classic in a classic time period.....
    Yes Sir Re !!!

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    Re: Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    Usually around here (Connecticut) we call them flatside Shovels and only occasionally do I hear them called Pan Shovels.
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    Re: Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    In Sweden we call them for early shovel or genrator shovel,over here a pan shovel is a converted pan vith shovel heads.Engine older than 65 with newer shovel heads.Have a good day

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    Re: Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    The person I know who I consider a True Expert on '66-'69 Shovels is a Girl!

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    Re: Flatside Harley Shovelhead - Genny or Pan Shovel?

    Quote Originally Posted by indianut View Post
    The person I know who I consider a True Expert on '66-'69 Shovels is a Girl!
    And........?
    Buzz Kanter
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