May 23, 2017

Rare Factory Correct Tankshift 1965 Panhead Electra Glide

OK, here is a photo of my next project bike in basic “as bought” condition. I plan to use this rare ex-police 1965 Harley Panhead – rare because it came from the factory with 3 1/2 gallon tanks and handshifter set up.

Rare 1965 Harley Panhead Tank-Shifter

This was the last year for actual tankshifters, as the 1966 Shovelhead came with the handshifter mounted on the down tubes. This one has been repainted a few times and has had some parts swapped out since it came off service as a police motorcycle.

Subscribe to American Iron Magazine to follow a series or articles on this bike later in the year.

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Classic Harley History by Buzz_Kanter

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May 11, 2017

Classic Harley Panhead Art

Nothing special, but I like this photo of the left side gas tank and handshifter of my 1948 Harley Panhead.

I had just ridden to the local gas station to fill up and the sun was going down, so I pulled over to take this photo with my cellphone camera.

1948 Harley Panhead in late day sun

Looks artsy, so thought we’d share it here. – Buzz Kanter

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April 12, 2017

Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Ride

Are you signed up for the Motorcycle Kickstart Classic ride in May? It’s only a few weeks away.

We gather at Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley, NC Thursday, May 18, and we hope you and your friends can join us for a great ride.

You never know what we need to or can accomplish on the Motorcycle Kickstart Classic Ride!

Friday, May 19 we ride all day to the North Carolina Museum of Transportation in Salisbury and overnight.

Then we ride to the AMCA meet in Denton NC on Saturday May 20th for a fun day of field events, classic bike show and a swap meet.

As always, this ride is open to all makes, models and years of motorcycle, sidecar and trike. The old bikes ride up front and the newer ones bring up the rear to pick up any parts that fall off.

Thanks to our sponsors – Wheels Through Time Museum, Motul Oils, Coker Tires, American Iron Magazine, and Greaserag.

Register now to join the fun at Kickstart Registration

Filed under Events by Buzz_Kanter

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