May 9, 2011

My Dual Linkert Carb Classic Harley Panhead Bobber

The term motorcycle bobber is thrown around these days by a lot of people who have no idea what it really means or even that many of the originals were referred to as bob-jobs back in the day.

About 10 years ago I go the idea to build my own Harley bobber with mostly real Harley parts from the same era. I started collectig part at swapmeets and bike shows with a fair idea of what I wanted. Rigid frame, sprung solo saddle, suicide clutch (no, there is no such thing a a suicide shift – at least not as fas as I have ever heard), jocky shift, unusual exhaust, and dual Linkert carbs – side by side on the left side of the engine.

1949 Harley Panhead bobber motorcycle - what a classic!

Well, many years and several variations here is what it looks like now. We followed the original build of this in American Iron Magazine and will probably redo it to show the progress today.

Modified Superior shotgun exhaust pipes

It originally had red rims and oil tank, red grips and white wall tires.

Matched dual Linkert carburetors on modified Panhead heads and bracket.

More story and photos to follow soon.

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Custom Motorcycles, Random Ideas by Buzz Kanter

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