Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog

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.

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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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September 7, 2016

1936 Classic Harley VLH Road Ride Pre-Motorcycle Cannonball 2014

I rode this 1936 VLH one-year-only Harley hundreds of miles to shake it down prior to the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball. I sorted it out pretty well prior to the 4,000 mile ride from Daytona Beach, FL to Tacoma, WA.

Go Team American Iron Magazine!

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Cannonball Motorcycle Diaries, Classic Harley History by Buzz Kanter

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