November 22, 2019

Dirty 1948 Harley Panhead Motorcycle

Harley Panheads were built and sold as 1948 through 1965 model years. The 1948 (like this one) was the last big twin Harley with a factory Springer front end, and the 1965 (first and last Panheads) was the first Harley Big Twin with an electric starter and 12 volt electrics.

Here is a mostly correct and original 1948 Panhead and quick explanation of how it works.

Filed under Classic Harley History by Buzz Kanter

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October 24, 2010

S&S Sidewinder 93 into 76 Harley Shovelhead case….the machining process,how to do it…

Hi Everyone

Recently I was approached to do a conversion from a stock 76 Shovelhead to a big bore/strocker kit from S&S,the guy want to keep is stock case so he could still have is Harley registration in is pocket  instead of having a custom made bike registration.

Some province or states have different law concerning those registration and here in New Brunswick(Canada) they are kind of really fussy about those and most tend to run away from custom build bike due the high insurance cost and the hassle that is around that.

I had no time to work on that during night time and weekend but since it look like a nice project to show my students some different things they should know and I  feel they should be interested(What do you think?….),so I accept to do the job in school (I am actually a machinist instructor working in a college ).

Here is how you proceed ,first you need to read carefully the instruction that come from S&S.

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Filed under Engine & Transmission, Saddlebagrail's blog, Tech by saddlebagrail

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September 12, 2010

Images from the First Stop of the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run

On Friday I was able to adjust my work schedule to allow for travel to Greenville, NC to meet up with the riders of the Cannonball Run at their first stop.  Arriving at the parking lot of the Hampton Inn around 4:00, I was just in time to see the bikes start rolling in after their first 150 mile run.  It was great to see some of the folks that frequent this site, including Buzz Kanter on his 1915 Harley Davidson.

I had a great time walking around the parking lot and talking to the riders and support team members.  What I found really cool was that even the support vehicles were classic bikes.  There were multiple Panheads and Knuckleheads outfitted with special sidecars that could pick up a broken down race bike and pilot.

Here’s some more pictures I took walking around the parking lot.  As you can see, there were a lot of great bikes.  If you can make it to one of the stops, it is well worth the trip.  Make sure to ask Dave Fusiak to crank up his 8 valve Harley. 

Filed under Cannonball Motorcycle Diaries, Events, Panhead Jim's Blog by PanheadJim

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