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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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JayD's journey back to the road...

Hi to all,

This is a thread about the rebuilding of my Shovel which started life as a 1973 FLH 1200 and made it's way to Australia.

Here is a couple of photos of my bike when we first uncovered it from storage...





stay tuned as we are about to start tearing it down, re working the frame for comfort...I am not taking this bike back to stock rarther back to a good looking scooter done my way, I do hope you enjoy this journey as much I will doing it.

Jay...

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 05:20 AM
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Looks like a pretty cool project you have there.
I love to watch these build threads.

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Cool, love to watch these old scooters come back to life....

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Should be a great longish term project
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Great project. I'm looking forward to watching the progress.
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That has the potential of being a magnificent machine! Signed up here too.

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Wow.....original (time period) Bates seat, P-pad, 2 piece handlebars, and an S&S Super-G carb.

I'd get that running, clean it up, fix he leaky seals from sitting and leave it period correct, just like it is and ride it.

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Looking forward to following this thread, JayD. Thanks for sharing.

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