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Old 05-28-2012, 03:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 05-28-2012, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like a pretty cool project you have there.
I love to watch these build threads.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool, love to watch these old scooters come back to life....
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Should be a great longish term project
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Great project. I'm looking forward to watching the progress.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That has the potential of being a magnificent machine! Signed up here too.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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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Old 05-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Looking forward to following this thread, JayD. Thanks for sharing.
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