Shovelhead or Evo?
by Doug I.
bare bones roller
Shovelhead or Evo - Probably Shovelhead.
I picked up an '83 FXR basket at a swap meet and sold off everything but the motor because I wanted this to be a rigid. Nice thing is this Shovel has paperwork. Engine is being rebuilt as I type.
I picked up a bare bones roller at another swap meet and this makes a good foundation for the build. Ultima frames are very nice indeed and a 200 series tire fits perfectly.
I couldn't use the tranny from the basket because it was rubber mount but I found a good deal on a '96 Softail 5 speed that fits the bill perfectly.
Then I found a '93 Evo motor with a Baker 6 speed for a great price on Craigslist and then I had to decide which motor to use.
I am leaning toward the Shovel as it is classic and has paperwork. I will put the Evo into my next build which I want to be cheaper and more like a rat.
All black with minimal chrome is my MO. Sprung solo seat will be added and yes a front fender as I ride in all weather and conditions as needed.
So far so good but the costs are adding up and I still need an open belt primary, forward controls, hand controls. I did find the perfect oil tank on eBay for under a benny - very happy with that.
My first Harley build and yes I am in over my head - but I ask a lot of questions, read a lot and learn as I go the best I can. Thanks to Al at Al's Cycle here in Rome!
Thanks for reading . . .