1948 Harley-Davidson FL

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

To have something that looked nostalgic but with a little more umph than it was designed for.

What motivated you to start your project?

I was looking for an old bike that I could learn on. My first HD I needed to understand how things work and the best way I know how is to take things apart and put them back together.

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

Fitting 80″ STD panheads to the 74″ cone motor with higher compression Keith Black Hypereutectic pistons and an Andrews “J” grind cam.

What are you most proud of?

The bike went through several iterations. I would find things that I thought I could do to make the bike better and more unique and with a little creativity add them.


5 Comments

  • Roy Hooser says:

    I have a Johnny Cash Special bike of my own (as a lot of people have), so I can appreciate what it takes to put one together. The 50’s style bikes always look good.

     
    • 48mirage says:

      In the upper right corner there are stars. Click on the star that you think is appropriate.

       
  • Wade Edge says:

    How do you vote? I want to add a five star rating for this bike… immaculate!

     
  • Tom T says:

    Beautiful job on the bike, looking good and the kiddo cracked me up.

     
  • Wade Edge says:

    Five stars! Badass build, just begs to be on a cross country trip!

     

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5 Comments

  • Roy Hooser says:

    I have a Johnny Cash Special bike of my own (as a lot of people have), so I can appreciate what it takes to put one together. The 50’s style bikes always look good.

     
    • 48mirage says:

      In the upper right corner there are stars. Click on the star that you think is appropriate.

       
  • Wade Edge says:

    How do you vote? I want to add a five star rating for this bike… immaculate!

     
  • Tom T says:

    Beautiful job on the bike, looking good and the kiddo cracked me up.

     
  • Wade Edge says:

    Five stars! Badass build, just begs to be on a cross country trip!

     

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