To build a super clean FLH Shovelhead that resembled the look of a more modern Street Glide.
I originally purchased & imported the bike from Tennessee to Sydney Australia as a beautiful original example of a FLHTC.
When the bike arrived, the bike looked as good as promised however it was riddles with a host of mechanical issues.
In attempt to locate the core of a poor oil circulation problem, the top end, rocker & shafts, cam, breather gear were replaced, along with a fresh hone & re-ring after discovering that the cam cover bush was incorrect for the side feed crankshaft installed.
Once rectified, the bike ran like a Swiss watch & was ridden for around 3 years…. until I high-sided it through a round-a-bout on a group ride, substantially damaging the fairing, side covers, bars, running boards, tank & panniers.
At that point, the bike would need to be repaired & repainted & would no longer be the nice original Shovelhead it was….so the Shovel Bagger was born!
Simplifying, decluttering & modernising the bike.
The overall cleanliness… and its smooth appearance without distracting from the Shovelhead engine.
Sorry, what year is it?
That’s not a new bike?