Harley Davidson Shovelhead
ENGINE: 98 cu in (1600cc) 1979 Harley Davidson Shovelhead V-twin, fully rebuilt, re-worked Shovel crankcases, bottom end rebuild and balancing, shaved/profiled barrels, Keith Black pistons, 11.5:1 compression ratio, modified S&S Cycle twinplug cylinder heads, Andrews cam, H-D Evo-type hydraulic lifters, adjustable pushrods, S&S dual throat carburettor, one-off 316 stainless knife-edged velocity stacks by Rocket Bobs, dual Morris magneto ignition system, Lowbrow HT leads, one-off 2-into- 2-into-4 exhaust system hand rolled from 0.7mm inconel sheet, Baker 6-in-a-4 gearbox, brass kicker pedal, hydraulic clutch, oneoff engine pulley by Rocket Bobs, Tech Cycle gearbox sprocket, open 2” BDL belt primary drive.
FRAME: 1979 Harley-Davidson 4-speed FXS Low Rider (fully rebuilt and heavily modified), converted to monoshock suspension using an HD duo glide swingarm.
FRONT END: Stock length anodised fork stanchions and dampers by Rocket Bobs, one-off fork boots, shaved Sportster lower legs, one-off windowed billet yokes in 7075 aluminium by owner, 17” carbon Matrix wheel rim laced to billet Kite single-disc hub, 120/60 x 17” Michelin full wet tyre, Beringer floating disc, triple 2-pot brake caliper assembly by Rocket Bobs/Harrison Billet, braided stainless brake line, Rocket Bobs ‘Lobster Back’ handlebars with integral risers in 316 stainless, custom brass riser cups, Rocket Bobs control levers/master cylinders, one-off leather grips, Rocket Bobs billet ‘Night Nemesis’ headlight on custom stainless bracket.
REAR END: Penske racing car monoshock unit, 17” carbon Matrix wheel rim laced to billet Kite hub, 160/50 x 17” Michelin full wet tyre, Talon drive sprocket, custom disc, triple 2-pot brake caliper assembly by Rocket Bobs/Harrison Billet, braided stainless brake line, Rocket Bobs ‘Voodoo’ mudguard and mini strip light.
MISCELLANEOUS: Rubber mounted Gilera petrol tank (heavily modified), Rocket Bobs brass filler cap and fuel level sight glass, heavy duty brass marine fuel tap, custom cylindrical oil tank in 316 stainless by Rocket Bobs, one-off all-gel solo seat, Moto Gadget mini speedo, Rocket Bobs stunt footpegs, custom stainless head steadies, minimal wiring loom, custom sidestand, stainless fasteners throughout.
PAINT and FINISH: Fire Cherry candy paintwork, gold leafing and graphics by Art Slade, Oxford.
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