I bought this ’46 in April of 2010 from FLA. It was in bad shape and in need of restoration, it had not seen the road in over 50 years. I had my work cut out for me. It would take a little over a year to do . I started by disassembling the front forks and wheels. Some one had painted all the hardware. I used paint stripper and acetone to remove the paint and found nice oem finish under it.I rebuilt the wheels and hubs, put on new tires, relined the brake shoes then assembled the front end.Then I removed gas and oil tanks to find that the dash had been painted along with the oem wiring. This would take lots of time to strip and save.I only had to replace the oil light wire.Then on to the box. It had two wooden floors and broken hinges, it needed some welding.I removed both fenders and tail lights for easy cleaning.Then rebuilt rear wheels,hubs and brakes.I then inspected rear end put on new shocks . On to the motor and tran. The motor was rebuilt but not restored to give it the unrestored look.I gave this bike a lot of time and little money to preserve that old unrestored look. After over a year the bike was ready for the road. I took it to its first AMCA meet in Jefferson PA in 2011. I have put on about 600 miles and enjoyed riding it a lot. Look at pic to see all the work done.
This is the first panhead that I ever bought back in 1994. I rode this bike for several years, and decided to restore it. It took 2 years, and by this time my wife had her motorcycle license. By the end of the restoration I thought she was ready for her own panhead. The bike has been done for several years now, and she has over 2,500 miles on it. Enjoy the pics.
SOLD! to a good friend!
Bought this bike in 2005 from a close friend who enjoyed riding this bike as much as I did.
You can see I added the BUCO windshield that was NOS, and Vista View mirrors as a finishing touch to this first year hydra-glide panhead…
Check out the BIG BERTHA BUCO saddle bags.. plenty of storage room for the overnight bike trip…
this sweet ride has the original sparkling burgundy paint..
I ride this bike EVERYDAY.. rain/shine doesn’t matter she loves top be ridden
See the “this bike climbed MT Washington” sticker…that’s right its not there because I would never mar up the original paint with s sticker….. but she has been ridden all over the White Mountains…
as much as i love this bike for the right price i’d be willing to part with it.. shoot me an email if you are interested in buy this beauty!