I RODE and customised Jap bikes before I got this 1982 model Harley-Davidson. It is one of the last Shovels ever made. It’s 86 cubes with a RevTech six-speed gearbox, stretched and raked from Wide Glide front-end.
The brakes are Dragway four-spots all around. I wouldn’t have anything less on a bike with nitrous oxide.
Billet wheels, 16 at rear and 19 at the front, compliment the Shovel’s looks very well.
The paint is deep blue ghost camo.
In the engine department, the heads been ported, polished, stroked, and whole engine balanced sporting Stage 2 cam and S&S carby.
The seat was especially made to fit the stretched frame.
It has a hydraulic clutch for comfortable ride.
I bought it as a wreck, and 20 years later, it has had two paint jobs and four total rebuilds. It was my first Harley. Since then I had several Harleys but my first will be always my favourite and it won’t change hands while I live.
pics by George; words by Greg