Saturday, May 28, 2011

1965 Panhead From The BMR....

My all time favorite old HD and my one day dream bike is a 1965 Electra Glide Panhead. I want one for many reasons, one is because that was the year I was born, it was also the last year for the Pan and the first year for the electric kicker. The lines on this bike are classic and to me epitomize the most time honored HD styling.

I was wandering around the campsite at the BMR and what do I stumble upon? The beauty you see in front of you. As soon as I saw it I knew what it was and HAD to get pics. The owner was nearby and we talked for a few minutes. Unfortunately I have the worst memory for names that I have ever seen. No matter though, he was a great guy and he was riding a gorgeous bike. Enjoy the pics and let me know what your favorite stock HD is in the comments.

Just look at the timeless forks and front wheel.

You can see the Electra Glide script on the front fender and the starter solenoid on the primary. The cross over pipe does a good job of hiding that ugly lump though.

Gotta love fishtail mufflers.

Even the lighting is from the right time period. The tour pak came from one of them damn new fangled shovelheads.

Sometimes you need more room to move your foot around.

All business from this view.

As usual, more pics to come, keep checking back....

1 comment:

  1. Bone stock 1947 74" Knucklehead with every aftermarket accessory that was available for the period. I will own one.