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Harley Davidson Cafe Racers


USD12,000 (Auction)

Price : USD12,000 (Auction)
Date : March 16, 2019
Condition : Used
Year : 1954
Model : Panhead
Bike Type : FL
Engine Size : 1200
VIN : 54FL3057
Shipping to : United States
Location : Groton, New York, United States

I’m relisting the bike with NO Reserve.  There seemed to be several interested parties when I last listed it, so I’m setting the starting price where the bidding left off last time. 

There is a “Buy it Now price listed, which, obviously, is what I’d like to see the bike bring, but the decision is now up to the buying public.  This is a well built bike and I have no qualms in listing it as such. 
Good Luck.
This bike is a classic example of how they used to Bob ’em,  back in the day.  The classic wide glide front end with the tins removed and rubber ‘gaiters like the Limey bikes for that “down to business” look.  The  bike is a ’54, Registered in New York as a 1954, and comes with the transferrable registration which is sole proof of ownership for pre 1971 vehicles in New York State.

The engine has freshly been redone, with new parts used as needed.  New valves and valve job, new pistons in rebored Harley cylinders, and a classic Sifton ‘412 cam has been installed with new cam rollers. 
The Sifton is a classic cam from the 60’s& 70’s, which featured a mild boost in performance and valve timing that delivers much easier kicking effort than a stock FLH cam.  Something we all appreciate as time goes on.
The bottom end was been fitted with new crankpin and rollers and the rods sized to match.  The main bearings were line honed and bearings sized to fit.
The bottom end was balanced as well.
The engine also features a later model shovelhead oil pump in interest of engine longevity.  They deliver more oil and frankly, original Pan pumps are getting pretty old by now most aren’t up to performing as they did when new. 
The Transmission has been gone through and bearings replaced as required.  Close ratio first and third gears were installed for smoother shifting and ratios better suited to a light weight bobber.
The electrics have been updated to 12 volts with electronic regulator. 
My preference when building this bike was to use original HD parts when possible, such as the hi/low, horn, and ignition switch, as the quality of these veteran parts exceeds by far what is available aftermarket today.

  The frame is an American made reproduction of a ’54 straight leg frame.  It is a quality made item which takes a very close inspection to notice the missing forging numbers on frame joints.  Otherwise it looks identical to factory, with the added benefit that it has never been wrecked, cut, repaired, or modified. 

The pictures tell it all, I’ve tried to build a quality product that will give it’s new owner miles of smiles.
It’s a one or two kick machine that you will be proud to own.
Thanks for looking.
You can see this bike  being started here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29hZiHdQggs&feature=youtu.be

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