neophyte added a topic in On The WorkbenchShovel-Head HarleyI beg your indulgence for another motorcycle, but I think it's pretty unique. A friend of mine owns this completely hand-made Shovel-head Harley that works like the real thing. It has an electric motor hidden in the jugs that spins the primary, that in turn spins the rear wheel when the clutch is engaged. The head-light and tail-light work, the front brake is operational, the kick-start pedal folds out and works, and it has a functioning Springer triple-tree front end. It even has a small "tinkler" inside that simulates the sound of an idling Harley!
It has 700 individual pieces and can theoretically be disassembled and reassembled, however I wouldn't recommend it without a support team of Swiss watchmakers standing by.
Now, I have no clue as to just how unique this things is. That's why I've posted here, to get opinions from people who know what's what. But I've told my buddy it probably belongs in the Harley Davidson museum in Milwaukee. What do you folks think?
Oh, and I've posted a video of it here at YouTube if you care to see it working:
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