1962 Harley-Davidson PANHEAD
Price: $14 700 ≈ €13503 ≈ £11576
Item location: Palisade, Colorado, US
1962 Harley Davidson FLH Panhead with 41165 miles on it according to the original speedometer. Bike has just been completely redone front to back with OEM Harley parts or quality made in USA components such as Andrews, S&S, Rivera etc. The frame, engine, trans, speedometer and other parts are original to the bike with the rest as mentioned are either Harley or top quality made in USA parts with a few exceptions like the risers, oil tank and a few trim pieces.
Frame is the original drop seat and still has the fork lock.Fenders are Harley and the tanks are 4.2 gallon off a springer Softail all in excellent condition with no dents scracthes or cracks. Paint is new and very nice.
Engine has matching belly numbers with a clean vin with no repairs to the cases or mounts. Bottom end was previously done and is very nice with a 32nd or less side play with no up and own play at all. Heads have been redone by Randy Long with new guides and springs. Castings are excellent with no cracks at all as shown in pics. Valve covers are OEM Stainless steel. Pistons are 0:10 over 8.5-1, lifters are Jims, cam is an Andrews F grind which is the same as the old A grind with a few degrees offset to deter pinging. Push rods are Velva Touch, ignition is a Mallory electronic unit (new module) installed correctly with the correct balast resistor and signal module to insure reliability and longevity. Starts on one kick. Oil pump and cam cover and tappet blocks are original. Cylinders are aftermarket from back in the 80's from Superior. Carb is an S&S E that has been gone thru and works great.
Trans is original to the bike with a 61 date code and has been gone thru with new Andrews main shaft, Main drive gear, shift dogs, paw springs along with a Nice James double lip main seal and new spacer with no leaks. Trans shifts very nice. Trans sprocket is a Made in USA PBI 23 tooth with a top quality oring chain. Rear sprocket is a 49 tooth which results in nice around town maners and cruises the highway without reving to high.
Primary has been upgraded to a BDL belt drive with a Rivera Pro (API) clutch with a new engine sprocket shaft seal and spacer installed to insure a dry primary. Goes in gear without a sound, nice easy pull on the clutch lever and nice smooth shifts.
Wiring is all new, coil is H-D, tail light is oem H-D with glass tag lens and aftermarket tail light lens for better visability. All lights work with high beam low beam, running and stop lamp. Horn works. Generator is a new Cycle Electric low charge rate 12 volt made in USA with regulator. Battery is a new Deka AGM.
Seat, grips, mirrors are all genuine H-D with some hard to find rare old school items such as the Genuine from back in the day Sifton Star front brake master cylinder, Railroad Spike foot pegs along with some vintage flying bird trim parts ie. the derby and coil covers.
Wheels are very nice with genuine H-D timken bearing hubs, oem nos rims laced and trued by Buchanans with thier polished stainless steel spokes. I have the tq specs and receipt from them to verify there the real deal. Tires are new Avons.
Front is H-D and works very well, bars are from a Softail Slim. Rear shocks are Progressive. Swing arm is from a 85 Low Rider with new bearings and seals. Bike rides very nice, is stable at highway speeds and stays straight when you take your hands off the bars. Mirrors are original H-D from back in the day that stay where you adjust them with nice clear glass.
This bike has just been done front to back with the best made in USA parts I could find and only has about 50 miles on it so you will have to complete the break in on it. Oil has already been changed once so your good to go. Title is a clean Colorado 1962 FLH Harley Davidson ready for transfer to the new owner with no defects or lien releases on it. Full disclosure, I do have the original speedometer however I did install an aftermarket unit on the bike that is very steady and accurate. The original will need to be rebuilt as it bounces to much to be usefull and is included with the sale. I also have the original headlight cowl, handle bar risers and cover and cow bells that also go with the bike in case you wanted to go with the full fender look. Just swap out the front wheel and fenders for the more traditional FLH look if that is your liking.
If your looking for a very nice Panhead thats been built to ride and not hide with good reliability you just found it. Good quality parts for these are getting harder to find as time goes on. No surprises on this bike. Personal inspection of the bike are both welcome and encouraged for your piece of mind or to address any concerns you may have about the bike. I have receipts and pics to verify all the work that was done and for the parts so no worries there. Payment via bank wire or cash in person only. Please contact me with any questions you may have or to see the bike in person.