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  • jcrust Posts: 2
    Stock Poster jcrust
    27 Aug 2018 01:57 PM
    Hi everyone.  I am new to this site so please advise if I am positing in the wrong forum.

    I am looking for a 1975 shovel that I can rebuild as a project.  I do not want to spend a fortune but I also done want a pile of rust.  My plan it to do a complete tear down rebuild and I want a matching numbers 1975 bike that is complete as I dont want to have to chase down parts.  I am happy to import if I find the right bike and someone that can handle the hole import process.

    Any advise and does anyone think that I could get a bike landed (or already here) for 5k or am I dreaming?

    Thanks,
    Jon
  • John.R Posts: 279
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    27 Aug 2018 02:01 PM
    Your dreaming. 
  • jcrust Posts: 2
    Stock Poster jcrust
    27 Aug 2018 02:15 PM
    Quoting John.R on 27 Aug 2018 02:01 PM
    Your dreaming. 
    About the price or finding one in the first place?
  • John.R Posts: 279
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    27 Aug 2018 02:24 PM
    Price. Your way off the mark for shovels especially in the condition you want them.  The fact you want a specific year in that condition means you'll probably need to pay more again.
  • Ratbob Posts: 414
    Adelaide Hills
    Stage 1 Poster Ratbob
    27 Aug 2018 04:55 PM
    Hi JC, I was looking for about 7 years, collected some NOS parts like a full 70’s exhaust system because most had been changed, the cheapest I ever found was $9,000 and very poor condition.  Last reasonable FXE I’ve seen is at Pitmans motorcycles Adelaide, $18,000 so it’s no project. 
    Not saying “barn finds” aren’t around, but these days, probably thanks to the likes of the American Pickers show, owners are asking way too much.
    Good luck man, hope it pans, oops, shovels out for you. Cheers
  • liberator Posts: 152
    Stock Poster liberator
    31 Aug 2018 10:29 PM
    I was in Pitmans last week and spotted that FXE, pwoar talk about a nice time capsule, haven't seen one of those Single Tank Super Glides for years, back in the day that was the tank Super Glides came with, and this ones still got its original paint, everybody swapped those Single Tanks for Fat Bobs, rare as hens teeth now, there must be heaps of those removed tanks in peoples sheds somewhere,
    Anyhow,  Doug wasn't about to ask questions so I left, bike is on bike sales, pretty cool vid of the bike ,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOdMuXzW0q4

    I know what I'll be buying when I win Lotto this weekend,
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2114
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    01 Sep 2018 02:42 PM
    Quoting liberator on 31 Aug 2018 10:29 PM
    I was in Pitmans last week and spotted that FXE, pwoar talk about a nice time capsule, haven't seen one of those Single Tank Super Glides for years, back in the day that was the tank Super Glides came with, and this ones still got its original paint, everybody swapped those Single Tanks for Fat Bobs, rare as hens teeth now, there must be heaps of those removed tanks in peoples sheds somewhere,
    Anyhow,  Doug wasn't about to ask questions so I left, bike is on bike sales, pretty cool vid of the bike ,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOdMuXzW0q4

    I know what I'll be buying when I win Lotto this weekend,
    that is the kick start model had a smaller battery too.what year? those tanks rubber mounted last for good!
  • Baloffski Posts: 1174
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    01 Sep 2018 03:11 PM
    Fuck that is nice, but to me again, the fuel tank seems too small. (Must be a phobia I have). But 20 Thou. Miles  is like new.. Lovely
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2114
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    01 Sep 2018 04:51 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 01 Sep 2018 03:11 PM
    Fuck that is nice, but to me again, the fuel tank seems too small. (Must be a phobia I have). But 20 Thou. Miles  is like new.. Lovely
    I changed to that tank from original fat bob 3 1/2 gal I could pull the heads off the motor with tank still inplace. held 12Liter ( could be wrong ) the 3 1/2 could hold 14Liters both nice slim tanks & no starter motor the bike was a lot lighter than today's big twins. rigid mounted motor so had the Harley vibe.
  • R2D2 Posts: 159
    Stock Poster R2D2
    01 Sep 2018 07:23 PM
    Good looking narrow glide.
  • kickinon Posts: 555
    baccus marsh
    Performance Poster kickinon
    17 Sep 2018 04:17 PM
    Quoting John.R on 27 Aug 2018 02:01 PM
    Your dreaming. 
    Quoting jcrust on 27 Aug 2018 02:15 PM
    About the price or finding one in the first place?
    a 1975 flh sold at the amca Woolongong auction this august for $22k. its a nice bike,
    a  good running and cosmetically right?? shovelhead seems to be around the $15k and up mark..
    a bitza thats kinda running at times and needs work seems to be around the $12k ..
    thats what i've found after looking around the past 12 monthsish...
    ive seen a 1956 pan for $35K,, a 1954 pan sold for $60k.. and a 1946 knuckle sell for $70K.. all in oz...
    i n the past year....

  • Baloffski Posts: 1174
    Victoria
    Performance Poster Baloffski
    17 Sep 2018 09:46 PM
    Heap a shit original, need lota work and knowledge to groove. Good luck, they were always cool though.
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