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From the Seller of this Great Bike!
This is a collection of what I believe to be the best elements of Harley Davidson! This is a 1946 Harley Davidson with some serious sprint ability. The lower end and both engine cases are that of the 1946 Knuckle, one of the strongest bottom ends that HD made.
Nestled at top the Knuckle lower end are 1957 Panhead cylinders. Thick steel sleeved cast bored 0.060” over top house the high compression S+S inners. Top end is that of the 1975 Shovel with nitrate valves all ported and flowed. Driving this 1946 is very impressive “J” grind cam feed by an S+S Shortly “E” carb jetted and set up like a champ!
The ignition is a combination Accel and Blue Streak but we keep the old points. There is a technique to start this bike that if not followed will result in a very tired leg with possibly a dislocated knee…..This bike will keep up with the best of them off the line. We used a well-hidden Karata 1.5 inch Belt Drive in the standard primary closed.
This is coupled to the best clutch on the market for any big twin with power the Barnett Scorpion. The stock 4 speed has been rebuilt and is like a tank. For fun we placed a combination foot and hand shift just to get some attention and have a little fun. This drives through the nickel plated 520 chain down to a 140/90-16 Dunlop Elite.
The front end is a 1975 Wide Glide with dual discs holding the 60 spoke rims to a Dunlop Elite 100/90-19. The big has been built and rebuilt evolving over the year to one of the best riding Classic Motorcycles with style, functionality and power! The machine is built owned and operated by mechanics. No cost was spared on the drive train of this 1946.
All this sits in one of the best and last 1957 Straight Leg Ridged Frame totally unmolested. Housing the period correct ½ moon floor boards with custom controls for convenience and to hold any one 5’9” to 6’4”. The pogo seat was discarded and we went with a custom fabricated steel based leather seat following the lines of the frame for the lowest position possible in terms of gravity centers. The seat is nicely finished in a leather checker board pattern with a matching tank bib and handle grips.
This bike is a runner rider used often. The tires are new as is the belt drive and clutch.
The bike is Garnet Red and done in the style of a 1960 Pan. With every possible chrome and SS Braid done right. Chrome won’t get you home but a good looking well running bike, in my opinion, is better than an ugly well running bike!
No leaks except the occasional drip from the crank case breather which is rare.
Mileage on the bike is compliments the police special speedo that last registered 48,597 mile but the unit and rebuild of it is less than 5,000 miles.
Paint is great near flawless with the exception of two small chips in the rear bobtail fender lip that have been touched up.
All the tins are HD straight and true with no dents or body fill.
Chrome is in excellent condition as are the braided cables and lines. The bike holds a good shine.
Mechanically the bike is perfect a very fine tuned machine that has been properly dialed in. As mentioned before with the high compression, the “J” grind cam and the jetted S+S Short she can be a challenge to kick if you do not follow procedure which is common for stock engines and even more so for modified.
Rims: 16” rear and a 19” front
Front Tire: 100/90-19 New Dunlops
Rear Tire: 140/90-16 New Dunlops
Engine # 46FL3302
Frame # Not Applicable as 1957 frames had no VIN
Standard oil temperature and pressure gauges followed up with lights. Converted 12 volt system still utilizing a generator. Pony Express style leather bags, remote oil filter and all the chrome and braid possible.