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1948 Harley FL Panhead Bobber

Eugene from Clinton, Michigan, United States made available these photos of his 1948 Harley Model FL Panhead Bobber.

Eugene: "This bike was bought in Florida as a basket case a few years ago. She has been converted to 12 volt system with all new wiring, battery, horn, and lights. The speedo, o-ring chain, front and rear brakes are new. New 21" front and 16" rear tires, 3" risers, 12" high rise bars, 4" over fork tubes."

Photo of 1948 Harley FL Panhead Custom Bobber Motorcycle by Eugene. Eugene has made this dark red Custom Bobber out of a 1948 Harley Model FL Panhead basket case.

Image of 1948 Panhead Model FL Harley Bobber by Eugene. It would seem that the rake is more than the stock rake for 1948 FL's, so while we call her a Bobber, she may actually be a Short Chop.

Photo of 1948 Harley FL Panhead Custom Bobber Motorcycle by Eugene.

Image of 1948 Panhead Model FL Harley Bobber by Eugene.

Photo of 1948 Harley FL Panhead Custom Bobber Motorcycle by Eugene.

Straight Bobber or Custom Bobber?

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1948 Harley Davidson Model FL Panhead Motor

Image of 1948 Panhead Model FL Harley Motor.

Eugene's Custom Bobber is powered by the classic 1948 Harley Davidson Model FL Panhead motor.

Eugene: "The heads, cylinders, and right case are 1948. I believe the internals are 1948 also. The left case is aftermarket with no numbers on the boss where the numbers go. There is no title. The Motor and Transmission have been completly rebuilt with 10 to 1 pistons and new heads. She has a S&S Super B carb and S&S air cleaner. Also a new S&S billet oil pump and new auto advance distributor."

Photo of 1948 Harley FL Panhead Motor.

Eugene: "This bike starts with 3 primer kicks, then 1 or 2 with the ignition on. She may need minor carb adjustment during break-in."

Image of 1948 Panhead Model FL Motor.

Eugene: "She has 1 3/4" drag pipes with no baffles."

Photo of 1948 Model FL Harley Panhead Motor. 1200cc Harley Model FL Panhead motor.

Harley Tank and Dash

Image of Tank and Dash of 1948 Panhead Model FL Custom Motorcycle.

Bobber's Rear End...

Photo of 1948 Harley FL Panhead Custom Bobber Motorcycle by Eugene.

Thanks Eugene!



(February 2010)