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1962 Panhead Zero Style Chopper

David from Atlanta, Georgia, United States made available these photos of his Harley Zero Style Chopper which has a 1200cc 1962 FL Panhead engine in a Paughco gooseneck frame.

David: "This bike is inherently dangerous - NO horn, NO turn signals, NO fenders."

"I aquired most of the parts for the build from eBay. Motor, tranny, frame, forks, rims, tank, seat, floorboards. Motor & tranny were built by Jimmy (Slim) at Slims Garage here in Atlanta. Custom parts include bars with internal throttle assembly, oil tank, pipes and battery box."

Photo of 1962 Harley Panhead Zero Style Chopper by David. David's Panhead chopper has got a Paughco Zero-Style gooseneck stretched frame. The gas tank is a Husqvarna motorcross steel tank with chrome side panels.

David purchased the following parts new for the build:

Photo of 1962 Harley Panhead Zero Style Chopper by David. DNA 2" under springer fork.

Photo of 1962 Harley FL Panhead Custom Built Zero Style Chopper by David. For comfort and style: Barn fresh tractor seat on hairpin springs.

Photo of 1962 Harley Panhead Engine by David. This low chopper is built around a 1962 HD Panhead motor which has polished cases and breathes through an S&S Super E carb. Of course the case of the 1962 HD 4-Speed transmission has been polished as well.

Photo of 1962 Harley FL Panhead Panhead Engine by David. David: "HD motor basket case rebuild brought back to life June 2006; Starts on first kick hot or cold and runs strong; Distributor ignition with points and condenser; Polished cases, Jims cam and re-worked heads; Tranny re-worked and set-up kick-start only; Foot-clutch with jockey shift; New Cyclectric generator; Frame bare-metal sanded with clear-coat; Knucklehead style half-moon black metal floorboards."

Photo of 1962 Harley Panhead Motor by David. David: "She cleans up nicely but I never bother as she looks better the grimier she gets."

Photo of Front Wheel and FabKev Gold Nissin sport brakes on SS brackets and 10 inch SS rotor. FabKev Gold Nissin sport brakes on SS brackets with 10" SS rotor...

Photo of 1962 Harley FL Panhead Custom Built Zero Style Chopper by David.

Photo of 1962 Harley Panhead Zero Style Chopper by David. David: "Like a true Panhead she marks her spot everywhere she goes..."

Photo of 1962 Harley FL 1200cc Panhead Motor by David.

Photo of 1962 Harley Panhead Engine by David. David: "WARNING - the pipes are loud!"

Photo of 1962 Harley FL Panhead Custom Built Zero Style Chopper by David. And as you can see, this Harley Panhead Bobber has gone through various stages of development. Check out the lay-out of the exhaust pipes on the various photographs.

Photo of rear end of 1962 Harley Panhead Zero Style Chopper by David. On the rear end David mounted a 16" rim, 5.5" wide with a 160 wide Kenda tire. For stopping: Fabricator Kevin's Gold Nissin sport brakes on S&S brackets with 10" S&S rotor.

Photo of 1962 Harley Panhead Zero Style Chopper by David. Who wouldn't like to take her for a ride around town?

(April 2009)