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."
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:
- 1.5" primary belt with new clutch assembly and pulley;
- Cylinders and pistons;
- DNA 2" under springer front-end;
- FabKev front + rear Gold Nissin sport brakes on SS brackets + 10" SS rotors;
- Front 16" rim, 3.5" wide with Avon MK II tire;
- Rear 16" rim, 5.5" wide with 160 wide Kenda tire;
- Rims and hubs black powder-coated with Buchanan solid SS spokes;
- Midwest spin-on oil filter assembly that accepts '80-'84 HD Sportster filter;
- S&S carb with air-cleaner, kickstand, pan covers, master cylinders, ignition;
- Chain, sprockets, axles;
- Headlight & bracket, taillight.
DNA 2" under springer fork.
For comfort and style: Barn fresh tractor seat on hairpin springs.
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.
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."
David: "She cleans up nicely but I never bother as she looks better the grimier she gets."
FabKev Gold Nissin sport brakes on SS brackets with 10" SS rotor...
David: "Like a true Panhead she marks her spot everywhere she goes..."
David: "WARNING - the pipes are loud!"
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.
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.
Who wouldn't like to take her for a ride around town?