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One of my first real expirences with a Harley was a friends 69 Electraglide, I think it was in 1982 or so.
I was very poor and when I was 20 or so I was able to buy a 1971 Honda CB750 with 25K miles on it, that was in 1986?
So fast forward past 15+ years with no bike,
I got back into bikes 6 years ago and have played with a few,
Including my beloved TW. ! ! ! !
Now the coveted bike finally showed up at I price I could afford and I went and made a deal last night and bought home a 1984 Harley FLH "Electraglide"
Very clean and well maintained and garaged for the past 32 years and its even the right color,
I passed several ratted out ones that looked great in CL pics, But in reality were Racoon nests,
Whew, Glad I finally found this one and Boy-O-Boy will the wife be upset when she finds my new mistress!
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Im sure that she will let Eileen sit on the back with me,
Looks like selling the sportster was the right move,
Now I need to part with the other NON TWs.
I cant believe how well she rides for weighing near 800 Lbs.
Anyway guys,
Can I get a trailer on the FLH to haul the TW to a trail head ?
Well? Can I ?
Peter B
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My bike buying days are over,
I am happy.
 

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The only HD engine that looks better than the Shovel, is a Shovel top with Pan bottom; with Skinners Union carb hanging off, IMO (devilface)

Great looking bike; Always loved the hogs head front end.

Super E great carbonator.

Congrats, and Enjoy.
 

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pred, just make sure of that bike being an '84, as it was 1984 that HD started using the new EVO motors. They phased out the remaining Shovelheads in 1984, and brought in the new engine that year.

I had an '82 that looked just like that, but mine has the label FLHS on the front fender skirt, where yours says FLH. Same bike, as the FLHS designation was only used in '82 & '83. That was the predecessor to the bike that became the Fat Boy.
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I did a lot of research on this one before making an offer,
Serial points to FLT.
All parts and receipts from new show its an FLH thru and thru, and YES numbers match,
Yes its a 4 speed.
Last of the 1340 Shovelheads and early on the belt drive, Just moments before the Evo engine got put in, VIN comparisons show the "Unintended pun" evolution of the Shovel into the Evo change,
Ive seen the headlight housing in my head since the early 80s and this is the first one I owned and love it,
Overall I am pleased at the originality of this specific bike and the oddity of the Shovel with belt drive, Ill be leaving it quite original as I was also given a 3" stack of receipts from new on this bike.
As Ive stated before on the forum,
Wait, Wait and Wait,
Walk away
and when the timing is right, Go with cash and a way to take the bike with you !
I feel like a lucky man to have found this one, I first saw it over a month ago,
Looked it over real well about 2 weeks ago,
Went last night with cash and a truck since it didn't sell,
And now Ive got a piece of my youth in my garage ! !
Ill take it out tonight as the sun is setting and run down some familiar roads dragging the floor boards in a couple turns Im sure,
Some days I feel like I work so hard and could be a happier person,
Today I feel lucky to have been able to make such a purchase and will enjoy dancing with this heavy girl down some country roads !!
Sorry for the nostalgic turn on the subject, Im feeling a bit emotional today,
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Folks, Enjoy what you have and enjoy the day !
Peter B
 

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Those Big Glides are neat.

Cool info on last run.

Interesting piece of America.


Mine was built in bowling pin factory.

You're back under HD
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Seems as mine was built in York Pa.
And yes trail woman,
I grew up riding and stopped a for a long time.
I bought me first TW for my 50th and they are so much fun to poke around on and take into the woods and thru the Pine Barrens to Grand Mas house, Also great for running into CC phila for my job, I also get 57c per mile, So the TW really pays off,
The FLH, "Glide" is a nice ride, I ran some 30 miles tonight to make two stops and the Glide just rolls down the road easy, And very nimble feeling as well.
Ide like the rear shocks to be a bit stiffer, Im about 180, The rears are progressive aftermarkets and I will guess they have an adjustment which I will look into tomorrow,
1340 CC VS 20CC,
Hummmm,
I love them both, ! ! !
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Side note,
The only other bike on my wish list is the Yamaha SRX600, Single cylinder tube frame sports thumper,
So, I guess thats one more I would buy if a really clean one popped up,
Taking the Glide to work tomorrow,
Peter B
 

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Pred that's one of the best bikes harley ever made.
 

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I think by then they fixed the oiling problem with a better pump and oiling the rear head first. The old Trouble Heads lubed the front head first then pumped the hot oil to the hotter running rear causing all kinds of problems. If yours is still that way S&S makes a kit to get it right.
 

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If that's got and EVO power plant in it, it's rather bulletproof. You can put lots of miles on those...
 

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I think by then they fixed the oiling problem with a better pump and oiling the rear head first. The old Trouble Heads lubed the front head first then pumped the hot oil to the hotter running rear causing all kinds of problems. If yours is still that way S&S makes a kit to get it right.
How can I tell swiftly if this is the case?
Its was the last couple months of the Shovelhead in the FLH,
 

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How can I tell swiftly if this is the case?
Its was the last couple months of the Shovelhead in the FLH,
If I remember you will have a steel line running from the oil pump to the rear head not to the front head. Also some of the kits came with braided line instead of the hollow steel.
 
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