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Check out his bike! I'm not huge on the paint but 48 Pans are tF---n Tits! I would sell my sister to some sheik to get an original clean one.

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I like that alot!

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I actually really like the paint. Looks bad ass to have that antique look!

Very sweet looking bike, great find.

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I actually really like the paint. Looks bad ass to have that antique look!

Very sweet looking bike, great find.
If the paint was really old and was original I would have liked it, but they made the "patina" on the paint.

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I love it man, the mud on the tires really helps make the vintage look, I like the paint too, if it were actually old it would be cooler though.

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I really don't know jack about these bikes, but I assume they're pretty expensive to buy and/or restore? Not a real big fan of bigger cruiser/harley bikes but I would really consider buying one of these type of bikes, they look damn good.

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BTW, is that a 12 o'clock bar out back?

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Yeah I had read the article back in American Iron Magazine. That paint is not original.

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I have a 49'. Not stock though. Bobbed.

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1. 6 years.

2. Libertyville, IL.

3. Finicky to start. Sometimes 1 kick, sometines 100. I put 1000 miles on it at Sturgis this year. Raced a 53' for beers through Sprearfish Canyon. Check out my Sturgis trip pics in the Hot WOB's section.

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1. 6 years.

2. Libertyville, IL.

3. Finicky to start. Sometimes 1 kick, sometines 100. I put 1000 miles on it at Sturgis this year. Raced a 53' for beers through Sprearfish Canyon. Check out my Sturgis trip pics in the Hot WOB's section.
Ahh yes, I remember that bike now, looks a little different without a clam hovering above the seat. Sweet ride even without the trim.

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Kind of reminds me of a Relic Fender Strat.

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i dig.

an acquaintance of mine has a 49 as well. he said it's a great bike when running, but it still leaks fluids like crazy and breaks itself frequently. he said no matter how many times he's gone over it, there's no chance of making it perfect mechanically, so instead he tells everybody it's an ode to vintage engineering allowing it to leak.
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I've pretty much stopped all the leaks. I do get a little out of the crankcase breather but that is supposed to do that. Obviously they are not as dependable as the new bikes. I'd advise against owning one unless you either do your own work or can afford to pay someone else to do it. Another thing you should know is that the number of people capable of working on these old bikes is diminishing. The newly trained mechanics are not taught how to work on the old iron. Harley dealers will not work on them.

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I've pretty much stopped all the leaks. I do get a little out of the crankcase breather but that is supposed to do that. Obviously they are not as dependable as the new bikes. I'd advise against owning one unless you either do your own work or can afford to pay someone else to do it. Another thing you should know is that the number of people capable of working on these old bikes is diminishing. The newly trained mechanics are not taught how to work on the old iron. Harley dealers will not work on them.
Don't get scared off about owning an old Harley. If you are a sound mechanic and are willing to spend the time you can have a solid reliable bike. The big thing to remember is this is not a modern bike, don't try to ride it like one. Treat it with care and respect and you can use it as a daily rider. Also it doesn't hurt to hang out with some old timers that have experience. Their little tidbits of info and tips will help.

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Don't get scared off about owning an old Harley.
I didn't mean to make owning one sound scary.

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I didn't mean to make owning one sound scary.
Yeah its buying one thats scary!

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