Friday, April 20, 2012

We've got New Rust - An '80 Shovelhead, and a '50 Flathead

We've got new rust in the yard. These were burned in a fire. But I still think they're beautiful. In fact they'd make great yard art. But someday they'll be riding down the road again.

The Flathead

This is a 1950 WL 45 cu in flathead that has a 1942 WWII motor. The WL was nick named liberator for its wide use in the Pacific and Europe during WWII. The solo model flathead 45 cu was discontinued in 1952, making all post war solo models rare. The 45 cu in flathead 3 wheeler was made clear up into the 70's for police and other municipal functions due to its dependable motor and economical cost of use.

Rusty 1950 Harley Flathead Motorcycle Left View
Rusty 1950 Harley Flathead Motorcycle Right View

The Shovelhead

This 1980 Shovelhead is a little too new for the old man's taste. It only had a short stay with us, in fact as I write this, it is already gone. I'm sure it will get the TLC it obviously needs. 

Rusty 1980 Harley Shovelhead Motorcycle Left View
Rusty 1980 Harley Shovelhead Motorcycle Right View


  1. I have a 58 swingarm frame i wanna trade fir a hardtail frame for my 48 ..let me know or have him email me on what parts he

  2. Hi, good to see you again. I'll definitely pass that info along.