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Posted 7 years ago


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This is my Dad's old Panhead. Taken about 1973.He found it out in the country and traded 4 chrome reverse wheels, a shotgun, 1 flat bottom boat and 200.00 for it. I loved that bike. He didn't like the rough ride, so, he traded the hardtail frame for a 68 swingarm-I know this would be a no-no today, but in 1970, it wasn't that big of a deal. He was a policeman in a small Texas town for quite a while. He went to Colorado several times from here in Central Texas and at least once to Mexico. I went with him to Denver in 1970, I sat on a boat cushion sitting on the luggage rack on top of the back fender. I was about 12 at the time. Now I have to have a Mustang seat.


  1. cycles-past cycles-past, 7 years ago
    Great story!,...gotta love America
  2. Electraglide, 7 years ago
    Very cool story and bike. I'd love to have that bike just how it sits.. Thanks for posting it.
  3. straightleg straightleg, 7 years ago
    Love that story.And remember when...well all that stuff.
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 7 years ago
    Great story, what a memory!

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