My new money pit

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  1. will

    will Bronze Member
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    1984 Dyna Shovelhead. In the process of cleaning the left tank and carburetor. She’s got a ground someplace and is draining the battery. Other than that she’s a pretty decent motorcycle when she’s not shaking all the bolts out of everything.

    I’m still trying to figure out what she is. when I look up the vin it comes back as 1984 Harley Davidson, 1340 cc Shovelhead, model: UNKNOWN
    Maybe a FXWG or FXEF. Waiting for the friend of mine to get the title to me.
    Like most everything but that ducktail type of rear fender. Something to be changed next year along with fuel injection and maybe a six-speed transmission. We’ll see, the wife may give me the wife look and try to put a stop to it.
    Any help with the model would be greatly appreciated, vin nomenclature is bbk.

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    IROQUOIS Gold Member

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    You don't set still do you..... Iowa winters provides that time I'm guessing....:D
    Nice bike! Don't know a damn thing about HD's......I wish I could help.
     
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    will Bronze Member
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    It’s just another project in-line with many other projects.
    I figure the more projects I have the longer I will live. It’s just a theory. You know, can’t die till there all done.;)o_O
     
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    Amen Brother....... their is something to that..... staying busy..... I've witnessed that concept....it works.
     
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    will Bronze Member
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    My dads family never made it to 70, always at or before 69. He’s 80 this year, never slows down, up at the ass-crack of dawn (4am) and in bed by 7pm. Still cuts down trees, does his own plumbing, electrical and is always building stuff with wood and metal. Mom keeps him busy as hell in the yard and repairing/updating stuff in the house.
    Says at the rate she messes stuff up that he will be lucky to die in 2100.....if not after....:D
    Which is fine by me, I still have a lot to learn from the, “Ole Fart”.
     
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    I have to put a stop to "early "death. My Dad's side of the family has a tendency to pass away early. Mom lived to 80.
    I told my wife I'll be stubborn as hell otherwise I'll see where my Pension is going......:D
     
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    Well looky there, I like it! My money is on it being a WG.
     
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    will Bronze Member
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    Oh, it’s a Willie G! That’s for damn sure. Already gave her name.
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    Lady Frankenstein
     
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    Price stitch work,.......
    Alpal
     
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    The more I dig trying to figure out about this monster, the more fun I have in the discovery of what Willie G was trying to do. Make a bike the way the new kids were doing it and get away from the ole fogies that had run the company since the beginning. Problem is they may have only built one or thousands of one type of bike and even it might change from year to year. Right now having a issue with the double “B” in the VIN number. A website says they made them, my vin says it was made but in the HD service manual it doesn’t exist for the time period of the 1971-1984 service manual, Strange!
    snapped pictures of the service manual in question, so I will check wheels, brakes, transmission, shift linkage, how the seat mounts, triple-tree along with forks and I should be able to narrow down to what the hell she is.
    If not, maybe I can contact HD and see if they still have the old build sheet and that should say exactly what it is.
    Oh what I wouldn’t give for a HD specialist, that was young and maybe worked at HD in the early eighties here on this wonderful Indian Forum.
    Cause your crazy if you think I’m going to a HD Forum.
    There’s enough of you ole skoolers around that knows what this thing is, ya just making this kid work for the knowledge.
     
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    Thinking about sexy-ing that Lady Frankenstein up and having her painted on the sides of the fuel tank.:cool::rolleyes:
     
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    Haven’t decided on color or black and white for the painting of Lady Frankenstein, I’m kind of nostalgic, if you hadn’t realize.:confused:
    Maybe B/W with electric blue sparking in her hair, in maybe some sort of light fog, just enough skin showing to make ole Franky stand a little taller, if you catch my drift:cool:
     
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    Apologies Will,.....that should have read 'Pretty stitch work",......don't you just love these word checker lap tops?
    Alpal
     
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    Got home couple hours ago and started researching numbers and such. Well, like I suspected nothing about this bike is correct. VIN on the frame doesn’t even come close to the engine VIN. Disc brakes, 84 and 80 laced 16” Spoke wheels (guessing after market wheels). Disc brakes, yep, after market I think.
    But the exciting part is the frame, the BB equates to a FXEF-80 that’s a “Fat Bob”, and that’s a Softtail, this monster is a pre-Dyna (wide glide). The engine is a 1983 vin: BF, that equates to a FXSB-80 and that’s a “Low Rider”.
    I’m having fun but am really confused. I don’t know if it was originally made this way or if she was taken apart, thrown in a garage with other tore apart sisters then at some other time a McGyver showed up and just started putting together whatever his hands fell on.
    Either way it doesn’t matter. She’s getting fuel injection, (maybe a turbo), definitely a springer frontend, new ole Skool rear fender along with either a 1970’s King and queen seat or the 1940’s tractor style springer seat, and hopefully a 6 speed tranny.
    As for the springer I just can’t decide on the normal springer or the leaf spring style. Had the original on to previous bikes and loved them, but I really like the look of the old leaf style also, but heard they are rough to ride.(knowledge anyone that’s had one, nows your time to teach). that’s all for now.
    Anyone that’s got some thoughts on all that’s on this page, speak up. MC knowledge from the past is leaving us daily, teach what you know.
     
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    My Best Guess is a 1984 FLHX with a Dyna Wide Glide Front End .. First Year of the HD Dyna Model was 1991 .. Still should be a Great Bike .. Think would wait a bit before changing to EFI but I'm partial to Carbs .. Harley did not go to EFI until mid 1990's and even then they were very few until after 2000 .. But it's your ride and your choice .. Enjoy !!
     
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    This looks like a job for @thumper. Keep us posted, I love a good motorcycle mystery.
     
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    I grew up around jap bikes.....stopped riding when I had kidlets and started up again in 2010. Bought a one year old (09) Ultra to get back in the game. Only having well engineered jap bikes as a reference, anytime I worked on the HD, I'd be scratching my head thinking, "....wtF....?".

    My brother, who has ridden HD's most of his entire life looked at me and said "You're used to the jap stuff.....well engineered and developed....ya gotta start thinking about a bunch of lazy F$%#KS sitting around thinking 'whats the easiest way we can do this?', then ya'll understand the engineering on your HD better....!". I never forgot that and frankly....over time came to mostly agree with that sentiment LOL.

    Enjoy your Franken Bike @will . It's pretty cool...
     
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    Sounds almost exactly like my love/hate relationship with HD. They're kinda like having a really hot looking wife who is batsh!t crazy. Wait, I used to have one of those too.
     
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    Ha......my wife is nuts....she married me...:p... once she said "I do" she agreed to a lifetime warranty. No turning back now old gray haired bat. Lol
     
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    And I'd rather ride either one than work on em'....or marry them! (made that mistake once tho....LOL)
     
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