Category Archives: Panhead Harleys

The Harley Panheads from 1948 through 1965.

Classic Harley Panhead Cutaway Engine

We can’t decide if this is art or something else, but we here love it. A cutaway Harley Panhead engine. Sometimes the Harley factory training department created these cutaway engines for use in the school to show the mechanics how … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Motorcycles; 1936 Harley Knucklehead & 1948 Harley Panhead

A few months ago I made the mistake of pulling the good 6-volt battery out of my 1936 Harley Knucklehead and installing it in my 1948 Harley Panhead that had been sitting for more than a year without a battery. … Continue reading

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1948 Harley Panhead Clean Up & Generator Issues

After buying it as a rolling bascketcase, I have owned and ridden this 1948 Harley Panhead for almost a decade. Project Crustoration 1948 Harley Panhead right side. I bought this 1948 Harley, first year Panhead as a rolling basketcase and … Continue reading

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American Iron Magazine’s Motorcycle Honor Ride to Milwaukee For Harley’s 110th

The crew from American Iron Magazine put together another free Honor Ride, sponsored by Geico Motorcycle insurance, for new and classic Harleys to Milwaukee for the 110th anniversary. Buzz Kanter’s 1948 Harley Panhead Buzz Kanter will be leading the classic … Continue reading

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Sealed 6-volt Battery In Classic 1948 Harley Panhead

Are you tired of the old style wet cell batteries that came standard in classic Harleys? Me too. Enough with checking fluid levels and topping off. Enough with the corrosion on the battery terminals and wires. Me too. I figured … Continue reading

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VIDEO: First Start For 1948 Harley Panhead In Many Years

I last rode this classic Harley Panhead 4 or 5 years ago. Then I parked it and have not done much with this bike since then, other than pull the battery to use in another old Harley. After a few … Continue reading

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American Iron Magazine Honor Ride To Milwaukee – Classic 1948 Panhead

After sitting for several years I am making good progress in sorting and pepping my 1948 Harley Panhead to ride to Milwaukee for Harley’s 110th anniversary party on the American Iron Magazine Honor Ride in August. 1948 Harley Panhead motorcycle I plan … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Ride To Milwaukee For Harley’s 110th Birthday Party

OK, I think I have my travel plans to Sturgis pretty close to wrapped up. So now I need to figure out what I am riding to Harley’s 110th birthday party. We at American Iron Magazine, Motorcycle Bagger and RoadBike are putting together a free … Continue reading

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1956 Harley Panhead Barn Find & Buy

After driving more than an hour up to check out the old Panhead in the barn I found out the seller had already cleaned and shined the bike before we go there. So it didn’t look so much like a … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Panhead Found In A Barn

I am up and getting ready early this morning as I am driving up state Connecticut this morning to investigate and possibly buy a classic 1956 Harley Panhead in a barn. I got a call from a friend a few … Continue reading

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