Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tandy’s 1939 Knucklehead

We have a special guest writer for this newest post.  We met Tandy approximately 15 years ago when she came in for some help with her Knucklehead, and she has been a faithful customer and friend ever since.  Enjoy.

I bought my bike in 1981.  It was love at first sight and I bought her before I could even kick-start her.  The current owner started her and despite the suicide/jockey shift, I rode off as if she had been mine for years.   

The first few years I lived on her but then life happened ….. my family all sold their bikes but I kept her and rode alone.  

I made seat, fender, and paint changes to her over the years but could never find anyone that really seemed to understand her until I met the guys at HWC.  They kept her running well for years then one day I had the money and they had the know-how to rebuild the engine and transmission, as well as make some chassie modifications.   

Thanks to the guys at Highway Choppers I will be riding my scooter for as long as I possibly can.  And yes, a ridge frame at 50 is not as easy as it was at 20 but it is still just as much fun!

Tandy

Bill’s Pan/Shovel

This bike was brought to us as a Pan/Shovel.  The customer wanted to convert it back to a Panhead engine.  We pulled the engine and completely balanced and blueprinted it with a Panhead topend instead of a Shovelhead.  After running it on the run-stand and making sure everything was in working order, we installed it back into the chassie.