Bomber Harley Shovelhead

Beginning this short post I have to underscore again the fact that the percentage of heavily customized factory bikes versus the percentage of custom bikes built from the ground up continue to increase. Using as a platform a motorcycle (or part of it) with a title making it road legal and insurable before starting any work is the major reason. The legality in the street of this same motorcycle after a full custom job is another issue depending of the place, county or country where you live in…

A good example is this “Bomber”, a 1976  Harley-Davidson FLH Shovelhead whose stock engine has been boosted from its original 74″ to fit today’s biker’ needs and whose lines have been reshaped for the Bobber look, but using as many original factory parts as possible. Major modifications include wide tires (150 mm front and 200 mm rear), a CCI Springer front end and a wide tire custom swingarm, a custom modified gas tank, an after-market oil tank and rear fender. Many of you will notice that it has a very sanitary Exile look working very well with an old powerplant to create a fine and very easy Bobber to build without asking first for an equity loan of maxing out your credit cards. An example to follow. Built in Germany by Bike Project. (HRF Photography).

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9 Responses to “Bomber Harley Shovelhead”


  1. 1 Bill Skoros May 12th, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Sweet looking bike. But isn’t an FLH NOT a small bike in general (long)? Not your standard bobber, thats for sure. Nice work! Wonder how my FLT would come out…

  2. 2 jatinder pal May 12th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Very beautiful bike, i m big fan of harley based customs.Love to see what people do with their stock bikes.

  3. 3 live2rideaglide May 12th, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    HI GUYS, WAY COOL THE SHOVELHEAD FOR A BASE TO BOB IS THE BEST. CLEAN AND MEAN.GLIDEABOUT

  4. 4 maroco May 12th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Very good options, street legal and nice looking bike.

  5. 5 Isaac M May 14th, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Great looking bike, but “street legal”? Doesn’t it need brake lights, turning signals, license plate/tag holder and mirrors? Some states even require a front fender. Also, I think that oil tank spout is going to dig a hole in the rider’s thigh. Just my two cents worth. Isaac.

  6. 6 Stein May 14th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    BAD ASS!

  7. 7 Englishman May 17th, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Is Russell Mitchell getting royalties from this?

  8. 8 willie May 17th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    GREAT JOB .MAN THEM SHOVELS DO MAKE A NICE BOBBER STILL LIKE FAT TANKS ON THEM THINGS THOUGH BUT THIS IS A WAY COOL BUILD.

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