November 15, 2009
kind of miss my Panhead in the pre paint 16 rear 18 front phase.. the 21 avon just seems to ride better with the springer on the highway though or maybe after switching the front to the rear and then putting the 21 on that I was just too lazy to bother switching it back. It''s all just apples and oranges now till I get a magneto .. I gave up on Batteries after my 4th one bit the farm in 6 months. I also should have switched it over to 12 volt when I had the chance.. but I kept it 6volt .. the 6 volt Harley batteries are garbage... the last one I got died after 2 weeks. Keeping some of the old stock stuff is nice if you don't really ride the bike that much. If you do .. you quickly realize 3 brush Generators are crap.. chain primaries need to be tightened all the time.. 6volt bulbs are a pain in the ass because you can't always find them when you need them and there's no reason to risk getting stuck somewhere on account of some cheap ass battery dieing when you can go with a magneto.
This is one my favorite photos I took of it.