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HEART OF GOLD Garage Built Bikes

Heart of Gold, a black and gold custom built from a 1949 Harley-Davidson panhead by Les Covington in Portland, OR. Photographed by Michael Lichter at the Sacramento Easyriders Show on January 17, 2015. ©2015 Michael Lichter.

Les Covington from Portland, OR. crafted this beautiful 49 FL Panhead Chopper. The bike gets it’s moniker “Heart of Gold” the 24 Karat Gold plating of engine & the man who inspired it. The bike has three areas of interest. – 24 KARAT GOLD, AUTHENTIC 1949 H.D., & 40 YEAR OLD SUGAR BEAR FRONT END. he Motorcycle is hand built using original 1949 Harley parts, & using chopper building techniques from early chopper building days gone by. Everything on this bike with exception to rear fender is either original Harley parts restored or hand crafted parts, right down to the vintage 40 plus year old tires. The major parts of this build are all 1949 original Harley parts including wishbone frame, gas tanks, engine, transmission, rear wheel assembly, & brakes. There is also a few other vintage Harley parts used that date up to about 1957. The wishbone frame was twisted in cradle area and required major surgery to straighten…

Built In: U.S.A.Bike Style: Longbikes

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 Heart of Gold Bike Specifications – Garage Built Bikes

Class Styling Longbikes
Featured Parts KickstartOpen PrimaryJockey / Suicide Shift
Frame Harley Davidson Frame
Gastank Softail / Cruiser Gastank
Intake Cover Custom One Off
Motor Brand Harley Davidson
Motor Config Panhead
Motor Size (ci) 074ci
Paint Color(s) BlackGold
Paint Theme Goldleaf
Seat Solo Solidmount
Suspension Front Springer
Suspension Rear Rigid / Hardtail