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December 1, 2017

Harley Shovelhead

by biker1

Harley Shovelhead

The sizzle for the feature film about Edward Winterhalder’s life and the rise and fall of Harley-Davidson in North America.

This motorcycle documentary will be produced by Atlas Industries and feature members of the War Dogs MC. Edward Winterhalder is the world’s leading authority on motorcycle clubs and the outlaw biker lifestyle; his eleven books about the culture are sold all over the world and published in multiple languages.

He was associated with motorcycle clubs and outlaw bikers for almost thirty years, and has been seen on Fox News (the O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly & America’s Newsroom), CNN, Bravo, Al Jazeera, BBC, ABC Nightline, MSNBC News Nation, Good Morning America, History Channel, Global, National Geographic, History Television, AB Groupe, and CBC. In addition to his literary endeavors, he is a consultant to the entertainment industry, and has produced episodes of TV series such as Outlaw Bikers, One Percenters, Gang World, Iron Horses, Marked, Biker Chicz, Living On The Edge, and Gangland.

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Harley Shovelhead

Yesterdays Antique Motorcycles en Classic Motorcycle Archive

The Shovelhead engine is a motorcycle engine that was produced by Harley-Davidson from 1966 to 1984, built as a successor to the previous Panhead engine. When the engine was first produced, the Shovelhead had a shallower combustion chamber, larger valve drop for both intake and exhaust, better porting, and stronger valves and pistons. This gave the new engine an extra 10 horsepower, along with a different appearance. The engine gained the nickname “Shovelhead” due to the look of the rocker heads having the appearance of an old coal shovel that was flipped upside down, giving the appearance of a shovel.

The Shovelhead engine was ultimately fitted to all of Harley-Davidson’s big twin motorcycles throughout its production. The motors were first met with controversy due to the Shovelhead’s weight and ground clearance. Because of this steering and weaving became a new issue that arose with motorcycles fitted with the engine. To bring more models into production, the FX Super Glide was released in 1971 with a “chopper” look that was ultimately an FLH with a Sportster front. This brought the motorcycle scene at the time to a broader audience and improved sales for the compan

Harley Shovelhead

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