1979 FLH Electra Glide in patina

The new owner of this bike decided to keep it just as it is, a time capsule of the days of our innocence, so to speak. So we set about making everything work correctly and only cleaned and polished a little bit of it. We repaired the starter system, throw out bearing, kickstand, and manifold electrical issues with the lights, ignition switch and wiring harness. Replaced the drive chain and guard, battery, driver foot pegs, front brake pads and performed a full service, flushed the brake systems, set the ignition timing correctly and tweaked the S&S carburetor. Mounted new tires and found the rear wheel wouldn’t hold air. So we built a new rim and hub with twisted stainless steel spokes, which we also installed in the front wheel to keep everything consistent at the owner’s request. And now I think we have one of the coolest retro rides around RVA!!


Only “before” pic I took.

Yes, the eagle’s eyes light up!