Panhead Rebuild For the Dream...Or Not.
Being that so many parts are needed to get my pan on the road, I'm thinking maybe it best to pay off some debts and then just get another ride. It's been to long gathering dust and I need to get a running ride.
I did find another mostly complete Pan for sale at Panhead City but have turned my sights to either A Shovelhead or an EVO. I'd love to have that Panhead to ride but I need something to putt around on now as I am not getting any younger. For over two years when this dream of mine came to me after seeing a lot of kids in need, I contacted bike shops for some old Iron that was complete but needed work. Seems that more than one declined after finding out what I wanted to do. I didn't want a freebie bike, just something in a big twin that was mostly complete but needed work for a reasonable price. Looks like the reasonable price part is what cut the contact. And they lost all the potential media coverage for their shop.
With a new found enthusiastic person giving my Dream Ride a look, I want to try and make it work. That is how dreams get accomplished, by others seeing the dream for what it can be and helping it become a reality. So I'm on the hunt again for that elusive H-D forgotten project that quit running and is hiding in someone's shop or garage.
So maybe I can't have the amount of riders that was envisioned two years ago but a few hundred would be a start... A good start. Maybe this time the ball will get into play.
Am I just a dreamer? Do wishes ever come true? Well, sometimes they do with the right help. If I dream about it hard enough maybe it will come to be.