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Old 05-06-2004, 07:33 AM   #1
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Cool 84 FLH Shovelhead

1984 FLH Shovelhead 1340cc, 8400 miles, new HD battery, new starter and solenoid, not a 'girlie' bike although I am one , excellant condition, clean title, two new helmets included.

$8500 obo Bike is in WV area now. Some delivery can be arranged.

Contact sariel@myway.com or yopurs@yahoo.com

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Old 05-06-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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Wouldn't 1984 be post AMF???

I have an AMF Tricycle in my garage :-)
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Old 05-06-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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AMF got their hands on Harley in 1969. The Harley executives (13 of them) bought Harley back in the early 80's (mid-1981 if I remember correctly). It took them a while to pull themselves out of the hole they were in and they were still working with the AMF stock of troubled Shovelheads. They introduced the Evolution in 1984 in a few select models (or perhaps one, I don't recall exactly offhand which one) in attempt to break away from the Shovelhead problems that they had been plaqued with for many years. The last couple years of the Shovelhead [in my opinion] really weren't that bad however (assuming you knew what you were getting) and quality improved when the employees actually started caring about their work and the quality going into the bikes.

A 1984 Shovelhead would be a POST AMF ownership and one of the last Shovelheads. For a Harley to be PRE AMF, it would have to be 1968/69 or older.

I think Harley kept the Shovelhead around in some select models (like the FXR maybe) for another year or two. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 05-06-2004, 10:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. Triple S Harley here in Morgantown agrees with you for the most part, but they are the ones telling me my bike is pre AMF. Figure that one out.
Just a terminology/definition problem. POST=After, PRE=Before. 1984 is AFTER the AMF era. Go back and tell them that you know what you're talking about. Harley guys have never really been the smart ones.

BTW, is that 7200 miles, actual miles or mileage after a rebuild? That would be pretty darn low for a 1984, particularly an FLH. What does the title say? Pictures would be nice (and would help you sell the bike).
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Old 05-06-2004, 11:54 PM   #5
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AMF

I think what they were saying is it's an 84 that is pre EVO. AMF has nothing to do with Harley after late 1980. AMF got a lot of the blame for problems that Harleys had. AMF was not the problem. Piss poor workmanship / design was the problem. I like the old shovleheads I loved my 72 FLH the whole time I owned it. But I wouldn't ride it like I ride the 95 FLHTC that I have now.
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:06 AM   #6
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Re: AMF

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AMF got a lot of the blame for problems that Harleys had. AMF was not the problem. Piss poor workmanship / design was the problem.
Agreed! AMF wasn't putting any development funds into Harley, but the real problem was moral and pride in ones work. The EVO was [in my opinion] not hugely different than the Shovel, as was the Shovel not that hugely different than the Pan/Shovel and the Panhead before it. I always thought that "Evolution" was a pretty good name for that engine, because it's basically the same engine that has evolved over decades.

On a side note... I have a friend who owns a FXRT (an 85 I think), which has around 60k-70k on it. It's never been rebuilt and is still using the original chain which shows virtually no wear. Yeah sure... it's a Shovel and it leaks oil, but that's just what Harley's do!
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:21 AM   #7
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That would be an 83 FXRT. in 84 the FXRT went to the EVO motor. Floyd had one for years (Father- in -law).
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