The Harley-Davidson Panhead-powered bikes (along with the Knuckleheads) are the motorcycles of the ’60s custom culture phenomenon. The 1969 movie “Easy Rider” was arguably the film that brought the Chopper motorcycle from being an obscure cult bike to being a popular custom bike and both the “Captain America” and the “Billy Bike” of the movie were custom built choppers built on hard-tail Harley-Davidson Panheads. By the time the ’60s came around, Panheads were already ten to twenty year old machines and both affordable as the base for a custom bike, and easy to work on to create your “dream machine”.

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