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    Default Newby here, Confederate from Virginia.

    Figure my bike hit the 35 year mark so I joined up. This is my only one. Bought it some 15 years ago cause it was cheap. Friend of mine had it in his horse barn for 10 years. He had too many at that time. He handed me the Org. gas tank but it meant nothing to me. It would be 4 or 5 years later I stumbled on some internet pics and started learning what was up.
    Seems the MOCO made this bastard child and then clammed up about it. They did send me a letter all nice and typed up on their letter head that said something about my VIN is a real one.
    Loaded some pics in my profile to.
    Got her fixed up and rode this way for many years. Kick only up to about 4 years ago.



    I'm getting old and fat so had to buy a button. Couple years ago on the blue ridge parkway



    Sitting in my drive last summer

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    77 HD Confederate Edition Super Glide
    Jeff Fleming

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    Ah ha! Now you've invaded my hangout, Rebel yell. I remember you saying something like that years ago when I signed up in Shovelhead.us/forum. Heh, heh. Paybacks.

    This is the home of solid-gold restoration. Hang here for long, and your lockwashers will have to be the cad-plated ones as torqued-down on in York, and you'll be seeking brake fluid from sealed Harley-Davidson labeled cans. Not to mention that you'll be re-painting your tanks and fenders the most egg-zackt shade of Confederate grey that you can find.

    It's our duty, after all, this generation's (ain't it?), to preserve and pass on as our legacy the most accurate representation of the development of Twentieth Century two-wheeled motor vehicles of bygone days, and there's no better time than the present, eh? Welcome to the gold side, Reb!
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    Thanks Sarge. Wondered if I scared some with the Confedy header. Figured y'all needed some of them fangdangled new model bikes over here.. I'm collecting stuff. Got my turn sigs, found a speedo/tach last summer and got the correct tank coming to the mountains... So I'm headed in the right direction.. Just taking me a long time. It's my only ride and she don't sit too much.. Congrats on getting TEX all back to the correct year, I think it was.. Hey you need to come to the mtn's and try my BBQ..
    Jeff.
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    77 HD Confederate Edition Super Glide
    Jeff Fleming

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    Stinkin' shovelhead rider... and a bastard Confed-y at that... :insert smile:

    Welcome aboard "Reb"! Glad to see you on here. I welcome the company of another "shovelheader".

    (see you in the mountains... packing your "new" tank)

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    Hey Liz I ran across a pic of you with a Flat head, I think. You got one of them too.? We will have to talk about your stable of bikes in April. Thanks.
    77 HD Confederate Edition Super Glide
    Jeff Fleming

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    Has my memory faded, or were those Jimmy Carter SuperGlides single tank [FXE] models?
    VPH-D

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    VPH-D you are correct.
    My bike is far from stock. It should have buck horn handle bars with the speedo/tack mounted on them. It should have the "turtle" type tank. I keep collecting a piece here and there in hopes of one day.
    I did get the unmolested original tank with the bike when I bought it. (pic). It's rusty on the inside and I wanted to keep it org. so I'm not going to put it on, but keep it as a "trophy". I have managed to get it back looking somewhat like it is suppose to just to confuse the rednecks.
    The only thing that makes it a Confederate is paint and decals. It's a standard Super Glide FXE.



    Here is when I repainted the bike. Used the org. tank to position the repop decals..I did not go with the org color either. I choose a more blue/gray as It did not matter since it was not a resto.

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    77 HD Confederate Edition Super Glide
    Jeff Fleming

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    stinkin' shovelhead rider... And a bastard confed-y at that... :insert smile:

    Welcome aboard "reb"! Glad to see you on here. I welcome the company of another "shovelheader".

    (see you in the mountains... Packing your "new" tank)

    troublehead !!

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    Hey Jeff,

    I greeted you over on the other site too with a PM. Go by Waugh's in Orange VA and see Don's Confederate edition HD. He pulled it off the show room floor when they first came out and has it in mini museum. A good time to go would be when he has his Big Damn Bike show in June. Probably a 2-3 hour ride for you. It is on their web site. Some us from the Highlands chapter will be going. Hope to see you there.

    Tom (Rollo) Hardy
    AMCA # 12766

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillibuster View Post
    troublehead !!
    "...Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
    And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

    Trouble ahead, lady in red,
    Take my advice you'd be better off dead.

    Switchman's sleeping, train hundred and two is
    On the wrong track and headed for you!"

    --"Casey Jones," The Grateful Dead


    Ahhkk! That Shovel's almost thirty years old, now. They had their growin' pains when new, but any "troubles" have long since been worked out of your Confederate Edition, eh, Jeff?

    I'm proud of you, that you're preserving both what the bike originally stands for and for weathering the storm of "political correctness" in this society; turnt upside-down within our lifetimes!

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