Sam's Cycle Service - Sales and Service Since 1976
                                          1978 Harley Shovel Head - $4,200.00

 Vintage Harley with a kick start and electric start. Ready to liven up your neighborhood!
We don't see too many of these now days!
The owner has had it for about 15 years and stored it the last 5 years.
He just did not have time to ride it. We revived it from storage, so on 4/9/2019 he paid us $2,282.97
for the following service:
   Checked the engine compression and ignition spark and it looks good.
Installed a new high cranking Motobatt battery.
Rebuilt the S&S carburetor using all genuine parts.
Removed both gas tanks and cleaned them out and lined the inside with the permanent Kreem liner.
Installed a new air filter, petcock, hose and fuel filter.
Changed the oil and cleaned the custom oil filter.
Changed the spark plugs.
Flushed and bled the brake fluids.
Did a full inspection.
The charging system works well.
As seen in the video it starts up easily and runs well.
Strong running engine with no exhaust smoke and no noises.

  This bike is an old timer with its imperfections but a nice solid starting point if you wanted to do a custom build, return it to original or just ride it like it is.

There is a slow leak at the primary chain case cover.
As pointed out in the pictures there is one cooling fin broke off on the left rear head.
It has a starter button mounted on the side instead of the bars.
Is missing the horn and turn signals.
The headlight, tail light and brake light do work.
Nice aftermarket billet aluminum rear brake caliper.
Nice stainless steel braided hoses and cables.
The odometer is a mystery at only 5,421 miles we are sure it had to have been replaced at some point.
Please come take it for a long test ride and see if it has your name on it.
Please watch the video and see the many pictures via this link to my website:
Thanks for taking the time to share in the fun, pride and adventure we find on and off road.
I have been right here in this same location since 1976 and full time with employees since 1982.
We service everything we sell.
For more about Sam’s including other bikes for sale and videos please visit

Has the stock original 80-inch, 1,310-cc engine.

  TITLE AND REGISTRATION Registration good until June 24th 20019.
We have the clear title, shown in the last picture. I am licensed and bonded with the California DMV. I am also a licensed vehicle verifier. If you are in California then I will also collect the sales tax of 7.75% plus a documentation processing charge of $70.00. Plus the registration fee to be determined from the California DMV website at the date of sale. My buyers (you) never pay back fees or DMV registration penalties.
I will give you a temporary registration permit on the spot and your new registration will come to you in the mail. You will not stand in line at the DMV and there will be no surprises. If you are outside of California and you ship by common carrier then you will pay only the purchase price and I will hand you or mail you the title. I must have a copy of the shipping contract from the driver when picked up or a bill of lading.
Without proof of shipment via common carrier I would still need to collect the 7.75% sales tax