Ken Carvajal’s Custom 1962 Harley-Davidson Panhead Chopper Is Sweet

The Covid-19 health world crisis has all but put an end to most of the auto and moto shows of 2020, big and small, leaving a lot of incredible builds still in the shadows. Yet some managed to surface nonetheless, including Ken Carvajal’s Custom 1962 Harley-Davidson Panhead Chopper which is really Sweet at least we here at AMERiders think it is, and here is the reason.

In a bid to bring to light two-wheelers made all over the world, Harley-Davidson held a virtual event back in June. Called The No Show, it brought together 60 builders from 10 countries, along with their creations – needless to say, most of them were American. We highlighted a few of them during it.

The list is still long, so bear with us as we keep bringing into the spotlight these machines. Today, it’s the turn of a 1962 Panhead Chopper – built like many others in The No Show. It is not by a major custom shop, but by a talented individual in his own personal garage – a modern, chromed nod to the famous Harley engine of the past decades.

The man behind this build is named Ken Carvajal and he’s from Lombard, Illinois. The bike you’re looking at – one that doesn’t have a special name like others that were introduced in The No Show, like the H-D Bark at the Moon by Rob Hultz or Mantis – was shown in the metal last year at several events, but now had to settle for a virtual presentation only.

Sporting a lot of chrome all around, from the 21-inch front wheel all the way to the exhaust at the back, and a vivid color on the frame, tank, and rear fender, the bike features the Panhead engine – sadly we are not being told anything about it and any modifications made – aided in its mission by an aftermarket Linkert M74b carburetor with a Zeppelin Air Cleaner from Pangea Speed.

A custom, low profile seat, a short sissy bar (yet large enough to let the rider strap things to it), and a tank with enough room for 2 gallons of fuel (7.6 liters) are also there to give the bike its special look.

Here is a video of a special look at the Panhead Chopper.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~




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