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1966 Harley Shovelhead Bobber AC/6

Trent of Atomic Custom from Edgewood, New Mexico, United States made available these photographs of his 1966 Harley Shovelhead Bobber which he has named the AC/6.

This is one of those typical Atomic Custom bikes, where function comes first. Note how a total absence of frills ensures a timeless design. In like fifty or a hundred years the honest lines of this Custom Bobber will still be pleasing to the eye. A bike like this will never go out of fashion, it will keep its value.

Bikes like this shall be ridden like any bike, but should also be treated like a work of art. This may sound silly, but a meaningful piece of art - whether a painting or industrial art - should not be changed or modified. It should be left as is. Nobody would ever change a Van Gogh either.

Image of 1966 Harley Shovelhead Bobber Motorcycle named AC6 by Trent of Atomic Custom.

All shovelhead photos on this page by Gary Griffin

AC6 Bobber Specifics

Trent gives the following specifics for the AC6:

• Motor: 1966 Shovelhead;

• Ignition: Morris Magneto;

• Carb: S&S E;

• Trans: HD 4-speed Rachet Top;

• Frame: Paughco Wishbone;

• Wheels: HD Cast Mag;

• Seat: Xian Leather;

• Oil Tank: Atomic Custom;

• Tank: GME Wassel Style;

• Fender: Front Street Cycle;

• Front End: HD Panhead.

Bare to the Bone...

Image of 1966 Shovelhead Motor in Paughco wishbone frame by Atomic Custom.

Cold as ice: Clean handlebars, no gauges, no turn signals, no horn, no front brakes, no front fender, hardtail frame, no floorboards, no passenger footpegs, bobbed rear fender exposing maximum rubber.

This Bobber is bare to the bone!

Photo of 1966 Harley Shovelhead Bobber Motorcycle named AC6 by Trent of Atomic Custom. 1966 Harley Davidson Shovelhead Bobber AC/6 by Atomic Custom

Straight Bobber or Custom Bobber?

To us, any Bobber is either a Straight Bobber or a Custom Bobber.

For more information, check out the Bobber Republic Info Pages!

1966 Harley Generator Shovelhead Engine

Photo of 1966 Harley Engine in Paughco wishbone frame by Trent of Atomic Custom. Although the Shovelhead engine replaced the Panhead in 1966, the lower end of the Panhead engine - including the forward generator arrangement - was retained until 1969. That's why the 1966-1969 Shovelhead engines are nicknamed "Generator Shovelheads".

While the Harley Davidson Motor Company probably saw the new 1970 lower end as an improvement, the Generator Shovelheads have quite quickly become a much sought after classic Harley engine.

Image of 1966 Shovelhead Engine in Paughco frame by Atomic Custom.

Photo of 1966 Harley Shovelhead Engine in Paughco wishbone frame by Trent of Atomic Custom.

Image of 1966 Shovelhead Bobber Motorbike named AC/6 by Atomic Custom.

Atomic Custom AC/6

Image of 1966 Shovelhead Bobber Motorbike named AC/6 by Atomic Custom.

Photo of 1966 Harley Shovelhead Bobber Motorcycle named AC6 by Trent of Atomic Custom.

Image of 1966 Shovelhead Bobber Motorbike named AC/6 by Atomic Custom.

Photo of Gusset plate detail on AC6 Atomic Custom 1966 Harley Shovelhead Bobber. Gusset plate detail.

Image of Xian leather seat on AC/6 Bobber by Atomic Custom. Seat by Xian leather.



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(March 2010)

Photo of 1966 Harley Shovelhead Bobber Motorcycle named AC6 by Trent of Atomic Custom.