1978 Shovelhead Flat Track Bobber
Bob of McKay's Cycle Creations of Kingston, Ontario, Canada made available these photographs of his 1978 Harley Shovelhead Flat Track Racer Bobber.
Bob: "Here is some pictures of one of my Bobbers. It isn't a Flathead but is designed to look like a 1946 WR Flat Tracker. Post it on your page if you like."
"This Bobber was built after restoring an original 1951 WR and seeing the fun of having a Flat Track style bike for street use, number plate and all. It has the drive line from a 1978 FL. It uses some stock parts and some aftermarket. It was done to be period correct style."
Bob's Bobber was designed to resemble a 1946 WR flat track racer.
That's not exactly a racing style 750cc WR Flathead engine, but a 1200cc Harley FL Shovelhead is not a bad substitute at all. The Shovelhead engine is a classic in its own right and - not unimportant - will outperform the regular flathead.
On top of that: there's no denying that Bob's Bobber looks real awesome!
About Bob McKay
Bob McKay has been working on motorcycles and working in the motorcycle business since 1970. Customizing motorcycles has been his main focus and passion. He has built and modified hundreds of one of a kind custom motorcycles.
Over the last 30 years many of Bob's creations have been featured in national and international motorcycle magazines since his first feature in Street Chopper magazine 1974.
For more info, check out Bob's website: McKay's Cycle Creations