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Gentry's Brooklyn Panhead

 

Owner name, location: 
  Gentry Dayton, Brooklyn NY
Bike name:
   Dirt
Engine, year and make, model, modifications:
  1949 very dirty Harley Panhead 
Frame: 
  49 rigid, put back to stock
Fork:
50's front end, I think
Chassis mods:
  Blasted the 70's mystery bondo and put it back to stock
Tire/wheel size and style:
 I'm running a 16" spoke wheel with drum on the rear. We put a AMF mag wheel on the front for the mock-up and ended up  never taking it off. Just added a disc brake and fat tire to it and were in business.
Favorite thing about this bike:
 I havnt seen too many Pans with coffin tanks. I thought that could be cool.
Next modification will be:
 The only thing this bike needs is more miles on it.
 I plan on riding it until it breaks.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc:
 Swap meet coffin tank, usual Bates seat and pad. 
Any building or riding story or info you'd like to include:
  This bike has the usual story, sat in a barn for the past 30 years in GA. She just came back to life this year. 
 The bike has only been ridden about 10 times before I went on the Gypsy Run, she made the whole run. I was proud. 
 
  
Thanks to: 
 I want to thank Keino for always making magic with the baskets and boxes of parts I bring him. 
 
Bike built by Keino Cycles, thank you.

On this year's Gypsy Run a friend asked me if I had a favorite bike. While there was no shortage of classy machinery to lust over, this one crusty panhead kept my attention. I asked the bike's owner if I could shoot it on the last day and he kindly obliged. When Gentry told me Keino built his bike, it all made perfect sense.

 

 

Owner: Gentry Dayton 

Town: Brooklyn, NY 

Engine, year and make, model, modifications: Very dirty '49 Harley panhead

Frame: '49 H-D, put back to stock 

Fork: '50s front end, I think 

Chassis mods: Blasted the '70s mystery Bondo and put it back to stock 

Tire/wheel size and style: I'm running a 16-inch spoke wheel with drum on the rear. We put an AMF mag on the front during the mock-up and never took it off. We just added a disc brake and fat tire and we were in business 

Favorite thing about this bike: I haven't seen too many pans with coffin tanks. I thought that would be cool 

Next modifications: The only thing this bike needs is more miles on it. I plan on riding it until it breaks 

Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Swap meet coffin tank, usual Bates seat and pad

Inside story: This bike has the usual story. It sat in a barn in Georgia for the past 30 years. She just came back to life this year. The bike has only been ridden about 10 times before I went on the Gypsy Run, she made the whole run. I was proud 

Thanks: Bike built by Keino Cycles. I want to thank Keino for always making magic with the baskets and boxes of parts I bring him


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Commented on 9-8-2010 At 06:17 am
 

thats a ratty fucker!!!! love it

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 06:52 am
 

Got me an hour of on the road footage of that bad larry - www.madrivermotorcompany.blogspot.com

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 09:16 am
 

Damn that thing is ugly, but I guess that was the point. Nice.

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 02:55 pm
 

simplistic beauty!

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 03:46 pm
 

Ugly yes, but with a strange beauty about it!!

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 04:23 pm
 

that's fokking tough
my favorite featured bike all year
awesome story too

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 04:42 pm
 

pure post WWII evil

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 04:51 pm
 

cool bke. saw it at the g r. dude who rides seems pretty cool. both remind me of cats i rode with in the mid west early 80's. Peace Fukers

Commented on 9-8-2010 At 07:00 pm
 

Spoke with him at Cool Beans before GR4. He was wondering if it was going to give him trouble during the run. Sounded solid and ran good from what I saw/heard. I dig it!

Commented on 9-9-2010 At 03:47 am
 

i like it! mine is similar but a shovel-pan swing arm, fuckin nice.

Commented on 9-9-2010 At 04:49 am
 

Never got to talk to Gentry much. Quite honestly he looked pretty scary and intimidating, but on the last day I got a few words in with him and he seamed to be a really cool dude. The bike is great and it sounded like it was way dialed in. Gas tank isn't my thing but it does get you interested in the bike.

Commented on 9-9-2010 At 05:39 am
 

once again, a cool ass bike.................that needs to be painted, I just don't care for rust, a personal pet peeve of mine.

Commented on 9-9-2010 At 08:10 am
 

If you have met Gentry then you know this bike fits him perfectly...

Commented on 9-9-2010 At 12:04 pm
 

Awesome. Gentry is a very nice dude and that pan runs well. Why?
Keino-son!

Commented on 9-9-2010 At 12:04 pm
 

Awesome. Gentry is a very nice dude and that pan runs well. Why?
Keino-son!

Commented on 9-9-2010 At 10:25 pm
 

Love the bike,nice way to change it up with the coffin tank, I so Glad there's no bullshit ass paint job to hide the soul of this Pan,
It's a New York bike 100%
KEEP IT DIRTY AND RIDE THAT BITCH!

Commented on 9-16-2010 At 08:53 am
 

Like it alot.

Commented on 9-24-2010 At 09:25 pm
 

love the bike

Commented on 9-8-2012 At 11:25 am
 

I'll take it over any showroom panhead any day, that thing is fuckin sick!

Commented on 10-19-2012 At 08:45 am
 

Mucho character on this one! It just works!

Commented on 10-19-2012 At 09:11 am
 

Looks awesome with the coffin tank.

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