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  • Flathead

    5 5.49%
  • Knucklehead

    6 6.59%
  • Panhead

    8 8.79%
  • Shovelhead

    43 47.25%
  • Ironhead

    23 25.27%
  • Evo

    6 6.59%
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    Default What Engine do YOU think sounds the best?

    Just a fun poll to see what people think is the best sounding Harley engine...

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    I think they all sound cool, except the evo...just no 'soul'...too clean. But for me, it is the ironhead, hard to explain but very distinctive. Plus the noise from the tappets is just an added bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tito View Post
    I think they all sound cool, except the evo...just no 'soul'...too clean. But for me, it is the ironhead, hard to explain but very distinctive. Plus the noise from the tappets is just an added bonus.
    sound of knuck pan shovel and ironhead vs evo is that they had hemi heads. the evo with bathtub looking heads just doesn't have the same sound.. in my opinion anyhow

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    this threads biased towards big twins , where the k model or the evo sporty yea it says evo but the evo sporty sounds way dif to the big twin ,, an wheres the twin cam

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    Shovel with solid lifters, one gear grind off on the cam for a little gear drive noise, open belt for belt noise, rattler steels in the clutch for noise. high dur/lift cam.

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    Sorry, but I did throw in the ironhead...

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    I don't have a lot of experience with pans and knucks. Spent an awful lot of time listening to my shovel while I ride around and I can tell a shovel before I see it normally. Ironheads and Evo sportys both can have a very nice sound to the. Evos and twincams occasionally sound nice, but a lot of times have kinda a flat sharpish sound to them. Just my $0.02


    Voted for shovels.

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    i think ironhead and evo sporties sound great. voted for the ironheads

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    Shovelhead is by far my favorite; BUT they all sound great to me. I just like the sound of motorcycles.

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    There's no head like SHOVELHEAD If you're not riding a Shovelhead, well, you might as well ride the bus.

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    I love my Ironhead it sounds like beautiful chaos.....so Ironheads....then pans and shovels....straight on an evo...just sayn.

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    Shovelhead.

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    Ironhead!!! But now i own an Evo.(Not happy about it ) But Shovel second!!

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    Love my shovel gallop but love to hear any big twin as long as its loud and it runs !

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    Im sayin shovelhead,I mean c'mon have you heard a healthy shovelhead nuthin sounds better.

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    which engine sounds the best? a running one between my legs at about 4500rpm...who gives a shit what it is as long as you're riding it and it pulls hard!

    i have a shovel and ironhead both in project status at the moment, can you tell?

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    WOW, what a dick...I agree totally!

    Quote Originally Posted by ARBY View Post
    There's no head like SHOVELHEAD If you're not riding a Shovelhead, well, you might as well ride the bus.

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    I like my Evo sporty. But I have four friends with Shovelheads and they're great sounding motors! I'm keeping my Sporty chop but my next bike will be a Shovelhead.

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    Shovelhead still in the lead - as it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldStfCycle View Post
    Shovel with solid lifters, one gear grind off on the cam for a little gear drive noise, open belt for belt noise, rattler steels in the clutch for noise. high dur/lift cam.
    What a description ! See you later I gotta go for a ride .

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