In the age of the self-appointed internet master-builder, it's refreshing to come across an honest soul. Cary Brobeck's take on things isn't very serious but his motorcycle is seriously neat. Here's what he's got to say: I don’t consider myself to be a bike builder, more like a bike put’r together’r. I have very limited welding skills, and even less fabrication skills. I prefer to just do what all hard core bikers do… buy “vintage” parts from my ebay iphone app while sitting in starbucks. That’s one of the main reasons why there is very little fab work on this bike. Tank and fender mounts account for 95% of all fab work done on this thing.
Owner name, location: Cary Brobeck, Duarte CA
Bike name: Pan-sexual, The Pan-ocha, The Pan-zee. Take your pick, I never named it.
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 1958 FLH Panhead
Frame: The original frame had some really jankey welds so I sold it and invested in a V-Twin repop.
Fork: 6 over
Chassis mods: Black powder coat
Tire/wheel size and style: 18” WM 3 on the back, 21” WM 0 on the front.
Favorite thing about this bike: It got me to San Felipe, Ensenada, Lego Land and home with no problems.
Next modification will be: Change back fender to mount king and queen better, Or……. Just keep the bungee cord mounting system, I haven’t decided yet.
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Nothin fancy on this bike. Just a good ol’ fashion chopper; foot clutch, jockey shift, no front brake, or as the cool kids call it, a true suicide clutch. After crossing the Mexican border I know why they call it that.
Thanks to: Paul, Mad Mike, Mikey, and Scrotum over at Spitfire. Matt the Monk for building the motor…….Twice! What you mean a 53 year old motor doesn’t like going 95 mph in 100 degree heat for an hour??? Jason Wilson for the front end, Sweet Baby James and Wayne Wreck for the righteous wizard paint, and all the DLMC guys for putting up with me breaking down on every ride, this one is solid though guys.
Be sure to check out Hopper Mag