Dayten Likness - The Casted Shovel
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Dayten Likness - The Casted Shovel

May 27, 2019

We caught up with Dayten Likness at this year’s Chopperfest in Ventura, CA. This was my favorite bike at Born Free last year so it was neat to see it in person and dig into details a little bit. The frame is insane–using two 45” necks to make a neat double down tube front section, mated to a more traditional big twin set up for the rest. He casts his own parts like the mag cover, oil tank, peg risers and a bunch of other stuff. That fat ass 15” tire out back and skinny little 21-incher up front gives it a perfect stance, while still having a ton of ground clearance. Killer job, Dayten, thanks for sharing it with us!
-Bill

Owner/Location: Dayten Likness / Ventura County
Bike name: The Casted Shovel
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: ’66 Shovelhead Chopper
Frame: Double 45 necks spliced onto a straight leg frame / 1” up, 1” out, 30° rake
Fork: 6” over early glide with extended lowers
Tire/wheel size and style:
- 15” American Racing 12 spoke with 30” coker car tire
- 21” Ron Weber cast 12 spoke with Avon
Favorite thing about this bike: Cast oil bag
Next modification will be: Cast primary/finned super B carb
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: I tried to cast everything on the bike
Thanks to: Mark for painting it such a rad color

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Shovelhead

Dayten Likness - The Casted Shovel

Dayten Likness - The Casted Shovel

Dayten Likness - The Casted Shovel