- Rebuild wheels with chromed flanged alloy rims
- Replace front hub with 1960's era spool hub
- Amal remote float carbs with matching float bowls
- Toss the fake ignition coils and wire to magneto
- Chromed fuel lines
- Silver spark plug wires
- Control cables stripped of sheathing and chromed
I've changed my own opinion as to whether the Mega Cycle is a rebuild of the Larry Howard Glittercycle as I had originally posted. I originally saw the question asked by Aubrey of Thee Missing Links and also brought up by Stretch again just recently. My first hunch was that they were the same bike for sure, just with some styling changes. After having so many new pictures to look at now I have my doubts and have changed my original posts on the subject. Some of the big differences in body styling don't bother me as much as the small and seemingly unnecessary differences in the details, that now I'm uncertain that they are the same motorcycle. There is a two bike theory that Larry Howard built two similar bikes for a model kit sweepstakes. Then there is the RM Auctions story that the Mega Cycle was built by Bob Aquistapase after being inspired by a Revell model. Whatever the details of the bikes might lead you to believe it is odd that the Glittercycle magazine features date from 1962-63, then the Mega Cycle appears in 1966 and the Glittercycle is never seen again after that??? Hopefully someone that was around at the time will find this discussion and tell the true story...