Complete with photos, services, part numbers, color codes, and most importantly the builder. The front end has two inverted u-shaped legs. The engine was very recently rebuilt by a reputable engine builder here in florida. I know it's not a bobber, you decide if it's right for your web site. Everything was completely gone through the Engine Transmission everything I was told the bike has around a thousand miles or less sense rebuilt. It still has enough weight that it can hold its own against passing trucks on the highway, but it is really at home cruising at 55 mph on secondary roads.
Although the cylinder heads do not contain any moving parts, they do play an important role in cooling the engine. Many riders appreciated the no-nonsense look of these new race bikes and modified their own motorcycles to match. The bike idles and runs very strong and in the little Vl frame it rips. Best of all, the Model U shared all its sheet metal with the Knucklehead, giving it absolutely classic styling. I wanted to keep as much as the frame stock as possible to retain its value. Car details For Sale is the latest from Tamiami Tyrants Custom Cycles a 1940 Harley Ua. Some people need time to think decisions over.
The fender was shortened and a old school mud flap was attached. The award ceremony was elaborate, with high-level officers present and airforce fly-overs. In addition to offering high quality motorcycles and automobiles for sale, Bator International is also available to help you sell your special vehicle, help with sales and auction consulting and to properly vet any vintage motorcycle before you purchase. Fuel and air are fed into the motor using a single Linkert butterfly-style carburetor, which faces the left side of the motorcycle. The U-series not only had a separate oil tank previous oil tanks were combined with the fuel tanks but for the first time a return oil line. Ditch the lights and this '47 would be ready to hit the dirt track. Terrific motorcycle for show or go.
I have ridden the bike it starts as it should with little effort when cold and almost every time first kick when warmed up. The right side also has the front brake lever. Road Test The first thing that struck me about this motorcycle was how easy it was to start. They remained popular with the flathead faithful for many years, and Harley-Davidson continued producing them through 1948. The wheels are 19 inch drop center rims with a rebuilt star hub in rear and a new spool hub in front laced with parkerized spokes and firestone tires. . One of the most notable improvements found on the the U-series was a new design which recirculated the oil from the oil tank, through the engine and back to the oil tank.
It's dismantled state didn't deter the Western Springs resident, who decided to purchase the iconic Milwaukee-built machine. The Model U shared its chassis with all of the big twins Harley-Davidson produced from 1936 onwards, with the heavy-duty frame, new springer forks and constant-mesh 4-speed gearbox. Own a peice of history. I bought this bike off of an elderly gentleman who had it for many of years after his retirements years ago he had decided to have the bike completely restored the bike was completely tore down by a local well known man who was a professional Haley flathead builder know only as buck from somewhere in Alabama. The springs obviously absorb impacts while the rocker arms permit vertical movement of the front axle.
In this position the clutch is disengaged. The heads were lighter in weight as well, and brass sparkplug inserts were cast in to help prevent stripped threads during plug changes. New clutch hub and clutch plates were used as well as new primary chain and final drive chain. The early model Harley Magneto ignition was also rebuilt and is like new so the bike starts with very little effort within the first couple kicks. Even though this machine is fitted with modern tires, the pressure is kept around 20 psi. Bike does have a clear Louisiana title Reviews and comments for Harley Davidson Motorcycle Vintage Flathead. The internal throttle and spark advance grips and spiral assemblies are off a knucklehead and controls the carb and magneto smoothly.
The 1940 transmission was also rebuilt, it shifts and runs through gears as it should. The Flathead engine ran smooth and although it is not made for high speeds, it provides plenty of torque, which is great for ripping around in town or cruising the back roads. With the old classics and their antiquated foot clutch and tank shifter, its back to you driving them! As with modern day motorcycles, the right hand grip controls the throttle. An internal throttle cable keeps the handlebars clean and tidy. That was until the winter of 2001. This website, including but not limited to all of its individual pages, photographs, art, text and information, is meant for your personal use only.
Poor installation of new valve guides resulted in total disassembly in '79, leading to an abandonment of the project altogether. It is really fast and get up to speed quick. The left hand grip operates the timing, allowing you to retard the timing for easy starting and advance the timing for normal running. The trans has been modified to use the vl transmission adjuster bolt so it works as it should. Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. The real bonus was that it also ran and handled just as good as it looks sitting in the parking lot, which is certainly not the case with every customized classic motorcycle you see out on the road. The seat pogo essentially takes the place of the the rear shocks, and since it can be tailored to the rider's weight by changing springs, it has the potential to be just as comfortable as a modern motorcycle.
Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. In addition to offering high quality motorcycles and automobiles for sale, Bator International is also available to help you sell your special vehicle, help with sales and auction consulting and to properly vet any vintage motorcycle before you purchase. Bob jobs made a come back in the late 1990s, which was when the word became the accepted term to describe their stripped down style. No smoke or unusual noise it shifts smooth and breaks work great. The seating position is upright with your knee bent at a 90-degree angle when your feet are resting on the floorboards. I found the floorboards to be comfortable for my feet, but could have used a little extra room on the left side as the clutch pedal covers a good portion of the floorboard.
Plus at 55 mph, you're at a speed that you can be confident your drum brakes can handle in an emergency. The chrome front brake drum looks great, but has nowhere near the stopping power of modern disc brakes. A rare springer shield was cut down to fit the narrow springer. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information. Tackling the flathead with its side-mounted valves first, Bernbaum was able to reassemble the 74-cubic-inch engine, marking its first time back together in more than three decades. Dealers can access this manual through our. Spare parts for an additional 30.