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    How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    Does anyone know how many JDH motorcycles Harley built and sold in 1929 and 1929?

    I have all sorts of estimates, ranging from less than 500 a year to no more than 1,000 a year, but have never seen anything official from Harley's archives or records.
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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    "The Legend" lists 10,182 total domestic production for 1929, but does not differentiate between, or list separately the numbers for JD, JDS, JDL, or JDF.

    I have no info on the other year you mention.
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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigincher View Post
    "The Legend" lists 10,182 total domestic production for 1929, but does not differentiate between, or list separately the numbers for JD, JDS, JDL, or JDF.

    I have no info on the other year you mention.
    Thanks. This is the issue I am facing. There are many records of how many Harleys were made over the years, but I have yet to find any production info specific to JDHs or 2-cam Harleys.

    All leads or info appreciated.
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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    It has been a few weeks since I posted the original question about homw many real JDHs Harley made and still not source for info. Interesting.

    Are the factory 2-cam street Harleys really that rare or is it just that Harley never kept production records for them?
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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    The information is available. You just have to get somebody inside the Mo Co to look it up. In the Service Dept. is a numerical listing of the line bore numbers of every case ever stamped. Next to the line bore number is the serial number assigned to that set of cases. The Mo Co would have to hire somebody to go through all the numbers and count how many of each model were made each year. Then we would have correct production figures. Many years ago I was shown these numbers by an employee in the service Dept. named Al Builder. Al was a retired Milwaukee LEO working at the Mo Co.
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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    Buzz, doesn't fellow Cannonballer Bill Rodencal work at the Harley Archives? If you ask nice, he may be able to get the production figures for you.
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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    Still curious how many JDH 2-cam Harleys were built in 1928 and 1929.
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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    Interested request Buzz. I'm waiting for answer.

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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    You may have seen these numbers:
    http://www.techsweb.us/hdvin2029.html

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    Re: How Many 1928 and 1929 Harley JDH 2 Cams made?

    you'll never know. those numbers were lumped in with jd production numbers.

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