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    Breaking In My 1929 Harley JDH - Photos Worth Looking At

    We finished rebuilding my 1929 Harley JDH earlier this week down at Wheels Through Time museum where I got to ride it about 50 miles before packing it up and heading to the AMCA meet in Oley.

    To quote Carl Olsen who rode it a bit at Oley, it is as fast as a nice Knucklehead, a lot less weight and the brakes of a 10-speed bicycle.


    During the critical break in period I like to get the bike up to operating temperature, then let it cool down, then do it again. Here is a photo we took of my 2-cam and one of Matt Walksler's flathead bobbers in front of a barn a few miles from Wheels Through Time during one of these sessions.


    A shot of my 2 cam Harley at Oley with Trish (Dale's lady friend) and Mackenzie at the Wheels Through Time area - look closely and you will see my bike :-)

    You can read more about the build in the pages of American Iron Magazine.
    Buzz Kanter
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    Re: Breaking In My 1929 Harley JDH - Photos Worth Looking At

    Nice pair.....of pics! Buzz, how was the performance between the JD motor you ran it compared to the JDH?

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    Re: Breaking In My 1929 Harley JDH - Photos Worth Looking At

    I'd say the JDH is at least 20% more powerful and spins higher than a similar age Harley JD in the engine speed dept. Of course, this is strictly a seat of the pants opinion.
    Buzz Kanter
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    Re: Breaking In My 1929 Harley JDH - Photos Worth Looking At

    Very nice buzz, youve done a good job making me jealous. Arent those jdh going for about twice the price a knuckle?

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