This is the first part of a 2-part article on his replica racer by David Morrill on his excellent blog http://dlmracing.blogspot.com/. We are sharing it here with his permission. We will share part 2 in a week.
This project started in 2010, when I visited the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC. The Motorcycle Cannonball Run cross country race, for pre-1916 bikes, stopped there. The visit allowed me to check out both the W.T.T. collection and the Cannonball entrants. The collection at Wheels Through Time is one of the finest collections of early motorcycles and memorabilia in the country. It’s a must visit for any motorcycle enthusiast: http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/ .
While examining their collection, I came across a very rare early racer. The bike in question is a 1921 Harley Davidson SCA (Single Cylinder Alcohol) serial #1 racer. Looking at this old racer, in as raced condition, most would ignore it in favor of the bright and shiny restored bikes. These rusty relics are often worth way more than the bright and shiny restored bikes. As they say, it’s only original once!
|1921 Harley Davidson SCA Factory Racer #1 from the Wheels Through Time Collection
In the early 1920′s, the engine displacement for short tracks was reduced from 61ci (1000cc) to 30.5ci (500cc), in the interest of safety. As a result of the displacement change, the folks at the Harley-Davidson factory race shop looked around for a way to build a competitive 30.5ci single cylinder race motor. They realized they could remove one cylinder, piston, and rod from their existing 61ci V twin pocket-valve race motor and get More on 1921 Harley Blanked Off Classic Motorcycle Racer Part 1
First off, we’d like to thank Spectro Oils and GEICO for sponsoring the Kickstart Classic May 2013 event, which is now in its third year. This ride is from Charleston, SC to St. Augustine, FL. Secondly, we’d like to remind everyone that this event is open to all make, models and years of motorcycle. Stock or custom, classic or chopper. Motorcycles with kickers ride up front and electric start only motorcycles ride in the back to pick up any parts that fall off the old ones up front.
All riders and passengers need to register for the is ride ($100 per rider or passenger gets an event t-shirt, event stickers, free meals, special hotel discounts and event support), and we are limited attendance to the first 100 to register. Registration is free to all Motorcycle Cannonball riders (but they still need to register) who ride his or her actual Cannonball bike (2010 or 2012). Click here for the registration form.
If you’d like to meet up with our group but can’t join us for the entire ride, here is a listing of our planned stops:
Tuesday, May 14. Welcome Reception and Open House at Low Country Harley-Davidson in Charleston, SC.
Wednesday, May 15. Leave from Charleston and ride to Savannah Harley-Davidson in Savannah, GA for lunch and an Open House. Then ride to Golden Isles Harley-Davidson in Brusnwick, GA for a dinner reception and Open House.
Thursday, May 16. Leave from Brunswick, GA and ride to Adamec Harley-Davidson @ Regency in Jacksonville, FL for lunch and an Open House. Then ride to St. Augustine, FL in time to enjoy the Riding Into History events over the next couple of days.
The Kickstart Classic will be lead by Buzz Kanter of American Iron Magazine, and Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time. Dale and Buzz are also the Grand Marshals of this year’s Riding Into History.
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Here is something that might interest some of you,this is a new type of puller that I have created, that will ease your patience and time using it,you will see with the next couple of pictures how it is easy to use and also extremely fast.
You will also see in the next couple of pictures the way I took off the starter clutch gear with ease and without loosing any parts on the floor,all parts stays in the inside of puller.
As they say,Pictures are worth a thousand words.
Hope this help,thanks for looking, I have them for sale now, Saddlebagrail
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