1924 Harley

August 15, 2011

Classic 1924 Harley JD Motorcycle & Corbin Speedometer

Wow, there is a lot more to learn about Corbin speedometers and classic Harley motorcycles than I thought. I have owned a lovely original paint 1924 JDCA Harley for more than 20 years and never done much to it other than sort it out and get it running properly. And it has never had a speedometer as long as I have owned it.

Original paint (except the red stripes) classic 1924 Harley JDCA motorcycle

Because it is all original I never really wanted to do anything other than get it and keep it running well. I replaced the rotting original tires with fresh rubber and swapped out the incorrect primary cover for the right one for a 1924. I also swapped the Indian carburetor that was on it for a proper Schebler one. And that’s about it.

 

Riding the Mid Ohio racetrack during AMA Vintage Days. Buzz Kanter on the old Harley with Dave Roper and Don Emde on the newer race Britbikes.

I have ridden this vintage Harley around the racetrack at Mid Ohio at the AMA Vintage Days celebration to salute More on Classic 1924 Harley JD Motorcycle & Corbin Speedometer

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Restoration by Buzz Kanter

Permalink Print
Share/Save/Bookmark

January 4, 2010

1924 Harley Update. Sidestand & Toolbox After A Long Search

I have owned my 1924 Harley JDCA for almost twenty years, but didn’t get it running until about six or seven years ago (thanks to Dale Walksler at Wheels Through Time museum) and didn’t really ride it much until this last year.

My Original Paint Classic 1924 Harley

My Original Paint Classic 1924 Harley With Repop Side Stand

Over the years I have been looking for the correct and genuine Harley parts to make the bike more accurate. And I have found it is More on 1924 Harley Update. Sidestand & Toolbox After A Long Search

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog, Resources, Restoration by Buzz_Kanter

Permalink Print 1 Comment
Share/Save/Bookmark

December 25, 2009

Classic Harley Christmas Maintenance & Brief Ride

I have been ignoring my 1924 Harley-Davidson V-twin motorcycle for a couple of months and wanted to spend some time going over it in the garage now that we have more than 6 inches of snow on the ground.

I wanted to get it up on my bike stand to look it over a bit and to see if I can mount up the side stand I had recently bought on ebay. These was not real vintage Harley parts but exact copies of real ones. When I bought this old Harley almost 20 years ago it came with a side stand, although I don’t believe Harley offered one until a few years after 1924. The stand was bent in such a way that I was never confident that it would hold up the old Harley if it started to roll back or tip over. So I took off the old one and put it away. I happen to like side stands on my motorcycles as long as I also have a rear or center stand too.

I popped the old Harley up on the motorcycle lift and raised it up so I can study it and not have to bend over to do the work. For comparison I pulled out the old side stand that was on the bike when I bought it. They were similar but with different bend and length of the arm.

Old Stand and Hardware on TOP, Reproduction on BOTTOM

Vintage Harley parts - old side stand and hardware on BOTTOM, Reproduction on TOP. Similar but different!

I know the new reproduction mounting bracket will fit right on because the old one had been there until about More on Classic Harley Christmas Maintenance & Brief Ride

Filed under Buzz Kanter Classic Motorcycle Blog by Buzz_Kanter

Permalink Print
Share/Save/Bookmark