Originally posted on Riding Vintage.
Alfred LeRoy was not your average cross country motorcyclist. At age 15, he was struck by a train, losing both of his legs and half of one arm. Once released from the hospital he was determined to ride a motorcycle and after eight years of saving he purchased his first. He had many different custom machines over the years, including makes like Minneapolis and Thor, but his 1916 Harley-Davidson J-series is probably the most well known. It is on this motorcycle that he completed a 50,000+ mile solo tour of United States in the late teens. More on Alfred LeRoy Rides Classic Harley Sidecar 50,000 Miles With No Legs and One Arm
August 15, 2011
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.
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.
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
April 6, 2011
OK, time to start my next project, which I suspect might be quite a while to finish. It is a 1926 Harley JD I bought last year and have not had time to do anything more than to kick it over a few times to make sure the engine is not stuck (it isn’t). I have had it stored at the American Iron Magazine offices and might consider following some or all of this project in the magazine – depending on how it turns out.
I’d like to view this project as a community one where I am counting on other forum members to help me identify what’s right and wrong and how to make it better. Please realize that this is not a correct machine and there are More on Buzz Kanter’s 1926 Classic Harley JD Project Motorcycle