Category Archives: Harley Oddities

Unusual or one-off Harley creations

Harley Topper Scooter Tackles Death Valley

Originally posted on Riding Vintage Death Valley… definitely not on the top ten places to ride for many motorcyclists.  Located in the Mojave Desert in Eastern California, Death Valley has the highest reported air temperature on earth, reaching a world … Continue reading

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Random Harley JDH Two Cam Bobber, Cut Down and Hillclimber Classic Motorcycles

Just a few random photos of some classic cut down JDH Two Cam hot rods. Classic Cut Down, Bobber, Hillclimber Harley motorcycles. This last motorcycle (green one) is a future project for American Iron Magazine. This is how it sits … Continue reading

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Racer Freddie Fretwell and his Harley Riding Monkey

Chances are, you’ve probably seen the above picture before, but you may not have known some of the interesting facts about #8.  His name is Fred “Freddie” Fretwell and the picture was taken after he won both the 10-mile and … Continue reading

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1931 Streamlined Harley Motorcycle?

  Streamline Shell PEPS UP Motorcycle JOE SZAKACS, of Lincoln, Nebraska, has equipped his motorcycle with a 22 gauge aluminum shell which, besides improving the appearance of his machine, has increased the speed and reduced the weight by four pounds. … Continue reading

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1933 Miniature Motorcycles For Kids

|<< << Previous 1 of 3 Next >> >>| |<< << Previous 1 of 3 Next >> >>|   A Home-Built Miniature Motorbike for Youngster by THEODORE HODGDON A youngster will get some keen thrills out of driving his own … Continue reading

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1938 Amateur Dare Devil Motorcycle Harley Riders

  AMATEUR Dare-Devils GIVE MOTOR-CYCLE RODEOS WEARING natty military uniforms and riding standard American-made motor cycles, a group of thirty-three amateur riders, all Los Angeles, Calif., business and professional men, recently won for the United States the International Motor-Cycle Trophy, … Continue reading

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Harley Knucklehead Powered Midget Racecar

I have no idead how they started this vehicle (kickstarter?) or what they had for a transmission, but here is a very cool old midget car racer powered by a Harley Knucklehead engine. According to my friend Matt Walksler from … Continue reading

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Bizarre Harley Panhead Powered Snowmobile

Over the years Harley powertrains have been used for a lot of different uses the factory might never had considered. Sometimes it was to solve a problem and others it was simply to get creative or have some fun. Here … Continue reading

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