Category Archives: J Model Harleys

The Harley V-twins through 1929 including J, JD, JDH and variations

Classic 1929 Harley Delivery Motorcycle From Canada

Great old photo and brief write-up for the blog The Old Motor In the milder climate of coastal British Columbia, motorcycles, whether for personal or commercial use, are a much more sensible form of transport than they might be in … Continue reading

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Rare Photo of Policeman on Classic 1929 Harley JDH Motorcycle

The JDH was the fastest and most expensive model Harley produced at the time. In addition to being fast (reported to ride 100 mph right off the showroom floor) it was produced in limited numbers. This is the first and … Continue reading

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1928 Harley JDH Two Cam Classic Motorcycle Project

I have long been fascinated with early Harley twins, especially the J series models from the 1920s. The most exciting of these street bikes was the limited production JDH “Two Cam” hot rod Harleys produced and sold in 1928 and … Continue reading

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Celebrities Ride Classic 1914 and 1915 Harleys From Sturgis to Milwaukee For Harley 110th Anniversary!

A long ride on very old motorcycles is the near future for Doobie Brother guitarist Pat Simmons and his wife,¬†American Iron Magazine¬†columnist, Cris Sommer Simmons. On the August 20 the pair will depart from the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum in Sturgis, … Continue reading

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1915 Harley Twin Featured in Special Collector’s Harley Magazine

This stunning restored 1915 Harley twin is to be featured in a new, special collector’s ¬†magazine from the American Iron Magazine team – American Glory: 110 Years of Harley-Davidson. This 1915 Harley twin was photographed by Buzz Kanter, and is … Continue reading

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Buzz Kanter & Motorcycle Cannonball 2014 Classic Ride Diary

Motorcycle Cannonball – an exciting event in the life of any classic motorcycle enthusiast. Looks like we are going to do it again in 2014. I helped rebuild and then I rode a 1915 Harley most of the way across … Continue reading

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1921 Harley-Davidson Classic Motorcycle Racer Part 2 – Chassis

This is the second part of the 2-part article by David Morrill on his excellent blog http://dlmracing.blogspot.com/. American board and dirt track motorcycle racing of the teens and twenties was one of the most exciting sports of that period. Large … Continue reading

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Possible 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Vintage Ride

Lonnie Isam, Jr., the man who got the Motorcycle Cannonball rolling, has announced he is considering a third coast to coast ride in September 2014. “I have been exploring the possibility of putting on another Cannonball event in 2014. Although … Continue reading

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1921 Harley-Davidson Blanked Off Classic Twin Motorcycle Racer Part 1

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 … Continue reading

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May 2013 Kickstart Classic Motorcycle Ride and Prepping My 1929 Harley JDH

I feel guilty not having spent any time cleaning or wrenching on my 1929 Harley-Davidson JDH in the last eight months since the end of the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball. After riding it more than 4,000 miles across the US, from … Continue reading

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