Category Archives: Knucklehead Harleys

The Harley Knuckleheads – the first generation of OHV motorcycles, from 1936 to 1947.

Happy New Year For All Classic Harley Enthusiasts

As the founder of this Classic Harley Motorcycle & Info blog I’d like to thank everyone here for your support and to wish you a wonderful New Year in 2014. Happy New Year from Buzz Kanter on his 1936 Harley … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Motorcycles; 1936 Harley Knucklehead & 1948 Harley Panhead

A few months ago I made the mistake of pulling the good 6-volt battery out of my 1936 Harley Knucklehead and installing it in my 1948 Harley Panhead that had been sitting for more than a year without a battery. … 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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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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Classic Harley Random Photo of Buzz Kanter & 1936 Harley EL Knucklehead

I’d like to post some random photos of some of my classic Harleys over the years. Some I still have and some are long gone. I can’t keep them all. Here is a photo of me and my 1936 Harley … Continue reading

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Classic Harley OHV Motorcycle Production 1936-1947 Knucklehead Era

Thanks to Panhead Jim for allowing us to share parts of this excellent post on Harley Knucklehead production data from his blog http://www.ridingvintage.com/ Note:  These production numbers are based on fiscal rather than calendar year model production numbers.  To date, Harley-Davidson … Continue reading

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1937 Harley Knucklehead on Enthusiast Magazine

There is something so wonderful about looking at old issues of Harley’s The Enthusiast magazine. A simpler time and some great old photos. Here is one from October 1937 showing off Harley’s new Knucklehead and a well dressed couple out … Continue reading

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Joe Petrali And 1936 Harley EL Land Speed Racer Streamlined Motorcycle

Great photo of the legendary Joe Petrali and his land speed record streamlined 1936 Harley EL. I suspect this photo was taken on the sand of Daytona Beach, Florida, but not sure who the trophy girl is.

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Preston Tucker On 1936 Harley EL Knucklehead – Snappy Dresser

I just came across this wonderful photo of Preston Tucker on a stunning all-white 1936 Harley-Davidson EL and wanted to share it here. I’d have to wonder if this all-white, first year OHV Harley was a special order (to match is … Continue reading

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Basic Pre Ride Motorcycle Check For My 1936 Harley EL Knucklehead

For various reasons I am not able to ride each of my classic motorcycles as much as I’d like to, and sometimes it is months between rides on a specific classic Harley. So I have a basic pre-ride check schedule I go … Continue reading

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