Monthly Archives: September 2012

Video Classic 1929 Harley JDH Before Motorcycle Cannonball 2012

Fun video shot by the Motorcycle Cannonball video team. 1929 Harley JDH Two Cam Motorcycle Cannonball Classic

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Classic Harley Tech – Rebuilding a Magneto & Removing The End Cap

This article is preprinted with the permission of the author, who wishes to remain anonymous. Removing the Bad Condenser Even though the condenser the previous restorer used already had failed when I received the magneto, the failure mode of many … Continue reading

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Rare Classic Harley JDH Ridden Coast to Coast on Motorcycle Cannonball

One last stop on the 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and riding to the final end point of the event – Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson in South San Francisco. This is roughly 4,000 miles away from the … Continue reading

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Classic Harley Tech – Magneto Rebuild Repairing Previous Rotating Armature Damage

As other articles in this series, this one is reprinted with permission of the author, who wishes to remain anonymous. After determining the correct size of the armature screws (Loewenherz L3.5×0.6), I mounted the armature vertically in the mill’s vise using the … Continue reading

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2012 Motorcycle Cannonball Final Results

The 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball is done and in the history books. In general, 70 pre-1930 classic motorcycles entered this nearly 4,000 mile cross country ride. The Motorcycle Cannonball riders gather at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge for the last … Continue reading

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Last Day of Motorcycle Cannonball To Cross Golden Gate Bridge

After more than two gruelling weeks on the road the riders of the Motorcycle Cannonball will ride our classic motorcycles (all pre-1930) across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and into Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson to end this epic ride. … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Cannonball Rolls Into California

We rode into California yesterday on the Motorcycle Cannonball and the temps were colder than anyone expected. The old Harley J series motorcycle holds only about 3 to 5 ounces of oil in the sump, and it has a non-recirculating system. … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Cannonball Idaho to Oregeon on Vintage Harley

Yesterday we rode through western Idaho and into Oregon. Cold morning and very warm afternoon. We rode along a stunning river much of the day and my 1929 Harley JDH ran strong all day. Only a few more days and we will … Continue reading

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Jackson WY to Mountain Home, ID on Motorcycle Cannonball

Yesterday was a challenge on the Motorcycle Cannonball. I rode my 1929 Harley JDH 299 miles from Jackson, WY to Mountain Home, ID. The morning started out quite cold – in the mid 30s as we rode up and over … Continue reading

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Video of Classic Motor Cycles On Day 5 of Motorcycle Cannonball 2010

I shot this video at the end of the fifth day of the first Motorcycle Cannonball in 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHmoR2BfzkY I am very curious how the machines and riders of the first Motorcycle Cannonball in 2010 compare to the newer bikes … Continue reading

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