1936 Harley VLH Classic Motorcycle Project

I am down at Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley, NC with my friends Dale and Matt Walksler as well as John Dills and others. Our goal is to work over my mostly stock and original (except paint) 1936 Harley VLH.

Classic 1936 Harley VLH flathead

I have owned this motorcycle for about a year and it is a strong runner. So our goal for this American Iron Magazine project bike is basically to improve the look to be more original looking.

Our goal is to swap out the generic rubber floorboard pads for original ones, improve the paint and perhaps matched grips. The series of articles will be published in future issues of American Iron Magazine.

The 1936 VLH is a one-year only model. It is one of the last classic Harleys that does not have recirculating oil. It is the first 80 inch Harley flathead and was considered a factory hot rod when new. It was the last of the VL line and Harley claimed it would top out at 100 mph – quite an accomplishment in 1936.

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