This is a rare 1920 JT – getting ready to head off for chemical stripping before body work and paint. The engine right now is in the process of being built, and we’ll post some photos of it soon.
This hasn’t been driven since 1978, but we’re getting it ready to ride. New tires, brakes, bearings, wiring, etc — whatever it takes to make it a daily driver without interfering with the ‘unrestored’ look.
Nothing prettier than a freshly rebuilt pan head in a shiny black frame.
The transmission is being built and we’ll update with photos once it’s done. We’re also doing an electric starter for this build with an old-style primary.
In an earlier post we showed a start up on a pretty rare Rikuō engine, so we thought everyone might want to see an update. Here’s how the bike is coming along.
Thought you guys might want to see some of this – we’ve recently developed some jigs to straighten and repair both early and late JD frames.
Here are some miscellaneous photos of repairs on both a 1920 JT , and a 1928 JD.
Some updates on the 60, the chassis is all done and it’s now a ‘roller.
Paint is in the paint shop, it’s going to be hi-fi turquoise and birch. This was a very rare optional color from the factory. Big thanks to Tillman who loaned us some original Harley sheetmetal in this color – we were able to color match against some original 1965 pieces. We removed a few parts to match against a place that the sun has never shown.
Took the knuckleheads out a few days ago to meet a few of their old friends.
Here are some photos showing the engine teardown on the 1926 – more updates to come as we move along.