Discussion in 'Motorcycle Related Discussions' started by acotrel, Jul 10, 2018.
This video is worth a watch. What man has made, man can make again ?
I really enjoyed watching these Al, thanks for posting.
That Knuckle head in the last episode looks bloody lovely!
I’m no Harley expert, but I’m kinda dubious as to how authentic it is... anyone know?
They built a bunch of replicas for the series
Well I’d gladly have a Knucklehead like that in my shed!
I believe the Knucklehead was their first production ohv engine. Back in the day they said "Don't f__k with the Knuck"
I'd take one too if I could afford one.
I think this mini series was made in Canada , my wife and I enjoyed watching on CBC when it was on ...
I have never seen a Knucklehead, however when I was a kid I had two WD Indian Scouts and my mate had two WLA Harleys. He knew somebody who owned a Knucklehead. There are probably a couple somewhere in Australia. What interested me is that the last motor Harley and Davidson ever designed was the Knucklehead. I think the best Harley motor ever was the XR750 TT and that had a timing side bearing problem which was later fixed in the Sportster engines. However I don't think any of the late Sportster motors have decent ratios in their gearboxes. And that tends to stymie their use when trying to build a bike that is exciting.
I once saw a pre WW2 Excelsior V-twin record breaker which had two 4-valve bronze Rudge Ulster cylinder heads. - Nothing is impossible.
When I was building the Seeley, I looked at a 500cc DOHC Jawa Speedway engine and also considered a Harley Sportster engine. The Jawa would have been ineligible for any interesting historic race class, and the Harley was all too difficult.
With a separate gearbox, you have more options
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