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Not bikin home
« on: August 10, 2010, 03:44:48 PM »
Talking about biking home from the pigroast I have decided to sell my Harley as I dont feel good about riding it any more.  It hasnt been started for about four years and is taking up space in a spare bedroom.  

Anyone have any ideas where I could sell it and what it would be worth ?

It is a 1941 Knuckelhead.

 



 


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Re: Not bikin home
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 04:00:42 PM »
Woooa,  My biking days are far behind me, but that is a jewel.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2010, 04:54:20 PM »
Anyone have any ideas where I could sell it and what it would be worth ?

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Re: Not bikin home
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 05:50:56 PM »
On the "American Pickers" show on the History Channel a few weeks ago, one was bought for $20,000, but I believe that it was a couple of years older than yours, so I do not know how they would compare.
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Re: Not bikin home
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 06:02:34 PM »
Talking about biking home from the pigroast I have decided to sell my Harley as I dont feel good about riding it any more.  It hasnt been started for about four years and is taking up space in a spare bedroom.  

Anyone have any ideas where I could sell it and what it would be worth ?

It is a 1941 Knuckelhead.the 2th pic is not a knuckelhead.........no overhead valves

 

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2010, 07:19:20 PM »
Snowstorm I think you are right, it is a Flat head.  Both photos are the same bike

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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

1941 Model FL motorcycle manufactured by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941.
(Museum object #2003.19.1)

The FL was Harley-Davidson's first modern "heavyweight" motorcycle. Introduced in 1941, the FL featured the high compression version of the company's first 74-cubic-inch overhead valve V-Twin "Knucklehead" engine. Only 2,452 FL's were built in 1941 before the company converted from civilian to military production for World War II. The FL is generally considered among the best looking motorcycles ever produced, and, because of its limited production, is one of the most sought after by collectors.


Here is the original owners registration card.  It says  Ao fab 1941  (year made)
                                                                No. de motor  (41  5177)  motor no.
It has the suicide shift and when you put it in reverse it surprises every one.

 



 




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Re: Not bikin home
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 07:44:30 PM »
I would get ahold of Willie G at Harley Davidson in York PA.  It is the main headquarters for Harley.  Last I knew he was still running the museum. As far as price wise, alot of factors are involved.  Expect anything, this is a piece of Harley legacy and if enough of the right people get involved it could go for over $100k.  Christies Auction House is another to  contact.  Your best Option is to put it up for auction through a reputiable auction house.
  This is one RARE bike you have. I have only ever seen 1 other with reverse. It sold in the 1980's for around $90,000.  Please keep me up to date on the progress of this bike. If there is any thing I can do on this end to help you please let me know.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2010, 08:04:41 PM »
fuzzybear:

Thanks for the info.  I had no idea.

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 08:38:00 PM »
having reverse makes me think sidecar, don't suppose you have it too?
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 08:47:46 PM »
No it never had a side car.  After fuzzybears comment I think I will wash it.

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Re: Not bikin home
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 08:50:34 PM »
be careful not to scratch the paint  :-)
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010, 10:05:08 PM »
  Jim, the bike is a Harley 45 [ 750cc ] which is the `74`s  little sister. With a reversing tranny and singles seat it could be a WW2 courier machine? Too bad about the sidecar. :(
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Re: Not bikin home
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2010, 07:43:51 AM »
WOW is that cool, and to still have the original owners paperwork may increase the value. You may be able to live off the proceeds for a while ;)

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Re: Not bikin home
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2010, 08:10:16 AM »

 Jim, that is a beauty, I would love to have an old harley like that to tinker with. Wonder what shipping from Peru would cost  :D

 Not to burst bubbles but the reverse trans was standard in the servicar too.
It's possible the original trans was blown and replaced with this one. Ya run what you could back then. I would try and find out if the engine, frame and trans are supposed to have the same serial number. It's a shame, I was at the HD musium and archives 2 days ago and could have done some leg work.

Anyway you look at it it's a great pice of history and needs to be preserved.

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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 08:31:42 PM »
We have an old German fellow in his 80s who drives around town in his perfectly restored 1928 ford truck and he has several others.  We also have an old Harley parts store in the capital city of lima that can supply anything that needs replacing.

I have decided as it appears to have value to have it completly restored by the old German and rechromed etc..  He is about the best I have ever seen, you cannot drive your car in his shop for repairs until the car is pressure washed outside, underneath and cleaned inside.

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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2010, 08:40:53 PM »
that's awesome, Jim.  Please keep us updated on the project!
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