As anyone who's seen “American Pickers” on the History Channel knows, vintage motorcycle parts can be harder to find than the bikes themselves. From forks and fenders to saddlebags and speedometers, finding that elusive vintage motorcycle part for a treasured Harley-Davidson or Indian can be a collector's dream come true.

Harley parts are in a class by themselves. Sometimes the need is simple—a replacement petcock valve, for example, between the bike’s gas tank and carburetor. Other times, the part needs to be decorative as well as functional—maybe you need the gas tank itself, or you’ve always wanted to attach a sidecar to your ride.

While do-it-yourselfers routinely seek frames, handlebars, and headlights for Harleys made in the late teens, the ’20s, and the early ’30s, parts for Knuckleheads, manufactured from 1936 to 1947, make up a sizable portion of the vintage Harley parts market. Sometimes the prize is nothing more than an authentic emblem, but serious mechanics are often looking for original cylinders.

Other vintage Harley parts include a fairing like the one that was mounted on the front of Elvis Presley’s 1956 KH, Panhead parts from 1948 to 1965, and Hydra Glide and Duo Glide parts from 1949 to 1957 and 1958 to 1964 respectively.

Indian motorcycles are also a favorite of collectors in search of parts. Especially in demand is the curving gas tank for Indian’s 101 Scout from 1928. Sport Scouts, Indian Fours, and Indian Chiefs are also routinely restored—fans of the Chief tend to be on the lookout for the bike’s distinctive cowl-like fenders, which gave the two-wheeled machine a streamlined look.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Classic Motorcycle Archive

Classic Motorcycle Archive

This simple website contains photos and descriptions of over a thousand classic antique motorcycles and motorized b… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

1941 Harley-davidson El Knucklehead Motor Rebuilt W/ TitleIndian 30.50 Engine Motor Transmission Chief Sport Scout 741 Military 45 640Harley-davidson H-d Work Bench Tool Flywheel Truing Stand Knucklehead PanheadVintage Harley Davidson Original Seat 1950-1960 Panhead1947 Harley Davidson Fl Engine Cases KnuckleheadOriginal Speedometer For 1938 To 1940 Harley Davidson Knucklehead Or FlatheadHarley Vintage Oem Knucklehead 3 Piece Rear Fender Bobber Panhead Ul Vl El FlNos Harley Davidson Fender Light Knucklehead Panhead FlatheadHarley Knucklehead Panhead Shovelhead Evo Flathead Ulh Dealer Clock 1980's OemVintage Indian Motorcycle SpeedometerVintage Harley 1948-1950 Panhead Hydra-glide Gas Tanks Original W/ Emblems Nos Harley Davidson Red Grips Knucklehead Panhead Flathead ShovelheadRibbed Bates Seat Set, Beautiful Original Seat And Pillion Pad ComboHarley-complete 1956 Panhead Dash,speedometer,keyswitch,etc.police Nos Stuff..1968 Harley Davidson Shovelhead Engine Cases FlhEarly Knucklehead Flathead Ul Wla Saddlebags Harley-davidson No Reserve!!!!!Nos Harley Davidson Headlight Lens Knucklehead PanheadHarley Knucklehead Panhead Flathead Oil Tank 1939 1940 19411947 Knucklehead Right Side Case Harley Davidson Panhead FlatheadOriginal Harley-davidson H-d Work Bench Wheel Truing Stand Knucklehead Panhead Nos Harley Davidson Fender Tip Knucklehead PanheadVintage Harley Davidson Handlebars Panhead? Shovelhead? Harley Indian 101 Jd Henderson Corbin Speedometer Bracket Cable Adaptor AceIndian Four, Indian Chief Front Leaf Spring -perfect!Indian Scout (249) Motorcycle Motor, Antique, Vintage, Historical, Harley, Bsa Vintage Tail Gunner Fender Lights Harley Davidson Knucklehead Panhead IndianHarley Davidson Floorboards Dl Knucklehead PanheadHarley Knucklehead 1936 Rocker Housings Mid Year W/air Nipple No Oil Line BossesOil Tank For Early 1938 Harley Davidson Knucklehead Or FlatheadHarley Davidson 6” Air Cleaner/filter Assembly Knucklehead Panhead1955 Harley Davidson K Model Kk Kr Kh Khk Early Sportster Oem Frame WowNorton Commando From Collection Of Motorcycles Bsa, Harley, Norton Barn FindHarley Knucklehead Flathead Ul Panhead Mechanical Brake Assembly Oem Knucklehead/panhead/harley 45 Tall Spot Lamps Guide S-h2 Oem RareHarley 1941 To 1946 Tank Badge Twin Knucklehead Flathead Fl El Ul Ulh WlOem Harley 7" J Slot Air Cleaner Knucklehead Panhead Flathead Fl El UlGuide Headlight Harley-davidson Knucklehead Flathead Panhead Cycle Ray Light ?Original Harley-davidson Dealer Counter Display Parts Catalog Rack KnuckleheadHarley Wla Rear Fender 45 Flathead Wl Military Knucklehead Oem Used Antique Original Harley-davidson Tool Knucklehead Flathead Panhead Jd Vl Ul Wr ?Harley 1936 Knucklehead 6" Air Cleaner W/tag El Fl 1937 1401-35 Rare El Fl Vl UHarley Oem Cycleray Headlight Knucklehead Flathead Panhead El Fl UlHarley Davidson J Model Barrels1955 Harley Davidson K Model Kk Kr Kh Khk Early Sportster Oem Solo TbarOriginal Harley-davidson Transmission Shovelhead Fl Flh Fx Fxe Panhead ?Harley Knucklehead B&h Shifter Set Up Panhead Flathead Bobber Speedy Aee BatesVintage Klaxon Handlebar Mount Horn Motorcycle Bicycle Harley Indian HendersonHarley-complete Rigid Panhead Oil Filter Assembly With Oil Lines..oemOriginal Harley-davidson Rear Frame Stand Knucklehead Flathead Ul Panhead1939-1946 Knucklehead Flathead Fender Three Piece Narrow BraceEarly Harley Rear Wheel With Complete Brake. Harley Davidson Panhead-springer Dashboard, 1948, OriginalHarley Excelsior Messinger Suspension SeatHarley 45 Flathead Wl Front Head Aluminum Knucklehead Oem Nos Wla Servi Car Harley Panhead Windshield Bag Nos Oem *leather* Knucklehead Flathead ShovelheadHarley Davidson Saddlebags Plates For Knucklehead, Btsv, 45" New Old Stock !!Vintage Indian 101 Splitdorf Du-7 Generator -perfect!Nos Harley-davidson Black Left Side Saddlebag 90920-57a Panhead Streamline BagHarley Panhead Knucklehead Chopper Old Seat36-77 Harley Knucklehead Flathead Ul Panhead Seat Post Pogo Oem Shovelhead