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Posted 3 years ago

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I found this photograph online. I've never seen a Harley Diavidson racing bike like this. Can you identify it?

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  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Found this very same photo at "hog-muscat.com" it had a lot of information with it so I copied >>>>:Fred Ludlow successfully rode in most of great races of the day, such as the Dodge City 300. He achieved his greatest success on September 19, 1921, on the famous Syracuse (New York) Mile– with Ludlow sweeping all of the national titles that day. He was perfect with five wins in five races on his factory Harley-Davidson, besting most of the top stars of the day, including the likes of Jim Davis, Don Marks, and Ralph Hepburn. It was one of the most dominant performances in the history of the sport. Ludlow’s popularity grew and Harley-Davidson sent him across the country in a sidecar to host racing film shows for various clubs and organizations interested in motorcycle racing. Ludlow’s success at Syracuse in 1921 proved to be his swan song on the race tracks of America. He was fired by Harley-Davidson in 1922 and went to work as a mechanic for C. Will Risdon’s Indian dealership in Los Angeles. In 1923, he joined the South Pasadena Police Department as a motorcycle officer, and a year later transferred to the Pasadena Police Department.
    Here is the link for you and my bill for 10 minutes research time, IT WAS REALLY HARD >>>>>>>http://www.hog-muscat.com/about/history_hdearlyracing.shtml

  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Most of these were "factory bikes" that is, not production models.........
  3. RonM RonM, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the pic and history guys.

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