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Posted 3 years ago

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Scottford
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Hello. I am not a motorcycle expert, but have this old photo of an ancestor's bakery delivery bike. I would like to get an idea of the date of the photo if anyone is able to identify the age of the bike. I appreciate any input.

--Scott Rubel

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    The model of this one is a Model J or JD Harley -Davidson. these are from 1915-28
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    BTW the model J was 61 cubic inch and the JD was the first 74 cubic inch.
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    The more I look at it, I'll guess mid 1920's
  4. Scottford Scottford, 3 years ago
    Wow, much older than I had guessed. Thank you so much for this information.
  5. Bikenstein Bikenstein, 2 years ago
    I agree with kerry10456, it's a Jd 74 cu.in. But it has the dual bullet lights of the 1929 model. This was the last year of the big F-head twins and Harley replaced them with side-valve machines in 1930. They were high performance machines in their day and could outrun almost anything on the road. That's why the police departments used them. Fast delivery bike! Maybe he was haulin' somethin' else besides bread.













  6. armedhippy, 1 year ago
    Could be 29-31 year model j je jdh jdl
  7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    The photo itself may offer some clues. Can you post a view of the entire image, both front and back?

    scott
  8. Scottford Scottford, 1 year ago
    Sorry. This is the only picture I have.
  9. armedhippy, 1 year ago
    1926 was the first year for front brakes,which it has. Iwill narrow it down more when I have time.
  10. armedhippy, 1 year ago
    By the way,the poster above is correct in saying 29 except for the dual headlights were also standard on 30 models, And I believe 31 as well. The diffrenes aside from that are very minor trim and paint changers/options.

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