Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Rubel Rye Delivery Harley

In Photographs > Show & Tell and Motorcycles > Harley-Davidson Motorcycles > Show & Tell.
Harley-Davidson Motorcycles84 of 152MY HARLEY CAPHarley Davidson First Yank and Harley in Germany-1918 Belt Buckle
11
Love it
1
Like it

walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
bratjddbratjdd loves this.
toolate2toolate2 loves this.
musikchoomusikchoo loves this.
beachbombbeachbomb loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel likes this.
BikensteinBikenstein loves this.
jackartjackart loves this.
vanskyock24vanskyock24 loves this.
slayersithslayersith loves this.
olegaclockman47olegaclockman47 loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

Scottford
(1 item)

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

Comments

  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, 3 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. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The photo itself may offer some clues. Can you post a view of the entire image, both front and back?

    scott
  7. Scottford Scottford, 2 years ago
    Sorry. This is the only picture I have.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.