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The Unmistakable Harley Davidson Knucklehead

There are many features associated with a Harley Davidson which although no longer used, are considered vital in understanding and appreciating a well made high-quality motorcycle. One such feature is the Knucklehead engine.

The Knucklehead was one of Harley Davidson’s first designed V-twin engines. It received its fitting and memorable nickname from the rounded, fist-like rocker boxes which, from certain angles, appeared to resemble the bent knuckles of a closed hand or fist. Though the original production design was labeled the 61 OHV, this engine was never referred to as any name other than “knucklehead” in its ten years of production.

To all serious bikers, whether chopper owners or stock configuration fans, the name Harley Davidson is known for quality, durability and reliability. Whenever an individual begins designing, building or upgrading any motorcycle, the majority will turn to a Harley Davidson power train due to the company’s century old commitment to excellence. Some bikers also feel that their bikes enter a higher class of prestige when powered by one of the company’s many perfected and mastered engines.

In 1936 Harley Davidson unveiled their newest manufactured engine, and the knucklehead marked the beginning of a new era for both the company and its riders. Before the introduction of the knucklehead, Harley Davidson motorcycles were powered by engines with single over-head valves. The knucklehead was the first engine used by the company which included v-twin valves. The knucklehead models which were produced between the years of 1936 and 1940 displaced 61 cubic inches. This was increased in 1941 when a 74 cubic inch displacement was added.

Many Harley owners awaited the availability of the knucklehead anxiously. The knucklehead predecessor, the flatheads, supplied very limited power and only offered between 30 and 35 horsepower. Many bikers rejoiced when it become known that the new and improved knucklehead would supply their bikes with up to 40 horses, making their bikes noticeably more powerful.

However, it was not only the added power that made the knucklehead a noticeable improvement. The knucklehead engine also introduced Harley Davidson’s new oil recirculating system. For years Harley riders had been dealing with the inconvenient and unsightly “total loss” set-up of previous models and were thrilled with the newly improved system regardless of its tendency to leak and lead to wasted fuel.

Though the Knucklehead was far from perfect it did show that Harley Davidson, as a company, was committed to improving their product and was eager to offer its riders some resolve by producing and redesigning both their engines and fuel system. It was developments such as these that have made Harley Davidson the reputable company they are today.

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Harley Davidson Motorcycles – A Slice of Classic Americana

One thing is for certain and that’s that the Harley Davidson name certainly requires no introduction. In deed, there is just no mistaking the look and “sound” of a Harley when it passes you on the highway. They’re a brand of big heavy bikes that are built entirely in the great state of Wisconsin. Entirely designed and made in the USA!

Shop Online For Great Deals On After Market and Used Parts

Customizing a Harley is now easier then it has ever been before due entirely to the easy access on the Internet of an ever increasing number of after market parts and supplies. What makes it even better is the huge number of suppliers that continually compete with one another for Harley owners and fans business. Add to that the many dealers who offer cut rate deals on “used” parts as well.

Buy a New Or Used Harley Davidson Online?!

Prices on after market and used parts for Harley’s start at around $ 20 per item for smaller parts but can easily climb up into the hundreds for bigger parts and on into the thousands for items like engines and even complete custom bikes. Thats right! You can now easily find and procure complete new and used Harley’s online!

Dressing for Success In Stylish Harley Clothing and Gear

Harley Davidson went into the clotting and accessory business some years back and their line has only continued to expand since then. Jackets, belts, sunglasses, you name it and they all feature the Harley name and logo prominently displayed on them. Once again, just like the extensive selection in after market parts the prices on Harley clothing and accessories also runs the gamut startling around $ 20.

Do You Have a Harley T-Shirt Yet – Whats the Holdup?!

Hey! It doesn’t end there, because now there’s an astounding lineup of collectibles and even bedding linens and bathroom accessories that feature the trademark Harley name and logo. However; the one item on this huge list that has to be the best seller is the basic and all too affordable Harley Davidson t-shirt that comes in an ever increasing choice in design options.

Written by Evelyn Scher. Find the latest information on harley davidson used bikes as well as used harley davidson motorcycles

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Jan Berkowitz Begins Restoration of Vintage Harley Davidson Motorcycle

(1888PressRelease) Jan Berkowitz spent many hours online searching and traveled throughout the US looking for the parts he needed to complete the bike.

New York, NY; Jan Berkowitz recently began restoration work on his 1946 Knucklehead Harley Davidson and plans to complete the project in mid 2012.

Jan Berkowitz received the vintage Harley Davidson as a heirloom from an old friend. Motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson’s, have always been a part of the Berkowitz family. Jan Berkowitz started working on motorcycles at the early age of 12 on weekends and has continued to do so ever since.

Jan Berkowitz owns a newer model bike but was thrilled when an old friend handed down the vintage Harley. “This motorcycle was my old friends pride and joy.” said Jan Berkowitz. “He spent a lot of time on the open rode with this motorcycle and I am thrilled to bring it back to its original beauty and performance.”

This project began as soon as Jan received the motorcycle. Restoration can be difficult because parts are so hard to come by. Jan Berkowitz spent many hours online searching and traveled throughout the US looking for the parts he needed to complete the bike.

The 1946 Knucklehead was replaced with the Panhead in 1948. The Knucklehead received it’s name due to the distinct shape of the rocker boxes; a Knucklehead engine has two round knobs on the cover that resemble knuckles. The Knucklehead engine is a two cylinder, 45 degree, pushrod actuated overhead valve V-twin engine with two valves per cylinder.

Jan Berkowitz is scheduled to begin working on the bike this week and believes it will be complete by summer of 2012; perfect timing for great riding weather. Jan Berkowitz has his very own garage to accommodate restoration of the bike.

About Jan Berkowitz

Jan Berkowitz has been a bike enthusiast for most of his life. He began working on motorcycles at the age of 12 and it has been his passion ever since. Jan spends a lot of time travelling throughout the US via motorcycle; a pastime which he enjoys. Jan Berkowitz has dedicated a lot of time to studying the history and mechanics of Harley Davidson motorcycles and strongly believes they are the best bike on the market.

Jan Berkowitz Sites

http://www.janberkowitznews.com
http://www.janberkowitz.org

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