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1929 Harley-davidson Other

Date Published:
26 Apr 2018
Georgia, USA

During the 1920's Harley Davidson put in place several improvements such as new 74cubic inch V-Twin introduced in 1922, and the ''teardrop'' gas tank in 1925. The motorcycles also gained weight, the 1915 model weighed 305lb, the 1929 weighs 400lbs, and they often beat the newer bikes in races during the 30's. A front brake was added in 1928 although notably only on the J/JD models. In the late summer of 1929 they change the inlet-over-exhaust valve configuration to side valve v-Twins. These were produced orm 1929 to 1931.