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1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead EL

Date Published:
29 Mar 2019
Oregon, United States

Up for sale is this 1936 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead. For many antique motorcycle collectors this is their holy grail. 1936 is the first year for the knucklehead and certainly the most sought after knucklehead. There were only 1,704 of these machines ever made and very few examples exist today. These bikes rarely come up for sale on the open market. Here is your chance to own a piece of Harley-Davidson history I acquired this bike from a private collector that had owned it for many years. I got the bike the way you see. The bike runs great. The belly numbers match and the cases do not have any repairs The bike still has the original baby food jar style valve covers with the exposed rocker arms. From what I can tell the spokes and air cleaner cover are reproduction, the gas caps are -55 Panhead caps and the 36 style rear brake drum is also reproduction. Of course the wiring harness and exhaust system is reproduction, too. Overall it's a very nice and very original 1936 Knucklehead. I am not a 1936 Knucklehead expert but from what I can see its an extremely original machine that runs great