1921 Harley Davidson Model F
Year of manufacture1921
Engine number20T 21883
1921 Harley-Davidson Model F Motorcycle Combination Project
Registration no. DH 2608
Frame no. 20F 21613
Engine no. 20T 21883
* Off the road for many years
* Engine, magneto and gearbox rebuilt
* Comes with replica sidecar body
This Harley-Davidson Model F combination was purchased 30 years ago from John Diamond of Birmingham, who had acquired the machine in Walsall from the estate of a local policeman, who had bought it new in 1921. The machine retains its original registration, 'DH 2608'. It had seen little use but the shed it was in had deteriorated to a state of collapse and the machine was heavily rusted with the tanks corroded through and general pitting elsewhere. John bought the Harley as a project but had done little to it: it was one of those that began but was never finished. The machine has now been disassembled to component parts but is complete with all the removed nuts, bolts and fittings, with the exception of the handlebar brake lever, which had rusted away. There is enough of the original finish and lining to exactly reproduce the fuel tank.
The machine comes with some extra components such as an un-pitted second pair of tanks and a set of new 28x3 Dunlop BE tyres. A file of notes and photographs of the machine on acquisition is supplied. The engine, magneto and gearbox have been fully rebuilt by Bill Healing; Bill was asked to make any minor internal modifications he would do were it his own machine; intending for distance work, it therefore has improved oil porting and other details. The odometer reads circa 1,800 miles and Bill thought that this was commensurate with the internal wear ('running in only'). Since then these components have been on display in a private house and therefore have not deteriorated since rebuilding. The sidecar was seriously rotted and the original body has since collapsed; however, it was reproduced to pattern by E Mould of Chesterfield and the replacement body is supplied, together with all metalwork, remains of the fly-screen and so on, plus a second chassis.
Sold strictly as viewed, this exciting restoration project is offered with sundry invoices, some photocopied literature and a V5C registration document.