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Old 01-13-2012, 08:32:09 AM
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A guy sent me the following pics and he know nothing about the motor. I'm trying to figure out the year of this Harley motor. I don't know any of the markings other than what's pictured. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again, Michael
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Also, what would this motor be worth? Thanks so much
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:07:00 AM
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Default Re: HD Harley Davidson Motor

It is between 1911 and 1916. Are there any numbers stamped into the bottom of the cylinder and the top of the crankcase on the left side? Those numbers will tell us what year it was made. Value would depend a bunch upon how complete it is. Looking at the left side it looks like the crankshaft is broken off? I knew a guy in N.E. Kansas that had an old H-D single stolen out of his garage literally minutes after he was killed in a car accident.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:11:01 AM
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Default Re: HD Harley Davidson Motor

Not sure if that was from a bike or stationary. Here is a link to a HD factory built stationary unit. http://docshd.com/Museum.php
You have to scroll down through the museum photos to get to the photo.
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I'm not an expert by any means but I think the stationary engines were flatheads.
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ruth I would contact Dale at "Wheels Through Time" http://wheelsthroughtime.com/ He will be able to id your engine.
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I have not seen this motor in person yet. I'm an amateur to motors so please bare with me. The man who owns it only sent me pictures and he himself isn't really mobile enough(unfortunately) to go look it over for any numbers stamped on it. Any idea what it's worth on the open market?? Thanks again. Thanks Preston I will email Dale and see what he thinks.

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I have not seen this motor in person yet. I'm an amateur to motors so please bare with me. The man who owns it only sent me pictures and he himself isn't really mobile enough(unfortunately) to go look it over for any numbers stamped on it. Any idea what it's worth on the open market?? Thanks again. Thanks Preston I will email Dale and see what he thinks.
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Bill is correct onthe year as far as I know. The engines produced before 1911 had the cooling fins on the head running around the radius of the cylinder like the lower fins and were referred to as beehive heads. 1911 and later had the vertical fins on the head. An expert could tell you more but it is worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Rare to say the least and if you need one where are you going to find another. I have a 1911 which I received from my father. Talk to some experts and find that serial number. I know one expert who may be able to help. I will send you an e-mail with his contact information so you can talk directly. Good luck.
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Motorcycle not stationary, by the way it mounts, its bein a while sence i messed with bikes but that looks no newer then 1911
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