NEW IN THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM–1928 Harley-Davidson JDL Sport Solo

By September 28, 2019General Posts
The Model J Harley-Davidson was originally produced for military service around 1915. After World War I Harley-Davidson converted their production to serve typical civilian customers. The Model J became Harley’s top of the line model. Originally produced in Olive Drab for the military, Harley-Davidson mechanically reworked the machine over the years and changed the paint color offering a shiny olive green color until 1932. Major changes for 1928 included a stronger fork and a front brake. ’28 also brought new optional colors including Coach Green, Azure Blue, Police Blue and Maroon at around $25, our featured machine being special ordered in Antique Cream and Maroon.
As big engineering steps were made, driven somewhat by war time technology advancements, battery ignition becoming the norm, electric lights standard along with a 3-speed transmission; the Model J came…

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