Monday, January 13, 2014

Cool 1934 VL on E Bay

This '34 VL is for sale on E Bay right now.  It runs good and has a title...what a deal !  This motorcycle is flat out cool and I would be first in line, but no funds.  Someone buy it and keep it here in the States !  There are too many old Harley Davidsons and Indians going overseas.....
Yes I know, with currency differential you can get more when selling out of this country but these are National Treasures and I am not selling anymore out of country !!!!


OEM 1934 Harley Davidson VLD w/ Clear Title

Up for sale is my partially restored 1934 VLD.  This bike is a combination of restored and unrestored OEM parts.  This motorcycle is fully operational in every way.  Down to the horn, this bike has a complete Dash and all electrical and mechanical components are fully operational.  The reserve on this bike is very fair, but please contact me if you have questions about making an offer.

A link to this motorcycle starting and running can be seen on my YouTube channel link below:

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The motor on this bike is a numbers matching 1934 VLD.  Vin number is shown in the photos, along with a copy of the existing title.  The title and a bill of sale will be included in purchase of the bike.  The motor is not rebuilt, but is in fine running condition.  The cylinder bore is 3.4975 (.060 over) front and rear and both the top end and bottom end look good.  If you were going to do any long distance riding I would always recommend a complete motor rebuild to as new factory specifications.  All motor parts and internals are original Harley parts.  This motor has a M51 Linkert Carburetor, which was rebuilt with new needle and seat, along with new gaskets and parts where needed.  

The frame is a late VL frame that is perfect in everyway with no visible repairs or tabs removed.  Even the toolbox mount is original and intact.  The front end appears to be a early 1930 Rear leg (has the screw in nuts between springs) and a later 1936 front leg (has the tab for the spring shield).  Rockers are correct and the front end is complete and rebuilt.  The front and rear brakes are also original and rebuilt.  The stopping power on this bike is incredible both front and rear.  The 3 speed transmission is complete and rebuilt along with the clutch / primary setup.  This bike shifts effortlessly like a rider should.  The front and rear wheels are original barn find wheels that are fully functional, but could use a rebuild if planning on heavy riding.  I am including another pair of 19" rims and hubs with the bike as this is one of the elements I was unable to fine tune prior to the sale.  

The dashboard on this bike is complete and fully functional.  The OEM Harley Ammeter has a crack in the glass, but is fully operational along with the dash light.  The speedster bars are original bars that have had some repairs over the years with complete and fully functional throttle and timer controls.  Grips appear to be original cloth backed HD grips.  Both the Horn button on the left handlebar and the High/Low Beam switch on the right right handlebar are original and fully operational.  **even the fender light has a wire ready to go which i bundled up and tucked under the dashboard**  All wiring is cloth backed and color coded with Asphalt shrouding in all critical areas.  Brand New 6 Volt battery and the original Model 32E Generator is working and charging fine.

The Tanks and Tins on this Bike are all Original Harley Tins.  These Tins are as found and give the bike a great personality.  They are unrestored in any way.  Gas/Oil Tanks have no repairs and no leaks.  Front and rear fender both have several holes and cracks and what appears to be original period paint.  Even the Harley Flying Wheel decal is visible on the right side gas tank.  The patina is incredible and really makes the bike, but the rear fender is missing the hinged section along with the left side fender mount, but in my opinion, its all part of the charm of this bike.  The seat is an original Un-Vented Buddy seat with a JD seat-T.  The leather cover is not original to the bike, but is top dyed, and very well done.

This bike is complete, and original.  Rare to find in this condition and with this much potential.  Ride as is, or ready to restore, this bike would be a great candidate.  Hard to let this one go, but I have many other projects to complete and I have to thin the herd.  

The only reproduction parts on this bike are as follows:  Front Headlight, Horn Cover (i think), Tail light lenses, and Oiler Cover

The battery is brand new installed 3 days ago.  I just got this bike running and have put about 1 mile on the motor since re-assembly. The clutch was completely gone through at this time also.  If you have any questions about this bike, do not hesitate to ask.  Contact me at thomjones013(at)gmail(dot)com or give me a call 917.607.01fourfive.  Please respect the fact that I am in Seattle and am on Pacific Time, so no calls before 9am.