Wednesday, March 5, 2014


1928 Harley Davidson Peashooter
When I think of the great motorcycles that have been produced over the years I always gravitate towards the bare bones approach.  The Harley Peashooter is at the top when it comes to pure racing efficiency.  These bikes were produced in the 1920- and early thirties and they really excelled on the track.  The racing versions were overhead valve and they could come close to the magical ton ! Quite an achievement in their day.  They were called Peashooters because of the popping noise that came from the exhaust while racing.
The reason I am writing this post is that I came across a reproduction frame and fork set on an auction site near you.  It looks pretty good but not as good as an original.  It gives the average Joe a chance to piece one of these historic bikes together.