Up for your consideration is an exceptionally high caliber restoration of an early serial number 1938 Harley Davidson Knucklehead. A great deal of time, money and effort was spent to make this bike as correct as possible using original Harley Davidson Factory parts, down to the finest details. The motor cases are pristine condition with matching belly numbers, correct original heads, cylinders, and M5 carburetor with original air cover. The oil pump is the correct 1936 to early 1938 style with unmachined boss and early 1938 only pressure switch nipple. The transmission, including case, lid, kicker cover, kicker arm and clutch lever are proper for the year. The frame is a rare, early 1938 with a number 2 casting mark on the headstock, and it has the brazed in piece on the brake stay. The front end main fork has the proper forward swept legs and keyway in the damper hole. The spring fork is correct with a #3 casting mark, and the crown nut is the early type with built in bearing race. The frame and forks were laser jigged and thoroughly examined prior to finishing. Sheet metal is all original, finished in 1938 Hollywood Green with Gold and Black Pin Striping. The entire dash, including the base, cover, switch, speedometer and even the lens covers are OEM. The Headlight is an original Cycleray, including an NOS bezel, reflector, and # 5 lens. The horn is an original 9 bolt with NOS face, the front fender light and tail light are original including glass. Handlebars are original early brazed type, spirals are NOS with fresh chrome, and cables are also NOS HD. Both crash bars, floorboards, clutch assembly, big toe brake pedal and NOS Pads are factory original as well as the riveted chain guard. The step hubs are pristine originals, the spokes are NOS with fresh cad, and the rims are original Kelsey Hayes 705’s. The Gas caps and the brake light switch are the only things I could not find, they are the highest quality new made available.
I believe you would be hard pressed to find a restored 1938 Knucklehead as original and factory correct as this, close up pictures to help you judge the condition for yourself. Bikes like this are few, and do not come up for sale on the open market often, so if you are looking for a fine quality pre war Knucklehead, don’t pass up the opportunity to own one. Take a look at the attached pictures, and if you have any questions, please ask and I will do my best. All funds must clear before pick up. Shipping is at buyer’s