Harley Davidson Model D 750cc - 1930 USA / ref. 1017
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MG 1452 YD / 1013 - Harley-Davidson 1930 model DL - USA
- 742cc side valve V-Twin
- Twin bullet headlights, used in 1929 and 1930 only
- With a 5.1:1compression ratio
- 18hp at 4,000rpm
Harley Davidson introduced the side valve for V-twins in the year of 1929 when the model D was introduced. This model is sometimes referred to as ‘the three cylinder Harley’, due to the remarkable vertical position of the dynamo. In an effort of cost saving, the new motorcycle was designed to use the exsisting frame from the 350cc Model B single. For this construction the generator required to be mounted vertically not to touch the front downtube of the frame.
The twin bullet lights were a special feature of this early 750 cc. These models were only used for the 1929 and 1930 model years.
The DL was the medium compression engine with a compression ratio of 5:1 and developped 18 hp at 4000 rpm. The D model had a lower ratio of 4.3:1, also a high compression version was available with a 6:1 ratio.
For this 1930 model some of the new features were a new frame that lowered the saddle height and increased the ground clearance as well. Other additions were a drop forged L-beam front fork and a double chain primary drive with automatic oiling. In 1930 about 5700 model D’s have been sold.
Bike in picture courtesy of collection: Yesterdays.nl / Nederweert - Netherlands / Info courtesy of Yesterdays