1933 Harley VLD Flathead Motorcycle
Thank God There's Harleys... So, let's show them!
John Landstrom of Blue Moon Cycle, Inc. from Norcross, Georgia , United States made available these photos of his 1933 Harley VLD Flathead Vintage Motorcycle which is already beautiful as she is, but for which John has plans...
John: "Here are photos of my 1933 VLD shortly after I bought her. The old guy that had her owned her 30 plus years. Over those years some liberties were taken in her restoration. The front fender is 1930's Indian, the rear fender is early Knucklehead.
My goal is to build a period correct Bobber, using only parts that were availible in 1933. The most difficult part of this will be replacing all the fastners with the right ones and getting the plating and paint correct.
One very cool thing that you can't see in the photo is the gas tank graphics are completly hand painted, no decal or transfer was used.
After Daytona bike week, I will make the necessary cables and wireing to complete the job. More photos to follow."
John, we can't wait!
We love close-ups of engines. The 74 cubic inch Harley Davidson VLD "Special Sport Solo" was produced between 1933 and 1936.
John: "Here's the bike with parts removed before entering Bobberdom."
John: "This photo shows some of the parts that will go into making the bobber. Flanders "o" handlebars recieved the VL ends so the original internal twist grips could be retained. Reproduction Flanders rubber mount risers have been dechromed and the brass polished,
I also machined a knucklehead top riser to fit the VL fork so I would have the necessary stubs for attaching the risers."
Close-up of the Springer Fork.
After John sent us these pictures he rebuilt this VLD into a Bobber!
While he is the proud owner of quite a collection of vintage Harley Bobbers, John is also a BMW motorcycle specialist.
His company Blue Moon Cycle specializes in classic and vintage BMW motorcycles. For some real cool old school stuff, check out his website:
Blue Moon Cycle, Inc.
752 West Peachtree Street
Norcross, GA 30071