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1938 HARLEY FLATHEAD1938 HARLEY FLATHEAD


Dave was just out of college in Aberdeen, SD when he began restoration on this 1938 Flathead. The previous owner had used it in a most unusual way... to herd sheep. When Dave bought it in 1975, it was a basket case in the truest sense of the words. He hauled it home in crates, boxes and bags.

He spent three years gathering missing parts and replacing and worn out ones. He saved whatever he was able to refurbish. The fenders alone had 72 extra holes that needed to be welded and ground smooth. Very little on this motorcycle is not original to the year and model.

This project was completed in 1978, just in time to ride to the Sturgis motorcycle rally and races. The bike has enjoyed many memorable miles since then and is admired whenever it's taken out. You may remember this Flathead on display at the Broken Spoke Saloon in a place of honor. While Dave was the saloon's owner, it was located on a shelf behind the front bar.

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1938 Harley Flathead Motorcycle 1938 Harley Flathead Motorcycle 1938 Harley Flathead Motorcycle

FACTS AND FIGURES

FABRICATION BY   Owner / Dave Iversen
YEAR AND MAKE   1938 Harley-Davidson
MODEL   FlatheadUL
ASSEMBLY   Owner / Dave Iversen
TIME   6 months
CHROMING   Brown's Plating
ENGINE
YEAR   1938
MODEL   .UL
REBUILDER   Owner / Dave Iversen
lGNITION   6volt
DISPLACEMENT   74 cubic inch
HEADS   Optional aluminum
CARB(S)   BrassLinkert
TRANSMISSION
MODIFlCATIONS   None
YEAR   1938
SHIFTING   4 spd-tank shift
PAINTING
MOLDING   Owner / Dave Iversen
PAINTER   Owner / Dave Iversen
COLOR   Harley Teak Red
TYPE   Acrylic lacquer
SPECIAL PAINT   Original tank decals
FRAME
YEAR   1938
TYPE   Rigid
ACCESSORIES
BARS   Stock /Original
HEADLIGHT   Stock / Original
TAILLIGHT   Stock / Original
FRONT PEGS   Original footboards
ELECTRIC'S   6 volt stock
GAS TANK   3.5 gallon
OIL TANK   Original horseshoe
OIL SYSTEM   Stock / Original
PRIMARY COVER   Stock tin
SEAT   Original leather
FORKS
TYPE   Springer
EXTENSION   Stock
BUILDER   Harley-Davidson
SPECIAL FEATURES   Original friction dampner
WHEELS - FRONT
HUB  
Harley-Davidson
RIM WIDTH  
Stock
TIRE  
450-18
BRAKE  
Stock drum or HD mechanical
WHEELS - BACK
HUB  
Harley-Davidson
RIM WIDTH  
Stock
TIRE  
450-18
BRAKE  
Harley-Davidson
OTHER MODIFICATIONS
OTHER   Dave rebuilt and restored everything to stock spec's

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