View Full Version : Smoothest Running Harley ???
01-12-2006, 07:45 PM
Just looking for everyones opinion....so what is it ????
Before you fire it up. LOL........Paps
01-12-2006, 11:30 PM
Logically one would guess the WJ (Sport Twin) or the XA. I don't have saddle time on either so can't confirm ... Perry
01-13-2006, 08:12 AM
36-40 EL model, factory spec'd all around, with a good balance job. Smooth as glass, with a very pleasant exhaust note.
01-17-2006, 12:44 PM
I take my '20 Sport model to modern shows and amaze the new bikers by proclaiming that I have the smoothest Harley ever made. They all laugh and joke until I start it up and balance a nickel on the tank. It's got old original (rusty) paint but purrs like a kitten.
01-17-2006, 01:17 PM
got a photo of that Louie? I'd like to see the bike.
Same here Louie. You shouldn't tease us like that!
01-18-2006, 07:43 AM
OK, not very pretty or a good picture, but it is 100% original and a winner circle bike.........and the smoothest Harley ever built.........
01-18-2006, 12:51 PM
Louie very nice thanks for sharing!!
Well Louie all I can say is if given the choice I'd pick a bike like that over a showroom example any day! Very Cool!
01-19-2006, 06:26 PM
Well you would like all my bikes then because none of them can remember what a showroom is.
As it should be Louie! Your bikes have retained their soul!
01-20-2006, 12:29 PM
I'm being lazy and have to ask - what's the degree angle of separation of the barrels?
Hope to see it run one day.
01-20-2006, 02:47 PM
01-23-2006, 01:29 AM
Where did they get the idea for that? 1920? What influenced that design? Was it a proprietary engine?
01-23-2006, 12:33 PM
Probably copied the British Douglas and Indian had the small, 350 cc I think, horizonal twin earlier. Think about this, what if Harley continued to improve the Sport model up to modern times? We all could be riding R1200RS Harley's and that company in Bavaria might not exist.
01-26-2006, 05:21 PM
The Model W Sport twin Harley, as well as the Model O Indian, which was also an opposed twin, were influenced by the very successful British Douglas. Both American bikes sold better in England and Europe than in the home market.
06-21-2006, 12:44 PM
Wm. H. Davidson (1905-1992) said that the Sport Model was "sewing machine" smooth, but that it couldn't "beat its way out of a wet paper bag."
That was his own first motorcycle and Willie G. had one on the church steps at his father's funeral in tribute which I attended riding my old 50FL.
06-21-2006, 02:54 PM
Yep, that's my bike. Smooth and unpowerful. It needed to be about 61 inches.
06-22-2006, 07:39 AM
It seems like H-D had big plans the Sport Model concept if the patents on it are any indication.
09-05-2006, 03:14 PM
Any other bike have a Scootamatic Tranny????:D
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