Upcoming Events:

Saturday Coffee

12/4/21 - Tech Session - 9:00 am
560 E. Fourth Street, Reno, NV

12/11/21 - Topaz Lodge - 11:00 am

1979 US 395, Gardnerville, NV

12/18/21 - Magpie Coffee - 9:00 am
1715 S. Wells Avenue, Reno, NV

12/23/21 - Coffee 'n Comics - 9:00 am
940 W Moana Lane, Reno, NV


 

Join

Comstock Chapter AMCA

Click on the application or

pay online in our store.

Official Logo
1928 HDJD 077 2
IMG_5449
_MG_8941
53Chief3_Coe
DSCF2208
IMG_1746
DSC05428
Brenda
DSCF2212
George_BMW
BonnieSJ1
DSCF2204
Servicar
DSCF2206
image1

Bike of the Month
December 2021
1925 Harley-Davidson JD

By Charlie Stewart

I did not need another motorcycle, but I have no willpower and I’m also a sucker for blue. My interest in a JD started about 40 years ago when I purchased a 1928 motor at a small swap meet at Rancho San Rafael Park.   Since that time, owning a JD was always in the back of my mind,  but was never a “must have”.

 

Jan and I went to the Fallbrook run last year and we had lunch with a fellow who was going to sell his 1925 JD. After seeing lots of videos and learning its history, it ended up in my driveway. He was kind enough to deliver it on his way to a day of skiing. 

 

I am not a fan of buying restored motorcycles, but I  have too many projects to finish already and did not want to take on another one. 

       

A JD is 74 C.I.   It  has a 3 speed transmission, intake over exhaust valves (F head). In 1925 Harley came out with a new frame style with lower seat height and a more rounded fuel tank. A previous owner installed a front brake which was not offered until 1928. In 1925 a new Harley JD cost $335. There are lots of Harleys from that vintage and parts are plentiful.

 

All I need is a stoplight and I am ready to hit the road.

IMG_1576.HEIC

 

IMG_1574.HEIC