This 1937 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead has Been
Completely Restored to As-New Condition. It Is Not a Collection of Parts
Bolted Together, But Rather a Complete and Accurate Restoration of a
Complete, Unmolested Motorcycle.
The Restoration Process Was Orchestrated and Completed by Ken
Presson of Davenport, Iowa. No Expense was Spared; Such as Parts
Were Shipped Across the Country to Only the Best Restoration
Experts, Including Howard Heilman of Austin, TX Who Handled the
Saddle Restoration as Well as Terry Kramer of Naples, Florida
Who Did the Paint Work.
The Motorcycle is Finished in Correct Shade of Delphine Blue
with Correct Black and Red Hand Painted Accent Stripes. Since
This is a 1937, The Oil Tank is Finished in Black Enamel As All
Late 37's Should Be.
The Transmission is Date Code Correct for This Bike and the
Engine Cases Are Correct and Match the Belly Numbers.
This Stunningly Restored and Well Documented 1937
Harley-Davidson Would Be a Beautiful and Valued Addition to Any
Equipped with Very
Nice Saddle Bags
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In 1936, the 61E and 61EL
models with the "Knucklehead" OHV engines was introduced. Valvetrain
problems in early Knucklehead engines required a redesign halfway
through its first year of production and retrofitting of the new
valvetrain on earlier engines.
By 1937, all Harley-Davidson's
flathead engines were equipped with dry-sump oil recirculation systems
similar to the one introduced in the "Knucklehead" OHV engine. The
revised 74 cubic inches (1,210 cc) V and VL models were renamed U and
UL, the 80 cubic inches (1,300 cc) VH and VLH to be renamed UH and ULH,
and the 45 cubic inches (740 cc) R to be renamed W.