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New feature for 1930

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Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:23 pm

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Other than the new VL model, what new features were advertised for 1930?
Last edited by Chris Haynes on Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:18 am

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Interchangeable wheels :?
Stéph

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:11 am

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That is one, what is the other?

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:16 am

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"full roller bearing engines, chromolly fork tubes and interchangeable wheels"

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:00 pm

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JohnR,
Interchanagble wheels is correct, as mentioned above. The other features you mentioned are not advertised in the sales brochure.

Post Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:52 am

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How 'bout the steering head lock?

Post Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:59 pm

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I have a photo of a 1930 Harley-Davidson dealer with the posters touting the new features in his window. That isn't one, althought it was a new feature.

Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:32 am

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If that's the Charles Wolverton photo, you must be talkin' about the "dual front drive chain" or "drop-forged forks".
Do I win the prize?

Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:16 am

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That is two, what is the 3rd?

Post Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:18 am

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Quickly demountable rear wheel?

Incidently, 1930 was the first and only year for the twin tube muffler, and for the 45's saw a redesigned circuit breaker, separate shunt and field coils for the generator, drop center rims and was the first year the steering damper was offered as an accessory.

Post Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:09 am

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On my 1930 leaflet it gives 6 illustrated features :
Ricardo heads
new clutch
new frame
duplex primary chain
interchangeable wheels
new forks

Stéph

P.S. but in Portugese

Post Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:03 pm

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Location: Finland, Europe
Steph,
Obviously you have an export brochure. Does it describe the 30 BAF Two-Port OHV Single? I thought I had a copy I got from Australia that described that the "Pup" got a bigger rear brake compared to the almost similar '29. My 30 BAF has the same brake as the 1930D 45, not the earlier type used on Singles and the '29D. I'm no good with Portugese but brakes are frenos in Spanish and something similar in French so Portugese could be something starting with fre..
Then we would have another advertised feature for 1930.
Fiskis

Post Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:56 am
jww

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Location: North Mississippi
Hey Johnny (from Tennessee),
If i'm not mistaken '29 & '30 both had the twin tube muffler you mentioned, as well as these years being dual headlight years also.
johnny (from Mississippi)

Post Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:49 am

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Fiskis I checked the brochure again, no talks about brakes...
So I looked in the parts manual and it says the singles '26-'30 had the same rearbrake as the "45 for 1929, the shell was the same. From '31 up they are the same.
1930 "45 has the same brake as 1932 C singles.
Johnny's book is very accurate on this!
Stéph

Post Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:06 am

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Location: Nashville, TN USA

Hey Johnny (from Mississippi), the 1929 models had the four-tube muffler, two tubes on each side, then went to the two-tube muffler in 1930 with two stacked tubes on the right side. You're right, both 1929 and 1930 had dual headlights........beautiful bikes back then, huh?

The rear brake Fiskis and Steph are talking about had a 5-3/4" diameter shell that was 1-1/4" wide through mid-1929 (for the 45's) then widened to 1-1/2" for the late 1929 & 1930 45's. Then from 1931 through 1934 the shell and bands were increased to 7" in diameter by 1-1/4" wide. The "new" 1931 bands had a "-23" part number since they were the same bands as were used on the 1923-1929 "J" models. This makes sence during the depression since the tooling was existng and dealers already stocked them. Fiskis, I'd love to see you '30 BAF!!!

Post Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:30 pm

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Location: Finland, Europe
Hi Steph & Johnny
Too bad there was no mention of a larger brake for the BAF in the broshure. The parts books I have seen so far do not know anything of the export OHV Single with dual exhaust pipes, footpegs etc. So I still believe that the larger band is original, the drum is the same I suppose. The BAF and the AAF are the only 1930 "production" models that do not have the funny two-tube mufflers.

Yes Johnny, I hope to be able to send you a picture, we are starting the assembly line any day now!

Fiskis


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