Motorcycles Blog

Share |

Motorcycle of the Day (10/8/2017) @ $50,599 for 1947 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead Harley Davidson

By Rider | Monday, October 09, 2017 | Comments(0)

Tags: Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle of the Day

Are you in the market for a really sweet 1947 FL Knucklehead? One that is basically the same as when it rolled out of the Motor Company in 1947 and not pieced together with swap meet and after market parts? While not 100% original, this bike is pretty close. I'll list the few repop parts first, and all these can be easily swapped out. Had an early repaint, looks very close to flight red, way before I got it, and the dash has been chromed. (dash is original) After market exhaust and bags. Glo-Brite jewels are a very nice repo from Fox Enterprise. Spot lights are genuine Guide and came with the bike when I bought it but I never mounted them. They are mounted on a quality repro bracket and not wired in. Headlight visor is SS genuine Detectalite. Bird rear fender trim is original. Original Scotty shift knob. Roll up windshield is a very expensive and exact repo. All numbers are matching. Frame, fenders, tanks, front end, engine and all major components are original to this bike. I believe the kicker cover is wrong but will include the correct OEM one in great non-cracked condition. Speedometer was working when I bought it and had a problem about a year later. Had it rebuilt and mileage set to original. When I bought the bike it had about 10K and speedo was rebuilt around 11K. Face on speedo is mint for a 47. Mileage not exact but damn close; reads just under 18K! (pretty low for a 70 year old bike) Stamped numbers are all clear and crisp. It has one metal and one rubber foot pad. I will include and extra OEM metal one. Seat is an original Deluxe-Solo but probably off an early Panhead as it's vinyl. The under seat lights are Guide and have original glass lens. There is a small dent on the top of the right fender as shown in picture #3; not in the seam and easily filled. A couple extra holes in the rear fender where it appears decorative trim piece was once added. Inner and outer primaries are mint. Any non correct hardware was replaced with correct new pieces from either Joe Barber (RIP) or Old Dude. The last time I rode this bike was in the 2016 Road Runner chapter Kanab Ut., road run; ran perfect! I've had this bike for well over 25 years and it has never let me down; usually starts first or second kick. For somebody looking for a nice original rider or a GREAT start on a 100 point AMCA Winners Circle bike, this might be for you. If you're looking to buy a cheap, pieced together Knuckle to bar hop on, this auction is NOT for you. (Actually I have done some bar hopping on it:-) The reserve price is set to reflect the quality of the bike. I've been watching and selling on eBay for years and bikes like this don't come up very often. I will entertain all realistic offers. (435-899-0041 and leave a message, I'll get back to you) I can send more detailed pics, just ask. Comes with a clear Utah title and bill of sale. I also have a duplicate Ohio title issued in 1981 to, who I was told was the original owner. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer but I will deliver to any pick-up point within 30 miles free. Pickup to be scheduled within three weeks of auctions end unless other arrangements are made.Deposit of $500 by wire transfer or paypal within 24 hours. Full payment to be received by wire transfer or certified bank check within 7 days. Bike does not move until funds are cleared! Listing is for 7 days and if it doesn't sell I'll re-list it in the spring. Ask any and all ????'s before bidding. Good Luck!On Oct-04-17 at 18:38:58 PDT, seller added the following information: There is a very small touched up area of the paint on the top left rear of the left tank; it shows a little in picture 12. When I first bought the bike I could smell gas but couldn't find any leaks. Finally I removed the tanks and found gas seeping around the rear mounting stud. I found an great welder to fix it and he told me that it would probably ruin a little of the paint. Let's see, a little bad paint or sometime in the future gas leaking on the motor? Pretty easy decision. Hasn't leaked a drop since, well over 20 years! Touched up the paint by hand and barely noticeable. I forgot to put this in the original listing and don't want the new owner to have any surprises.

Sold at: 10/8/2017 17:30
Sold Price:$50,599
# of Bids:17
Location:Hurricane, Utah

See more detail


No comments yet. Be the first one to leave a comment on this topic!

Add New Comment

Display Name: