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The picture on my homepage is of my grandfathers 1934 Harley Davidson Hillclimber. My grandfather and dad were Class A professional riders. They rode all over the US.

The History Story Behind The Bike
This bike has a 45 cubic inch flat head or side valve engine. It is one of only two of this kind ever built specifically for professional hillclimbing. It has a German Bosch magneto. The carberator is a Linkert MR-2 (barrel type) made to burn methanol. The front forks are lightweight springer type that came on the 1929 bikes. the transmission is a single speed that locks in gear. (knicknamed in/out) This bike was purchased new in 1934 by my grandfather who campaigned it untill 1953. The original engine was replaced in 1947 with a Harley WR engine. It was ridden by my father from 1953 until 1957 when my grandfather finished building my father a WR/KR machine to ride. The original engine (34RH502) is currently on the bike. The bike is almost 100% original. There were only about 25 Harley Davidson factory built Class A professional hillclimbers made. Almost all of these bikes came with a 45 cu inch overhead valve engine.

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