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Photos courtesy National Motorcycle Museum and Wheels Through Time.
Whether you enjoy an original unmolested Harley Knucklehead or wouldn’t mind one with a few new amenities, bikes to suit either taste are being raffled off this year to support motorcycling’s heritage. First, the old/new bike. The National Motorcycle Museum is raffling this 1947-looking Knucklehead that has been customized by J&P Cycles’ Kody Wisner and includes these upgrades:
93-cubic-inch S&S aftermarket Knucklehead engine
V-Twin Manufacturing’s TIG-welded replica frame
Baker four-speed transmission
PM rear disc brakes
V-Twin chrome springer front end
Tech Cycle enclosed belt-driven primary
House of Color black and orange paint job by JC Hetz Studios.
The bike was donated to the museum by J&P, S&S, V-Twin Manufacturing and Hot Bike magazine, and will be raffled off on December 30. Proceeds will help keep the National Motorcycle Museum open for the enjoyment of thousands of visitors and help maintain the over 300 motorcycles and displays they have at their new Anamosa, Iowa, facility. Tickets are $5 each or six for $25.00 and can be purchased at the museum or from their website, www.nationalmcmuseum.org.
For you old school Harley people, Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is having their ninth annual bike raffle with proceeds to be used to keep their display bikes running and create new exhibits and hopefully add to their collection. This year’s raffle bike is a 1936 Harley EL with a 61-cubic-inch Knucklehead. The bike has been restored at the Wheels Through Time facility by owner Dale Walksler and his staff. Raffle tickets are available now for $10 each or seven tickets for $50. The seven-ticket deal includes a Wheels Through Time T-shirt and a DVD. The drawing for this bike will be November 12. I will be visiting the museum in mid-June and will take additional photos of the Knucklehead.
For the non-rider, the raffle winner will also have the choice of the bike or $25,000. Further details are available at “The Museum That Runs” or at www.wheelsthroughtime.com.