1915 Harley-Davidson Model 11F

In America, Cruiser, Vintage by Tom Wacker1 Comment

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The 1915 HD Model 11F was one of the most advanced motorcycles available on the planet. It featured an overhead valve V-Twin motor (only the intake valve was overhead-the exhaust valve remained flathead) that had an automatic oiler. A magneto was offered and the Model 11F had a proper transmission and clutch. The Model 11J offered electrical lighting but cost $35 more MSRP. Harley Davidson offered written verification of their horsepower output in 1915 and nearly 10,000 Model Fs were sold.

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The 1915 used a 30 CID (491 CC) air cooled four stroke overhead valve V-Twin motor that produced 11 HP with a three speed transmission and chain final drive. The Model F used a leading link front suspension with coil springs and rigid rear suspension. Brake (rear only) was a double action expanding band setup that was not exactly state of the art. The fuel tank had two small cutouts on the right side to accommodate the OHV assembly.

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This particular Harley Davidson Model 11F (Frame # 5424K) is in Costa Mesa, California and is listed as a complete restoration by Eldon Brown. Documentation of the restoration is part of the purchase price. Current price is at $92,500 with reserve not met

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