Steve McQueen bike… Supposedly painted by Steve and some crazy painter one drunken evening (Von Dutch)..March 28th, 2017
Single Speed, Clutch in rear hub..Brakes?……Just the coaster brake in the rear hub…Hey, no foot boards, rest your feet on the pedals..March 28th, 2017
1912 saw the introduction of Harley-Davidson’s first all-chain drive model, which also featured a clutch, skirted fenders, and a 1,000cc engine with mechanical valves. Harley’s ‘full floteing’ (sic) seat featured a spring in the frame’s rear downtube. Harley offered a single- and twin-cylinder models in 1912, with belt or chain drive, and magneto ignition. The X8E was Harley’s top of the range model, and at $310 cost $10 more than the standard 6.5hp twin. 1912 Harley 8hp twins are rare, as the engine capacity was only increased from 49ci to 60ci mid year, making it a more powerful and desirable machine, and the first ‘Big Twin’.