When modern technique and craftsmanship are used to bring a rare vintage knucklehead speedo like this back to life, well it’s an exciting day here at Milan’s Motorcycles! This 1946 speedo has a 1947 face and has been professionally restored/rebuilt and re-calibrated in the U.S. It is currently being offered for sale for $1650 U.S + S/F. If you are interested you can contact us http://milansmotorcycles.com/contact/
Due to the recent increase in unique non military items, we have started a new page on the site. Check out what’s under COOL STUFF. With each new post we remind you that we are still slowly organizing and adding items to our online inventory. It’s an never ending task that sometimes takes a back seat to sales and designing/manufacturing new reproduction parts. If you don’t see what you are looking for, let us know what you need and we will see what we can to help you out.
For those of you that don’t know, according to Wikipedia, the knucklehead refers to a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine, so named because of the distinct shape of the rocker boxes.The engine is a two-cylinder, 45 degree, pushrod actuated overhead valve V-twin engine with two valves per cylinder. It was the third basic type of V-Twin engine used by Harley-Davidson, replacing the Flathead-engined VL model in 1936 as HD’s top-of-the-line model. The engine was manufactured until 1947 and was replaced by the Panhead engine in 1948. The Knucklehead-engined models were originally referred to as “OHVs” by enthusiasts of the time and in Harley’s official literature; the nickname arose from the California chopper culture of the late 1960s. For more historical information check out their link here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley-Davidson_Knucklehead_engine