Harley-¬ Davidson 1928 model JD combination 1212 cc IOE frame # 11882 engine #28 JD 11882
For 1928, about 4300 model J machines were sold; the 1212 cc JD was much more in demand with more than 11,000 units leaving the factory.
Not surprisingly perhaps, as the price difference between these models was a mere $10.
1928 was the first year of the internal expanding front brake, a practical innovation indeed, especially for the machines that were equipped with a sidecar.
Some more new developments for model year 1928 were the addition of an air cleaner, larger size wheel spokes and a larger size fuel pump connected to the throttle.
This good-looking combination has been restored meticulously.