Harley Davidson 1936 VL 1200 cc 2 cyl sv



Harley davidson  1936  “VLD”  1217 cc side valve V-twin  frame # 36VLH 5520  engine # DR101521 

In 1930 the Model “V” came on the market to replace the F-head models J and JD. 
In the beginning there were serious problems with the design but once these were ironed out the new model gained a good reputation both as a solo mount and as a sidecar puller.
The model “V” was a medium compression model, the “VL” was its high-compression brother, designed for sidecar and package truck use. The “VL”  produced some 30 HP and it   was the top of the line for Harley-Davidson customers in the early 30s. 
In 1933 the VLD was brought out with Linkert carburettor. 
The  power output of  this model was 36 HP @ 4500 rpm.
Some of the  new features for the  1936 model year were cylinders & heads with nine holding down studs instead of seven, reworked combustion chambers and deeper cooling fins. 
This machine has been restored to a fine standard. 
The chromed oil pump cover and  clutch inspection cover on primary chain case are not with the machine.