Harley Davidson 1937 “ULH” 1303 cc side valve V-twin frame & engine # 37ULH1171
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 “V” range was produced from 1930 till 1936 in capacities of 1217 and 1293 cc and the machines were available with many specification details.
For 1937 the Big Twin range was redesigned: frame and cycle parts of the newly introduced OHV ‘Knucklehead’ were used as the basis for the new 1209cc models U and 1303 cc models UH.
An important new feature was the introduction (finally!) of dry sump lubrication.
The ULH was the high-compression version of the UH and was catalogued from 1937 till 1941.
High compression meant that the machine didn’t have the standard 5.2:1 configuration but a slightly higher 5.7:1.
This led to a power output of 39 HP @ 4200rpm.
The unladen weight of the machine was 240 kg and the maximum speed was an impressive 140 km/h.
This impressive long distance traveller is a very nice older restoration.