1916 Harley-Davidson J


1916 Harley-Davidson J Pictures
Though there were many stylistic changes in the 1916 Harley-Davision J, there were few noteworthy mechanical advancements.
Though there were many stylistic changes in the 1916 Harley-Davision J, there were few noteworthy mechanical advancements.

In 1915 electric lighting systems became available on Harly-Davidson motorcycles and the 1916 Harley-Davidson J motorcycle pictured here is so equipped. The model also debuted a modern kickstarter.

Electric lighting that had become available in 1915 was fitted to this 1916 J.
Electric lighting that had become available in 1915 was fitted to this 1916 J.
Among the few mechanical changes was a curved intake manifold to feed the venerable F-head V-twin.
Among the few mechanical changes was a curved intake manifold to feed the venerable F-head V-twin.
The magneto, located behind the engine, was switched on and off with a key.
The magneto, located behind the engine, was switched on and off with a key.
Fitted with a sidecar and passenger seat, motorcycles of the era often served as family transportation.
Fitted with a sidecar and passenger seat, motorcycles of the era often served as family transportation.

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