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.
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.
Fitted with a sidecar and passenger seat, motorcycles of the era often served as family transportation.

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