1936 KNucklehead starting for the first time in seventy years

Here is a clip that my dad shot of me starting 36EL 1005 for the first time after a six year restoration. The right tank is off, so that we can adjust that overhead oiling. This bike is my dad’s submission for Micheal Lichter’s Eternal Combustion, Motorcycles as Art Exhibit that will be at The Buffalo Chip Campground this year at Sturgis 2010! Swing by and check it out if you are in the area.

Craig Ballantyne

I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

19 thoughts on “1936 KNucklehead starting for the first time in seventy years

  • June 11, 2017 at 2:31 am
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    this is definetly not its first start as title says

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  • June 11, 2017 at 2:32 am
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    did ya ever get the other tank?nice scooter,watch the toes.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 2:56 am
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    One beautiful Hog.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 3:30 am
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    Not for the first time

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  • June 11, 2017 at 4:22 am
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    First start right I don't think so. I own a 74 ironhead like to see you kick that bitch in flip flops.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    Don't worry I'm going to explain everything after I start it up, roll the camera.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 6:41 am
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    guys arms would ruin your day

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  • June 11, 2017 at 7:52 am
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    Let me catch my son wearing much less kickin my panhead in flipflops!!!!! Beautiful knuckle head.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 8:28 am
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    If you start a bike up then the very first thing you do is check that Oil is coming back into the tank !

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  • June 11, 2017 at 9:11 am
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    Wow. He's wearing his mandals, I mean flip flops. Kills the whole concept through distraction. Hope he learns better.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 9:52 am
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    Welcome to the club and enjoy those exposed rockers ,I love the hell out of my 36 EL ,it's much easier to start than my 55 FL Panhead.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 10:42 am
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    Yeah flip flops are not optimal attire for riding.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    hush up. I'd like to hear that motor run without you flappin your gums.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm
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    flip flops is that half a homo ,,,,

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  • June 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm
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    Your "Daddy" and you ?… OK…

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  • June 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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    First start on a rebuild would smoke a little briefly. Not first start.

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  • June 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm
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    that was not the first start in 70 years believe me

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