Harley-Davidson Model D in Movies
The Harley-Davidson Model D is a v2, four-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1929 and 1929.
A 69.8 x 96.8 mm (2.7 x 3.8 inches) stroke result in a displacement of just 742.60 ccm (45.31 cubic inches). The engine features a 7.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a sidevalves.
The bike has a 3-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.
It came with a 3-26 front tire and a 3-26 rear tire.
I Love Lucy EP: 5.04
Episode 5.4, "Ricky Sells the Car," is about how Ricky chooses to sell the Pontiac he, Lucy, Fred and Ethel used to drive to California. This leaves Fred and Ethel thinking they're stranded so Fred buys this motorcycle. They show it off briefly before wrecking it off camera. I don't know the year or model but a Lucy fansite says it's a Harley. And it was already old when this episode first aired in the Fall of 1955. I first thought this was a WW2 era WL model but some details didn't match. I think it is a Model DL 750cc from about 1929. Needs an expert to confirm. http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/harley_davidson_29dl.jpg
I forgot to mention...it actually goes backwards before it crashes!
CHiPs EP: 2.17
on the left (main pic)
Modèle D (fin des années vingt) La boite à outils cylindrique sous le phare et l'avertisseur sonore est apparue en 1925
Duck, You Sucker
Harley-Davidson - but I think it is a bit of a hybrid. It has the early style tank - up to about 1926, but it has a front brake which only came out in 1928. I think the motor is a 45 inch Model D which began in 1929.
- Model DL
- Model DLD