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One that didn't make it.

Post Tue May 09, 2017 12:19 pm

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Post Tue May 09, 2017 12:30 pm
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That is way cool Chris ! Must have been the cost...Huh ???

Post Tue May 09, 2017 4:59 pm

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Pa wrote:
That is way cool Chris ! Must have been the cost...Huh ???



No. Actually it was patent infringement. It seems that in 1939 an American company called Delco purchased the US rights for BMW motorcycles. When Delco (General Motors) spotted the new H-D XA models at the proving grounds they blew a gasket. That is the reason the XA production ceased.

Post Tue May 09, 2017 9:50 pm

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Is this for real? I know he's supposed to be an leading expert but I've been told that there is no such thing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Harley-Dav ... SwcgNZCgCM
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Post Wed May 10, 2017 5:34 am
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This all appears to me that the factory was playing with different power plant options in limited production for the servicar.
I do remember seeing several XA solo bikes at Stan's cycle shop in Vallejo.
Don

Post Wed May 10, 2017 7:49 am
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Dusty-Dave wrote:
Is this for real? I know he's supposed to be an leading expert but I've been told that there is no such thing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Harley-Dav ... SwcgNZCgCM
Dusty


If Dale says it is....it is for real.

Post Wed May 10, 2017 11:55 am

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Dusty-Dave wrote:
Is this for real? I know he's supposed to be an leading expert but I've been told that there is no such thing.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Harley-Dav ... SwcgNZCgCM
Dusty



No such thing as the TA? The TA was a very limited production. If you count the two prototypes there were 18 made. Dale has the Canadian prototype that came from Harry Molenaar. The sad part about it is that the engine cases have been replaced. Non H-D font on post 1941 cases with long ribs.

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