I know, it’s really the 110th anniversary this year for Harley Davidson but it’s the 100th anniversary of a very important feature, the full floating saddle. For the first ten years Harley’s were being made the seat was mounted directly to the frame and I can’t imagine that helped population growth amongst motorcycle riders if you know what I’m getting at. From this point on it would be another 45 years before HD began to address the rear suspension. The good news is they kept making the engines bigger and more powerful, so it seems like their priorities were straight. Here’s one of those bikes, single cam engine with a top speed around 50 mph.
Enough history lessons though, if you’re looking for a place to ride this weekend we’ve got another good one with our friends at Stock’s HD. This Saturday is the Hogs and Dogs ride. It’s a $10 donation that goes to the Animal Benefit Society and gets you a chance at winning some prizes from Stock’s! Registration starts at 9:30am and the ride is at 10. More details can be found here
(warning: cute dog photo that will make you feel guilty if you don’t go to the ride!).
Thanks for checking out the blog and ride safe!