1969 Harley-Davidson Easy Rider

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The 1969 Harley-Davidson Easy Rider motorcycle was made in the U.S.A. It featured an air-cooled 45o v-twin four stroke engine. The ignition was from a battery and coil. The engine was rated at 60 b.h.p. at 6,000 r.p.m. The displacement was 74 cu. in. (1207 cc) based upon a bore and stroke of 3.4" X 4". Fuel was supplied via a single Linkert carburetor. Getting the power to the ground was by a four speed transmission. The suspension featured front telescopic forks extended and raked with a rigid rear. Braking was provided by a rear drum. The motorcycle weighed in at approximately 600 pounds. Top speed for the bike was 90 m.p.h.

According to the museum's fact sheet "This "chromed and raked" panhead chopper is a replica of the machine that was featured in the movie, Easy Rider. Ridden by Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, the original machines were thought to be no longer in existence. Recently, one of the machines has reappeared, apparently the one that was crashed and destroyed in the movie, which was part of the script, and has been rebuilt to original condition."

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