Written on: 17/07/2006 by EBROOKS (17 reviews written)
The Harley Davidson 45 was a fore and aft v-twin like other HD's. It was a flathead (side valve). The only other HD at the time was a 60-something cubic inch which was an overhead valve known as the knucklehead, because it had large cap nuts of some kind on the valve mechanism casting which were copper colored.
The 45 was used during WW II by the military for despatch riders and also came in a side car configuration.
Police departments used it in a three wheel version for parking... (read more)
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