Monday, February 10, 2014

It's a Frame Up!

 Some owners think it can never say Harley-Davidson quite enough times on their bike. I tend to not fall into that camp. One part or area that tends to go this way is the license plate frame, especially since the dealer's frame will usually have some sort of H-D logo on it.
This cool frame (from a cool dealer), was on my first bike when I bought it. I'm sure there's a lot of riders unaware that there was ever a Long Beach H-D.
Not too long before they closed, they were handing out freebies which included this not so cool plastic frame.
A somewhat typical modern era dealers frame with some razzle dazzle.
Another long forgotten dealer. Before Harbor City Harley (now California Harley), Lomita Harley was the south bay's dealer. 
Plain frames are much more my style. I had to make it since the old black plates are larger.
I usually don't go for this sort of thing, but it's kind of cool in solid brass with patina. This was an official licensed product (yes, made in Taiwan). It may be fairly rare since it appears the design was altered in the name of safety, as shown below. 
No more wing tips to catch on stuff... like your leg. Does H-D even still offer this one?


Johnny Wolf said...

Very cool pix. I have an old Los Angeles H-D plate frame.

Anonymous said...

I'd give my left nard for that old L.B. frame. I used to ride my old ' 47 EL chop in there to see "Shorty' behind the counter. He used to ride a knuck to work with a winter windshield on it. Memories.