Exceptionally rare wartime bike. Only 79 bikes were produced in 1944, and this example is one of only six servicars manufactured that year. Reportedly used as a meter maid bike in Alabama. Left hand throttle and right hand shift. Runs good and needs only a few finishing details. Has the correct metal floorboars for 1944--rubber was illegal to use due to wartime restrictions. Extra box of parts comes with the bike.
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Previewed to dealers in their November 9, 1931, news bulletin, and released in 1932 the Servi-Car; Harley's motorcycle trike three-wheeler was "Intended primarily for use by garages and services stations in the pickup and delivery of customer's cars." Unlike other motorcycle trikes of the time, Harley Davidson put a lot of engineering in the Servi-Car. The motorcycle trike was engineered from top to bottom to be a motorcycle trike as opposed to just graft a motorcycle onto a pair of wheels.
Early sales literature for the three wheel trike was geared towards service stations and repair garages. The brochures proclaimed the motorcycle trike solved a nagging service problem. No longer would two people have to go to pick up a car and drive it back to the shop. Instead, one Servi-Car mounted rider would go to the car, park in back, attach the yoke-type towing device fitted to the front axle to the car and drive away. When the car was done, he drove it back, unhitched the mount, and rode back.
Unlike other motorcycle trikes of the time, Harley Davidson put a lot of engineering in the Servi-Car. the trike was engineered from top to bottom to be a motorcycle trike as opposed to just grafting a motorcycle onto a pair of wheels.
The Servi-Car's frame was a complete unit; Primary drive was provided by a double roller, enclosed chain leading to the three-speed transmission. A single chain transmitted power to a sprocket on the rear axle. Final drive was by means of a modified automobile differential, completely enclosed.