Harley Davidson horseshoe Oil Tank 1936 - 1964

While its iconic shape preserved over its long period of use few variations where made over the years starting from the 1936 Flat Top oil tank and the 1937 -39 Embossed Top and banjo fittings and the use of the lower point as the feed line. ,from 1938 still with the embossed top the fittings changed to the known external threads and cone tips for the hex type oil lines fittings, the oil tank like the one shown here used from 1940 till 1957, the last generation of this oil tank 1958 - 1964 instaled on the Duo-Glide models... around the 50's you could see them fitted with an external Lucite tube oil level sight, this was an available accessory then and still can be found today. the original cup of the oil tank include a deep stick for oil level check, H-D Police bikes are usually equipped with a different square tank, the H-D horseshoe oil tank is a brilliant design example, not only its holding the oil but also hides the battery and support both the chain guard and the primary cover...

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