He has already had this 1937 ULH for 44 years and still rides it daily. Puppy: "I bought that particular bike in May of 1964 for 0.00.Having owned it since then, all these pics are of the same bike at different periods. S., through and stopping in all of the lower 48 states seven times and logged a million miles on it by 1989. (Photo by ) Puppy: "In 1987, I rode Lady 80 into Mexico at Brownsville on Christmas day, went South to Tampico, Vera Cruz, and then off the coast inland.Cams, original, were reground, the intakes advanced 2 degrees in 1973.I broke and replaced the original cam cover in the seventies.Stevens's design contributions to the recreational boating industry included collaborations with Outboard Marine Corp.
He then designed Harley-Davidson motorcycles including the 1949 Hydra-Glide Harley, one of his first, helping create the new suspension forks in the front, bucket headlight, and the streamlined design.
I have worn out or blown up five sets of cylinders in 40 years, and one set of heads.
It is running FL low compression pistons, the heads are reshaped inside and it is about 8.5:1 compression.
with inventing the concept of planned obsolescence (the practice of artificially shortening product lifecycle in order to influence the buying patterns of consumers in favor of manufacturers), he did not invent it but rather popularized the term.
Stevens defined it as "instilling in the buyer the desire to own something a little newer, a little better, a little sooner than is necessary".