Dad's letter to Milwaukee regarding his worn transmission......they didn't have parts in Milwaukee; dad needed to visit his local dealer.
Help with locating Service Manuals and local Wisconsin dealers that might provide assistance....
While attending Radio School in Kansas City after serving in the South Pacific, he picked up a used 1949 45cu. in. HD for $395. Here's the ad....and note the comment above about riding smaller, more nimble machines.....wise counsel for us all.
Here are the shiny, brand new versions for '49
After finishing Radio School in K.C., dad came back north and started working for the local radio station in Red Wing, MN. He also worked part time for the then-local HD dealer, Hilt Magnuson in his off-hours.
I don't know which machine this was for; his old '49 or the new '50 he'd soon own. Either way, it wasn't quite perfect yet at 85mph.
The new 1950 HD 74 ......He put $700 down of the $900 purchase price and though given 6 months to finish the remaining $200, he did it in 2 months according to the attached receipts. Mom wasn't yet Mrs. Coop at that point :)