1999 Harley Road King – The Harley-Davidson Twin Cam V-twin motor marked a great leap forward for the motor company in refinement and performance in 1999. Unlike the Evolution motor of the 1980s, or the Shovelhead, or the Panhead, the Twin Cam shared almost no parts or specifications with the original Harley OHV motor of the 1930s, the Knucklehead. It is said that of the hundreds of parts in each motor, just 18 part numbers were shared between the Twin Cam and the motor it replaced. In order to quiet things down (to meet government noise regulations), and improve the pushrod geometry, the single, central, gear driven cam was replaced by two cams, one at the bottom of each cylinder, and driven by chains. The other huge improvement in refinement was a new, more solid mounting of the transmission to the rear of the engine cases. The Harley-Davidson big twin was still not a unit design, with crankshaft and transmission sharing cases (like the Sportster), but the primary drive housing and cover were no longer structural, and now only hold the oil and locate the tensioner.
We have bought and sold several vehicles over the years. One factor we have found in every great vehicle is the presence of complete documentation from the original owner. This takes out all the “guessing” with regards to the vehicles history and gives insight into how well the last owner maintained the vehicle. This exceptional Road King is one such vehicle. The original owner started researching the Road King in 1998 and decided it was the best bike available. He then researched all the selling dealerships and completed the purchase in Austin, TX. As you will see in the photos, every single piece of documentation associated with this Harley is present. Salesman’s business card, original temp tag, owners manual, and service records are all part of the large binder of documents present. The owner also kept a journal and meticulously logged every activity associated with the Harley. This bike is 99% original, has never been opened up, never been wrecked, has always been garaged, and needs nothing! We know you can buy a “mystery bike” for a little cheaper but when you wisely choose to buy the best, we’ll be ready to help you become the proud new owner.