From the owner: totally restored in 2008 after hanging on the walls of my garage for several years. I have shown it several times, including at the Rocky Mountain Concours de Elagance held at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, where it was awarded "Class Winner". I also had it judged by the AMCA at their Lincoln Highway National meet in Freemont, NE, Feb 27, 2009. It scored 98 1/4.
The Harley, Engine # 30VL4102, Model VL74 Big Twin, was feature in the first issue of the #1 HOG Magazine 2009 (the redesigned Enthusiast Magazine).
It starts and runs well, though I've only ridden it three very short times in the last nine years (due to the tricky suicide clutch - and a desire to avoid any scratches).
Update from the owner:
When we researched the correct horn for the 30 VL we found the Klaxon II was the correct one. Of course it's possible we may have been wrong. I have Steve Slocombe's VL "bible" for restoring and riding VL motorcycles, which will stay with the bike. (He's the VL guru from UK, who was a great resource for info and correct parts. Company is "VL Heaven." I also picked up the grease gun attachment which fits the original grease nipples on the bike. It is attached to a modern grease gun but I believe I have an original short grease gun too. See the attached photos.