Southern Tier Harley-Davidson contributes repair to a historical 9/11 motorcycle

Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 3:24 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Last week, the Southern Tier Harley-Davidson got the opportunity to assist in the rebuild of the famous 9/11 Harley Super Glide.

New York Fire Department Firefighter and Navy Veteran Tim Duffy rode his 200 HD FXDX Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a way to quickly get to the scene of the first fallen tower to help save lives.

A photo of him riding on the motorcycle has turned out to be an iconic photograph from that day.

Since then, the bike has been a part of the organization “1 Soldier 1 Dog 1″ Team to raise awareness and funding across for veterans across the nation suffering from PTSD.

Recently, the bike faced severe damage from a fire in the garage it’s stored in, resulting in the bike needing to be rebuilt.

That’s when Southern Tier Harley Davidson Parts Manager Jason Snowdden received a special request to help find a major component for the repair, the wiring harness.

“When we found out that we could contribute some small part to getting this bike back running, we all just jumped at the opportunity and wanted to help,” said Snowdden.

Snowdden said because the bike is over 20 years old and the part needed is obsolete, the search was extensive, but successful through some digging on the internet.

The team at Harley-Davidson were ecstatic when they found the part and shipped it off as soon as they could.

“I just knew immediately when he approached me about trying to find a component for this bike that we had to jump on it and do it as quickly as possible,” said Snowdden. “It’s just an important part of history.”

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