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Old 05-06-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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can someone help?

Hello

I am new to the forums. Last weekend I was given this photo of my deceased Father I believe was taken mid 1940's Anybody identify the bike he was riding? Appreciate it !

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Old 05-07-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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I saw somthing similar being rebuilt on Discovery channel. A 1942 Harley Davidson WLC45.

Your Father was in the RAF? An LAC? Has he got a medal ribbon too? (I'm an ex Blue Suit)

Good luck on finding the exact make and model of the bike.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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Just found this in the Killboy thread.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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thank you megamoto

I think you are smack on with identifying Dads bike. And yes he was in the RAF and I have his ribbon / medal

You rock! thank you again
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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that looks more like a vl than a knuckle
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:09 AM   #6
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That is a 74 or 80 cubic inch VL or VLH model - probably 1936 (the last year), judging by the spring cover on the front forks. The aforementioned WLC was a 45-incher which barely resembled the larger VL, especially with all of the military hardware. Plus it had a right-side rear chain... and the VL had it on the left. As shown here:

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