can someone help?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by djml, May 6, 2013.

  1. djml

    djml n00b

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    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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  2. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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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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  3. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Just found this in the Killboy thread.

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  4. djml

    djml n00b

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

    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clapYou rock! thank you again
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  5. panhead rick

    panhead rick Adventurer

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    that looks more like a vl than a knuckle
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  6. GatorJane

    GatorJane Ghost Writer

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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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