Mom was cool after all - can anyone name the bike?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Schmittenhymer, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Schmittenhymer

    Schmittenhymer Adventure Tourer

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  2. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Thats not mom, thats grandma :D
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  3. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Jd?
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  4. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    Looks like an Injun mowersickle to me. You can be proud, she is pretty, well dressed, well groomed and jewelled.:evil
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  5. noelm

    noelm Been here awhile

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  6. plugeye

    plugeye unforgiven

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    yes, its a 61" ohv h-d
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  7. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Don't think so...carb looks to be on the wrong side....floorboards are square etc...

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  8. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Might be VL...
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  9. plugeye

    plugeye unforgiven

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    its either an ohv or a side valve
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  10. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    I'd be confident to say it's a sidevalve 1200 "U" model made between 38 and 47 or thereabouts. Perhaps a police or military spec model, just guessing there.:*sip*
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  11. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    Early-mid '30s VL Harley.

    Oh and Mom's surely a hottie.
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  12. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    I think you may be right. Closer examination of the brake lever tells me VL, likewise the distinctive shape of the air intake - VL, and the large diam wheel size should make it VL. I should have known from the get go in that i bought a rusted non runner 35 when i was fifteen, my older brother completed the work and used it for many years as a classic rally bike and sadly sold it about eight years ago due to a divorce wipe out.:cry
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  13. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    Harley VL: 1200cc flathead. All HD OHV models have the carb on the starboard side.

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    What a GREAT PICTURE! Belongs in Girl On An Old Motorcycle thread.

    Tom in Salem
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  14. anotherguy

    anotherguy unsympathetic

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    The footboards,gas tank and fuel line gave it away for me.
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  15. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    Her or the bike?
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  16. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    That was when she 1st met the dude,now she has tramp stamps all over.:rofl
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