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Help identify bike

Information on the identification and numbering of frame, motor belly, transmission and other parts
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Thig
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Help identify bike

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Post by Thig » Wed May 13, 2009 6:58 pm

This is a picture of my dad, on the right, and his Harley. He died about 2 years ago and I found this photo. I am trying to identify the year and model of this bike. I know it isn't much to go on but would appreciate any help.

Thanks. Photo was probably taken around 1947.
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captainharley
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Re: Help identify bike

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Post by captainharley » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:35 pm

It's not a Harley, but an Indian! Looks like a military model, not sure but I think it is a 45" and not a big twin. 8)

AMF/Ride & Shoot Safe :wink:

oldknucks
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Re: Help identify bike

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Post by oldknucks » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:15 am

military indian looks like :o :o

doug_heisel
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Re: Help identify bike

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Post by doug_heisel » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:22 pm

Maybe military Indian scout ?

indian
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Re: Help identify bike

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Post by indian » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:03 pm

hi there! i just joined the regestry, and i need some help on finding out if my bike is a 49' hydra glide or a panhead springer? my bike is a hydra glide style 49' with a chassis 48' ? the guy who i got the bike from said it was originaly with a springer, can we conferm it? thanks chris.

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Re: Help identify bike

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:59 pm

Chris,
There is pretty good documentation that all the springer equipped '49s were originally shipped as sidecar bikes. And most if not all have the letter P stamped on them behind the VIN number. Also they were in '49 frames, not '48.
Robbie

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