Grandpa's Old Bike

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  1. matt24fc

    matt24fc New Member

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    I am looking to buy my first motorcycle in the next few months. The reason I have found my way to these forums, is because of an old photograph of my Grandfather sitting on his bike. He's been gone for over a decade, and nobody in the family knows much a bout this time in his life, nor do they know what kind of bike he was riding. I am very green when it comes to motorcycles. I just want to see what kind of response I can get from you guys before I take this photo to a dealer and ask him what he thinks. Any thoughts on what make, model, possibly year this bike is? So curious, however I really don't know if those questions can be answered simply by looking at this one and only photo. But here it is.. any input is greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    Cool bike and pic. Any idea what year it was taken???
     
  3. matt24fc

    matt24fc New Member

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    I'm honestly not quite sure. I just know that my grandpa died in his 80s, close to 15 years ago. I am asking around in the family and i'll let fill in details as the come in. Thank you by the way, this is one of my favorite pics of all time.
     
  4. mrwizz

    mrwizz Member Contributor

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    Nice pic for sure, looks to me that Gramp's is touring on about a 1940 Harley Knucklehead.
    Sooo Cool !
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum

    Brian
     
  6. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Glad to have you aboard! :ws:rider
    From Central Florida.
     
  7. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    Knucklehead for sure do not know what year....that bikes looks like it is new
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    It's a Knucklehead with the optional handlebar mounted Palm tree. :D
    Knuckleheads were made from 1936 - 1947. First years were 61 cu. in., later models were 61 or 74 cu. in.
     
  9. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas. I would have to agree on it being a Knucklehead.
    tourbox
     
  10. trickydoc

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    My guess also. my bud has a 41 and the tank emblem looks the same.