Identify My Grandpas Harley

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by nhk750, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. nhk750

    nhk750 Active Member

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    Well, I wasn't sure where to post this question, so I started here.

    I would like to try and Identify this Harley:

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    I know the rider, It was my Grandpa. He passed away at 94 four years ago and I figure he looks like hes in his 30's or early 40's in the pic? So the bike must be a 1940's vintage?

    Any help would be great, thanks.

    I almost think it's an Indian, but then again I am not good at identifying old bikes...
     
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  2. nhk750

    nhk750 Active Member

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    Ok, so I was wrong, after looking through the internet, it looks like a 1925 HD.

    Any else narrow it down further?
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If it is a 25 it would be an f head model or a j model in 25 they produced a total of16,929 bikes
     
  4. nhk750

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    Someday I would like to find a bike exactly like his and restore it if possible. So, it would be nice to find out all the details of this one if possible.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The Harley Davidson Motor company An official Eighty Year History, at your library has the info and pictures you need
     
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    so thats what bikes looked like before pledge :)
    jk.. very cool pic, good luck with your project.
     
  9. Scrounger

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    Those huge leather bar end covers are pretty awesome too.
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Those hand covers were nice, though I used the recent version (80's modern?) called "Hippo Hands" and were nice for riding in cold weather (before heated gear with solid bike electrics finally caught on).