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Chris Haynes

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Post Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:11 pm

Photo on eBay

I know this photo isn't real clear. What is that motorcycle behind the sergeant? Is it a Crocker or a 45" with a strange top end on it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/40-50s-Military-Sar ... 286.c0.m14
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Cotten

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Post Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:40 am

Re: Photo on eBay

Chris!

The rear fender and tank are all that I can make out to resemble H-D.

Nearly everything else resembles my '34 Chief basket in many ways, except for those nebulous cylinderheads.

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Tim 435

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Post Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:44 pm

Re: Photo on eBay

With that high pipe i'm guessing amfibious, they may be shields over the heads ?
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45Brit

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Post Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:29 am

Re: Photo on eBay

I would reckon that it is a knucklehead and the apparently slightly odd heads are just a trick of the light and level of detail
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Chris Haynes

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Post Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:55 am

Re: Photo on eBay

A Knucklehead with the chain on the right side? Nope.
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Post Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:48 am

Re: Photo on eBay

The chassis is very Indian ( which I believe crocker borrowed heavily from.)

Compare the front fender, fork, and exhaust header in the photo below.
The single linkage from from the pedal to the brake is also an Indian signature.

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45Brit

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Post Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:45 am

Re: Photo on eBay

looking closely at the cropped photo, it is definitely not a knucklehead, true. I suspect that the near-vertical exhaust pipes indicate a sidevalve engine and the gearwheel? visible behind the exhaust may be a kickstart ratchet, ie it is an Indian, but i could be wrong
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

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