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Help- what model is this bike?

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Post Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:11 pm

Posts: 109
Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET UK

Long time no post but I do lurk a lot.
Been asked to ident the bike in this photo -
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(Because I ride a 45 people think I know something about old Harleys!)
Any help much appreciated
Mark
What you say & what people hear is not always the same thing

Post Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:45 pm

Posts: 1634
early 30s 45" flathead. Key points are forged forks, short timing cover, and tanks.

Right side drive chain and front exhaust outside curved single downtube mean 45"

bacon-slicer front plate is not a British format number, so "somewhere in Europe"
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:50 am
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
hi mark, its a dl model 1929-31 note straight front down tube on frame, because it used the single frame and had a upright genny next to front cylinder. cheers jib

see more info here
http://www.dl45homepage.com/
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:42 am

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that's the one they called the "three cylinder Harley", isn't it?

I'd forgotten that the first 45s used the single-cylinder frame
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:02 pm

Posts: 159
Yes, and the third cylinder never worked!! Well.... sometimes!

Post Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:43 pm

Posts: 109
Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET UK

Thanks Jib & 45brit, I knew you guys would come up with the goods.
Will get back to lurking.
Thanks again
Mark
What you say & what people hear is not always the same thing


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