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1932 65" prototype

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Post Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:14 pm

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In 1932 the MoCo prototyped a 65" Flathead. But due to the lousy sales of the VL they shelved it. But many of its features; double down tube frame, tubular forks, welded gas tanks with built in dash were used on the 1936 EL. What was the name of this prototype motorcycle?

Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:05 am

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Woolery bullet ? :?

Post Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:42 am

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No. I had no idea what its name was untill I looked at the tank emblem after scanning the photo at 600 DPI and enlarging it. Walla! there it is.

Post Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:13 am

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~Harley Davidson~

Post Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:01 am

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:wink: Okay ! i know the answer .
when i see the way the factory planned to bolt the motor on frame ; can't stop to think about nowaday's :shock: twincams ....

Post Thu May 10, 2007 8:48 am

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Location: Wisconsin, USA
I think that proto bike had two names:

It was supposed to be "model W" and we know that by an old internal H-D letter signed by Doerner.

Then I think the name "Silver Eagle" appears on the bike's tank graphic.

I think that's right.

Always risky when you try to remember this stuff without looking it up....

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