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    Default old photos

    i find that my computer gets cluttered with old pics and scans.i thought i'd dump some here.thank god cameras were so popular in the motorcycles heyday.i know there are some other great pics out there .
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    Default glenn's mom

    This little girl was born in1947. Her name is being withheld for fear of my life. I can tell this is a flathead Harley. I'm thinking late 30 early 40 model. I have no idea about the car in the background. How about some help identifying this bike.(and car). I'm guessing she is about 4 years old in this pic so it would have been taken in early 50's.
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    Quick guess is 35 or 36 VL with plain air scoop.

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    rousseau,
    My guess is its a '34 VL, first year for the valanced fender and tail light cover. Last year for that air intake and MotoLamp headlight. 7 bolt heads.

    neat picture!

    mike

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    Its a VL it could be a 36 (last year for the VL) but its not new and as we all know with Harleys things get changed so it could be earlier.
    The fenders are 1934 to 1936.
    The air intake was introduced in 1936.
    The rear stand looks to be tubular which was also introduced in 1936.
    It has the large filler caps introduced on late 34 to 36
    It looks like it may have 18 inch wheels which were an option in 1936.
    Head lamp looks like a motor lamp the cycle ray would be correct for 36 but that may just be the angle that the picture was taken.

    Pete

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    Just wanted to bring this thread back to the top...

    Attached are a couple of pics that an associate just found at a Chicagoland flea market.

    Although it irks me when I see a footclutch locked out of engagement, the mud behind the primary in the left photo certainly explains why!

    ....Cotten
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    Default heres one i borrowed from another forum

    i like this one you can tell shes having a good time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary.h View Post
    i like this one you can tell shes having a good time....
    Easy Gary. They will start taxing it!

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    they are starting to now---called the $15 brass pole tax

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    !!????? brass pole tax???care to elaborate fellas?

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