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Thread: 47 Knuckle with replacement lower case

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    Default 47 Knuckle with replacement lower case

    Iím looking at a restored 47 knuckle with a replacement engine number it was replaced about 20 years ago itís been registered and the title matches the replacement number. The bike is on display in a the car show room, it was parked there about 10 years ago and the fluids were drained and it hasnít been started since, cosmetically it looks perfect and I realize this hurts the value but itís been offered to me at 35K. Does this sound like a realistic value?
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    Joe

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    If the bike is not registered as a 1947 Harley Davidson, the value is cut by at least half.
    VPH-D

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    Replacement lower case, replacement engine number, both?

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    Yes the title from 1994 and today list it as a 1947 Harley-Davidson.
    Thank you for the questions

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitabel View Post
    Replacement lower case, replacement engine number, both?
    I’m a little green at this but what I see is the number on the right side of the engine is not the original. The new number was applied prior to 1994 and the bike with the new engine number is titled as a 1947 Harley-Davidson. I'm told the engine was rebuilt/replaced? And the state of Washington supplied a new number which was stamped on the engine. Thank you

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    With questionable numbers and history and a not cheap asking price of 35K, I'd stay away from it. Too many fish in the sea to be messin with one that may not be what they say. Patience! A good one will find you and you won't have any doubts. Again, patience! And welcome to the forum! Smitty

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    The bike would be disqualified from AMCA Judging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Mangelos View Post
    I’m a little green at this but what I see is the number on the right side of the engine is not the original. The new number was applied prior to 1994 and the bike with the new engine number is titled as a 1947 Harley-Davidson. I'm told the engine was rebuilt/replaced? And the state of Washington supplied a new number which was stamped on the engine. Thank you
    Right side of the engine?
    Bob Rice #6738

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