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silverhawk

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Hey, folks. I am hoping to get a motorcycle identified. Can anyone tell me what bike this guy is riding on? I'd love to get it to a range of years, too, but with as grainy as this picture is, I'd be satisfied with even knowing a maker. (Part of me keeps wondering if I'd already asked the group, but I couldn't find a post anywhere.)

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Thanks!
 

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Looks like a old Harley with a suicide shifter
 

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Has a glide front end. I'd say a 1949 Harley Panhead, EL or FL. Mike
 

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Looks like a old Harley with a suicide shifter
I have never been on a bike with a suicide shifter. Always thought they were cool, but never got to try one out.
 

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Has a glide front end. I'd say a 1949 Harley Panhead, EL or FL. Mike
That is amazingly specific. All of that from a grainy picture? Wow!
 

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Looks more like an Indian...but I guess it's a Harley.
 

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Looks more like an Indian...but I guess it's a Harley.
The Harley in that picture looks pretty accurate, except for the fenders. Do you folks know if the fender differences were model-specific or year-specific?
 

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Here's a pic of a 49. I believe the fender stayed the same thru 58, and the hard tail frame was around until 57, so no newer than that, and still would say 49-53. I had quite a few over the years from 1946 on up. Mike


 

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I agree with fomoco.thinking 50-52.has beehive tail light.tin primary..I have some of same lights as on rear fender.7"headlight. I have similar picture of my grand dad on a Harley .
 

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Right next to the taillight are 3 "Sergeant stripe" trim pieces. These were only standard on Panhead EL, FL, and 45 solo WL models in 1949 and 1950. It's clearly either an EL or FL. So unless they were added later, the bike is 49 or 50.
 

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Has a glide front end. I'd say a 1949 Harley Panhead, EL or FL. Mike
Looks more like an Indian...but I guess it's a Harley.
Here's a pic of a 49. I believe the fender stayed the same thru 58, and the hard tail frame was around until 57, so no newer than that, and still would say 49-53. I had quite a few over the years from 1946 on up. Mike


I agree with fomoco.thinking 50-52.has beehive tail light.tin primary..I have some of same lights as on rear fender.7"headlight. I have similar picture of my grand dad on a Harley .
Right next to the taillight are 3 "Sergeant stripe" trim pieces. These were only standard on Panhead EL, FL, and 45 solo WL models in 1949 and 1950. It's clearly either an EL or FL. So unless they were added later, the bike is 49 or 50.
This group is astounding! So quick to pin it down! I now know what I need to look for regarding another project. Thanks so much!
 
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