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Just found this 1942 Harley FL Knucklehead in the back of an old truck from a listing in a local advertisment

The bike was stored in the back of this truck since 1969 when it was parked. The owner was from California and at one point had the bike stripped down and raced in the desert. It was bought out of California in the early 50's and owned by the same guy ever since. He passed away and his family inherited his things, they didn't want the bike so it found it's way to me.

The bike has a toolbox full of tools and an extra can of oil in the saddlebag, a true time capsule.

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damnn...... so what did you end up paying for that unwanted pos ? ;-)
did you get the rest of the junk in the truck too ??
 

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^^^ what he said ^^^

Amazingly beautiful machine.. Congrats on a cool score :)
 

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incredible find, it looks incredible.

that knuck is screaming for only service parts and then ride.... dont clean a thing!!!
 

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I think those tanks are later than 42, but that is most likely original peacock blue paint. Don't touch it, both for aesthetic and financial reasons. They are only original once.
 

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Damn, nice find! All those years I lived in Edmonton, and that couldn't have found it's way to ME??
 

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Congratulations, it's nice to see it found a new home, this old treasure deserve to be riden !
Take good care of it, but I'm sure you will...
(looks like plenty of other parts in the truck, frame, front end... did you score the whole truck? what's in it? we want more details !!! :) )
 

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Sell for more than you paid; reap benefits, enjoy profits.
Dont forget....spend profits on necessities...mortgage, new carpet, wifes vacation, transmission for daily driver, kids food (ungrateful little bastards), dogs facelift, bolt-ons for your stripper friend, and wonder if the new bike owner is enjoying it.
 

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That's absolutely beautiful! Put on a vintage soft cap, a flannel scarf and some goggles and go ride the wheels off that bike. What a find...
 

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