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Topic # 173702 2-Jun-2015 14:21
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Heya :)

This motorcycle model has been living in this house for a while and no one knows what type it is!
So, I decided to ask here to see if anyone knows about it. It looks to be hand made (with lots of love), possibly Indian?, it also has a piece of metal with a stamp of "A 2" on the base.

Please help us identify this piece of art 


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  Reply # 1316245 2-Jun-2015 14:37
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I would say it's custom and not actually any model

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  Reply # 1316259 2-Jun-2015 14:54
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Looks like it's based on a late 40's Indian though.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1316264 2-Jun-2015 14:57
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If it has a number plate on it, you could try entering it into carjam.co.nz and see if anything shows up.



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  Reply # 1316265 2-Jun-2015 15:02
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Unfortunately no number plate, that would of been handy! 

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  Reply # 1316266 2-Jun-2015 15:03
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after googling late 40's Indian motorcycle it seems to resemble either an Indian or Harley Davidson of the time it looks very similar to this 



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  Reply # 1316277 2-Jun-2015 15:32
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The front is a tad weird, in the headlight and above area, and the forks are quite perpendicular

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  Reply # 1316385 2-Jun-2015 17:57
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Hiamie: If it has a number plate on it, you could try entering it into carjam.co.nz and see if anything shows up.


its a model so im not to sure how that would help?

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  Reply # 1316414 2-Jun-2015 18:55
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My vote is it is supposed to resemble the style of an Indian, the engine casings are all wrong for a Harley.  I seriously doubt it is an exact replica.   




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  Reply # 1316417 2-Jun-2015 18:58
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My instant thought was a home built bike using Indian parts. Can you locate an engine number?

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  Reply # 1316440 2-Jun-2015 19:46
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Dratsab: My instant thought was a home built bike using Indian parts. Can you locate an engine number?

Probably not on a model...

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  Reply # 1316445 2-Jun-2015 20:07
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I know nothing about bikes but looks like the Indian in the Invercargill museum




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  Reply # 1317222 4-Jun-2015 09:28
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Fugly looking bike, but a nicely done model :-)

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  Reply # 1317355 4-Jun-2015 12:46
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I tried some reverse image searches, and found this page. It has lots of photos (sorry, can't seem to link to the specific one... it's the 10th on the page). There seem to be a few of that era with the funny front fork geometry.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jacksnell707/3281043861/

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  Reply # 1317368 4-Jun-2015 13:16
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1918 Harley is the 10th. From the googling I hve doen, I'm, picking a mid to late 1930's. The front is very strange.  Can the OP take a sideways pic?  And move it away from the edge before it falls off!



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Reply # 1317419 4-Jun-2015 15:14
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I would love to push it off innocent
I have a feeling the whole front part (I am sorry, I know nothing of masculine things) was made straight to keep it standing up? idk.

Here is a side shot as requested


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