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RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 11:25 AM
!942 HD F Knucklehead

Nice original example and only 107 made. Made in the middle of WWII also.

What do you think? The price surprised me. Aside from celebrity-owned, what is the most valuable Knuck?



http://soldasap.marknetlive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/3911/lot/409646/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F3911%2F

RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 11:25 AM
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RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 11:26 AM
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bparsel
06-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Nope. But for $6500 this C10 is the shit!!!

http://soldasap.marknetlive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/3911/lot/409667/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F3911%2F

RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 11:38 AM
BTW, I don't have 1K, much less 100K!

4evrshovel
06-11-2014, 11:46 AM
100 K guy is on glue. I would love to have it. but, lets be realistic.

spidr
06-11-2014, 11:50 AM
100 K guy is on glue. I would love to have it. but, lets be realistic.

If you clicked the link, its an auction with a ton oof bids. Dude didnt set the price.

RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Yeah, I should have mentioned that it's an auction. Ends tomorrow around 12 CST.

Any thoughts on what it'll sell for?

spidr
06-11-2014, 11:54 AM
well I think the first time I clicked it said 96,000 and 72 bids, and now its 76 bids and over 100g, I'd bet in the 130 range

RexCharger
06-11-2014, 12:05 PM
$100k seems excessive, but then again, its an auction so sometimes prices quickly inflate.

here's a '47 restored with 98% oem parts:

<img src ="http://docshd.com/Museum/images/47knucklehead.jpg">


and a shovelhead powered mobile double decker picnic table, by the same guy (Doc Hopkins, WI):

<img src ="http://docshd.com/Docs_Creations/Fan/images/picnictable.jpg">

RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 12:13 PM
$100k seems excessive, but then again, its an auction so sometimes prices quickly inflate.

here's a '47 restored with 98% oem parts:

<img src ="http://docshd.com/Museum/images/47knucklehead.jpg">

and a shovelhead powered mobile double decker picnic table, by the same guy (Doc Hopkins, WI):

<img src ="http://docshd.com/Docs_Creations/Fan/images/picnictable.jpg">


Yeah, that's my buddy Doc with one of his many one of a kind creations. Did you catch "What's in the Barn" yesterday? Dale was at Doc's. They showed a bit of the museum and shop. If you're in WI, after you see the HD Museum,
you should head to the Green Bay area and stop at Doc's.

Haze
06-11-2014, 12:14 PM
10% buyer's fee.. so at least $10k just for the damn fee

RexCharger
06-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Yeah, that's my buddy Doc with one of his many one of a kind creations. Did you catch "What's in the Barn" yesterday? Dale was at Doc's. They showed a bit of the museum and shop. If you're in WI, after you see the HD Museum,
you should head to the Green Bay area and stop at Doc's.

yeah, i grew up in Clintonville and I've known Doc since I was a little kid and the shop was on Richmond St in Shawano.
In Milwaukee now, you?

4evrshovel
06-11-2014, 1:00 PM
I did not click the link. my uncle had a 43, he died 10 years ago. my aunt sold it for $5000. and, I was pissed then.

RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 1:30 PM
yeah, i grew up in Clintonville and I've known Doc since I was a little kid and the shop was on Richmond St in Shawano.
In Milwaukee now, you?

Grew up in West Bend, WI. Now in Eau Claire, WI area.

JohnnyRainbow
06-11-2014, 2:06 PM
I know a guy with a bunch of nice knucks. Says he turned down $100k from Japan for a '41 with original paint, his favorite bike.

BuddhahoodVato
06-11-2014, 2:08 PM
The cases have been restamped, way too much chrome for a war knuck. The four looks odd, and the belly numbers have been stamped over. Juts my opinion.
Fuck, if he gets over 100k for it, he did stellar, stellar.

SyndicateChoppers
06-11-2014, 2:10 PM
cant compare the price of a '46 or a '47 to the earlier year knuckleheads, Harley made a ton of 1946 and 1947 Knuckleheads in those two years. (highest production numbers for that model motorcycle)
In 1942 Harley only made a total of about 750ish (It was definitely under 800) total knuckleheads (both EL and FL models)
The early bikes are next to impossible to find in OEM stock condition anymore.

I own a 1942 FL that has a lot of OEM parts on it but they are in "restored" condition which is not as desirable, and has a mix of aftermarket replica parts on it as well

That price believe it or not is not too high off the scale of what these go for.
These are not your run of the mill evo sporty or shovelheads, that is a pretty good example (at least what I can tell from a quick glance of the pics) of an early OEM motorcycle that not many were made when they were new and certainly not many are left in the world today.

BuddhahoodVato
06-11-2014, 2:22 PM
The cases have been restamped, way too much chrome for a war knuck. The four looks odd, and the belly numbers have been stamped over. Juts my opinion.
Fuck, if he gets over 100k for it, he did stellar, stellar.

I ran and did some Research, they did have that amount of chrome, so I was wrong. All in all it is a nice knuck. Hell, if where posturing guys we know with knucks, I know a stud muffin who has one of the first 1936 Knucks, those first ones have different gas tanks than later years. He has it all apart on shelves, like a Shrine, won't let you get near it. He did show me the difference in gas tanks.

BuddhahoodVato
06-11-2014, 2:27 PM
I, Myself would rather have a BT Flattie, but I have been know to miss a few bolts.

Andy
06-11-2014, 3:37 PM
cant compare the price of a '46 or a '47 to the earlier year knuckleheads, Harley made a ton of 1946 and 1947 Knuckleheads in those two years. (highest production numbers for that model motorcycle)
In 1942 Harley only made a total of about 750ish (It was definitely under 800) total knuckleheads (both EL and FL models)
The early bikes are next to impossible to find in OEM stock condition anymore.

That price believe it or not is not too high off the scale of what these go for.
These are not your run of the mill evo sporty or shovelheads, that is a pretty good example (at least what I can tell from a quick glance of the pics) of an early OEM motorcycle that not many were made when they were new and certainly not many are left in the world today.

I agree with Carmine.

That bike does look good and I don't think the vin is bad. Check out some of the '42 vins from here:

http://vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/v/Numbers/?g2_page=3

You asked about the most valuable Knucklehead, I would say the '36 is the cream of the crop. I think that original paint machines (any Knucklehead) are more desirable because they are very rare, but the '36 is rare for a lot of reasons. The hardcore AMCA guys can point out all the changes throughout the '36 year of production, etc.

EyEdHiTiT
06-11-2014, 7:58 PM
Nope. But for $6500 this C10 is the shit!!!

http://soldasap.marknetlive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/3911/lot/409667/?url=%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F3911%2F

Fuck Yeah it is!

RedemptionMotorcycles
06-11-2014, 9:55 PM
I agree with Carmine.

That bike does look good and I don't think the vin is bad. Check out some of the '42 vins from here:

http://vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/v/Numbers/?g2_page=3


You asked about the most valuable Knucklehead, I would say the '36 is the cream of the crop. I think that original paint machines (any Knucklehead) are more desirable because they are very rare, but the '36 is rare for a lot of reasons. The hardcore AMCA guys can point out all the changes throughout the '36 year of production, etc.

What would the '36 be worth?

Anyone know of a source for Knucklehead values? I've got a distant uncle that has one. The family won't tell me the year or condition. I'd like to get more educated so I can get it for a decent price. Thanks for the education guys.

JohnnyRainbow
06-12-2014, 7:29 AM
This is what $100k looks like. '41 original paint.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a204/1313terdferguson1313/ogpaint1_zps0494bd98.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/1313terdferguson1313/media/ogpaint1_zps0494bd98.jpg.html)

Andy
06-12-2014, 3:20 PM
What would the '36 be worth?

Anyone know of a source for Knucklehead values? I've got a distant uncle that has one. The family won't tell me the year or condition. I'd like to get more educated so I can get it for a decent price. Thanks for the education guys.

Without pictures and knowing what you're looking it, any value is a shot in the dark. As close to original brings in the most money.

FMA
06-12-2014, 8:02 PM
So I had an original paint tucked away for many years '42 FL the same color and the best of my research showed 699 or 799 civilian made FL's in '42, so not sure where they got 107. I should asked for more money for mine...

Allen
06-12-2014, 8:55 PM
$100K ... seriously, all you'd ever see of me again is dust. And it sure as hell wouldn't be from riding on that bike. I'd probably buy a shack next to Rouser and break my other leg.

Jetblack
06-13-2014, 1:54 AM
I'd rather buy 15 Shovel heads, convert them to Pan's turn that 105,000 into 210,000 then buy a Indian and pocket the rest.

Final
Lot closed - Winning bid:$105,000
(78 bids)

LinkBelt
06-13-2014, 7:47 PM
WOW, those knucks are perfect chopping material. Throw the frame in the jig, rake the neck stretch the back bone and extend the front down tube. Ebay all those god awful tins and strip her down. Maybe a auger bear springer, a tall sissy bar, friscoed sporty tank and a bobbed rear fender, solo seat and a puss pad. Oh don't forget the mad bass boat flake in candies and perals.

ScarTissue
06-28-2014, 3:05 PM
Looks like it went to the Hunting Harleys guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neh2ctoArJk

rjwatters38
06-28-2014, 4:27 PM
Looks like it went to the Hunting Harleys guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neh2ctoArJk

I'm trippin out because was talking to my wife about the same shit at the 4:20 mark in that video about our isolationisim and how you can see through shit like this how we knew we were going to be bombed and how the only way to turn the nations anti-involvement sentiments was to be attacked. I love when my wild hare-brained half-sham conspiracy theories are backed up but other weirdos.