Finally riding a big boys bike
Well, it took me a year to find what I was looking for. It's what I believe to be a early post war 46. This bike came from a small town in Pennsylvania. The new owners of the 80 year old house were cleaning it out and going through everything that was left in it. It was a state tax sale because the previous owner didn't pay her property taxes. She was around 80 years old and needed to be moved to an assisted care facility. She had no relatives so the house was sold with everything inside. The new owner went into the attic and their was this bike. Looks to be used very little. Paint is really good, chrome is good, seat is a leather Messinger. It has a tapered kick stand. The front and back tires are the original B.F. Goodrich Standards. They are not cracked and still soft with good tread. Tank is really good with the horn unit and battery tray inperfect condition. A original battery was in it dated 1947. Unbelievably, it still has a charge on it of 1.36 volts. The front fender light has corrosion and ate a hole through one side at the rear (Bummer). Battery tray is corroded so I will need to figure that out. I've been told it has a very un-common tank decal. Super excited to clean up, service and ride.