Hi Greg. I'm going to leave the photo link as is because it's extremely difficult to find photos of the 46940, 46980, 46960 family, and yours is the best I was able to scour from the net. You'll notice that most 'families' of Spaceliner models came in three configurations (1-speed, 2-speed, junior 24") and I only created photo links for the first model in the family but actually captioned the photos as being representative of all three models due to the minor differences between them (rear hub or frame size). The point was to post reference photos that would allow someone to see what the bikes of a certain model family should look like. In the case of yours, a previous owner swapped the rear rack at some point for the deluxe rack with tail light before you bought it, but because the photo isn't a rear-view and it's not noticeable I didn't draw attention to it (but now that you have mentioned it, maybe I should photoshop out the switch to avoid confusion for those with 'eagle eyes'). If you read the catalog ad that shows up in the photo link, you'll see that your model did not come with the rear light. In any case, with the exception of the battery switch being noticeable if you're looking for it, yours is a perfect representation of the 46940, 46980, 46960 family.Wow, this is some great information, and I found more than I ever expected! My Spaceliner is stamped as a model 46980, with the struts, but it has a taillight on the rack, as I bought it back in 1993. The red paint on the rack matches and looks consistent with the tank, and I have no reason to believe it wasn't sold this way originally, except this exact configuration isn't in your list. Maybe minor upgrades like this were possible from some dealers, who knows.
Soooo, I clicked on your link for the model 46940 since there is no link for the 46980, and was totally surprised to find a photo of MY BIKE, taken on my driveway! You must have grabbed it from my website.
Anyway, the bike has a Bendix 2-speed kick-back hub like a 46980 should, and if you look real close you can see the little on/off switch under the luggage rack light. I didn't have a lens in the tail light when the photo was taken, but recently bought a repro lens on eBay and it fit right in there.
You might want to change the link to be a photo of the 46980 since that is what it is.
EDIT: I took my own advice and Photoshopped out the edge of the battery box and switch to avoid confusion due to the non-standard part. Your bike is now perfectly representative of the the 46940, 46980, 46960 model family. Thanks for drawing it to my attention.