What's this Harley looking engine go to?

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 12, 2017

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    Hey there! Anybody recognize this piece? Picked it up along time ago and always wondered where it belongs.
    Thanks for any info
    Chris IMG_1977.JPG IMG_1978.JPG
     
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    Thank you very much! If only I could find the rest in as good condition? Any value in just this section?
     
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    Oh my goodness!!!! Epic picture.
     
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    No clue, I just googled "vintage police tricycle", clicked "images" and found some info
     
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    So I tried this fancy google thang ;). If I had skills I'd make a link to nostaglic.net. I see they made a two wheel bike also.
     
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    It belongs at my house! :) I like this thing. Very cool piece.

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    Do you have the rest of the bike?
     
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    No, I don't. In fact I have never seen one until today. I just liked it. A very nice piece in fantastic condition.

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    Totally agree. Bought it cause I liked the v-twin shape on the side and it was in original clean shape. I never knew what it was for till yesterday.Cabe members rock. Definately for the 16inch police bike.
     
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    Chris,
    Your tank is definitely for the tricycle not the bicycle. Your tank has the brackets that support the luggage compartment on the back of the tricycle version. The bicycle version does not have those brackets.
     
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    Ok. I looked at the pics. The tricycle(at least one The of pics)looks like it had a hole where the seat post went through the engine section about mid way up. Mine doesn't have this so I figured must be for the bike. My mistake. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    My mistake....for the trike. Sorry bout that.
     
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    That's OK. The trike is way cooler anyway.

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    You do have a point there. I did not consider the seat post location. Though what would the brackets be for if not the rear luggage compartment? Looking very closely, all the images posted so far on this thread still do not look exactly the same as your tank. I even did a google search and did not turn up any identical to yours. So I suppose the jury is out on this one until we can make a 100% positive identification.
     
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