From:Dave Hennessey Electronic:dave -A-
Subject:RE: Identification Date:Wed Apr 13 13:55:19 2011
Response to:15664

The engine, frame, rear wheel and various parts are from a Harley Model 165. It could be either 1953 or 1958 - depending on the 2nd digit of the serial number. It's more likely to be a 58 STU than a 53, but you'll have to look closely at the serial number. The last part would be 3104, not 310A.

The gas tank is from a Hummer or later model - it lacks the key switch used on the Model 165.

The front end and handlebars are from some other kind of bike - not sure what - maybe someone else can identify it.

You've got quite a project there. I'd suggest aiming for a cool "rider" rather than a complete restoration. If the front end works well, then find a fender that fits it.


I was wondering if someone could please tell me what model this is? The casting numbers from the engine are:
53 or 58 STU 3104 or 310A. I'm trying to figure out exactally what i have so i can start the restoration process. Any info you may have would be helpful. Thanks