Yep yep, '42 with a 1200 engine. That was when he rode with the Hells Angels in Southwest Africa (now Namibia). That bike was a monster, towed a car up a hill once, but eventually he sold it - kept snapping chains, a few of his friends were killed in bike accidents etc.
Kinda sorta buuut not exactly. The front forks were not the "springer" style like in the pic. They were more the standard type but they were... *trying to remember* 6 inches longer than stock. The frame was like the one in the pic but the neck was "raked" a few degrees and the tank was a bit longer and bigger and the bike was Rootbeer in color. The seat was similar but didn't go that far back and it had a passenger seat, well it was more like a pad. About 8 inches long and about 4 inches wide. Raised at both ends. Oh and they were brown with some stitching. Pipes were chromed and had "shorty" style mufflers.
I have a pic somewhere around... I'll see if I can find it.
We use to live around the corner from a guy that was a Hells Angel here in S.F. His mom was our neighbor. He actually became the Prez of the San Francisco chapter. He also started the Motorcycle shop "Frisco Choppers"... What was his name...??? Oh yeah Gary, Gary something... I don't remember his last name. My dad would always be chattin it up with him and some other "Angels" that use to visit Gary. We would always go and buy parts at his shop. The shop is still in business, but he doesn't own it anymore.