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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #225 on: December 05, 2016, 04:16:22 pm »
In the beginning...
Me on my dad's CB350 back in the days when I could sit up front and hold the tank as we rode without being turned in.



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LOL, now your post brings back memories of when I was in the 1 or 2nd grade and me riding with my Dad, on his Indian Brave (Me sitting on the gas tank, when we were stopped, but basically sitting on his legs, when we were moving. The Brave, for those who don't know, was one of the models, that was an attempt by Indian, to move to Vertical twins and singles. I am not positive about displacement, but I think the Brave was a 250cc, side valve (Flat Head) motorcycle that was built around 1949, but only lasted about a couple of years or so. Not sure on that either. I just know that the Brave, Arrow, Vertical Twin Scout & Warrior models weren't built very long. Wish I had a photo of some he had. Anyway, Thanks for posting.   
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« Reply #226 on: December 07, 2016, 01:55:02 pm »
Scottly, I think you are right, there was 2 Bugs, my brothers buddy had one too.
I mentioned those pics to my younger brother and he confirmed there were 2 .
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #227 on: December 07, 2016, 06:39:17 pm »
Hey Frank, here is a pic of my "61", from 1980. I traded it to Gene, on the left, for a 413 Mopar engine (father of Bill's 440) several years before. The guy on the right is my buddy Greg. I'm still in touch with both of those guys. :D
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« Reply #228 on: December 11, 2016, 11:38:03 am »
Hey Frank, here is a pic of my "61", from 1980. I traded it to Gene, on the left, for a 413 Mopar engine (father of Bill's 440) several years before. The guy on the right is my buddy Greg. I'm still in touch with both of those guys. :D


           Nice Bug there. To be able to trade it for a 413, is pretty cool too. Yeah, the 413 was a pretty tough motor, followed by the 426 Wedge, then the 440. a buddy accidentally located a 413 block once and if he could get it, I was going to be the recipient, but didn't work out. :(  I had a buddy, who had a '64 Plymouth Fury, with the 426 Wedge, 4spd & Sure Posi Trac (Not sure if they called it "Sure Grip" back then or later on. I really wanted that 413 block, cause if I remember right, it would be a 426, if bored .060". Not sure I would have gone that far with it, but anyway, didn't happen, so doesn't matter. So, you gonna leave me hanging? What did you do with that 413? Inquiring minds want to know. Or, at least I do. LOL  ;D  ;) 
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Here's some old pics of my fathers rides back in the late sixties / early seventies  :)
He is in his 70's now and still rides everywhere!
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By the time my legs had grown long enough to reach the pillion pegs my father had a shiny new GT550 triple - I think the thrill of riding on the back of this bike was what started my life long addiction to motorcycles!
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 Datsun Fairlady in that pic.. think they had another name too.
 Very cool bike pics.
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #232 on: January 21, 2018, 10:18:15 pm »
My first road ride, my brother was back from the service a few years and was mostly healed up from his bike wreck in Japan. He bought a 58 BMW and he loaned me his cl450 with a 2-1 hooker and street tires. I didn't have a helmet but we were braver then. We hit the blacktop roads since I didn't have a motorcycle license. It was fall, the air was cool but the blacktop was warm and the biggest grasshoppers I ever remember seeing were all over the road. As my brother passed they jumped and I caught them in the face, for miles. And miles. Every time I tried to close the gap he just sped up when I slowed down, he did too. 
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #233 on: January 27, 2018, 07:49:16 am »
Another member suggested I post this here for anyone who may be interested - Southport, Lancashire, U.K. about 1907 or possible a shade earlier. Either relatives or family friends of mine in a Norton (probably with bought-in Peugeot engine as they did at that time) - Imagine the looks you'd get now in a wicker sidecar with your wife and a couple of the kids jammed into it!
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« Reply #234 on: January 27, 2018, 08:46:50 am »
^^^^That is one awesome photograph, thanks for posting it...Larry

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« Reply #235 on: January 27, 2018, 11:32:36 pm »
Another member suggested I post this here for anyone who may be interested - Southport, Lancashire, U.K. about 1907 or possible a shade earlier. Either relatives or family friends of mine in a Norton (probably with bought-in Peugeot engine as they did at that time) - Imagine the looks you'd get now in a wicker sidecar with your wife and a couple of the kids jammed into it!

That is superb Rupert, I've got a pic somewhere of my grandfather on his Indian Power Plus when he came home from WW1, probably in 1920, and my ma in her fathers sidecar in 1929 or 1930, I'll dig them out next time I visit Ma! ;D
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #236 on: October 02, 2018, 09:21:36 am »
 So a guy I know lives 3 blocks from here still riding...... turned 80 the night before I left for Bonneville.
I had planned to drop by, but was busy trying to get ready.
 So yesterday  Larry shows me a pic of him sitting on a guy's bike when he was young.. enjoy..
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« Reply #237 on: November 24, 2018, 07:10:36 pm »


     My Dad actually built An Indian Warrior, similar to this TT Warrior, before they introduced it. I don't know that I ever knew exactly when he built it, but I do remember his Warrior. I only wish I had been with it enough, to have taken some pictures of his builds, that I was aware of. Never knew of a build of his, that wasn't a decent runner. His Warrior was blue though and used the gas tank off of a Mustang (for those who know what those are, or were) He made a high 2 into 1 exhaust pipe for it, swapped out the rear section (frame & swingarm, with shocks), from an AJS. Sealed the crankcase, and added his own vent system on the motor, that had a tube that came up to where the triple tree is installed into the neck of the frame. He adapted a different Magneto, as he said the stock unit, wasn't any good. I wish I had even half the talent & skills he had.   
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #238 on: December 04, 2018, 01:11:42 am »
Me on my first street legal bike, and my brother (leg only) next to his Triumph chopper.
He and a friend doubled on that chopper from WV to Orlando FL to get a job during Disney World's construction!
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« Reply #239 on: December 04, 2018, 09:10:47 am »
Me on my first street legal bike, and my brother (leg only) next to his Triumph chopper.
He and a friend doubled on that chopper from WV to Orlando FL to get a job during Disney World's construction!

The bell-bottom pants fit with the chopper.
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My dad in his late teens or early 20s working on his CB350G "race bike." He raced it twice, and it never got off the starting line... Not as bad as a buddy of his whose 2-stroker spun backwards at a race. I believe he had to change his underwear after that race start.



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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #241 on: November 19, 2019, 12:56:21 pm »
 I wrote about my first road ride above. Later, I was working in a factory and bought a new 1973 cb500 K2. I rode it for a year, then my wife wanted to ride. I checked on a trade in at the honda shop for two cb360's, they would trade me one bike even for my 500 and sell me one at sticker price. I decided a better deal was to buy a friends K3 cb750 equipped  with a luggage rack and windjammer. We made a few trips with a group and enjoyed riding. My wife rode the 500 from time to time but she scared me. We sold it to my nephew. After we had kids and a company truck that I was required to drive to work I sold the 750 and began a few bikeless years. 
 
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« Reply #242 on: November 19, 2019, 01:05:35 pm »
Part 3
 My brother was buying junk and lost title 750's and combining the parts to make bikes to sell. He had some left overs behind the garage that annoyed the city and they sent a nastygram about it. While helping him clean it up,  I loaded three of them into my truck and began phase two of being a Honda guy. He convinced me I could build a bike for free. My wife didn't believe it and she was correct.
 During the process I discovered a 70 with Lester mags for sale. My wife was unimpressed when I handed the guy $650 for it. Ran when parked. Yeah right, but that became the project. I ended up swapping in another later engine and got it rideable. This is the bike that eventually became the Oct 2019 bike of the month.  One night we were riding it on the highway going out to eat, my wife asked, where did we get this bike? That's when I knew I had enough to sneak in one or two more.
 I would ride that bike to my friends house and he let me check out his 70 to compare wire and cable routing. His 70 would eventually be the Sandcast I would get at the estate sale when he died from ALS.
 
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« Reply #243 on: November 19, 2019, 01:17:16 pm »
part 4
 I recommissioned the Sandcast, resto modded the diecast, rebuilt 3 400F's a 750F1, A cl100, a couple of 74's and 75's and a 750 k1 that was the prettiest 750 I ever had hands on. A few went to Indiana, one Ohio and later sold at Mecum, a 400f to the Chicago area,  two went to England with DS. Today I have the two 70's, a 72 we remember from the 70's, a 72 750 based 1124cc drag bike formerly owned by the friend that passed away. My brothers bought new K4, a 750a, kz1000 and 1100 spectre, QT50 Yamahopper, and Suzuki T250 parts bike.
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I am not sure how this one will turn out, but it is of my Mother, with my Dad's Indian he had at the time & the only info I have on this photo, is that it was taken before 1947 (as that was when I came into the world. LOL
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& My First M/C Experience: A Highly Modified '58  Jawa Pioneer (by my Dad)

 

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