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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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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« 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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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« 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  :)
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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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 Data in 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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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« Reply #234 on: January 27, 2018, 08:46:50 am »
^^^^That is one awesome photograph, thanks for posting it...Larry
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Re: Motorcycle Memories: Pictures & Stories Of Bikes Of Family & Close Friends
« 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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