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Old 07-07-2007, 05:22 AM   #91
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:34 AM   #92
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bucket of water...........over the seat to cool it off then rode on. It had,I mean the weather had cooled off a bit and the sun was under a cloud so the riding was much better. There were two ferrys crossing to S.C.and theyhad up big signs along the road. One saying they had the best boat and route and the other would say they had the best road and quickest crossing.As the distance grew shorter to the ferries the signs grew very large and the bull written.............

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Old 07-07-2007, 05:40 AM   #93
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..........on them had also grown very large. At the forks of the road where you were to decide which ferry you wanted were signs as big as a house with letters on then you could read a mile telling you which one was the best.Both ways went to Anderson,S.C. I looked at the signsa minute and then I decide that both were the best so I took out a coin and said heads-right tails -Left I pitched it up and it came down heads so i took..........

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Old 07-07-2007, 06:38 AM   #94
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The other thing to remember is this guy is 16 , Sure ppl grew up a lot faster back then we all know that. but still it's another point to remember. They sure dont make kids like they used to.
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:10 AM   #95
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so I took..............the right road. It was a very good road, I rode along for about a mile then I saw the river down the gorge,very beautiful seanery but I wasn't interrested in it.The road went down and down- around sharp curves in and out of cliffs for about a half mile or more and then at the bottom. I came to the ferry landing.Everything looked like it was dead. There was a little ferry that looked to me if you didn't get right in the middle it would turn over. There was.........

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Old 07-07-2007, 09:22 AM   #96
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Granpa used to ride an Indian. He died around the same time I was born....43 years ago.
I got 1 pic of him on his bike....(no scanner, or I would post the pic)
Excelent write up !!!!!! TY!
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:25 AM   #97
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there was...

what was there??

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Old 07-07-2007, 09:40 AM   #98
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Absolutely one of the best ride reports ever! It's interesting to read about road conditions.Probably changed at every county line or township burrough.
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:49 AM   #99
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:02 AM   #100
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:27 AM   #101
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Does anyone have experince with this era of Motorcycle? I'm guessing the total loss oil system had some type of pump so the faster it ran, the more oil it used. I wonder if it had a gas or electric headlight. How the heck did the speedometer chain work?
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:42 AM   #102
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Good stuff. Kid's tough as nails!
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:49 AM   #103
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Does anyone have experince with this era of Motorcycle? I'm guessing the total loss oil system had some type of pump so the faster it ran, the more oil it used. I wonder if it had a gas or electric headlight. How the heck did the speedometer chain work?

I saw a few bikes of that vintage (maybe a little earlier) at Wheels Through Time that had a hand pump for the oiling system. Every few seconds you had to work the lever a couple times to lube the engine.

Headlight may have been a carbide lamp. A small chunk of calcium carbide is dropped into a small sealed container of water, with a vent tube that goes to the middle of the reflector. The carbide reacts with the water, releasing acetylene gas, which is lit at the reflector. Again, that might be on earlier model years than 1916.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:03 PM   #104
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