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Old 11-29-2009, 03:09 PM   #151
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I am not a Yankee expert but from what I know the guy who made Yankees took the two Ossa singles and made a twin. When he was done he made the tube frame to hold everything together. The bikes were made in NY somewhere.

Doug I was at the auction too but didn't take anything home. What else did you score from there?
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:36 PM   #152
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I got the 2 yankees, the hercules, & a 450 black bomber.
I really didnt expect to get the ones I got, I was amazed that I got the Yankees, they are worth big bucks when restored.
they were the 1st bike with a rear disc brake, & the frame, altho the tubes are big, its thin walled chrome-moly tubing. I have a couple leads on a gas tank, thats all the one looks to be missing. The other will just be for parts, probably, unless I get lucky & find some more stuff for it.
I was 2nd bidder on another 7 or 8, but as I had already bought 11 bikes that trip, I wasnt too concerned about more. Plus I was getting broke

I already had to rent a u-haul truck.....

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:38 AM   #153
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sorta. it used Ossa motor parts. Also used some parts made by Smith & Wesson!
history lesson here
http://www.yankeetwin.com/
Thanks, the info is highly appreciated!

Still wonder what was made by S&W ;-)

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Old 11-30-2009, 12:31 PM   #154
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Thats very interesting - sounds a bit like an old MZ - TS250
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:22 PM   #155
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Thanks, the info is highly appreciated!

Still wonder what was made by S&W ;-)

Greg
the fork trees, according to info I have found about them.

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:25 PM   #156
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I got the 2 yankees, the hercules, & a 450 black bomber.
I really didnt expect to get the ones I got, I was amazed that I got the Yankees, they are worth big bucks when restored.
they were the 1st bike with a rear disc brake, & the frame, altho the tubes are big, its thin walled chrome-moly tubing. I have a couple leads on a gas tank, thats all the one looks to be missing. The other will just be for parts, probably, unless I get lucky & find some more stuff for it.
I was 2nd bidder on another 7 or 8, but as I had already bought 11 bikes that trip, I wasnt too concerned about more. Plus I was getting broke

I already had to rent a u-haul truck.....

Doug
Wow. You must be single. No way a married guy could get away with that cool stuff.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:42 PM   #157
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the fork trees, according to info I have found about them.

Doug
I was thinking maybe S&W rifled the barrels
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:55 AM   #158
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Good stuff on the Yankee link. I never knew the motor was used in a street bike in Spain. But I don't know dick about Spain anyway.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #159
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Hey Doug, how did you find out about the Bettencourt auction all the way from Redneckistan? Just curious, the only way I knew about it was from a local forum...


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Old 12-04-2009, 05:17 PM   #160
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Doug crank up the I pod and get that Yankee running



Don't worry about the Haters and leghumpers that stuff should be hashed out in JM

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Old 12-05-2009, 04:13 PM   #161
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Yellow Iron,

Excuse me, but that kind of cumshaw engineering is a running joke with Doug & I. Kinda got us in hack over in the Cack / Copper Canyon thread.


And I think the Bimmer is next. That Jetson's taillight needs to be seen on the road again. Although seeing that Yankee up and running is going to be real nice.

Glad to see you got a hack there Doug. But I think one of the older bikes would be more worthy of it than that Victory.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:38 PM   #162
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hmmm.....

lets see how THIS turns out....


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Old 12-05-2009, 09:46 PM   #163
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^^^ Crazy dude. ROFL!!!!!

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #164
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I never thought you'd do it man. You weren't joking about the RedBull & Nyquil after all.

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:02 AM   #165
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Oh dear, this can't possably turn out good............







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