Any motorcycles ever manufactured in Michigan?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by zoo mob, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    I think the age estimate is off by about 60-70 years...
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  2. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    Hard to believe that front passenger idea never caught on:lol3
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  3. jacbrown

    jacbrown As old as my tongue, a little older than my teeth

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    Reviving a really old thread. Not sure anyone is interested, but in 1911 - 1914, Flanders Motorcycles claimed to have the largest motorcycle factory in the country. They built the engines in Pontiac, Michigan and the rest of the bike in Chlesea, Michigan (my home town).

    A group of us have been working to get one and get it running for our local museum. Here's a picture.

    Flanders on the Field B.jpeg

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  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    That's Stockbridge last fall. I helped Art unload. Known him for years via AHRMA.
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  5. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The Ace motorcycle was built in Detroit. It was sold to Indian later.
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  6. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    You better start a Machine Gun Kelly type funding program, those 4 bangers are real pricey.
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