Curvy's Antique Motorcycle Thread

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Curvy, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. riggpigg

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    Yes Gham, I'll certainly take any offer of assistance. I followed along with Gerald Tims in 2012 and thats how I got hooked. Been on two so far. Had a perfect run in 14 and absolute failure in 2016....Pat drove support in 16 and when I found the pictured 1926 JD he bought it and committed to go. A pix of how his bike looked when I found it and a pix of Pat..happily astride it right after he first saw it....and the BSA scrambler in the lower pix on the lift belongs to another CB rider, #88 Doug Wothke..........the Honda behind pat belongs to Gerald Tims, the 2012 cannonballer that got me hooked, and theres a 26J model directly behind pats bike just outa frame that belongs to Jason Simms the owner of the Cannonball. Ive made some good friendships on this ride, and I hope to remain healthy enough to do it a time or two more.....If you love the old ones you should stay involved, join a chapter of the AMCA, and come along for a couple of days behind the pack and see if its for you. Its a small group of like minded stubborn old farts and a few talented ladies. Its a hoot. Thanks for the offer.

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    Just saw your post about Daryl. I know Daryl, talked with him before 2014, I owned a 28 R52 and I was trying to get it CB ready. I was struggling with it, (those old girls take a special talent to get all the bits dialed in and working together) so I decided to run my 32 VL Harley. We do occasionally get Daryls brand of choice in the shop and my guy Chris is a great restorer/ builder of them. He actually hates working on anything but BMW's...... IMG_0899.jpg
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  3. bk brkr baker

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  4. jeep44

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    Here's an old Kodachrome slide I just came across. A pair of brand-new, Royal Enfield-made Indians. based on a 55 Ford in other photos of the bikes, this slide dates from '55-'57 2018-01-20-0004.jpg
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  5. jas67

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    Wow, that is so cool that it's still (or back) in the family all these years later.
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  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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  7. R80st

    R80st Been here awhile

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  8. numbat

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    A bloke caught me out on my Velo on Sunday and asked me if I could identify the bike in a photo of his father.
    I’ve had a bit of a look but can’t get the engine.
    1942, Papua New Guinea/Papua Niugini, war in The Pacific, Australian Coast Watcher.
    It would be reasonable to assume it is a pre war British bike but maybe not.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  9. Scrivens

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    It's a BSA, but it's a bit too fuzzy to make out the model - B26, M19, M22 and a couple of others. This is a 1938 M22:

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  10. numbat

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    Thanks Scrivens, that was my initial thought based on the pushrod tunnel.
    I was with a few others far more knowledgeable than me that were confused by the lack of parts, and the ‘black thing’ above the timing cover. One of them probably even has one, somewhere in one of his sheds.
    We’ll go with an M22, that should make the enquirer happy.
    Glenn.
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    It's always hard to reliably pick the BSA singles from old photos as there wasn't a great deal of difference between them. The B26 and its offshoots had a smaller and more curved timing cover with a separate flat section below the plate on the pushrod tunnel, and the Empire Star variants had noticeably different finning on the head. It's possible that bike is a 1939 M24 Gold Star as it has the same rear mudguard and toolbox:

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  12. JagLite

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    Before I start a new thread, can anyone help me legally get a title for a very old bike? :dunno

    I just bought a basket case bike and I want to get a title for it.
    A 1940 Matchless G3 that was first shipped to Africa for duty during WW2. :knary
    After the war it passed through many hands before finding a home in a WW2 Museum in the USA.

    The fellow I bought it from bought it from the museum in 2001 and I have a copy of that sale as well as a bill of sale from him.
    That is the only paper I have or can get.
    It is a 78 year old bike... :yikes

    It is also completely disassembled in boxes, tubs and plastic organizers. :baldy

    The seller was going to rebuild it and two other old bikes he has been gathering parts (for the past ten years) for them but has to move out of state (Alaska) and can't take all his neat projects with him. :(

    He is very organized and I believe him that every original part is there and labeled, along with many NOS parts and good used spares.
    I have 4 cylinders, one NOS still wrapped in the wax paper and cosmoline from the factory, one bored and honed for the NOS piston and rings, and two good spares, as well as an NOS head wrapped and cosmo covered, and in the original wood box. And two other heads, one that he sent to England to be rebuilt better than new (better valve seats, valves, springs, etc. from an old bike expert engine builder.
    Many more good parts than I will need for the build.

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    Even new tires came with the bike.
    The exhaust head pipe had the dents pulled out, then blasted and ceramic coated :thumb
    It looks stock but is much better now.
    He has thousands of dollars in the parts he bought for it from all over the world.

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    Before unloading my new old bike:

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    And before unloading the car:

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    I already checked here with the Alaska DMV and they will not do anything until I have it fully built and street legal and pass an inspection.
    Then I will have to post a three year cash bond (or non-cancelable surety bond) for one and a half times the appraised value. :devildog

    I am aware that other states are far more reasonable, especially for antiques.
    Some states will title bikes not in their state, and/or don't require registration.
    Does anyone have experience with this?
    Any suggestions or recommendations?

    I will start the rebuild next winter (project season) but I would like to get a Title for it asap for insurance, etc.
    I will be riding it so I will get it registered eventually and that is not a problem here, it is the Title that is the problem.
    I will do a build thread in Some Assembly Required.

    Thanks!
    James
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  15. RideDualSport.com

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    Progress on the 1953 Chief. This one has never seen the light of day, never passed around, new to the world, the last off the Springfield production line...
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    New York State won't issue a Title for a motor vehicle older than 1972. They do issue a certificate for transfer of ownership/registration that suffices as ownership and ability to transfer.

    Maybe you should just sell me the bike to ensure ownership?:johntm
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  18. JagLite

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    It looks like I am going to register it in Vermont as that is a common, legal way to get a Title.
    Vermont is like NY in that they don't issue a Title for older bikes, just a registration that I can then take to the DMV here to get a Title.
    And Vermont is very helpful dealing with us out of state owners who want to register our bikes there... and pay the tax for it.
    Unfortunately, Vermont wants an authorized inspector to certify the VIN and so far I haven't found an "authorized" inspector.
    The document Vermont requires has to be on the authorized inspector's letterhead and notarized.
    We will get it figured out eventually!
  19. bk brkr baker

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    I'm in the same boat. I bought a nice low miles Guzzi Quota at an estate auction with no title . I sent a check and the filled out form to Vermont and they sent it back for the following. On my Bill of Sale it's listed as a '99 according to Vermont's understanding of the VIN , it's a '98.
    I sent the $6 fee for the box marked "Warranty" because it was already in the column with a $ sign. Wrong ! Don't sent that $6 or your form will be returned.
    I inked in the boxes beside where it says registration and motorcycle and they circled them ? I guess they want them circled .
    And lastly I have to haul it to the Sheriff and see if I can get them to verify the VIN on official letterhead and get that notarized.
    I hope it's worth the hoop jumping.
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  20. riggpigg

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