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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Curvy, Oct 29, 2006.
'67 Yamaha YL2C.
35 years or older.
Wish I could have followed this guy. Work sucked sometimes.
Net pic. Purddy
My Grandparents in around 1938...
And that's about the size of your dick right ?
Nice pic,cool spot lights.
Hmm, now that you mention it--forgot this one.
I know little of this pic except that is around here, close, in the 1920's. That's my Mothers Dad on the far right, but that don't look like my Grandma. Could be. They were married here in 1920.
I was the only gearhead in all of the family. They all always seemed to discourage it.
Curvy, The Indian 6 was built by either Bud or Herb cause there are only two of them in existance... Truly amazing work...
The way I understand it Herb built the first one with the welded up crank and when Bud saw it and commented that he would like to build one Herb replied "Go ahead if you think you can" So Bud proceeded to build one with a turned crank. Bud is the one building the Sport Scout with electric start.
Indians were built with bumpers so they could tow Harleys
I didn't have any need to spend $50 bucks this morning... but damn. that is cool.
Put your finger in the dike.
IMO, the best of it's time. Fantastic race bikes!
They used ball bearings as opposed to bronze bushings in the engine.
They also developed a patented spring front fork that was the forerunner of the modern telescopic front fork.
Also... The monoshock rear!
Insterad of primitive atmospheric pressure intake valves, Merkel designed a cam actuated mechanism.
Merkel also invented the throttle-controlled engine oiler waay before HD and Indian.