Dirt Bike History 101

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by kittycactus, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist

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    It was actually accomplished with a 4-speed transmission with a lever mounted on the handlebars that would switch the primary gear ratio. Husqvarna later had an automatic transmission bike too.

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  2. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    I had one of those... 108 mph in top gear. (8th) Street legal, had 2 tanks, etc.
    Wish I still had it. It was in mint condtion, sold it to a friend, he advertised it for sale a couple years later...
    I looked at it... was totally wasted.

    Dammm.

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  3. nachtflug

    nachtflug deplorable

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    best looking gas tank ever. I'd like to have that one just to set on a dresser.
  4. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Bloody brilliant. These people are what will always keep me totally immersed in the true culture of motorcycling. Love it.
  5. jub jub

    jub jub frumiousbandersnatch

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    Holy Cow! That is amazing!
  6. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Long timer

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    I don't get the point here, it's a gas tank, sure very well preserved or restaurated ... :scratch
  7. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Go look at the before photo in post 2274, Ed Crowell is a Master Craftsman.
  8. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Long timer

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    Yes it turned out very nice but this I would expect as a result from every "Karosseriebaumeister"* were I live.

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    Karosserie = metal body of a car or a Vespa ...
    Meister = craftsman master http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_craftsman


    Anyway this does not diminish my respect for the gas tank rebuild shown here.
  9. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    So what's your point?
  10. PSchrauber

    PSchrauber Long timer

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    As stated the gas tank is nice and now it would be very cool if the audience could get a view to the rest of the bike of course.
  11. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    That tank is part of "Dirt Bike History 101", and so is the guy who restored it! Here is a Matchless 500 single his is restoring right now, Ed sold this to the actor Clint Walker is 1962.
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  12. KansasBob

    KansasBob Been here awhile

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    :getiton Thank You for handling that................... I had to bite my tongue.
  13. nachtflug

    nachtflug deplorable

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  14. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Seeing this bike viewed and venerated as a classic was very effective at making me feel old. :gerg
  15. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    2274 on page 152 is incorrect. got another one?
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    What Home Depot is that? Mine doesn't sell vintage bikes. :cry

    Nice Honda.
  17. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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  18. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    Here are a couple of pics I thought were neat, the Ascot poster was still wrapped in plastic and the other is an add from a motorcycle mag that Ed ran when he sold Hodakas
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  19. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Here's a poster that I've had for almost 35 years. It hung in the window of a shop I used to work at. Went home with me after the event. I attended the race as well.


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    sorry for the glare
  20. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Then there is some of my dad's history. These are finisher awards for the 500 mile Jackpine Nat'l Enduro. You had to finish within your hour to get a "Cow Bell" These were his most treasured awards

    1957 & 1958

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