Girl on an old motorcycle: Post your pics!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by chiefrider, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  2. MotoChuck250

    MotoChuck250 Not older than dirt

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    My understanding is that back in the late '40s and '50s when modifying motorcycles and building choppers started to become a thing, a big part of the idea was to reduce weight as much as possible. The early Hells Angels called full dress Harleys "Garbage Wagons". The riders wanted performance and removing parts was cheaper than building higher performance engines. It seems that there was also some borrowing from drag bikes and land speed bikes that often used spool front wheels. See Rollie Free's bike below.
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    After a time the cosmetics of the bikes became more important but many of the early styling cues remained. Front fenders were removed. Rear fenders were bobbed. Large Fat Bob tanks were replaced by smaller Peanut or Coffin tanks. The increased trail that many many Bonneville bikes used to get stability was adopted and then forks started getting lengthened. Note the raked out front end and no front brake on this high speed triumph.
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    Things like ape hanger bars, sissy bars, and chrome everywhere were all for looks. Still compare these old school Harley choppers to the above land speed bike and you can see many similarities.
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    Oh, and to keep on the thread's main subject, another chopper and a woman.
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  3. muschelschubser

    muschelschubser Been here awhile

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    Yeah, and Rollie even removed the Spokes to save weight.
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  4. Stan_R80/7

    Stan_R80/7 Beastly Gnarly

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    Thanks for the insight folks. I like some of the older Harleys and would be happy to find one of these:

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    But, I expect I would need to do some parts searching to 'restore' one as most all have been customized. From the show 'Then Came Bonson'.
  5. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Yikes!! :fpalm
    Cute girl though!
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  6. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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  7. The Ice Man

    The Ice Man Can't Thaw Out

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    Oh, for Pete's sake - anybody with one good eye in his head can clearly see that this bike has a big stock drum brake setup on the front wheel! :umph
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  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Yeah, where in the world would you get the dollar bill eyeball sticker???

    Dang, that Sporty always looked like such a big bike when I was a kid watching it on ( black and white ) TV.

    And riding my bicycle 50 miles in the snow to school - bababababa!!!
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  9. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  10. Valker

    Valker Long timer

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    I have a whole envvelope of those stickers in various sizes. They are available different places.
  11. budsboy

    budsboy My bike is that swing today.

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  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    well he asked where to get a sticker like that......so click what you want or dont want. But spam is defined as an unsolicited email/communication to sell you something. By definition asking a question and getting an answer makes it not spam. But ok.
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  13. budsboy

    budsboy My bike is that swing today.

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    When I clicked the link there suddenly was a window telling me that because I have been looking at porn sites I needed to click the box to clean my computer.
    Porn on the internet?
  14. barkingllizard

    barkingllizard pushing boundaries

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    Hotchkiss Mother and Daughter, Salt-Lake-City.....

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  15. barkingllizard

    barkingllizard pushing boundaries

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  16. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    well its to ebay listings for eye of providence stickers (as is pretty obvious by looking at the link). But who knows you might be a prude and ebay might be too racy for you.
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  17. tattoo Dave

    tattoo Dave Life is always better when your riding

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    :photogYes there is a brake drum but there is no brake cable :photog:imaposerLOL
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  18. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Miss Kelly, posing aboard my new 1974 Norton before I rode it around Lake Superior.
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  19. Fearless

    Fearless Brutally Honest

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    or lever.....
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  20. The Ice Man

    The Ice Man Can't Thaw Out

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    Which excuses two solid pages of blather about "removing the front brakes to save weight".....

    :imaposerLOL
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