Harleys in Twilight Zone

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Sniper X, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Saw a 1964 epi of TZ last night that had three cool harleys in it. They had no chrome save for the pipes, and a few engine bits. Everything else including the wheels and spokes were shiny black. What model would these have been? BTW the epi was called Black Leather Jackets and was really cool. The bikers were Aliens. Not nice ones either, tainted all the Earths water supply with poison to eradicate us.
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  2. eric123

    eric123 Gott Mit Uns

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    Well, they weren't Shovels, Evos or Twincams :deal
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  3. spartanman

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    Most likely panheads. I saw that episode years ago but can't recall if the bikes are rigid ('48 to '57) or sprung (Duoglide: '58 to show date).
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  4. vacantstare

    vacantstare Been here awhile

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    I don't know much about Harleys, but I kind of like these. For some reason, they look a lot smaller than the modern ones.
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  5. rufusswan

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    I like the Renault Dauphine.
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  6. pbarmy

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    Glide front ends,one looks to be a hard tail.ITALIAN SHOES!!!:clap
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  7. eric123

    eric123 Gott Mit Uns

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    Two pans and a knuckle maybe? Kinda had to tell...
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  8. plugeye

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    hydra forks, all pans
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  9. street rider

    street rider Grow old not up

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    The are all stock except for the luggage rack. Yes they are smaller than todays Harleys. Every thing from engine size to wheel base is smaller.
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  10. Uncle Pollo

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    That is a harley I would ride.
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  11. Uncle Pollo

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    Tires look massive.
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  12. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!!

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    I'm not too up on my HD trivia. I know that 1958 was the first year for rear suspension on the big bikes (K model got it earlier) and 1965 was the first year for e-start. Also, given that you said it was a 1964 episode, I guess that puts at least one of them between 58-64.

    On a side note, man, dig those crazy goggles! I love The Twilight Zone. My wife hates it, she says it "creeps her out" (I think that was the point of the show). So, guess how often I get to watch it these days?
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  13. Yarddog

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    My first car was a Dauphine...the 'Screaming Yellow Zonker'! I've had two panheads, one a chopper and the other a '60 Hydraglide...my current Harley is a 'pancone'...STD panheads, panhead barrels, on '73 cases...so I've had the best of all of those worlds in the pix!!!
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  14. Lokey

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    Two of them are Duo-Glides (58-64), they have shocks on the rear. The other is a Hydra-Glide (49-57) as it has a ridged frame. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the tail light looks to be the 55 and later style, so I would say it is a 55-57 model. One of the Duo-Glides is a 58/59 and the other is 60-64.
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  15. plugeye

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    in person the old hogs are really compact compared to todays hogs.
    more desirable in most ways
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  16. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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  17. plugeye

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    yeah same here.
    a pre-rubber 5-spd sportster on a diet would be cool, maybe 450ish
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  18. Sniper X

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  19. Sniper X

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    You boys wouldn't be HAM radio operators would ya? :roflNo Daddy O, we're aliens from outer space.....
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  20. Yarddog

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    Build it. That's what Harleys are all about. I built mine exactly the way I wanted it. Not particularly hard on a Harley, despite those who would bash them!!!!
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