Mis-Adventures of a Hoosierbilly Motorcycle Tramp

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by JB2, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. JB2

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    I don't get very far into a motorcycle story that I don't think about Dad. He's been gone almost 14 years but my roots in motorcycling are his. The constant enthusiasm and support from him planted the seed. The evening of the day I lost him I wrote this poem called "Last Ride". If you hang around me just for the slightest bit you'll find music is my other passion. I was surfing the internet the other day and found a new tune by Jimmy Cornett and the Deadmen. It really hit home. Enjoy.



    I found Jimmy Cornett a short while back. He's an avid motorcyclist as you'll find by listening to his music. Nice that someone did a good job of touching on the subject of losing someone who was your riding partner.
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  2. JB2

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    So back to riding... The day after the JD shoot I had planned to meet radianrider in Elwood. I brought the camera but only shot one photo the entire day. This one.

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    We met here at Micky D's. I had a ton of good riding on the slate in just about any direction and figured we'd start riding to see where it led. We weren't far from Danny's so I gave him a call to see if he'd like some company on a Sunday morning. He said yes, stop on by. We were pretty soon absorbed into his collection and stories. I left my camera on the bike and decided to see it all again through Radian's lens instead of mine. He shot a really nice series of photos he posted on his thread.

    After we had burnt a couple of hours with Danny I had told him that Kip had the '28 finished. One thing led to another and soon we three were headed to Kip's place to see the Harley. When I called Kip to let him know we were coming he said to hurry-up cause he had brats and hotdogs on the grille. We hurried. :D

    When we got to Kip's there were other enthusiasts there dropping off a bike for Kip to restore. We all ate and shared moto-stories and soon had burnt several hours there too. Radian had a couple hour trek to get home from where we were so we pointed the bikes back to Elwood where the day started. So much for the backroads, all we got done was looking at bikes and swapping lies and friendships. We did cover some miles however, but the bulk of the day was given to the garage.

    Radian if you want to cross-post anything old or new from the day, feel free. The guy who you went riding with only took one frame. :1drink
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  3. radianrider

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    I'll happily share some of the shots I took. It was a great day of riding and meeting folks with a shared passion for bikes. JB2 and I had corresponded via PM on ADV for awhile, but I had never met him prior to this ride. He graciously introduced me to his friends--Danny and Kip--and they opened the doors to their garages without hesitation.

    I got rained on while headed to Elwood, JB2 got rained on headed back from Elwood, but in-between we got to see some great bikes.

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    Many thanks to JB2 for introducing me to Danny and Kip. Both gents were very welcoming and are true craftsman. The older I get, the more I appreciate people who take real pride in the work they do and are dedicated to taking care of the history they hold/restore for a generation yet unborn.
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    Radian, Thanks for the cross-post. I really liked your perspective on both places. I forgot to mention that we stopped at Cumberland Bridge in Matthews, Indiana on our way back to Elwood. It was a great day of riding. Looking forward to the 18th. Let me know if we're still good and where you want to meet up. I thought I remembered a guy, red450, that possibly wanted to make it a threesome? Lou and Carol will be here tomorrow. Kim and I will be scrambling to put on two house concerts this weekend along with copious amounts of riding and a trip to the Mississinewa 1812 so hopefully I get a ton of good shots over the weekend.
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    I know without a doubt that ur bike is the right one for those roads! Great pic!
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    Looking forward to your shots from this weekend. I am still on for the 18th. There are couple of guys around here that might be interested in joining. I'll check.

    Have fun this weekend!
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    There's a verse in the Greg Brown song, "Spring Wind" that goes...

    My friends are getting older
    I guess I must be too
    Without their love and kindness
    I don't know what I'd do

    Every year, usually in October, we gather with Lou and Carol Usher and many other friends to celebrate music, motorcycles and friendship. This ride report will mostly surround the music and friendship but our original connection was through motorcycling. Lou started playing the memorial ride for my father in Franklin, NC the second year we had it. He and Carol became family to our family of motorcyclists. They also ride... a lot. Over the years it has become a tradition that they head north and stay with us for the weekend and revisit many of their Indiana friends all connected through motorcycles and music. It has become quite a circle of friends. Lou and I prepared our home while Kim and Carol laid out the food spread for a house concert last Friday night. Here's Lou tuning the Ovation up before he started playing. That's my wife Kim to the left and Carol Usher to the right just before the crowd hit.

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    And here is running through the song "Harlan" on his new Ibanez hollow-body, f-hole electric guitar. I've heard a lot of folks cover this song but none of them sound as good as Lou with his deep baritone voice.

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    Okay, shortly after the last photo the crowd hit. We had a total of 20 friends over that night and a solid 15 for most of the night. We ate, drank, swapped motorcycles stories and listened to Lou play. Before the night was over we had several of the girls singing backup on the song "Hallelujah" and several crowd participation songs like "Country Roads"... of all songs. :lol3 The bottom line is the camera and I parted ways and no more pictures were taken by me. The weather, the friends, the music all came together. While I'm publishing photos for Saturday's trip to Mississinewa Battlefield give Greg Brown's song a spin. He speaks to family and friends in a very simple way.

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    So day 2 of our extended weekend we were to be at the Mississinewa Battlefield early for good parking and shorter lines at the food vendors. Well the last guest left at about 1:30 in the morning so those plans went out the window. We did make it before noon but we didn't get good parking and we waited in line for every food item we wanted. The trick is to go hungry and eat all your favorites throughout the day... and we did. And the wait in lines was well worth it. There is so much good food there. Not "fair" food but rather comfort food of the early 1800's. Welcome to Mississinewa Battlefield.

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    This is one of the only re-enactment sites that takes place on the very battlefield it celebrates. It stays traditional to everything: food, guns, dress, battles... everything. If you are a connoisseur of comfort food then this is where you come to eat. Cold is done with ice, heat is done with fire. There is absolutely no electricity here. There are no midway lights only lantern light. Wild Bill's Honey has been here every year along with most of the vendors. We've been coming for around 20 and the event is 28 years old.

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    However my first stop is always the Round Pig. These ladies serve up fire cooked pork chops from the time the door opens until it closes.

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    These fellows keep the ladies supplied with the most popular food at the event. The most overheard question, "Is this the line for the pork chops?" The chops are from local hogs, they are sliced thin, they are burnt to a perfect crisp and still slightly pink inside. They're finished off in the kettles by steeping in a special brine for about 15 minutes to finish the cooking process before they are served. The line is never short and usually about 25 yards long but we've seen it approach 50 yards or more when the event opens each morning. I have never had a better pork chop. I always end up buying several throughout the day. Makes me hungry just writing about it and seeing the pictures. :D

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    There is also Indian Fry Bread, ribeye sandwiches, pork and beans, chicken and dumplings, chicken and noodles, beef and noodles, warballs(round soft balls of a kind of cake dough that is deep fried and covered in cinnamon sugar) and so much more traditional food of the era that it's hard to remember it all. The foods I mentioned are the ones we like best and try to eat plenty of. Go there hungry, leave full of food and history. Here's the backside of the U.S. Calvary encampment.

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    Canons at the wait.

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    There's an artist who's name I forgot that brings his work here every year. It is phenomenal. Here's a Harley rider from the early 19th Century. It's oil-on-canvas and only runs $1800.00. If I had a Harley I just might have to have this too, eh?

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    We traditionally go with a group of friends and always run into other friends. That's Rob and Taska with their grandson talking to Lou, then Kim and Carol talking with other friends just out of frame. Rob and Taska have been to several of our gatherings and have really sparked a good friendship with Lou and Carol. All from the family of motorcycling don't you know?

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    And more of our friends from lt. to rt.: Lou, Carol, Mark, Meg, Kim. The guy in the rose-colored glasses and hat we do not know.

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    Music abounds here too but only music from the era as performed by many folks walking the crowd.

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    Some in groups and some... solo.

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    As you enter the settler's and trapper's encampment things get more down to earth as opposed to the U.S. Calvary and British encampments. This canoe looks stoic and stately parked on the bank above the Mississinewa River.

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    The accommodations range all the way from primitive like this camp with a lean-to made of an oil-canvas tarp with a gun, a bed and a fire pit. Just the necessities.

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    Or a more family setting with most of the modern amenities of early life on the Plains.

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    It is a very family oriented event with 3-4 generations of families participating in the weekend that actually starts on Thursday. The participants camp out here all weekend rain, shine or snow. It isn't open to the public until Friday. Many schools brings students here on field trips because of the historical lessons to be learned in our backyard.

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    The dress is always unique to the period but as varied as today's styles are.

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    This gentleman sets up every year and sells his wares as fast as he can make them. I never get tired of watching him blacksmith.

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    This man just started making wooden bowls 7 years ago after an older gentleman passed the art to him near the end of his life. It is obvious he learned well and fast to watch him carve one of these out. This one is being made from a hunk of black walnut. After he carves them it take about two weeks for them to dry properly and then they are oiled for several weeks before they are ready to use. They will last generations, even centuries if properly cared for. Not much made like that today, eh?

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    Okay, the Native Americans and the river pirates have caught wind the Calvary is on it's way.

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    The British are heading to the battlefield to get in formation.

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    The U.S. Calvary is in marching formation and also heading to the battlefield.

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    And off to battle they go. You have to set in the bleachers for two hours before each battle just to save a seat. Group tours and schools get first dibs... as they should. Everything else is standing room only. Many folks bring lawn chairs and circle the perimeter of the battlefield. After a long night, four hours of walking and the huge crowds we opted to skip the re-enactment. Most of us had seen it before anyway but if you ever go make sure you see at least one battle.

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    We filled the first day completely with music and friends. We filled this day with history, comfort food and friends. Tomorrow we ride! :clap
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  9. radianrider

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    Like the HD rider :D

    Some really good stuff here. Look forward to the time when we can join in.
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  10. JB2

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    Radian - I have no doubt you and your wife would enjoy it. There is so much to see and learn.
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    Sunday we set aside for riding. Neighbor Rob(Nuck) Nuckols, Lou and myself were going to spend a day in the wind while the girls stayed home and crafted all day. The KLR had been relegated to the corner of the garage for the past few weeks while I scurried to make the house ready for all the company. I put her on the Battery Tender Friday night and had a green light when I pulled her outside Sunday to warm up. Dead. So dead the light went out when I hit the starter button. Shit! Where am I going to find a battery in Hartford-Tucky on a Sunday morning? O'Reilly's could have me one delivered from another store in a few hours. Good, the day's not a waste after all.

    Nuck had plans for later so he and Lou were going to take off and ride until the battery hit town. Before they departed we went to the old Hartford City Train Station. I had heard someone had bought the building and it was under restoration. I was happy to hear that because it was the last rail building in Hartford standing and it would have been a shame to see it gone considering how I'm portent rail service was to our town in the late 1800's and early 1900's. If it was as nice as I heard then it was also a photo-op for the calendar.

    We were not disappointed. I snapped a ton of pics with both bikes and each individually when a guy pulled up and thanked us for shooting photos there. It was the new owner and he spent several minutes describing the repairs up to this point. Another Indiana winter would have dropped the roof and pretty much destroyed the building. I'm so glad he saw the value in the historic structure and is going to save it and open it to the public. Here's Lou and Nuck getting ready to head south without me.

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    Here's Lou's new Switch-Back. Harley hasn't done a lot over the past few decades that really impressed me enough to fork out the money for one. Well, they did this one right. It really does look like an old FLH. The shocks are forward of the saddlebags like they should be. The fork and headlamp nacelle are simply beautiful. Most Harley riders gravitated to the Road King when it came out but you couldn't remove the saddlebags without it looking like something was missing... simply fugly. This bike looks good and right no matter how you dress her up.

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    Another cool feature about the train station is it had a elevation marker on the building. Lou, being a retired surveyor and civil engineer spotted it as soon as he dropped the kickstand. Note the only thing worn off is the actual elevation. The building was dedicated in 1928, the survey marker was installed in 1934.

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    When Lou and Nuck got back to town I was just wrapping up the battery install. The KLR was sure happy to have some new juice in her. Lou and I left shortly afterwards. I took him on a loop of nice curvy roads in our backyard. They included Willman Road, Mohee Road, Gadbury Road, Angling Pike and several others. Of course this is Indiana so none of these roads are "connected". It requires several miles of travel on flat roads to connect them but overall it makes a nice loop. I didn't take any pictures while out today. We just rode. Here's Lou doing his best James Dean before we hit the wind. This is James Dean country you know? :D

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    We got back in town just before dusk and I wanted to snap some pictures of Lou and Carol's new toy-hauler. They camped at Wildwood Recreation for the weekend. I'm not a trailer guy but I am 10 years younger than Lou. He's retired and Carol soon will be. There's no way they could haul guitars, amps, their beautiful Pitbull named Annie and the stuff they need on just one bike. I'm not there yet but I can sure see the benefits of this style of travel. It's a 31' trailer with a full bedroom, a full bath(a real full bath, not a closet) and a kitchen-dining-seating area that also doubles as the motorcycle storage when moving down the road. Me likey... one of these days... maybe.

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    And the front view of the big Hemi Dodge Lou pulls it with. Nice rig Lou, very nice.

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    Hard to wrap up this three day weekend in a short summary. We hit all the high spots with friends, music, motorcycles and history. It just doesn't get any better.
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    Well it's been a very good day. In fact, a very good weekend it has been. Since Lou and Carol headed for home two weeks ago I have been fighting the flu. Plans for a Sunday ride with Bhuff last weekend were scratched for another day because of it. Kim and I had plans with Mr. & Mrs Radian last night and towards the end of last week I was getting worried I might not be over this crap in time. But alas the sun did shine again and I was safely past the flu enough to keep our date with the Radians.

    Joel and I had conspired to meet for the Shawn Mullins concert at the Acoustic Cafe Series held at Footlite Theater in downtown Indy over a month ago when the show was announced. Seeing Shawn had been on my bucket list for quite sometime. Kim and I had went to the Footlite Theater for the first time this year to see Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert. We were blown away. We had been to several venues, mostly old theaters around Indiana and Indy to see singer/songwriters. The intimate environment always makes for a grand evening. The difference at Footlite is the musicians and the fans rave about the acoustic quality.

    At five-ish we were to meet at Charleston's on the north side of Indy for a meal out before the show. Mis-communication(I think :lol3) placed Joel and Deb at another location of the restaurant and us at the other one. Hell, I had no idea there were two, neither did he. But hey ladies... we're guys, we get a pass on this one. :D We had saved plenty of time for the meal so the problem was quickly solved. It was a great start to our evening and a chance for our wives and the four of us get to know each other a little better. Joel and I met here through motorcycling and had met up for a wonderful day of riding earlier this year. We have been stitching together plans for a day long ride in his back yard so this was a good time to meet each other's spouse and for them to meet one another. I'm always amazed that when you dive into a new friendship you find you have many parallels even coming from different places and different walks of life. We'll let those parallels unfold as the years click away but suffice to say Kim had a great evening with our new friends and that's always important to getting those weekend hall-passes from your wife. :D

    So the Shawn Mullins concert rocked our socks off. Real meat and substance to the evening. His special guest was Chuck Cannon. I'm always finding someone who I've never heard of and this find was... well... I think everyone there in the limited seating theater was blown away. Period. I expected to get our monies worth from Shawn Mullins, and we did. I had read too much about his shows to know we'd have our music cups totally filled. Shawn's bassist, Michael Rhodes, also shared the stage with the Shawn and Chuck. Trying to put it into words would be futile so as the cliche' goes, "You should have been there."



    Okay, so that was one of the more more upbeat and lighter songs he does. I'd give everything you could find on the interweb a listen and ask yourself why he's not more well known. The answer is in radio my friends. You ain't gonna find good artists listening to classic rock or pop music. Not even XM does the untapped geniuses justice. And seeing them live is nothing like hearing the crap you listen to on the radio. It's an off-the-main-road journey without a motorcycle. Get yourself some musical knobbies and see if you can get lost.

    I didn't sleep much last night after getting home late. I stayed up and listened to a new stack of CD's from both artists, walked around the bike and checked it over for today's ride. It had been almost 14 days since last being in the wind and with new the enthusiasm sparked by last night's concert and company and the rebound health-wise the only thing I could ask for is sunshine. This day did not disappoint. Kim was out shopping so I took off as soon as the Sunday chores were done. I had been wanting to trek the old Norfolk & Southern Rail Line since it was decommissioned and the tracks had been removed. It should mean miles and miles of an old rail bed with out any traffic save for someone like me. :D

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    This was one of the nicer sections. It was obviously being used by ATV'ers and farmers. All of these lines had been marked "No Trespassing" in the past but the signs were all gone. Cool! My hopes were also to find some of the last fall colors in our area. There wasn't much left.

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    Several miles outside of town and heading SE the vacant grade showed less and less use with branches almost choking the way.. Suffice to say I brought a few more scratches home than I left with. A couple hours into the ride and not many photos later I ran into my first sign. SHEESH guys. Really? What is a guy on a dirtbike going to do to an old rail grade? But I know better so this was the end of the rail journey today.

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    What you can't see from the picture above is the road crossings. They were pretty level when they were indeed crossings but where there had been overpasses the bridges had been removed. They were a real challenge. They're rock scrabble going down and back up the other side. Don't be fooled by the photo because these grades are a lot steeper than they appear. You better have your game on when you attempt these. This would be the last grade going down for today but I had some miles to cover on the way home so just maybe I could find one of those Oak and Maple groves where the trees were spaced out enough to still have leaves and color.

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    And the back way home from the back roads finally yielded the grove I was looking for.

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    Joel, I hope ya got out if even just for a quick spin. Today was a perfect end to a perfect weekend. Thanks for sharing your family with mine.
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    Joel, I hope ya got out if even just for a quick spin. Today was a perfect end to a perfect weekend. Thanks for sharing your family with mine.[/QUOTE]

    Great wrap of the concert and fun of last evening!

    Good to see you got out today--sadly, I didn't get the bike out. House warming party for the son of a friend in the middle of the afternoon put riding on hold.
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    You sure did use the word "food" alot in your report on the battlefield.....sounds like a place i would injoy:clap:clap
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    1stgenfarmboy - You wouldn't know it by looking at me but I am fairly addicted to food. :lol3 The Mississinewa Battlefield is a concentration of almost every comfort food you could imagine. Worth the trip, even from southern Illinois.

    Radian - It was a great weekend for sure. I think I pulled off the segue from the show on Saturday night to the ride on Sunday smoothly. Music and motorcycles go together you know? :D
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    I've been out of the riding loop for the last few weeks but not entirely removed from motorcycling. In fact I've been immersed. Of course there's the late Fall chores and getting everything buttoned up for winter but there's also finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel regarding the remodel and since the remainder is all outdoor work it allows me to safely transition back into the shop. The shop has basically laid dormant for nearly 10 years with the exception of a few flips... nice vintage bikes that only needed minor attention and cleaning and before being resold. The plan was to get back in here this Winter and dig out some old projects and finish them but I really needed a new project to kick-start the enthusiasm. Right? :D

    I've been good friends with a local wrecker service and had the chance to buy a couple of Hondas they had acquired on a Mechanic's Lean. The price was right and I had always wanted a Honda inline four so here was my chance to get two of them for a song. My wife will tell you that she never knows what I might bring home and here's the proof. This greasy old Honda is the first bike of the pair and kind of a rare deal. It's a 1976 CB550F Super Sport. They were made from '75-'77. They came in two colors; blue and orange. They were born with a slightly bobbed front fender and a 4-into-1 exhaust. They were an "almost-attempt" at a cafe bike. Even though the bike is rare it needs more to restore it than what it is worth. I've always wanted a cafe bike too. This one is a keeper soon to be a cafe bike. My apologies to the purists.

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    And now it's in the fabricating and mock-up stages of the transformation. Here's an idea of the direction I'm going with it.

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    I've posted the build on the "Some Assembly Required" page if you want to follow along.

    This is the other jewel. It's a 1988 CB600F1 Hurricane. Um, yeah it's been down but the frame measures out good and there's a ton of parts available for it... cheap. There's also the fact that it starts, runs and it has a clear and clean(non-salvage) title. This bike will receive very little work. I might put a used fork and front wheel on so that it's a roller that runs then sell it out complete or parts. We'll see. Anyone need parts or a project?

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    The truth is I've been swamped with work after my day job and a much needed recreational day was in order. Kip Kern had invited me to help deliver two perfectly restored vintage motorcycles to the Mungenast Museum in St. Louis a few weeks back. How could a motorcycle tramp turn that down? :1drink

    Stay tuned.
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    I met Kip early Saturday morning at his place. We stopped for breakfast at the local Cracker Barrel and were soon on our way before the sun peeked over the horizon. On one of our stops I snapped a picture of the two bikes he was delivering to the Dave Mungenast Museum. The one on the right is a CZ250 and the one on the left is a Bultaco Frontera. Every time we stopped he checked the bikes to make sure no shifting was going on. His restorations command top dollar and the care he puts into them lasts until they are delivered.

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    We arrived in St Louis just as a pair of gentlemen showed up from Memphis to deliver three bikes. The Mungenast brothers were excited to receiving five new bikes all in one shot. They were all old friends but all but Kip were new friends to me. The players from left to right; Dave Mungenast Jr.(walking away), Kevin Grimes(shaking hands), Barry Pate(almost hidden), Dave Larsen(shaking hands) and Kip Kern.

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    The three bikes Kevin restored got unloaded first. Players left to right; Dave Larsen(museum curator), Kevin Grimes(restorer/collector/enthusiast), Dave Mungenast Jr.(museum co-owner/collector/racer/enthusiast).

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    This bike is probably the most valuable bike delivered today. It's a Husqvarna military bike complete with snow skis and other neat oddities. The bike has only had a maintenance restoration; tires, lubrication, tune-up and such. The bike is otherwise unrestored and completely original. It is one of only a handful in the United States and probably the only one in this pristine of condition. That's Kevin Grimes showing Ray Mungenast everything he needs to know about the bike. I know you can't see it but there's a buzz of electricity and excitement on the part of everyone there. That's Barry Pate and Dave Larsen checking out a 1966 Husqvarna motocross bike further up the sidewalk.

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    Kevin and Ray walking through the details of this very rare bike. Dave Jr. is standing almost out of frame talking to other enthusiasts who started stopping by.

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    It may not be the most valuable bike getting delivered today but this is my favorite. It just oozes everything I love about motorcycles. I had a chance to buy a newer version of this bike from Kip a few years back but had to back out when the sale of my truck fell through. No regrets. Things happen when they're supposed to.

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    This is the third bike Kevin and Barry brought today. It's an earlier CZ than the one Kip is delivering. Note there is no kickstand. That is absolutely correct for theses bikes. Barry was keeping the bike upright and wouldn't you know, while I was snapping shots of these three bikes being unloaded Kip had already unloaded and moved his two inside. He's quick! :D Note Kip squinting... it was a beautiful day for all this to happen. We left Indiana in our coats and were in t-shirts before noon.

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    Next we go inside and see what all the hoopla is about. Stay tuned.
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  18. JB2

    JB2 Dirt Of The Earth

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    The first thing you see when you walk in the door is this sign...

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    ...and this sign. Sign in folks!

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    Well, maybe if you don't ride motorcycles you see the signs first but this is what I saw. :lol3

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    And then I seen this. It's a 1966 CL77(305). I spent the summer of 1972 in Southern California and owned a 1966 CL250. The first thing I did was bob the fenders, remove the braces, remove the mufflers and put a set of motocross bars on it. I was 13 years old then and I look at the cafe bike I'm building now and... do I really act like a broken record?

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    How about a DynaCycle? Very unique bikes. Note how the engine is offset and uses the pedal-crank mount for attaching the engine. Plus it gets rid of those pesky pedals.

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    On display in the front room of the first museum(there are three buildings involved) is this restored Excelsior once owned by the late and very great Steve McQueen. They bought it at the estate auction after his death. I may just be guessing here but I bet it's one of their most prized bikes.

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    Next we move into the biggest room of this building and the lion's share of their motocross, trials, flat track, dual-sport and race bikes. Stay tuned.
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  19. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Great post!

    And if it is a broken record--it's a song I like.
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  20. JB2

    JB2 Dirt Of The Earth

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    Thanks Radian. :thumb
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