Vintage Snow Machines

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Night Train, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Night Train

    Night Train Been here awhile

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    Collection of photos showing motorcycles that have been converted into snow machines, circa 1910's.

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  2. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Inspired by Trevor W

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    I love the sidecar snow-cycle thingy...

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  3. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    Nice find.
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  4. Buck McCann

    Buck McCann Been here awhile

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    Great to see the ingenuity displayed!
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  5. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Nice... And then a few years later:
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  6. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Ice speedway has been popular in Northern Europe for years. You wouldn't want to be run over by one of those tyres though.

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  7. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    two of these came up locally..not realy vintage but retro cool and I want them.

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  8. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    Here's my winter weapon, 1967ish 350 Benelli/Monkey Ward, waiting for our next race.
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  9. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    BMW's approach:
    Steering would be interesting?
    And tire changes would suck!

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  10. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    12 hp or 50 hp....it's still -30 out there today! :lol3
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  11. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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  12. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    A buddy used to have one, I rode it a couple times, scary! skinny track and ski, and no gyroscopic effect from wheels makes it quite an adventure.
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