Bikes That You Dont See Everyday

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Zebraranger, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. KDB

    KDB bOOb

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  2. KDB

    KDB bOOb

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  3. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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  4. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    Oh my! I've seen old cycle cars on the road before. But never a radial triple car. An airplane engine, even down to how it's mounted.
  5. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    I definitely don't see Vindians every day. Wouldn't be surprised if I don't see another.
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  6. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    That white Honda Dream reminds me of the white Honda Dream that Ann Margaret used to ride.

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  7. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    Ever seen a 1968 Indian Super Scout? The styling reminds me of the Boattail Sportster (which I also don't see every day), but this came first. 1940s Indian motorcycle technology meets innovative late '60s styling. CIMG3178.JPG
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  8. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    ^^^^^^^
    Isn't that a '48? I think Indian went out of business in '53. There have been a few attempts to revive the marque prior to Polaris but I doubt this beauty was one of them.

    Mike
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  9. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    It was, more or less. The marque was revived then as American Indian Motorcycle Company, though a different revival still existed. Many of the parts were NOS, which explains the hardtail, hand shift, foot clutch arrangement, and probably the front brake as well.

    https://www.indian-motorcycles.com/tag/sam-pierce/
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  10. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    More likely a one-off custom engine built from commonly available parts and copious quantities of engine-uity.

    The cylinders and heads look to be right off a Beemer Airhead, same for the front cover.
  11. SGrider

    SGrider This space for rent Supporter

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    My '95 MZ Skorpion tour
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    Some bikes on display at Red Rock HD.
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  12. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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  13. MikeS

    MikeS Fur shur! Vamos!

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  14. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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  15. Mikeyork5

    Mikeyork5 Been here awhile

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    Nice - are those yours? 70, 71, 72. Bought a 70 brand new, wish I still had it.
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  16. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Thanks, yes they are mine.

    The '70 XS-1 and '71 XS-1B were both purchased from their original owners who were both in their 70's and quitting riding.

    The '72 XS-2 was a museum bike that was no longer being displayed due to a change in exhibits.

    It took me a long time to find all 3 years, but I just love looking at them and riding them on occasion. :ricky
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  17. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Another angle of the eldest one:

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  18. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    Egli Vincent. The owner is 80 years young and had a bit of trouble starting it. Notice the electric leg under the gearbox. Photo0246.jpg
  19. Mikeyork5

    Mikeyork5 Been here awhile

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    If you ever want to sell the 70 or hear of a nice on available - please let me know - again, very nice trio!
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  20. Mikeyork5

    Mikeyork5 Been here awhile

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    Not to rare - but you don't often see them, unless at a BMW event - 14K original miles, showroom condition 2013-10-29 12.35.04.jpg