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Old 01-23-2009, 08:41 AM   #481
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Gotta bump it...
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:21 AM   #482
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What a treasure!! Those bikes have as much clearance as my V star 1100 does, that gives me a lot of hope!!
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #483
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Originally Posted by nomiles
One of the highlights of Westfest in Buena Vista, Colorado, last summer for many people I'm sure, was getting to meet 'The Man' himself!



Mr. Warren Weber in 1951


Mr. Weber, circa 1952



Mr. Warren Weber, June 30, 2006 Buena Vista, CO.








Mr. Weber drew quite a crowd when he came to visit the campground, he even hiked up the steep hill to the upper campground to tell stories with the boyz.

It was a great pleasure to meet him.
How cool is that! May Mr. Weber be richly blessed!!
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:06 PM   #484
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Thanks Mr. Weber

I sure do miss my pop.

I'm going riding now.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:50 AM   #485
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This thread was my introduction to this place.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:17 PM   #486
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I'm going to bump this because I can..

And it is what this site is all about. (I think)



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Old 05-15-2009, 08:38 PM   #487
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I'm giving it a bump because I grew up in CO and seeing the pic of the road to Mt. Evans with the snow was such a treat that I would have missed except someone else bumped it up previously.

Thanks to the OP for sharing such wonderful treasurers with the rest of us slackers.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:56 PM   #488
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Bump

This stuff is just too cool and classic not to. Bravo Weber family. Bravo to all ADVers who are still out playing on their bikes.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:21 PM   #489
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what a fantastic thread
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #490
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I have subscribed to this thread for quite a while and the pics never cease to amaze me.

The first bike I had was purchased at Hutchin's Harley in Yucca Valley, Ca. (I bought a Yamaha! LOL). 'Hutch' was a Army motorcycle rider during World War 2 and his store is literally a museum of Harley's, including one done up just like his during the war. It even has a Tommy Gun! There are pictures of Hutch on his bike and it looks badass.

Seeing these guys ride those HEAVY bikes like that makes me think of all of the bikes used in WW2. The guys on all sides that rode bikes like these across Europe must have had skills just like these guys. I wonder if any of them got into bikes during the war?

I spent 6 years in the Marines (from 88-94) and envied the guys that got to ride KLR's as runners and scouts .... except when we went into Kuwait LOL.

Amazing pics and I wish that the book had been made with all of them (it hasn't, right?)

Here is the one Hutch has on the floor of the dealership.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:16 PM   #491
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Cool video of these bikes

Well, not these exact bikes, but MP's in WW2 training on them in England.

The first 1/3 or more is boring. It films them riding side by side and reminds me of the beginning of The Wild One where the bikes swerve around the cameraman. But after that it shows the troops training on riding the bikes off road. Jumping sand dunes, crashing, even running over each other. Like I said, if the guys in these pictures got military training on these bikes it is no wonder they were fearless. Hell, the guys in the video don't even stand up as they go over jumps.

Here is the link to the video:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v9...nt=1947_09.flv

I don't know if we can inbed videos here or I would but click the link, it is only 6 minutes long.

the link to the video came from this site:
http://www.theliberator.be/indexmenu.html
Which is amazing. It is all about the WW2 Harleys and about restoring them. There are some really cool pics of soldiers on the bikes.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:33 AM   #492
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Wow!!
Thanks!!
Great men with courage. Doing all that stuff with bikes weighting as much as tanks on those wheels!!!!
I thought I was a rider till now
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:21 AM   #493
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just came across this thread - what great photos!

Anywhere originals can be purchased?
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:03 AM   #494
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Since this is Fathers Day I thought i post up my dad. Circa 1968. I remember when my father painted this bike. We used to ride 3up with my brother on the back and me on the tank. The bike is a Honda 300 Dream. I bought one back in 1985 and i still have it. The picture was taken in Buena Park, CA at out apartment near La Palma Park.
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:19 AM   #495
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This has got to be one of the sweetest threads ever! Those pics are just fukin sweet!! Jumping those bike reminds me of the great escape
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