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Old 08-28-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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Thinking about a real Old Skool ride

So, things are waxing and waning. Not sure but I have the inkling that there should be an old skool ride report in order so that a certain poignant birthday (mine) can be celebrated. Anyone interested in this?
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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You bet... let's see and hear more! Absoeffinglutely!
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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umm, yes.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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umm, yes.
OK, 53 hits yet only Tennesee and Florida have checked in. Come on now! I appreciate the support from Bpeckm and Bmwblake but it'll take more!! If this is going to be a real ride might as well forego the hand clutch and automatic ignition advance. Heck, toss out a rear suspension too while we're at it.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:34 PM   #5
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:53 PM   #6
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I'm not really sure what you're asking.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:57 PM   #7
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:57 PM   #8
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OK, 53 hits yet only Tennesee and Florida have checked in. Come on now! I appreciate the support from Bpeckm and Bmwblake but it'll take more!! If this is going to be a real ride might as well forego the hand clutch and automatic ignition advance. Heck, toss out a rear suspension too while we're at it.
Just post the damn thing
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:06 PM   #9
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The ride hasn't happened yet. Post your wants and desires regarding the ride. There won't be anything "premature" here....
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Ok then I am over the pond but I really would like to see the bike, I just love old iron, so go on, have a bimble around new england, take lots of pictures, and show here how you got on. And happy birthday too.
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The ride hasn't happened yet. Post your wants and desires regarding the ride. There won't be anything "premature" here....
OK, let's start with a picture of the bike
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:54 PM   #12
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OK, let's start with a picture of the bike
Since you asked nicely. Here's a pic of the beater. Someone elses idea of a paint job done back in the 1950s, sorry. A rider, not a show queen, yet very original. Enjoy!

And thanks to Kevin from England for the ride thoughts. Your mate Steve from Folkestone has helped me a fair bit. It will be a fun ride for sure. Just need to get these wheels rebuilt........
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Since you asked nicely. Here's a pic of the beater. Someone elses idea of a paint job done back in the 1950s, sorry. A rider, not a show queen, yet very original. Enjoy!

And thanks to Kevin from England for the ride thoughts. Your mate Steve from Folkestone has helped me a fair bit. It will be a fun ride for sure. Just need to get these wheels rebuilt........
2nd, let's have a year and I might have a good story for you
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #14
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2nd, let's have a year and I might have a good story for you
The bike was 73 years old this past June. A 1935 "high" compression sport solo model.
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The bike was 73 years old this past June. A 1935 "high" compression sport solo model.
Sooooo close. In 1946, just after WWII my father and a buddy of his rode a 1938 Harley (2 up) from Senecaville, Ohio to Kellogg, Idaho.
We never could find a picture of it with him. One of my biggest regrets after he passed, that I never had a photo of him and that bike.

There's a bunch more to the story but that's it in a nutshell.
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