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Old 12-03-2012, 12:10 PM   #9466
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Or the swapped controls on the early Sportys.

Those guys? Really? Yep, another group of guys trying hard to be something they're not.

No front fender, a couple with no front brake, and the list goes on. Sporty buyers liked a quick get-a-way, or were often smaller riders that had difficulty kick starting the big twins. Now days it's just a starter bike for some, or a move up from something smaller in the 'standard' configuration. A good market position really.


"Yep, another group of guys trying hard to be something they're not. "

SOURCE: Hell Angels, 1965, LIFE magazine picture.

Who did you think they're trying to be?

DB, good on ya for riding that Knucklehead. I love 'em. As a member of the AMCA, a charter member and past officer of the Oregon Trail Chapter of the AMCA (and current Road Captain), and the Oregon Vintage Motorcyclists, I've ridden with many Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Ironhead, UL, ULH, VL, WL, and KR Harleys. Love 'em all. I rode an Ironhead decades ago. It was a blast to ride.

As an Indian rider, I like to joke around with the HD guys about their rides, since it goes with the territory. But when the rubber hits the road, I never knock anybody for their ride. Me suspects that you really are that way too.

One thing I do like about the old Sportys, though. When I ride with one, I can usually start my Chief with one or two kicks, and the Sportys usually take, well, let's just say, quite a few more .

Keep that Knuck in the wind. Are you an AMCA member? You should come to our chapter Road Run next summer--July 25-27. I can crack jokes about your bike (and you can crack jokes about mine)!

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #9467
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Sometimes it's hard to tell real classic from retro styling. Those not familiar with the Milwaukie Marvels may not catch the differences between old and current Sportsters. Good clues are drum brakes and chain drives, as they generally mean a genuine old bike.

But for the comment regarding Sportsters being "...Those were the bikes the little guys, chicks and guys sleeping with other men's wives bought..." ?

Tell it to these guys.....or the hot mama on the p-pad!


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Sportys had discs at both ends at least by '82 which was 30 years ago. Just how old does a bike have to be to qualify as old?

Back in the days of my ironhead, I mostly never got anything but compliments about it. The couple of wannabes that thought anything other than big twins sucked were.....wannabes

Thanks for all your pics in this thread Tom. You and a couple of other posters keep me comin' back

Edit: Forgot to mention that Sonny Barger was a sporty fan if I'm not mistaken. FWIW.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:51 PM   #9468
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Hey Flug!
I don't give a fuck if its old or a repro...........she's a redhead!

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #9469
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None of the KH series had a front drum brake, they all had discs.
quite right. even the KH500. Not to be confused with the H1500.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #9470
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #9471
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Hey Flug!
I don't give a fuck if its old or a repro...........she's a redhead!

taylor swift rides a scout?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #9472
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well did the KH400 have a drum brake on the front?
or a distributor?
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #9473
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That's one of the most ignorant statements I've ever seen. You obviously have never ridden with a hard core mc. Don't talk about things you know nothing about.

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Those guys? Really? Yep, another group of guys trying hard to be something they're not.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #9474
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She seems totally oblivious to the cop car in the next lane.
That's my buddy Doug! She's not oblivious, she's doing it because of the cop car in the next lane (who already had someone pulled over)!
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #9475
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or a distributor?
Two motorcycle distributors, the first on an Indian Chief, the other on an Eldorado Moto Guzzi.....



....and the carburettor, as indicated by my able assistant....


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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #9476
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[QUOTE=greasemonkey333;20184732]That's one of the most ignorant statements I've ever seen. You obviously have never ridden with a hard core mc. Don't talk about things you know nothing about.

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Those guys? Really? Yep, another group of guys trying hard to be something they're not. [/QUOTE]

A. Note the winky.

B. You might be surprised what I know.

C. No, I never prospected. "Just another F'ing Independent".

D. If you're proud of being a 1%er, more power to you, but it's not something to brag about.

Oh yeah, Sonny Barger was also a BMW fan. I don't recall which model he owned/rode though. I know what I make of that, but you can certainly form your own opinion.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:06 PM   #9477
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Can we at least TRY to stay focused fellows ???



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Old 12-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #9478
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:59 PM   #9479
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Must be, uh, sweaty work uncrating those BSAs .

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #9480
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Actually I'm guess I'm just a fucking moron who never quite gets the emoticon thing. My old lady does it all the time and I always miss it and then there's bad feelings. Sorry, just hate that crackin' on the mc's shit and it gets me wired up way too quick. I sincerely apologize.
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That's one of the most ignorant statements I've ever seen. You obviously have never ridden with a hard core mc. Don't talk about things you know nothing about.



A. Note the winky.

B. You might be surprised what I know.

C. No, I never prospected. "Just another F'ing Independent".

D. If you're proud of being a 1%er, more power to you, but it's not something to brag about.

Oh yeah, Sonny Barger was also a BMW fan. I don't recall which model he owned/rode though. I know what I make of that, but you can certainly form your own opinion.
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