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Old 01-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Harleys in Twilight Zone

Saw a 1964 epi of TZ last night that had three cool harleys in it. They had no chrome save for the pipes, and a few engine bits. Everything else including the wheels and spokes were shiny black. What model would these have been? BTW the epi was called Black Leather Jackets and was really cool. The bikers were Aliens. Not nice ones either, tainted all the Earths water supply with poison to eradicate us.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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Well, they weren't Shovels, Evos or Twincams
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:20 PM   #3
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Saw a 1964 epi of TZ last night that had three cool harleys in it. They had no chrome save for the pipes, and a few engine bits. Everything else including the wheels and spokes were shiny black. What model would these have been? BTW the epi was called Black Leather Jackets and was really cool. The bikers were Aliens. Not nice ones either, tainted all the Earths water supply with poison to eradicate us.
Most likely panheads. I saw that episode years ago but can't recall if the bikes are rigid ('48 to '57) or sprung (Duoglide: '58 to show date).
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #4
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I don't know much about Harleys, but I kind of like these. For some reason, they look a lot smaller than the modern ones.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:44 PM   #5
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:58 PM   #6
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Glide front ends,one looks to be a hard tail.ITALIAN SHOES!!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:23 PM   #7
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Two pans and a knuckle maybe? Kinda had to tell...
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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hydra forks, all pans
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:47 PM   #9
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The are all stock except for the luggage rack. Yes they are smaller than todays Harleys. Every thing from engine size to wheel base is smaller.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #10
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That is a harley I would ride.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:52 PM   #11
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They look smaller and lighter to me, too. Maybe it's partly an optical illusion created by the taller spring-mounted seat.
Tires look massive.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #12
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I'm not too up on my HD trivia. I know that 1958 was the first year for rear suspension on the big bikes (K model got it earlier) and 1965 was the first year for e-start. Also, given that you said it was a 1964 episode, I guess that puts at least one of them between 58-64.

On a side note, man, dig those crazy goggles! I love The Twilight Zone. My wife hates it, she says it "creeps her out" (I think that was the point of the show). So, guess how often I get to watch it these days?
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:07 PM   #13
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My first car was a Dauphine...the 'Screaming Yellow Zonker'! I've had two panheads, one a chopper and the other a '60 Hydraglide...my current Harley is a 'pancone'...STD panheads, panhead barrels, on '73 cases...so I've had the best of all of those worlds in the pix!!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:35 AM   #14
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Two of them are Duo-Glides (58-64), they have shocks on the rear. The other is a Hydra-Glide (49-57) as it has a ridged frame. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the tail light looks to be the 55 and later style, so I would say it is a 55-57 model. One of the Duo-Glides is a 58/59 and the other is 60-64.

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Old 01-04-2011, 06:01 AM   #15
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They look smaller and lighter to me, too. Maybe it's partly an optical illusion created by the taller spring-mounted seat.
in person the old hogs are really compact compared to todays hogs.
more desirable in most ways
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