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JoeyM
JoeyM MegaDork
5/9/13 11:29 a.m.

come on....hint. Is this now going to be 'busa powered?

Curmudgeon wrote: http://roadraceautox.com/showthread.php?t=44387

BTW, this^^^ is filling me with happiness

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/9/13 11:31 a.m.
JoeyM wrote: come on....hint. Is this now going to be 'busa powered?

No, no, no...

The ultimate destination is the Race of Gentlemen.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/9/13 5:13 p.m.

Okay, it's sold so now I can share. We nearly got sidetracked by this flathead, tank shifter Harley. We stumbled upon it at the swap meet this weekend and we were amazed by:

1) How cheap it was, and

2) How easily it started.

$6300!

The ROG welcomes pre-35 cars and motorcycles with suicide shifters.

Apis_Mellifera
Apis_Mellifera Reader
5/10/13 7:49 a.m.

Is this helpful? http://charlestonwv.craigslist.org/atq/3792024624.html Kind of local to me.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
5/10/13 8:22 a.m.

One of the few bikes that can get away with being painted white.

Woody wrote:
Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/10/13 8:22 a.m.

As far as I'm concerned, that bike is done.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/11/13 6:04 p.m.

Back from the sandblaster.

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Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/11/13 6:05 p.m.

Primer.

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JoeyM
JoeyM MegaDork
5/11/13 8:20 p.m.

looking good!!

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/15/13 6:00 p.m.

I can't make it to this, but if you're near Shelton Connecticut this Saturday, you may want to check this show out.

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
5/15/13 7:17 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

Probably the only way I'd consider a Harley.

I was at a cruise night on Friday and there was a beautifully restored 20's Indian 4 (with the longitude I-4). I had fun explaining to my buddy why its called a suicide shifter, "now see where the brakes are? Where the clutch is? And the shifter? Now imagine operating all of them at once."

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/15/13 7:22 p.m.

I think that term came from the idea of siting at a traffic light or stop sign with your foot on the clutch and the bike in gear. If you lose your balance and have to put a foot down in a hurry, you release the clutch and the bike lurches out into traffic.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 HalfDork
5/15/13 8:40 p.m.
JoeyM wrote: come on....hint. Is this now going to be 'busa powered?
Curmudgeon wrote: http://roadraceautox.com/showthread.php?t=44387

BTW, this^^^ is filling me with happiness

and here i was, almost talked out of my insane track-t with paddle shifted v6 power.

i love you guys....

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/16/13 4:00 p.m.

Lightning.

Dave's been at it again...

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mazdeuce
mazdeuce Dork
5/16/13 5:14 p.m.

Hard core.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/17/13 5:20 p.m.

Dave went through the rear axle and converted it from a closed torque tube to open drive. One half came from the original Tudor axle and the other half came from the free one that I scored a few weeks ago.

Next week, I'll weld the new shock mounts to it when I start boxing the frame.

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benzbaronDaryn
benzbaronDaryn Dork
5/17/13 6:13 p.m.

Woody is that Harley a 45? I saw one a month or so ago smoking, only ever seen that one on the road. 6300$ sounds like a steal.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/17/13 6:45 p.m.

Yeah, it was a 45, but he was listing the year as '56 or something, so I think somebody swapped a Servi-Car engine into a Panhead hardtail frame. Still cool though...

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/18/13 8:40 p.m.

The rear axle originally was filled with 600w (!) gear old, but 83 years later, we're going with 75-140 synthetic.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/21/13 6:21 p.m.

Oliver Tractor Yellow.

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Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/21/13 6:21 p.m.

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JoeyM
JoeyM MegaDork
5/21/13 6:26 p.m.

looking good

bgkast
bgkast Reader
5/21/13 6:40 p.m.

Shiny!

btp76
btp76 Reader
5/21/13 7:46 p.m.
Curmudgeon wrote:

I'm the guy all the way to the left standing behind my white F350.

JoeyM
JoeyM MegaDork
5/21/13 8:06 p.m.
bgkast wrote: Shiny!

let's be bad guys.

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