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post #1 of 14 Old 12-15-2010, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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1913 Harley

Not exactly my cup of tea but very cool. A running, driving, nearly 100 year old bike. External pushrods that you can watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0y5I...layer_embedded

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-15-2010, 05:56 AM
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gas headlight, clutch in the rear wheel, original tag "tandem" bars. I dont who you are that is cooooool.

Funny observation, sounds just like the new ones lol!

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Thanks for posting the clip.
Amazing that such a machine still runs.
Nice to see it lived a life too, not some museum piece that never saw pavement.
Originally purchased in Hamilton Ontario Canada, in other words less than 20 miles from my home town.

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Those old harleys are amazing. They are only half a second slower than the new ones in the 1/4 mile.
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Thats a Harley i can dig. Won't see any dentists or lawyers rollin on '13s'

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post #6 of 14 Old 12-15-2010, 03:41 PM
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Sounds like a "modern" Harley.

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now i gotta question... what does the left twist grip do?

Regardless that thing is bad ass.

Kinda sad tho harley has the same design.... vtwin, external primary chain drive to transmission LOL.

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now i gotta question... what does the left twist grip do?

Regardless that thing is bad ass.

Kinda sad tho harley has the same design.... vtwin, external primary chain drive to transmission LOL.
I am guessing that left side controls the ignition timing.
Such an adjustment was standard on engines of that era.
For example, the Model T Ford had it on the steering column.
Running an engine in those days took much more feel for what the engine liked or needed, as one would have to adjust accordingly, wide fuel variation included.

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I am guessing that left side controls the ignition timing.
Such an adjustment was standard on engines of that era.
For example, the Model T Ford had it on the steering column.
Running an engine in those days took much more feel for what the engine liked or needed, as one would have to adjust accordingly, wide fuel variation included.
gotcha... makes sense ... thats pretty neat.

During the vid he pulls up on this lil wire thing and it almost sounds like it opens up the exhaust .... theres also a see through drip thing to the fuel, wonder what that is.

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now i gotta question... what does the left twist grip do?

Regardless that thing is bad ass.

Kinda sad tho harley has the same design.... vtwin, external primary chain drive to transmission LOL.
no knowledge on this bike but I was thinkin it may be the clutch?

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no knowledge on this bike but I was thinkin it may be the clutch?
naw that looked to be the lever mid bike.

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no that's pretty cool.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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That was when Harley was state of the art. They stopped trying to innovate in the 50's.

So sad.

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Scootskipper posted a thread a while back about the Cannonball Run. Hundreds of guys ride bikes just like this, across the country. In Italy, or England, who cares right? It's like 50 miles across. Can you imagine riding 3,000 miles on one of these things. I would love to get up close with one of these. Lots of history in that little cycle.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/f19/fir...run-25153.html

Here's the actual site for the run

http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com/

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