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Forum: The Board 11-28-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Elektron
Re: Cushman Model 39 1943 trike USAF

Looks like a brake stay to me. There is a company called Christini which offers a front wheel drive, beside the stock setup, for dirtbikes.

https://www.christini.com/bikes/christini-awd-framekit
Forum: The Board 11-28-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Elektron
Cushman Model 39 1943 trike USAF

People are familiar with the H-D WLA flatheads doing duty during WW II and their distribution to our allies before and during the war. FDR initiated the Lend-Lease Program because he could see the...
Forum: The Board 11-27-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By Elektron
Re: Looking for photos/ old chopper mag pics of ‘Yosemite’ Sam Radoff Triumph

I have an Evel story. There were two vintage yachts here in so. FL, ones with near-vertical bows, and lots of beautiful woodwork. One was owned by a woman and her husband, whom I knew, the other was...
Forum: The Board 11-27-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 569,902
Posted By Elektron
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

An acquaintance here in south FL built a 250 cc Brand S monocoque road racer. Another one campaigned a Yankee 500 twin road racer. Friends of mine bought the east coast Yankee distributor, including...
Forum: The Board 11-24-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 569,902
Posted By Elektron
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

I may have a pic of it in an early 1970's issue of Motorcycle Sport Quarterly but that isn't where I am at the moment. When I go to the other house I'll look for it.

Here's a Ducati/Yetman:...
Forum: The Board 11-20-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 569,902
Posted By Elektron
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

Yetman had a similar frame design for Asian engined road bikes in the 1960's/'70's, to that Penner frame, using the engine as a stressed-member, and no downtubes cradling the engine. However, in a...
Forum: The Board 11-05-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By Elektron
Re: 74 XLCH-1000 chopper

Where in FL?

My Daytona Bike Week bud (we have to go north to get there) who's in WPB has a '70 and a '76, (Ironheads) relatively stock, and a '80 80-inch Low Rider he bought new here in WPB.
...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 10-31-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Elektron
Re: New old motorcycle guy

Where are you, and welcome.
Forum: The Board 10-22-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By Elektron
Re: 74 XLCH-1000 chopper

That's when H-D had to convert right-side shifting bikes to left-side shifters. I believe for several years around-then, the mechanism to accomplish that was behind the engine, and external.

The...
Forum: The Board 08-27-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,391
Posted By Elektron
Re: Lets get the record straight, LOWBROW.

I admit it, I'm stupid. Because I like books, and I read 'em. I buy 'em. I collect 'em.

The first bike I was a passenger on was a H-D FL. I might have been in double digits, barely. As a young...
Forum: The Board 08-20-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By Elektron
Re: Skinny swing-arm gennie shovel+pan chops

When I lived in s.w. MI in the late '60's/early 1970's, one of my friends bought the first SuperGlide, new. It was the one predominantly white with red and blue trim. We went camping down towards the...
Forum: The Board 08-19-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 569,902
Posted By Elektron
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

Here's one from Daytona a year ago. Evo Sportster flattracker-style. If I was going to be riding this on the street, I'd want a disc brake. I'm sure that many people would say, "what's with that...
Forum: The Board 08-19-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By Elektron
Re: Skinny swing-arm gennie shovel+pan chops

The pictured bike looks a lot like the 1970's, early 1980's LowRider with a smaller-diameter front wheel, a fatter front tire, and a minimal seat pair. The factory finally caught-on, it just took a...
Forum: The Board 08-19-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Elektron
Re: 5 snap face shields

For me it's 45 years I've been first an EMT, then a paramedic. I taught EMS full-time after I retired from the fire service. Now I'm retired from that, too. In this COVID-19 time I get almost daily...
Forum: The Board 08-19-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Elektron
Re: 5 snap face shields

'Good on-ya,' for wearing a helmet. However, that ancient lid belongs on a shelf as a static display, not as-something you protect your cabeza with. The polystyrene liner helmets use, deteriorate...
Forum: The Board 08-10-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By Elektron
Re: My 73 Triumph build

I dunno about racing the bike, maybe some parade laps, or an exhibition demonstration or something. I guess that you have an A & P license? You probably have a great advantage over 98% of people who...
Forum: The Board 08-10-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By Elektron
Re: My 73 Triumph build

Is there any particular reason you went with such a long elliptical spring? If you want to go roadracing, I bet that setup would just-fit into a 'dustbin' fairing. The 'Cyrano' look is different. The...
Forum: The Board 08-09-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,374
Posted By Elektron
Re: Out with the old, in with the Older?

Ratso, where you live, if you go to almost any street fair/art show, one of those affairs where artists from all-over set-up to exhibit their wares, you should be able to find multiple vendors taking...
Forum: The Board 08-08-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Elektron
Re: Need some help with the motorcycle headgear

If you add where you're located, that could help in recommendations, as some manufacturers may-not be available in your country.

Helmets are a very-personal thing. Heads are shaped differently....
Forum: The Board 08-07-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 444,201
Posted By Elektron
Re: vintage pics o' the day

There was a time when no woman would go swimming without a swim cap, she's proof!

Guessing the "2nd Annual H-D Dealers' Convention" was about the time of the early 20th century 'Spanish flu'...
Forum: The Board 08-03-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 444,201
Posted By Elektron
Re: vintage pics o' the day

I used to read CREEM, it was an alternative paper published in MI and distributed around the state, usually to be found in 'head-shops,' co-operative food stores, record shops, and the like.

The...
Forum: The Board 08-03-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,648
Posted By Elektron
Re: My 1963 triumph bobber build

That's clean, I like it. Everything's for sale, if the price is right, is how I look at my stuff.

While killing time on craigslist, I saw a Triumph hardtail project bike (Miami FL), NOT mine,...
Forum: Bikes For Sale 08-02-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By Elektron
hardtail Triumph twin not running

Not mine, no one I know. Looks like $ talks for this one. May-be the start of a return to the road, call it a starting-point for building something of your own design. Bike is in Miami FL. I'd be...
Forum: The Board 07-28-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Elektron
Re: 1977 Triumph 750 Bonneville What to do

A title is available, you just have to navigate the regulations to get one. Is the 'active title' in the name of the person who had it, from whose estate you bought it? The bill of sale from the...
Forum: The Board 07-16-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 936
Views: 569,902
Posted By Elektron
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

That looks great. I bet there are a lot of H-D riders who don't have a clue about the history of H-D in Grand National AMA competition. That emblem of a back-slanted red, white and blue #1 represents...
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