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Hello all,

I've not been very active on here in a while, but I took some snapshots from the Antique Archaeology store in Nashville today that I thought you all might like. The XAVW is a VonDutch creation with some very nice details and it was picked out of my own backyard...Not for Sale. Note the Monoblocs with bowl expansions on a 1200cc VW engine. This bike has some very cool features and is a complete mix of parts that fit together very well.

The BSA is built for the salt flats. Twin 750cc triples! Check out those Mags and that awesome duplex chain between the engines. Now that's an open primary!














 

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Not Mike, he wishes.

But seriously, just a fellow Tennessee junk and old bike nut. I live way out in the hills near Granville, TN but I travel through the state a lot for work and just stopped by the store today to grab some picks of the bikes.

Enjoy.

Cory
 

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Good eyes 83k30.

To be honest, I didn't even see that until I got home and was looking at the pics. It does look pretty awesome though.

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Where is the article on the XAVW? I'd love to read it.

I'd say one definite upside of the show is that your average person may now see more value in some of the "junk" we love and it won't get scrapped. Even if we have to pay more for it, it should bring more when we sell it. This stuff is getting hard to find and the more of it that gets saved from the scrapper the better. It's also nice to knock on doors and folks don't think your a complete freak to be out looking for "junk" to buy.

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I suppose everyone on the ol' interweb has their own opinions. Mike certainly is knowledgable about old bikes and I hear he's a pretty good egg. I've not met him, but have no reason to think negatively of him.

This forum is supposed to be about bikes and that's how I prefer it. Sadly, I posted pics of some awesome bikes and the comments focus on whether or not the owner of the bikes is a D.B.

Let's get back at the topic at hand...Does anyone have more info on the VonDutch bike?

Just Googling, I did find a pic of the bike from the '60's.

 

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Thanks for the great info Rich.

I agree that Kenneth Howard's talent is certainly on display with this bike. The bike is very subtle and everything just fits perfectly. The paint isn't over the top and looks just right. The bike is covered with probably hundreds of custom mods that all required time and talent to cast off parts. And when assembled, these cast off's look like a bike whose parts were manufactured to fit together. The bike is impressive. There is a lot of custom metal work to these parts, but if you don't know the parts, you wouldn't notice. Well done.

I'm very pleased to have seen the bike and am grateful that it's out and available for us to see.

Any idea on how well the bike actually ran? Did those Monoblocs flow enough fuel for the 'ol VW?

Keenan Wynn was a bike nut for sure. I love seeing his mug turn up in old bike photos and video footage.

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Sorry about that. I was attempting to organize my photos and didn't realize it would delete my links.

Check page one, the photos are back.

Cory
 
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