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1907 HARLEY-DAVIDSON STRAP TANK

It's not the first Harley every made. It's not far from it, either. Serial number 2037, this 1907 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank Motorcycle is believed to be the 37th built in 1907, and just the 94th overall, including the two original prototypes. It's also widely considered the best unrestored example in existence, sporting its original paint job, engine, frame, and namesake steel bands suspending the fuel and oil tanks from the frame. Purchased from the original owner's family estate in 1993, it comes [*]complete with title.

ESTIMATE: $800,000 - $1,000,000

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The Walking Dead Motorcycle


Feral Daryl Dixon just got a new set of wheels.
Real futuristic. I dig the gore and the inclusion of a crossbow holder at the rear.

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The world's first internal combustion motorcycle was developed by Daimler in 1885.
It was called the Reitwagen (riding car) and reached 7 mph (12 km/h).


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Back in the saddle after 86 years

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Motorcycle enthusiast and restorer Murray Schwass, left, former owner Percy Shave and his wife Tracey and current owner Paul Adams with the rare 1929 Hobart motorcycle.

Nelson's Percy Shave got a "hell of a shock" when he was reunited with a motorbike he owned as a 12-year-old boy in 1929.

Given to him in lieu of wages when he worked at Rube and Ed Tall's Invercargill workshop the 2-stroke Hobart fired Shave's life-long passion for motorcycles. He went on to race with Burt Munro at Invercargill's Oreti Beach and owned more than 150 motorcycles before old age pushed him out of the saddle.

"This was my first bike," said the 97-year-old with his hands firmly gripped on the bars. "They owed me money and gave it to me. It took me a couple of days to ride it home and never got around to the fine art of registering it or anything.

"I got pinched for riding it on the footpath after daylight hours and they took me to court and fined me 10 shillings. I traded it in for a Douglas EW to Rex Roulton."

Amongst the stable of bikes that passed through Shave's hands was one of the world's only three OEC 1000 factory race bikes and a plethora of Aerial Square Fours.

The former motorcycle mechanic raced Vellocettes with and against Burt Munro and remains passionate about two-wheel travel to this day.

"You never lose it," he said of the hunger.

Shave said he enjoyed racing, but was never very good at it. "I enjoyed the mere speed. It was a good sport with good people."

The Hobart was built in 1917, the same year Shave was born and until motorcycle enthusiast Murray Schwass started to do some work on the bike for its current owner, the Hobart was thought to be only one of three in the world.

Schwass, of Moutere, said current owner Paul Adams asked him to get the very original bike going. In the process he did some research and discovered a 1923 Hobart has recently been uncovered in West Melton. "Now there are two in New Zealand.

"Percy's Hobart came to New Zealand with immigrants, but they found the roads too rough for it. It ended up at Rube and Ed Tall's and because they couldn't sell it they gave it to Percy."

Schwass said after Adams gave him the bike to go over Schwass was talking to Shave, an old friend, and told him of the 100-year-old motorcycle a few months ago. "I told him about it and he reeled off exactly what it was. When he told me he had owned one, you could have knocked me over with a feather.

"When Percy first saw the bike he ran his hands over it and told me all about it. To be re-united with his bike 86-years later is amazing."

Adams, of Mapua, bought the Hobart a year ago. "I thought it looked cool. I'd never owned a bike 100-years-old."

The Nelson Vintage Car Club member plans to rally and "potter about" on the 230cc Hobart, which has a cruising speed of around 28 kmh.

- The Nelson Mail

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news ... r-86-years

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Great story 8)

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pedro2 wrote:
Great story 8)


+1 :mrgreen:


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Found a pic of a Panhead I built back in '90. This was a '48 Pan with electric start and an alternator. Before you say impossible , let me explain. Years ago there was an outfit in CA that produced left side cases that would match up to the old pan right cases. The retro ones were produced to accept and alternator and the late model shovelhead outer case that incorporated the electric starter.
The kick start worked as well. I put it on a late model shovel frame and I think I had maybe 2400.00 in it total. Fun bike to ride . :)

I sold it to a firefighter from NYC in late July of 2001. Very nice guy. Then 911 happened.
First thought was about him. Jump to Feb of 2002 and here's the same guy in an interview for CNN , I think.

Big smile :)

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Cool bike pedro2 !


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A bike that was thought to be lost forever has been found in the most unexpected place.

A container with a Harley-Davidson bike has been found on the shore of the Graham Island, Canada. The license plate said that it was registered in the Miyagi Prefecture, a region in Japan which suffered a devastating tsunami in 2011. Apparently, the bike in a container was washed away and made a 6500 km long journey across the ocean. The man who made the find left the bike on the beach, where it got half-buried in the sand, as the container eventually broke. Harley-Davidson Company is reported to cover the expenses of repair works and the shipping of the bike back to its owner.

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Trip wrote:
Cool bike pedro2 !


Thanks , Trip.

Wish my eyes were good enough to still ride.

Man I miss it. 8)

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Trip wrote:
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Thanks , Trip.

Wish my eyes were good enough to still ride.

Man I miss it. 8)


Looks like a real beast Pedro, have you thought about riding glasses?

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Thanks GG , I have but my right eye is about gone so there goes the depth perception. My new license only allows for daytime driving. I don't ride anymore unless I really know the area but I'm still having fun building and tweaking for friends.

This getting old shit isn't for pussies :mrgreen:

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