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  • Vintage Pic of the Day - November 8, 2020

    I'm not trying to be a smarta$$ here but what was the purpose of removing the front fender? Was it style or function? I understood the function behind the original chopper/bobbers reducing weight but some of the early big twin's i see in photos just take off the front fender.

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    • I thought it looked good, and it gave you the option of a water cooled generator My (somewhat) 41EL from the mid 1970s.
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      • Originally posted by exeric View Post
        I thought it looked good, and it gave you the option of a water cooled generator My (somewhat) 41EL from the mid 1970s.
        Yes a very good looking bike. Thanks for the comment.

        Mike Love

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        • I think the front fender was often removed when it got damaged. After all - it was the first to the scene of the accident. You see many of them trimmed in the front also as if to remove damage.

          Jerry

          Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
          Vintage Pic of the Day - November 8, 2020

          I'm not trying to be a smarta$$ here but what was the purpose of removing the front fender? Was it style or function? I understood the function behind the original chopper/bobbers reducing weight but some of the early big twin's i see in photos just take off the front fender.

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          • Vintage Pic of the Day - November 9, 2020

            Vintage shop with a flat belt and line shaft power transfer system for powering tools.

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            Mike Love

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            • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
              Vintage Pic of the Day - November 9, 2020

              Vintage shop with a flat belt and line shaft power transfer system for powering tools.

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              Mike Love
              Always a clown in a group shot... see the guy posing with a tire! HAHA!!!
              Jim

              AMCA #6520

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              • The Harley is a 1916, but everyone knows that
                Eric Smith
                AMCA #886

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                • Vintage Pic of the Day - November 11, 2020

                  I thought this old shop photo was excellent.

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                  • Vintage Pic of the Day - November 11, 2020

                    Just a simple rock and roll band that spawned some great guitarists.

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                    Mike Love

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                    • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
                      Vintage Pic of the Day - November 11, 2020

                      Just a simple rock and roll band that spawned some great guitarists.

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                      Mike Love
                      One of my favorite 1960's bands. The Yardbirds.
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                      • Originally posted by 41craig View Post
                        One of my favorite 1960's bands. The Yardbirds.
                        Craig
                        Yep mine too Craig. I got the Greatest Hits album for my birthday in 1966 and was my first record album.

                        Mike Love

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                        • Vintage Pic of the Day - November 12, 2020

                          How about something for a bit of off-road riding?

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                          Mike Love

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                          • Vintage Pic of the Day - November 15, 2020

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                            Where else better for motorcycle enthusiasts to gather than a cycle repair shop.

                            Mike Love

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                            • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
                              Vintage Pic of the Day - November 15, 2020

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                              Where else better for motorcycle enthusiasts to gather than a cycle repair shop.

                              Mike Love
                              I can't help but notice all the headlamps. I forget the name of those type, but use that "gas"? I was also wondering... just HOW good were they at night? Were they just OK? Or basically just to see what's 20 feet in front of you? I realize that oncoming traffic was not really an issue at that period of time in rural areas. The one guys lamp is pointing UP. Maybe he uses it for looking for owls?
                              Jim

                              AMCA #6520

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                              • Originally posted by Jim View Post
                                I can't help but notice all the headlamps. I forget the name of those type, but use that "gas"? I was also wondering... just HOW good were they at night? Were they just OK? Or basically just to see what's 20 feet in front of you? I realize that oncoming traffic was not really an issue at that period of time in rural areas. The one guys lamp is pointing UP. Maybe he uses it for looking for owls?
                                Yep a gas it was Jim, acetylene or what was known as Carbide Lamps. I had a friend - long dead now that had an Opel station wagon that he had wrecked and the right head light pointed up he said so he could look at the pigeons on the overhead truss members of the old railroad bridge. He drank a little too often and was amused by a number of things that would lead to great stories.

                                Mike Love

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