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  • Originally posted by Jerry Wieland View Post
    It is a 841 Indian. Made for the military but those fenders I do not believe came on the bike. It should have had fenders w/o valences.

    Jerry
    This from Starklite.Com Bob Stark's business website https://starklite.com/wp-content/upl...1-facts-f2.pdf This was the downloadable full book document in PDF for the Indian 841. Bob apparently teamed with Sam Pierce who work on a number of innovations of Indians. In a blog Applied Machete writing about the American Rocket an Indian modified from the Indian base 841 platform said Sam Pierce must have acquired a "sh!tload" of surplus 841 frames and parts.

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    • Originally posted by badger34 View Post
      75 years ago today on Friday Nov 30 1945 four H-D factory experimental department men including my grandfather took in the sights at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. The occasion was a long distance trip dubbed the Hydra-Glide test trip. Shown below are a souvenir booklet with dated guide service receipt and a couple of photos from this trip kept by my grandfather.


      Wow - what an amazing historical item you have there. Scrap books can really give a great view of a period and specific focus in history.

      Mike Love

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        Rich Inmate #7084

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        • Vintage Pics of the - December 1, 2020

          A plan comes together for this Grey Fellow.
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          • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
            Vintage Pics of the Day - December 28, 2020

            Any Gray Fellows in these photos?


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            Mike Love
            The policeman on the 1911 in 1913..1911 twins were belt drive the HD shown is a year or 2 later...
            Ross

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            • Vintage Pic of the Day - December 2, 2020

              Vintagent a pretty cool blog on vintage motorcycling offers that these two men were return WW2 veterans. The rider on the right Lucas Dawkins saved money during his deployment to Europe and bought a new Vincent Raptide. Both cool looking bikes, the one on the left an H-D EL had been modified as many were by returning vets to shed weight in the bobbed fashion. That EL looks pretty new as well.
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              Mike Love

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              • Originally posted by Ross View Post

                The policeman on the 1911 in 1913..1911 twins were belt drive the HD shown is a year or 2 later...
                Ah so the reference had incorrect info so later version. Would it have been the same model just an evolution to the final drive?

                Mike Love

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                • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post

                  Ah so the reference had incorrect info so later version. Would it have been the same model just an evolution to the final drive?

                  Mike Love
                  Mike the tank is not an 11 also there is a primary cover and as stated a later rear hub with no belt drive..I think they got it right at 1913 for the year of the photo and probably the bike..The 11 twin is a 7D model and this could be a late 12... 8D model, but more likely a 13...I really only know the ins and outs of the 1911 twin Cheers PS Lovin' the big pics for my bad eyes
                  Ross

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                  • Originally posted by Ross View Post

                    Mike the tank is not an 11 also there is a primary cover and as stated a later rear hub with no belt drive..I think they got it right at 1913 for the year of the photo and probably the bike..The 11 twin is a 7D model and this could be a late 12... 8D model, but more likely a 13...I really only know the ins and outs of the 1911 twin Cheers PS Lovin' the big pics for my bad eyes
                    Yes the big pics are great, not to mention avoiding carpel tunnel syndrome form clicking on too many thumbprint photos. Thanks for the model difference comments. I wonder if anyone can name the gent sitting on the Grey Fellows crate?

                    Mike Love

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                    • Thanks for all your hard work Mike. The large pics really make it more like what it was.

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                      • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
                        I wonder if anyone can name the gent sitting on the Grey Fellows crate?

                        Mike Love
                        He was George Puls, a popular H-D factory traveling salesman.
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                        • Originally posted by badger34 View Post

                          He was George Puls, a popular H-D factory traveling salesman. Unfortunately he died very young in early 1914 of diabetes complications. The special case he's pictured sitting on was one used for transporting the race machines. I have even found one early race report with George listed in the race results riding onboard a H-D machine of course.
                          Thanks badger34. Its a very cool portrait.

                          Mike Love

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                          • Originally posted by FNG1 View Post
                            Thanks for all your hard work Mike. The large pics really make it more like what it was.
                            I appreciate it FNG1.

                            Mike Love

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                            • Vintage Pic of the Day - December 3, 2020

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                              • Vintage Pic of the Day - December 4, 2020

                                I passed this family's house on the way to school every morning in the 60s and he always had a brand new Triumph in a crate in the bed of his pick up truck. I'd look at it until I needed to scoot along so I wasn't late. Once I got my own bicycle I would go up to the shopping center where he had his shop, just a door to the basement and small maybe 20' X 20' showroom. He had a great selection of big water transfer decals - flames, devils, gals. But the bikes mostly imported Triumphs but then a few of these new Hondas. Bob Meyers (and I think his wife's name was Joanne) started Free State Cycle in Glenmont Maryland. Bob I later found out became one of the first importers of Triumphs and Hondas after WW2 in the US. In 1965 the Meyers moved their shop to a bigger stand alone operation in Bladensburg Maryland and while Bob has since passed they are still in the family and still in business though yet again another new business location. Truly my first interest in motorcycles.

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