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  • #16
    Sorry if I came off judgmental, Clark. Easy to do on forums, so I apologize to the AMCA membership for getting caught up in the moment. We're still in the midst of one of the dirtiest, ugliest political cycles I have seen in the U.S. so I think the filthy tail of politics is wagging the dog and making many people 'touchy' Also, I had, what I thought was a clogged sink to fix this morning and after 3 hours, and 2 trips to the hardware store I'm just starting to mellow out. I probably should have had a bottle of Jack Daniels in my plumber's kit
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    • #17
      No sweat Eric. Here's my latest recommendation for your kit APB_385.jpg Works for me.

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      • #18
        We'll give it a try, Clark. Thanks.
        Eric Smith
        AMCA #886

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Steve Slocombe View Post
          A slog through the Internet shows 140 US cars built for each motorcycle 1929-1940, with both markets sourced from essentially 100% domestic production. By 1920 the cost of a Model T Ford was down to about the same as a Harley sidecar rig, and by 1925 about the cost of a solo Harley.
          Some interesting points are made here. In the US during the twenties both car and motorcycle sales were basically limited to US manufacture. This was largely the result of the protectionist tariffs that passed Congress at the beginning of the decade. On the other hand, remember that 50% of US motorcycle production was exported each year. Also, although the cost of new cars declined, more and more used cars were available at an even lower cost; they were major challenger to motorcycles. Finally, consider the traffic mix during the twenties; there were about 120 cars on the roads for each motorcycle.

          Bob Turek
          Last edited by bobbyt; 11-22-2020, 12:14 PM.

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