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    Thanks for sharing your story. Sorry I can't help...

    Thanks for sharing your story. Sorry I can't help you ID the bike but there will be someone here who can. Welcome to the forum.

    Dick
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    This is the watch pendant that Ralph's daughter...

    This is the watch pendant that Ralph's daughter wore most of her life. Here he was on an Indian.
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    Hi Jim, I thought about that too. I wasn't...

    Hi Jim, I thought about that too. I wasn't really going to wack it but I thought about it. lol
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    Thanks. Looking at the photo I see the front...

    Thanks. Looking at the photo I see the front fender is bent. I never really noticed it before. I wonder if a good wack would straighten it. It came with a sawed off fender and this one. The sawed of...
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    It's done and running.

    It's done and running.
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    Ya Badger, I'm going with Indian too for now....

    Ya Badger, I'm going with Indian too for now. Thanks for your response.

    Eric, I have to go over the information I received from the grand kids. Ralph's daughter out lived her own kids.

    Later
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    Hi Eric, this photo shows the left side of the...

    Hi Eric, this photo shows the left side of the bike. It doesn't look like the 1910 Waverley Ralph was riding in Milwaukee. It is not a Waverley motor for sure. And the forks are different. Don't know...
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    What is it?

    Just obtained some new photos. This was taken on an unknown dirt track. Possibly Milwaukee State Fair mile. Pre 1912. Ralph Sporleder is the rider. Looks like Indian handle bar and maybe fork. Is the...
  9. Thread: login problem #2

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    Same here.

    Same here.
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    Starting to put it together. Left it original...

    Starting to put it together. Left it original except for rubber bits, seat cover, tank badges, fork tubes and tires/tubes. Chrome isn't perfect but good for being almost 50 years old. No hurry to...
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    Thanks for the kind words Eric. This particular...

    Thanks for the kind words Eric. This particular clipping was sent to me by a fellow antique motorcycle enthusiast. I can't take credit for finding it. Over the years I have exchanged many research...
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    Try holding down your Ctrl key and at the same...

    Try holding down your Ctrl key and at the same time hit your + key to enlarge your screen. Hit it multiple times to make your page bigger and hit - key to shrink it back. Hope this works for ya.
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    Ya hey, came across this May 13, 1908 Milwaukee...

    Ya hey, came across this May 13, 1908 Milwaukee Journal newspaper clipping that I forgot I had. Should have been included in my Comet Motorcycle article. Thought this thread is as good as any to post...
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    Thanks Steve. I already dropped a wad of cash...

    Thanks Steve. I already dropped a wad of cash there and their website doesn't show but 4 cans of paint. I just found a site overseas that has my colors I think. They said my bike is Candy Marine...
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    I've been searching the net for a white paint...

    I've been searching the net for a white paint code or? for my 1971 Yamaha R5b with no luck. Checked my owners manual and shop manual. Nothing. I'm color blind and thought my bike was gold and white...
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    Good job guys. I was hoping this thread would...

    Good job guys. I was hoping this thread would spark more interest in early motorcycle history. There is so much we still don't know.

    Did these listings show "home builds"? Looks like the British...
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    1914 Connecticut vehicle reisgtrations

    https://archive.org/details/listofregistered1914stat/page/n5

    Anybody from Connecticut? I didn't do a search of the records but I assume it has motorcycles.
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    Welcome. I sent you a PM.

    Welcome. I sent you a PM.
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    I agree Eric. I had more than one person who said...

    I agree Eric. I had more than one person who said they wanted to machine the cases of my Mar-Tan to make it look like a motorcycle motor and then build a "Fantasy motorcycle" out of it. I like your...
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    I was rummaging around the forums and came across...

    I was rummaging around the forums and came across this post and realized I didn't post the photos of my Mar-Tan motor. It was a really nice original in great shape.
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    Pre-1920 Kansas motorcycle photos

    Here's a link to some great photos. I don't think I've seen them before. I don't think you have to be a member to view them. Enjoy

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/kansas-and-the-motorcycle.1411673/...
  22. Thread: 450 engine install

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    Thanks Steve for sharing that story. Sometimes...

    Thanks Steve for sharing that story. Sometimes I'm just amazed that we lived through some of the stupid **** we used to do. As I'm sure are a lot of other people on here. Thank goodness we didn't...
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    Can't wait to see it finished. Nice!

    Can't wait to see it finished. Nice!
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    That is exactly my plan. Ordered the new tires,...

    That is exactly my plan. Ordered the new tires, fork seals, battery strap, air cleaner and missing steering dampener. Can't find a replacement seat cover though. Don't think I can save the old seat...
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    You just never know.

    Just after I posted the Honda resto video I drove past my neighbors place across the street and there was a bike sitting behind his house I never noticed before. It looked old and like a smoker so I...
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