Monday, October 25, 2010

Veterama October 2010

Zundapp K800
BMW R-23
Zundapp single
BMW R-42
BMW 1925 R32
Indian 4 1930s
Indian 101 1928-31

BMW 1924 R47

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Readers 1913 or 1914 Harley Davidson twin discovery

Reader sent me this discovery, w valve covers it would be a 1914, first year for valve covers although a person could have updated a 1912 or 1913 twin that did not have valve covers.

Very kool . Amazing discovery... I'm still looking for a early engine 1914 or earlier for a project to build.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Al Shirer the original motorcycle collector and his iron

This four is 100% in this chaos pile of some 378 motorcycles in a closed concrete factory back in the 1970s! Took me forever to find the 1979 magazine article on Al Shirer, former Indian dealer back in eastern USA.. You must slowly study the fotos to see girder chiefs, this four and you name it motorcycles. Hoarder? Motorcycle collector? or just dont give a damn? or living the dream.

1929 Indian 101 runs

Broken bakelite splittdorf magneto part will work w aluminum foil till i get a replacement.
M18 Linkert works while the Schebler DLX64 is out of commission.
later 1930s era oil pump, recirculating after its plumbed to tank.
Far from riding but it fired up today, w a squirt of fuel and just enough oil to not grenade.
the fun never ends

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

1947 Indian Chief w Indian face horn

The Indian face horn isnt in the "correct" position, but who cares its kool.. a real holdover from the rigid chiefs.