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Monday, August 17, 2009

CRYING

I know I haven't posted in a while. Just been busy with bikes and BACA events.
I really didn't have anything new to post since most of our day to day happenings are told on Ann's/Boston's blog...but whoo boy I got a doozy for ya today.....

I stopped by our BACA prez's house this morn to catch up and chat awhile.
He just retuned from a week long trip up in Utah visiting friends and family.
He found some old photos of his grandfather on his bikes just after WW2.

He tells me, "These are pic's of my gramps bikes; one he rode for years....and the other a Triumph.......THAT I BLEW UP."

The first pic was of a 1946 FL, quite rare today....But if you look hard enough you can still find em.....This pic with the windshield and accessories is no doubt the 'Road-going' bike as described.

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The other...well, do your reasearch. Hint: American Wartime (it ain't no Triumph!)
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I hope this isn't the bike he 'Blew up'........I'll cry for a month.


Postscript.......I had mis-heard....He 'blew up' the picture.......fate of the bike?....lost to time.

12 comments:

IowaHarleyGirl (Stephanie) said...

Those are great old pictures! WOW! Bet he wishes he had the bikes too...they are beautiful!

Bitchy said...

Wow what a great find in those old pictures.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Awesome. I really like the second one. Give me a hint. What is it???

Willy D said...

What! Someone got blown up? It sure wasn’t me!
At first glance it looks like a old beamer.

Allen Madding said...

Man, I REALLY love them old FLs...they are just gorgeous pieces.

Webster World said...

Is it the VERY rare shaft drive HD?

Dean "D-Day" said...

Awesome old pics! This post was worth the wait.

B.B. said...

Beautiful! LOL, you thought he blew up the bike! ;)

FLHX_Dave said...

That second picture is almost perfect! I'm gonna save that one and put it on my wall. Lost in time...yes and no. The camera is an awesome time machine.

Damn, he almost looks like my son. It's freak'in me out. Thanks for bringing this out from the past.

Now go blow something up.

fasthair said...

Mr. Big Daddy: Well judging by the engine lay out being a longitude V-Twin I'm going to have to guess it is an old Moto Guzzi. That was my very first thought when I seen the engine but a search doesn't pull up a head/valve cover of that design. But as old as this bike is there probably isn't many photos of the web of them. But I'm sticking with my guess.

Love the old bike and biker photos. And they wonder why they call us cowboys? :)

fasthair

KT Did said...

Wow! What a goldmine these pics are! Such a great look back then too!

WooleyBugger said...

XA shaft driven Harley w/BMW style engine. Funny how newer riders think that shaft drive is fairly new concept.