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first bike ........this never gets old.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Scripto VU, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Scripto VU

    Scripto VU Dukes Speed and Custom


    "Roach" 1948 Hiawatha Super Doodlebug - worth a kings's ransom to me (1965)
  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor


    first MC ha ha dad welded a frame n forks, with springs! out of mild steel, wheels were from an air powered front end jack! Once a year the 4 HP B&S motor had to go back on the roto-tiller. The tiny sprocket centrifugal clutch we ordered didn't show til years later. So direct drive, no brakes, the throttle was the slide from the rotor tiller mounted on the top frame tubes. Rode it all over, LOL Let a buddy ride it, straight into a guard rail, bent the forks back til the front wheel hit the engine. three of us straightened them enough to ride it home. After that it was the Cushman rebuild, then a Yamaha 100 street twin that I never got to run right, finally at 15 a CL77 scrambler. A real MOTORCYCLE, lots of adventures on that one!
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
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