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Offline peter stuyvesant

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Born in the USA
« on: January 11, 2019, 11:19:28 pm »
Just realized that my harley recently turned 100!!!!
May she see another century. :thumleft:
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 11:21:12 pm by peter stuyvesant »
 

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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 11:27:24 pm »
Mooi was nog nooit lelik nie! Daai is nou mooi!
They built them to last in those days!
Ipad not to bad, jumped up just now while on wd's to run to the bathroom as missus slipped in the bath to come back ( she is ok) and pick up ipad expecting it to be dead after bouncing of the wal, and it is 100 %! Not bad!
I wonder if Harley built those bikes again if they would sell?
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 11:30:02 pm »
I doubt it, runs like crap  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 11:35:15 pm »
I doubt it, runs like crap  :imaposer:
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 02:25:17 am »
I doubt it, runs like crap  :imaposer:


They still run like crap 100 years later  :pot:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:


That is one very sweet looking bike PS  :thumleft:  :ricky:
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 06:33:49 am »
Wow!
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 06:40:10 am »
Wow that is nice what is it worth after 100 years
 

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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 09:27:02 am »
 :headbang: :hello2:
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 10:06:57 am »
Wish they would build a modern one in that style :drif:
 

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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 10:40:48 am »
You have a special bike PS. :thumleft: :drif: :drif: :drif:
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 12:29:38 pm »
Wow that is nice what is it worth after 100 years

Probably about the same as a new ultraglide, same bike really, just without ABS & satnav  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 02:09:42 pm »
Wow that is nice what is it worth after 100 years

Probably about the same as a new ultraglide, same bike really, just without ABS & satnav  :imaposer:

.... and hand built very likely, not by Japanese robots and machines.
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 02:52:03 pm »
Wow that is nice what is it worth after 100 years

Probably about the same as a new ultraglide, same bike really, just without ABS & satnav  :imaposer:

.... and hand built very likely, not by Japanese robots and machines.

Hand built is just another way of saying the parts mostly dont actually fit and it will break down often.

But it is really beautiful.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 02:52:35 pm by 2wdrift »
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 04:55:30 pm »
 :drif: :drif: :drif: Lovely piece of history  :thumleft:
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2019, 08:50:45 am »
Wow that is nice what is it worth after 100 years

Probably about the same as a new ultraglide, same bike really, just without ABS & satnav  :imaposer:

.... and hand built very likely, not by Japanese robots and machines.

Hand built is just another way of saying the parts mostly dont actually fit and it will break down often.

But it is really beautiful.

In those days everything was hand built...and was built before most Japs could spell "motorcycle".

The mericans were great pioneers when it comes to bikes and other vehicles - and then stagnated, with only superior marketing and other artificial methods that keep their local bike and fuel guzzling vehicle industry alive.
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2019, 08:57:34 am »
WOW  :drif:

It is great to see that it was well looked after and "conserved" for a 100 years  :thumleft:
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Re: Born in the USA
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2019, 01:04:50 pm »
Wow that is nice what is it worth after 100 years

Probably about the same as a new ultraglide, same bike really, just without ABS & satnav  :imaposer:

.... and hand built very likely, not by Japanese robots and machines.

Hand built is just another way of saying the parts mostly dont actually fit and it will break down often.

But it is really beautiful.

In those days everything was hand built...and was built before most Japs could spell "motorcycle".

The mericans were great pioneers when it comes to bikes and other vehicles - and then stagnated, with only superior marketing and other artificial methods that keep their local bike and fuel guzzling vehicle industry alive.
I agree with you fully, its just that in my experience saying a vehicle (car, bike or truck) is handbuilt just means there was almost no R&D and it will break down in about 5 minutes.

I do love the classic bikes and cars a hell of a lot, but not enough to try using one as actual transportation.

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