View Full Version : Be a Man Ride a Pan
09-27-2004, 09:41 PM
When in Davenport this year, I saw a couple of bikes with a neat decal on them that said "Be a Man Ride a Pan".....One even had a nose art style to it. Thought I ought to buy one. I have looked everywhere and can't find them. Anyone know where I can get one of those??
Let me know, thanks
Matt n. Olsen
09-28-2004, 11:03 AM
My father and I made the be a man ride a pan decals up this winter for our friends and customers. They are available to the public, however you have to ride to our shop to get the decal. Hence be a man (RIDE) a pan.
09-28-2004, 07:07 PM
I guess when I saw you and your dad walking around at the swap meet in Davenport I should have made friends then. Oh well, I would ride my knuckle up to your shop but I guess that wouldn't qualify. Once I get the top end built on my 56 pan then I could ride up there and be a man. Oh well, just like most of us who work on old bikes I will have to make my own cool decals.
09-28-2004, 08:37 PM
Hummm...now the sticker has deeper meaning than face value. I like that.
Matt n. Olsen
09-29-2004, 11:05 AM
For the sake of not sounding like a jerk, I felt that it was neccessary to clarify on two points/ mistakes in my previous post.I only meant to make the word RIDE be in bold, and not man. I'm not really that fond of panheads myself, I prefer knuckelheads to panheads 6 days a week. So I wasn't trying to sound like a tough guy biker and say that you have ride a pan to be a man. I just rode a 46 knucklehead cross country last week, and I had five times as much fun doing it than last year when I rode a 48 pan head half way across the country (utah incident). It is just a cool decal that we made up. One of our friends from the bay area had some BE A MAN RIDE A PAN stickers made up last year. The sticker that was on his helmet last year was just white letters on a black back ground. We thought that it was a cool sticker, and thought that it could be even cooler. So we made our own. Another point that I didn't elaborate on enough was the comment of "only our friends, customers, and people that ride to our shop get to have a decal." Our friends and customers that have a decal also have ridden to our shop to get them. That's just the way the rules work. Hope all is well in Tulsa
09-29-2004, 11:53 AM
No offense taken. I thought that was a cool decal and was just checking and I got my answer. I would have loved to ride my knuckle that far. If only I had more time and my wife would let me. When I was your age I would have said "if only I had a Knuckle." So goes life.
03-27-2005, 10:10 PM
Though I have a knuckle and pan, I just cannot resist.......
Matt, it goes like this:
"Believe in luck? Ride a knuck"
Tell Carl "Hello from SC" for me.
03-28-2005, 06:12 AM
Seeing how I have both (Knuck&Pan)
But have not used them in many years due to this fact , REAL MEN RIDE INDIANS!!!! HA!HA! LOL!
HAE A GREAT DAY!!!
05-08-2005, 06:15 PM
DOESN'T IT GO SOMETHING LIKE THIS...
BE A MAN...RIDE A PAN
BELIEVE IN LUCK...RIDE A KNUCK
BUT RIDE A CONE...YOU RIDE ALONE
05-08-2005, 08:05 PM
As long as its made in the USA its OK!!!
Ridin A Flatty...Just Like Me Daddy.. LOL!! Paps
06-06-2005, 09:32 PM
My world is flat......Flat Broke...
06-07-2005, 10:16 AM
Not to stir up the HD vs Indian thing but.... I heard that 95% of the Harley's are still on the road.......and the other 5% made it back to the house !!!
Louie (owner of HD's and Indians)
06-07-2005, 03:10 PM
I hope you dont mind if I use that line! I also have both and like it!!
09-16-2005, 11:39 AM
Good thread. I can't think of a good slogan at the moment but will submit:
Paraphrasing Bill Davidson (after a long pause): "The aluminum heads on the 1948 engine had some value...but I think if I had to pick my favorite it would be the 1936 engine."
They ALL said that.
Knuck and Pan's Great Grandaddy!
At the Creation (http://atthecreation)
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