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  1. Thread: 450 engine install

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    Thanks Steve for sharing that story. Sometimes...

    Thanks Steve for sharing that story. Sometimes I'm just amazed that we lived through some of the stupid **** we used to do. As I'm sure are a lot of other people on here. Thank goodness we didn't...
  2. Thread: 450 engine install

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    Can't wait to see it finished. Nice!

    Can't wait to see it finished. Nice!
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    That is exactly my plan. Ordered the new tires,...

    That is exactly my plan. Ordered the new tires, fork seals, battery strap, air cleaner and missing steering dampener. Can't find a replacement seat cover though. Don't think I can save the old seat...
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    You just never know.

    Just after I posted the Honda resto video I drove past my neighbors place across the street and there was a bike sitting behind his house I never noticed before. It looked old and like a smoker so I...
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    Pretty Cool! 1969 CB750 Resto in 5 minutes

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=1969+honda+cb750+restoration
  6. Thanks for sharing these stories and photos. I...

    Thanks for sharing these stories and photos. I just love stuff like this.
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    Thanks. I had a brochure too. Unfortunately I...

    Thanks. I had a brochure too. Unfortunately I never titled my bike. It was brought to America with a bunch of other bikes in a shipping container with no titles. Bill of sales. It wasn't officially...
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    Peter, thank you. I'm going to print them off and...

    Peter, thank you. I'm going to print them off and keep them with my research. It will be interesting going through them and comparing the info. We should be able to come up with some kind of figure...
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    I used to own a Honda 50 Dream but I had the red...

    I used to own a Honda 50 Dream but I had the red version. It was a beautiful bike. Top notch craftsmanship and detail. The only bike I ever owned that I bought new but never started. Kept it in my...
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    I would love to see that list. Anybody have it?

    I would love to see that list. Anybody have it?
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    I just love talking about these old motorcycles....

    I just love talking about these old motorcycles. Merkel was selling all kinds of motorcycle parts back then. Somewhere I have an ad where they list frames, forks, etc. for sale. I got to dig that up....
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    Thanks Duffy,I guess that answers that question....

    Thanks Duffy,I guess that answers that question. Apparently Edward was from a different family. I always forget about the U.S Census. Thanks again.
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    Motorcycle dealers in Hartford, Wi. pre-1914

    Few if any people know there were 2 motorcycle dealers in Hartford, Wi. pre 1914. They were the Walter Jordan agency who sold Excelsior motorcycles in 1913 and Walter & Wittig agency who sold Comet...
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    This is the famous #599 photo found by Herb in...

    This is the famous #599 photo found by Herb in the early 1990's in the basement of the Milwaukee County Historical Society. If you want the story on this photo read Herb's book "At the Creation"....
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    Here's a tongue-in-cheek article from the...

    Here's a tongue-in-cheek article from the Watertown Times. For automobiles but it applies to motorcycles in this time period. July 1911. Ya gotta remember pre-1910 there were no roads even remotely...
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    Harry, you are exactly right. Somewhere I have...

    Harry, you are exactly right. Somewhere I have regulations passed by different jurisdictions. There were no national requirements. Like you say local regulations pre 1910. One of the biggest forces...
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    Milwaukee was full of foundries and machine shops...

    Milwaukee was full of foundries and machine shops and all kinds of factories making everything from bicycles to boat motors. Pre 1910 was a boom time for new ideas. Airplanes, boats, trains, autos,...
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    Hey Chris, while your here I have a question....

    Hey Chris, while your here I have a question. Last night a old high school buddy stopped and we went through his old photos he brought along. We found a photo of my 1955 Ford lime green panel truck....
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    Don't know if they had a small shop or if they...

    Don't know if they had a small shop or if they built it behind Leet's house in his garage. Don't know which foundries they used or machine shops.

    There were 5 Advance motorcycles in the Wi....
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    The rider is Oscar Graf from Milwaukee. He was a...

    The rider is Oscar Graf from Milwaukee. He was a member of the Comet motorcycle Club and that is where the first two photos came from in a 1910 Wisconsin Motorist. So now we have 3 photos of an...
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    The motorcycles in those photos above was an...

    The motorcycles in those photos above was an Advance. The original photo below is the first I have ever seen that was really detailed and just might be the only one in existence of an Advance...
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    Your welcome. I just got home. Don't forget about...

    Your welcome. I just got home. Don't forget about Chicago either. There were motorcycles made there very early too. Can't think of them just now. My remembry isn'y what it used to be.

    Here we go.
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    I'm now just getting ready to volunteer at my...

    I'm now just getting ready to volunteer at my local hospital. This afternoon when I get home I will finish the story.
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    I have to agree. And they both look a lot like...

    I have to agree. And they both look a lot like the 1909 Comet motor. There is no doubt in my mind that all the early motorcycle men in pre-1910 Milwaukee new each other. Joe Merkel, Frank...
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    Another unknown Wisconsin Motorcycle?

    I've had theese photos for over 20 years. They are actually from a 1910 Wisconsin Motorist magazine. They are not the original so the quality is not so plenty good. I've always wondered what the bike...
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