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    Default Name the bike

    A little help, on one of the other MC forums a fellow is asking for help as this is someone from his family. Can anyone advise what make and year this bike is? Only photo available.

    Thanks for any info.
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    The photo is a little tough to get a good bearing on. If I were to take a guess, I would say it's roughly a 1909-1911 Thor.
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    i'm believe thor made belt drives. but i never saw one yet. i need to look through some of my photos when it's not lights, tree and cookies. mmm warm cookies. i'll take a look this week.

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    Rob, I believe you are correct. If my memory isn't failing me, 1911 was the last of the belt drives but was only used on the singles that year. I'd sure like to see a pic of one when the festivities are over. Now you've got me craving cookies!!!
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    Thanks Cory and Rob. Cookes and milk, oh yea.....ginger bread cookies, pecan log rolls with powdered sugar, sugar cookies shaped like a Christmas tree with colored frosting to look like lights and garland. Gee, i just put on 3 pounds talking about it!

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    Smile Why the motorcycle was named "Thor"

    I understand that the motorcycle was so rough riding and the seat was so uncomfortable that, after riding it any distance at all, you were "tho thor you could hardly thit"!

    Happy New Year!
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    Named after the god of thunder....?
    Lightning bolt in the name aswell......
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    the 1911 belt was the articulating frame job, also rebadged as a sears. check out the angle of the top rear legs on the frame. thats a dead giveaway.
    Last edited by jurassic; 12-28-2011 at 07:44 PM.

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    Jurassic, so can we agree that the photo of the bike posted is in fact an '11? I just eyeballed a photo of a '10 and you are right, the 1911 frame is a "dead giveaway".
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    Thanks guys, I am sure the fellow that asked about this will be happy to understand what bike it is his early family member is on. Best to you in 2012.

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