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Thread: 1909-1911 motorcycles registered in Wisconsin

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    Thanks for the positive update on Herb. Yourself, badger34, Tommo, and of course Herb have given so much of your time to uncovering these priceless gems of early motorcycle history. Any time I see a post by any of you, it's like a gift. Thanks for your hard work, and dedication.
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    First HD registered in Wisconsin. June 25, 1909 Reg. #5.
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    jacobsen.jpgJacobsen In Racine made 12 prototype Cycles to compete with whizzer.. Thi one is mine and I know of another in Racine that was restored. Jacobsen wanted to prove reliability of them by Having the Racine Explorer Scouts ride them around Lake Michigan. There is an article in the Racine Journal Times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabanadan View Post
    jacobsen.jpgJacobsen In Racine made 12 prototype Cycles to compete with whizzer.. Thi one is mine and I know of another in Racine that was restored. Jacobsen wanted to prove reliability of them by Having the Racine Explorer Scouts ride them around Lake Michigan. There is an article in the Racine Journal Times.
    I have to add this to my list. What year? It appears to be an attachment to a normal bicycle. Maybe not as it seems to have a srpung fork. So I am assuming it was never produced? Thanks so much for sharing this info. I've always heard that America made over 200 motorcycles over the years but if you include the ones lost to history, the prototypes, experimental's and home builds it's much higher.

    I wonder why it never went into production? It looks like it would work very well.

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