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1910 Indian/Harley replica

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Thanks They are actually harbor freight 79cc predator engines. I strip them down take out low oil sensor /governor and mount them vertically. Then I make a set of " flathead" fins  for the top to make them look more interesting. If they go bad. 99.00 gets you a new one. 

They rarely do. Very good honda clone motor. 







Here's another experimental bike I made from a fat tire bike from the store. 

I used a golf cart type clutch on it and a little bigger predator motor. 

Not really historically accurate but kinda cool. 

Blacksmithing has somewhat phased out my bike building. For now any way. 




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The tiller steering of the old motorcycles has always scared me, I don't think I'd break 30 on one.  I couldn't afford a replica. 

I hear money is too hard to forge and not have to explain to Treasury agents.

Forge medallions and medals and you're okay. It's a striking hobby you know.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Yes. Agreed on the steering of bikes of this vintage. The Harley replica has accurately bent handlebars and it's very difficult to ride. Takes getting used to. 

 On the Indian I took a more modern approach when I bent them up. The indian is a more performance minded bike and will go 35-40 and is very stable. 

( not ignoring the blacksmith puns. Just fresh out at the moment if I come up with one I'll coal ya)


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Welcome aboard DoughJoes, glad to have you. If you'll put your general location in the header you'll have a better chance of hooking up with members living within visiting distance. 

He scratch made the frame and metal work, it's in the first post. The thread is 4 years old if you hadn't noticed.

Frosty The Lucky.

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If I read it right he bought the Indian frame. I love the old motor cycles and scooters. Haven't owned one in decades though. I once had a Cushman Eagle that had the very first Crane cam made in it. My brother and Harvey Crane were best friends. Harvey ground the original cam on a bench grinder in my folks car port around 1956. That Cushman would run a hundred miles per hour and scare the daylights out of me going that fast on such small tires.

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I went back and read it again. You have it right, he bought the frames. 

I can't imagine going that fast on a Cushman scooter, I had a Lambretta and 50 seemed crazy fast. Those little tires picked up every little feature of the asphalt. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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