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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Cool The Sunday Riders

Followed a link posted on another board. You've got to check out these mofos from the 50s. I see a lot of similarities to what we do today, yet a lot of differences. Still, looks like they knew how to have fun in the 50s!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 08:33 AM
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these guys are badasses, for real.

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I thought of you when I saw the pics.

I figured this was a pic of your dad.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 08:52 AM
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wow.


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That is sweet.... Looks like a movie
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Man those are some truely great pics

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 09:00 AM
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Back in the 60's and 70's I'd do that stuff with my Sportster. Every once in a while I'd get it off in the dirt just for yuks. The ole girl did pretty good in the muck. I only loosened up the front exhaust pipe a few times. Sometimes the mud would get so thick under the fenders I'd have to scrape it out so the wheels would spin.It's when I got into jumping it that things went downhill fast.
I got it into the air once and tried to bang it into second and missed. The majority of the trans came out the bottom of the bike that day. My buds ran to the store in town and got me a case of beer to keep me company until they could run back to Chicago and get a pickup truck (pickups weren't as popular back then) to haul my broken ass back home. I waited about 5 hours and needless to say both the bike and I ended up thrown in the back of the pickup. Back then I didn't even give taking it in the dirt a second thought. WTF, it was just a motorcycle. BTW, I rebuilt the trans in my apartment bedroom over the winter that year. Ahhh, the old days.

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Nothing like flying through the air on a ten thousand pound machine and watching it crumble to peices when you land.

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Nothing like flying through the air on a ten thousand pound machine and watching it crumble to peices when you land.
Didn't crumble. It exploded.

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Didn't crumble. It exploded.
I've destroyed a couple motorcycles I wish I hadn't, I'll bet those guys wish they had those bikes today.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2006, 09:43 AM
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I've destroyed a couple motorcycles I wish I hadn't, I'll bet those guys wish they had those bikes today.
I'm glad they got rid of them cause now I have one. 1949 EL Panhead. Now, somewhere in the distance, I see a Knucklehead in my future. A Knuck set up for the track.

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Those are some cool photos. They knew how to have some fun back then.
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