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  1. Mr.B.

    Cmxx 420cc Engine?

    Does anybody know anything Cmxx engines? They look like a little like they may be similar to Greyhounds & Predators, but different. And i can't find much about them online... There's a 420cc available locally that was originally meant to go on a Go-Kart but deemed too large. It's priced a...
  2. Mr.B.

    Hedstrom!

    http://archivemoto.com/thearchive/2018/11/8/hedstroms-new-machine-savannah-1902?fbclid=IwAR0gGc0KUqnpwciRfhtz6Ohf0d1DUPNJNc2dQijgEU0Nz4NPISfyhUGjq70
  3. Mr.B.

    Motorcycle Cannonball 2018!

    The bi-annual pre 1928 motorcycle ride across the United States started this weekend- http://www.motorcyclecannonball.com Thursday night they will be staying in Anamosa Iowa, home of the National Motorcycle Museum- http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org Less than an hours drive from my house my...
  4. Mr.B.

    Rätte-Hengel...

    Hello, It’s been quite awhile since i’ve finished anything or started something new, but here we go- Rätte-Hengel; My friend Chris recently ask me if i would build a Ratty vintage bike for him. He initially sent this picture of stuff he mocked up himself on his garage floor- His mandate for...
  5. Mr.B.

    Oil amounts for upright HF engines...?

    Like the title says, what’s ‘cha running...? I know folks have been successfully tipping these engines with the cylinder upright for several years now. And i’m curious what the recommended oil amount is for the inexpensive Harbor Freight 4 stroke Engines? 200cc (Greyhound) 212cc Predator...
  6. Mr.B.

    Interesting encounter yesterday…

    I like old and I often slowly curse the historic districts of my town when riding my "old" bike I call Excalibur. One of my favorite old tree lined neighborhoods has several large well maintained houses ranging from the late 1840’s to the early nineteen-teens. While riding by one particularly...
  7. Mr.B.

    Sweet 1908 Indian BTR at the NMMoA

    Posted on their FaceBook today... https://www.facebook.com/NationalMcMuseum.org/posts/10153619394941289?notif_t=notify_me_page -Mr. B.
  8. Mr.B.

    Member map?

    Is this feature still available? I can’t seem to find it, or any info about it within the search forums... Hopefully it’s just a obvious link I’m missing somehow. -Kirk
  9. Mr.B.

    1000th

    Just recently noticed I was nearing a 1000 posts... Not that many compared to some folks, but- Holy cow, just think how many bikes I could of built with the time I spent goofing here! Ha! Oh well, I wouldn’t change a thing! Thanks all for a interesting place to hang out! -Kirk
  10. Mr.B.

    Pic’s from the NMM & yesterday’s 4th annual Vintage show...

    Yesterday I attended the National Motorcycle Museum's 4th annual swap meet & vintage bike show http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/vintage-rally-2014-will-be-june-7-8/ This year I entered Robert Thumper even though it’s still in primer. Apparently a pinprick gas tank leak had ruined the original...
  11. Mr.B.

    Amazing 4 cylinder Briggs...

    This is part 24 and shows it completely finished, running, & ready to show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1blqsD_79k But in the first 23 episodes thoroughly show the construction process and problem solving required to bond 4 vintage Briggs engine blocks together. Probably takes a couple...
  12. Mr.B.

    Sneak preview of America Picker’s new shop- Old cycles & a nice Cyclecar

    Had to go to Davenport today and since it was such a nice spring day i decided to swing by Antique Archaeology on the way home- http://imgur.com/a/I26pS#20 With the new shop they have much more room for display now, although i’m a little saddened to see they tore down some old houses make...
  13. Mr.B.

    79cc Preddy with true direct drive?

    Has any one built a 79cc Preddy with true direct drive (as in a idler pulley that allows the belt to slip for a clutch)? I know there’s a couple good available options often discussed here for clutch/transmissions, but I’m curious if these engines are torquey enough to work well just straight...
  14. Mr.B.

    Quickie project #2- “1903 Harley”

    The big Davenport swap meet starts tomorrow, and I will be attending Friday & Saturday. I originally planned two quick builds, but sadly work got in the way and this one will be set aside today for other projects. Just as well as it takes a lot of pressure off to finish and ultimately I’ll be...
  15. Mr.B.

    Quickie project #1- 1955 Spitfire

    With the Big Davenport swap meet starting tomorrow I’ve decided to try to put a couple of quick bike projects together... I will be attending the show Friday & Saturday and my friend “Bicycle Bill” will join me for most of it. Project #1 is this 1955 Spitfire. Nothing fancy here, just a “79”...
  16. Mr.B.

    Timeless Motor Company expands it’s line...

    They started a few years ago with a 1910 Harley street bike & BTR, then came a 1903 Harley. I just checked their site and now they have a 1911 Harley twin and 1911 Flying Merkel! Notice how they carefully avoid saying “Harley-Davidson” or using HD logos, but Merkel is loud & proud...
  17. Mr.B.

    Please post insights/pics of your cylinder up 99 Predator build...

    I’m thinking of building a new bike where I’d like to use a HF 99 Predator engine with the cylinder tilted nearly straight up... Perhaps this is considered a bad idea, but I have done this with the older Greyhound 200 and was quite happy with the engine performance...
  18. Mr.B.

    Wanted: Set of Rusty Worksman HD 26” wheels

    Yes, I do prefer rusty- Really just need 2 fronts (or better, 1 front and a rim), but realize they usually come front and rear sets... Thanks! -Kirk
  19. Mr.B.

    Ely Motor Works, Made in Nebraska...

    Curtis Fox sent these nifty build pics of the “Ely” Something he had found on the net a while back but apparently now lost to the ether. I don’t otherwise know any thing about it, perhaps some one here does? But man, How I’d love to find an affordable engine like that! At any rate...