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  1. #11
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    Re: Some assembly required.

    Thank you very much Eric. But how can you tell it is a single speed trans?
    Bob
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    Re: Some assembly required.



    I have this picture in a motorcycle book I got many years ago. I've not seen it anywhere else and I've always been curious about it's origin. The motorcycle is a 1916 Indian PowerPlus, which is the first year for the PowerPlus and also the first year for Indian's famous sidevalve engine. I've wondered if this picture is an Indian factory photo, or a picture taken by a restorer. I lean toward a factory photo because every part in the picture looks perfect, and every part is there. I'm hoping someone in CAIMAG land knows more about this pictue.

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    Re: Some assembly required.



    This is a picture of a 1916, 3 speed Harley-Davidson. You can see the difference in the primary cover, and how the battery box is much shorter to accomodate the 3 speed transmission under it. Also, the 1916 was the first kick starter, and was not a pedal start bike like the 1915.

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    Re: Some assembly required.

    I see the battery box isn't in this 1916 J, but if it was it would be right behind the seat post. I'm as sharp as a marble

  5. Re: Some assembly required.

    axeric; What kind of handlebars are those? Are they factory bars for a sidecar rig, or something that was custom made? Just haven't seen those before. Thx...Bones
    BONES47FL
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    Re: Some assembly required.

    Maybe its for a handicapped rider?

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    Re: Some assembly required.

    The bike was built for a disable WW1 veteran. That motorcycle and sidecar are viewable at Dale Walksler's Wheels Through Time museum in Maggie Valley, N.C. I keep meaning to ask Tom Faber if he'll make a set for my '16

  8. Re: Some assembly required.

    Thanks for the info. Tom did my bars for my '47; perfectly machined tolerances...Bones
    BONES47FL
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