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    I think H-D made realistic fuel mileage claims based on the road conditions of the day. Dirt roads kept your speeds down to a reasonable, and safe limit. In 1918, everyone who could own a motorcycle, or car had vivid memories of the horse age and knew what a magic carpet the car, and motorcycle were. Today, on modern highways you'll be run over if you're doing less than 75 mph. No one cares about fuel mileage today and only care about fuel availability. That is not a political statement as everyone, from every political view point wants to fly, drive, or boat whenever, wherever, however they please. If they say anything different, they are full of shit and they have never been more than 5 miles from their house
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    Quote Originally Posted by badger34 View Post
    Robbie, is that 1918 Enthusiast a recent addition to your archives? Does it mention where the cover photo was shot?

    H-D economy advertising dates back to 1908 when they set the F.A.M. economy record of 50 miles on 1 quart and 1 ounce of gasoline. They claimed a fuel operating cost of less than one-tenth of a cent per mile.
    I'll look through it and see if they give a location.
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    Dave, the most interesting article in it is the mileage record set. I'll post it tomorrow if I get a chance. Hard to believe!
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    Wasn't the mileage record from 1908 set by Walter Davidson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffeycycles View Post
    Wasn't the mileage record from 1908 set by Walter Davidson?
    Walter set an endurance record for sure. Combination of distance and reliability against time, of which fuel and oil use were part.
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    Here it is. All the internet and phone service in about 1/4 of NM was knocked out for many hours Fri and Sat AM so I hadn't posted it.



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    did it have an "auxiliary heat apparatus" similar to model T Holley carb arrangement

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    Something I had forgotten I had, an FAM handbook and insert. The cardstock covered booklet is the handbook and the insert has operational info on various makes. There is also a little notice saying from '15 up they will no longer provide info, just the contact information for manufacturers to get the info direct.



    Back cover


    Insert
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