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Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:00:05 PM »
Here are some of the bikes I saw at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum in Maine a few weeks ago. With OKTomT's and Simon's bike build threads here I thought they would be of some interest!:





















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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 11:46:54 PM »
Nice!!
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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 01:39:11 AM »
Lovely machines and sitting in proper oil trays like they are supposed to (except a couple that appear to be out of oil).

Someone told me that the modern Triumphs are supplied with a realistic plastic oil slick to be placed under the machine when it is parked. Of course, this could be a rumour.

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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 02:08:21 PM »
Nicely shown Steve!  :clap: :clap:

Thank you......  :thumbup:

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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 03:58:50 PM »
That last one is a strange beast, somehow I can't imagine speeding down the road just sitting in the front like that! Maybe for the mother inlaw?

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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 06:06:59 PM »
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Lovely machines and sitting in proper oil trays like they are supposed to (except a couple that appear to be out of oil).
Proper machines like these don't leak oil, they mark their spot :)

Beautiful photos, thanks for posting.

Regards

Steve.


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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 08:59:02 PM »
Very nice Steve. The Pierce in line 4 cylinder is a very neatly executed design.....OZ.
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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 09:13:11 PM »
Thanks Modders! :beer:

You probably all like the engine details as much as I do, especially with the new bike builds going on here. So here are the shots I have:











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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014, 09:16:48 PM »
Pierce transmission:

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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 03:46:49 PM »
Very nice. I do like looking at early motorcycles. Lots of novel ideas and there's something very... mechanical about them.

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Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2014, 05:32:57 AM »

    Hi Steve, thanks for showing some great pics. My first motorbike was an Excelsior Autocycle having a Villiers  98cc engine. I had some great fun on that machine, until four years later when I upgraded to a Francis Barnet 125 cc. I sold the Excelsior for fifteen pounds, and have now seen one for sale for 2,500. Should have kept it.

                                                                           Cheers David