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Gallery, Projects and General => Neat Stuff => Topic started by: vtsteam on September 02, 2014, 09:00:05 PM

Title: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: vtsteam 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!:

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/MotorbikeE4Cyl3.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/MotorbikeE4Cyl3.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Enfield1.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Enfield1.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/IndianMoto.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/IndianMoto.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/excelsior.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/excelsior.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Harley1.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Harley1.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Joli.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Joli.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Whizzer.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Whizzer.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Steffey.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Steffey.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/ThreeWheeler.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/ThreeWheeler.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: Kjelle on September 02, 2014, 11:46:54 PM
Nice!!
Kjelle
Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: AussieJimG 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.

Jim
Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: Stilldrillin on September 03, 2014, 02:08:21 PM
Nicely shown Steve!  :clap: :clap:

Thank you......  :thumbup:

David D
Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: tom osselton 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?
Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: rythmnbls on September 03, 2014, 06:06:59 PM
Quote
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.

Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: Manxmodder on September 03, 2014, 08:59:02 PM
Very nice Steve. The Pierce in line 4 cylinder is a very neatly executed design.....OZ.
Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: vtsteam 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:

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/excelsior2.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/excelsior2.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Harley2.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Harley2.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Steffey2.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Steffey2.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Enfield2.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/Enfield2.jpg.html)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/4Cyl.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/4Cyl.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: vtsteam on September 03, 2014, 09:16:48 PM
Pierce transmission:

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy150/vtsr/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/MotorbikeE4Cyl2.jpg) (http://s786.photobucket.com/user/vtsr/media/vtsr/TecumsehBuild/MotorbikeE4Cyl2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: S. Heslop 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.
Title: Re: Some Bikes at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Post by: Meldonmech 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