søndag 28. februar 2010

Bobber heat shield

Have been anoyed several times from getting my rain suit stuck on my Bobbers rear exhaust pipe.
Time to make a heat shield.
Some cutting and filing, voila.


Mounted, looks OK?

Whilst I was at it I drilled the foot board extensions too, will save me some fuel.

Whats going on?

Havent posted in a while, no old photos no nothing.
Have been to damned busy with showeling snow. Will it never end?
Passed 1 Meter snow this weekend.
When will spring be able to get rid off this lot?
Global warming, say no more.
I admit there have been other stuff than snow too, I have been overhauling my BMW (yes, correct) motor that have served me for more than 10 years without trouble and I have removed the Henderson motor to replace the shaft for the clutch throw out fork.

Removing a Henderson motor is not as easy as it sounds, it is shoe horned into the damned bike.

Here are a few pics of Henderson progress:

Empty frame

Left over

Henderson four

Henderson four

onsdag 17. februar 2010

American Motorcycles

This Harley VL (or R) is still fresh and its cellulose gloss paint is shining. It must have been a beauty. The Dachs is ready to hit the road.

tirsdag 16. februar 2010

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Just a reminder, it`s still winter out here!

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Excelsiors, Excelsiors!
What a shame Ignaz Scwinn throwed in the hanky back in -31.

Wonder if these where blue or brown?

I`m quite sure these gents didnt do any well for the bike, why not getting some air in the front tire?

Eternal beauty

I just love the looks of the early HD springers.

mandag 15. februar 2010

Motorcycle Girls

This is one of my favorite pics from yesterdaze. First time I saw this was in the book "Motorcycle girls", unfortunately there it is shown only as a small capture.
Stumbled across this larger one recently on the www, needles to say I grabbed it.


søndag 14. februar 2010

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This one I aint sure what is, looks kind of American.

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Heavily loaded Power Plus with sidecar. With that lack of tire pressure I would have forced the dog to run behind?

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An early Injun Scout with no lights, magneto only but after all its all required for moving forward.

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Shit happens and did even before. Once a thrusty Harley JD with sidecar that have taken a hit.

Check out where the drivers knee have hitted the right side of the fueltank, Ouuch!

lørdag 13. februar 2010

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I just realised I have posted 100 pics from Yesterdaze where most are taken in Norway.
I still have more to come but taking in consideration most of my viewers are from Norway I dare to suggest they share with me if they had any interesting images laying in the bottom of their drawer.
Oh and well, I would`nt mind any from other Scandinavian countries neither.

Thanks in advance.
sve***ger@online.no (remove the ***`s if you are to send me an e-mail regarding pics)

Congratulations to myself and thanks to all viewing.

fredag 12. februar 2010

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Indian Power Plus with sidecar, from the western part of Norway. Spot light of the Kay-bee type on the sidecar is quite unusual.

torsdag 11. februar 2010

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This is a rare bike, an Indian-ACE that spent its life not to far from where I stay. Followed the traces for this bike for a couple of years with no luck.

The sidecar tire have a pretty rough repair patch.

onsdag 10. februar 2010

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Heck why not, another photo from the life of yesterdaze bikers.

Twenties workshop interior. An early Scout in the foreground.

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This is a crappy picture, but if loked at closer this seems to be a pretty new Thor big twin. Its speedo set up, side mounted to the tank, I have never seen before.

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This cool loking fella dont take life to serious. Smoking and smiling whilst wrenching to repair a blown rear tire.
Punctures, they dont happen to often anymore when there are no horse-shoe nails in the streets.

Anyone got an idea in what bike this is? Think early Indian myself.

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Recently came across these two photos on NVK`s site.
This is again an early twenties Harley with fully enclosed wheels. Those photos have been taken during some mountain crossing at spring time since snow is still present.

Smiling to the photographer. A spare tire attached to the sidecar nose just in case.

Have always liked when the reg. plate is mounted on the sidecar. Adds to the look.

søndag 7. februar 2010

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Cool loking guy, leather pants is kind of unusual for its time. The bike have taken a hit in the front (smashed front lamp) since my previous photo of K-218, found earlier in my blog somewhere.

Again a Reading Standard, this one with a sidecar. The Reading Standard slogan was; "Built and Tested in the Mountains". It was manufactured out of the state of Pennsylvania.

fredag 5. februar 2010

Kidney belts

Kidney belts! Unknown issue for todays average motorcyclist but a necessity for those of yesterday if they where to survive the roads with gravel and potholes.
Personally I ride with kidney belt when I mount any of my old scooters, find them giving god back support and they look damned COOOL too!

Yesterdaze riders with some flashy Kidney belts

Nickle plated studs and jewels, its a must!

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OK, I couldnt resist in forwarding this image. A rather young lad and girlfriend?, ready to hit the road on an early Indian Power Plus

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Here is a Harley that from it`s registration have lived far above the polear circle.

This is an old Indian Power Plus ready to hit the road.

Today I realised that I`m loosing track in what pictures I have posted and who not from my files, Hrrm!


My Harley clock! Had a blown engine case that was to god to throw away.

torsdag 4. februar 2010

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Why cant post be delivered by Harley Davidson delivery units nowadays. I would love getting my post brought by a Hog. Al those sidecar rigs used to be owned by the Norwegian Post. Hence there have been some red Harleys around?

Two happy guys redy for take of. Its a cool detail with this Harley. It is a magneto model, but some clever head added a homebrewed generator (in front of engine) and light setup to it. I have seen this before, where a Splitdorf generator have been added like this.

onsdag 3. februar 2010

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Some more picks from HDK1930

One could say that both these guys are "in deep shit" with their hog`s.