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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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From an article here:

http://www.bikeexif.com/art-deco-custom-motorcycle

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The machine is apparently based on a 1930 Henderson—presumably the 100 mph (160 km/h) Streamline model—and was built in 1936 by a gent called O. Ray Courtney. Today the bike is owned by Frank Westfall of Syracuse, a motorcycle collector and local identity, who was seen happily riding this extraordinary motorcycle around the showgrounds. According Mortillaro, “The craftsmanship is absolutely stunning and it’s surely more of a museum piece than a daily rider. Frank has obviously spent an incredible amount of time meticulously restoring and rebuilding the bike to its current gorgeous state.”

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LED Tail Light
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Cool machine. Could be the classic Bat Bike.

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That's awesome!
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I showed this to my girlfriend and she thought it was a couch. I kinda like it, it looks comfy as hell. I'd rock it.
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More pics over at KnuckleBuster. I especially like the last one where the owner is riding it around the fairground.

I originally saw this in the Jockey Journal

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that is sweet! I would ride it!!
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-10-2010, 10:19 PM
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Did you ever see that bike that had the Dodge Viper engine. It has 2 wheels in front and two in the back which look to be about 1ft apart. The bike balances itself and the wheels kinda flex to both stay down when you lean. I saw it years ago as a prototype. Probably never got actually built.
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doesn't look like a comfortable riding position... does look pretty cool though.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-11-2010, 08:29 AM
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Cool bike... but is that an oil leak in the 2nd photo?!

A couple of Arlen Ness bikes at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame (near Columbus, OH) in 2008...




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