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Royalty Rode In On A Rat

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Post by VintageTwin » Sun Jan 02, 2005 1:35 am

No, It's not King Karl Gustav.....Who da guy? That one rear whitewall is strictly from (gotta get it the road)..... hunger. 8)
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Post by Billy » Tue May 03, 2005 1:56 am

Plumber, I know who he is. 'Brah'....

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Post by Cotten » Tue May 03, 2005 2:43 am

I see no rat.
I've never seen a front luggage rack like that either.














I considered an emoticon, but no, I just can't.

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Post by VintageTwin » Tue May 03, 2005 2:16 pm

Anders had an 8 X 10 of his previous machine. He held it back at first. Didn't want to show it to me. Panhead. Dresser. Jukebox too! Everything on it was chromed, except the tires.
Said this red flathead was sold to continue the ductile Knuckle head R&D. Not a story you hear everyday. Flathead Power is still here. Bully for them.

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Post by Billy » Wed May 04, 2005 5:33 am

In life, sometimes one must suffer for the greater good..

such is life..In this case, he rolled the 'bones' & won... Big Time.

PS: as Cotten noted, I don't see no rat ?? neither do I

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Post by VintageTwin » Wed May 04, 2005 6:07 am

One blackwall front tire...............One whitewall rear tire?........"Kramer" told me..........."O-Jerry...(hiss)...that'sa rat-t-t." :lol:

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Rat Contest?

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Wed May 04, 2005 2:28 pm

nobody told me about the rat competition. How about a pitted black front rim and a peeling chrome back rim? Did I mention the rigged up Honda megaphone jammed on the other side to keep the heat off my right boot heel? Does this one qualify?

you know what they say...Ride it like you stole it, or just ride it. whatever it takes to keep it on the road
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Post by Cotten » Wed May 04, 2005 2:56 pm

I don't see no rat.

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Post by VintageTwin » Wed May 04, 2005 3:39 pm

Oh yeah....donor rat...qualifies. Looks like a rider.

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Post by Cotten » Thu May 05, 2005 12:46 am

I've got a wall full of plastic trophys for "Rat Class" (And nothing else!)
So I claim authority to declare that nothing posted so far comes close to a righteous Rat.

They both are righteous,...period.

The term 'Rat" is obviously being stretched to its limit, like "chopper", or (gag me with a spoon, fer sure, dude...) "old school".

Rats are an endangered species in light of DiscoveryChannel banality and over-the-counter, bubblepak, catalog# 'customization'.
A true Rat preserves the survivalist integrity of the man-and-his-machine bond that created motorcycling as we know it.
(Apologies immediately for the sexist reference; My wife rides her Rat more than I do mine, so it was only a linguistic contrivance. )

True motorcycling is healthier outside of the USA than it is within it, as the rest of the world is not afraid to waste a machine doing exactly what it was made for.
Milwaukee machines only have the advantage of being resurrected over and over again. Preserving them serves your vanity (or your investment gamble) only. They should be destroyed, over, and over, mile after mile after mile. And then your progeny should have at it.

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Post by VintageTwin » Thu May 05, 2005 5:13 am

All righty....! You want rat? I'll post Gerald Foster's '82 portfolio. Genuine beater knuckle. Out of print, and out of site. Tomorrow morning. Be there. 8)

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Post by VintageTwin » Thu May 05, 2005 4:30 pm

Here's U.K. Gerald Foster's favourites.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... 8&v=glance

Mine too. What's with the non-ribbed cam cover. '36-37? Ouch, more points collected. 8)
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Post by Cotten » Fri May 06, 2005 2:05 am

A little heavy on the novelty side, but I can certainly accept that.

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Post by VintageTwin » Fri May 06, 2005 4:16 am

I once saw a similar knuckle parked at the local community college. It had a speedo with the glass broken half-out. The owner ran it like that. He used the open section of the glass face to stuff his day-use parking permit in. Stylin'. 8)

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Winner

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri May 06, 2005 1:42 pm

OK, I'll withdraw my contest entry, the knuck wins. I guess when it actually says "Mighty Rat" on the tank it has to be authentic, hell, it even says Rat on the front tire! Can you still buy those? The ignition "switch" is a nice touch, no messy keys to fumble with at closing time, just twist a couple wires together, kick it and go.

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