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Old Dec 3, 2009, 5:46 AM   #1
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From my trip to the Barber Motorsports Museum in Leeds Ala.
http://barbermuseum.org/.


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Old Dec 3, 2009, 6:31 PM   #2
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Very cool looking bike!
I'll bet they were fun to ride.
Looks like a place I'd like to visit on my next trip up north.
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Hi Dawg,

Very cool!!! Even tho I was very into classic motorcycles in the 60's and 70'd, I'd never even seen any mention of these, but that's probably because with a 1000 units/year, not many if any made it to the US. . .

The most interesting features to me are the pressed frame that surrounds the gas tank and the spoke pattern of the front wheel as opposed to the rear. I assume that the latter made for a bit smoother ride as the shallower angle allowed for more flex in the wheel.

Nicely done!

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Nice bike,Dawg!..I am going to have to show this to Harley driving coworker of mine.
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Nice bike. I think they were also called FN's. There is one in my city that is ridden. I recall it for sale about 20 years ago...a farmer was selling it for around $ 700, but it needed a lot of restoration that it received.

I am into vintage bikes, have two, an old Yamaha and an even older Matchless (English bike) 750cc scrambler or Desert Sled as they were known back in the '60's.

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Thanks everyone. I will be posting many more as I spent about 5 hours there. They only have 600 or so bikes on display at one time and there are over 1200 at the museum. I go there once a year to see the new ones.
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