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Neat pic
« on: November 22, 2013, 03:22:55 PM »
Hers a good one for the slideshow.

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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 04:01:59 PM »
Was the fishtail tip a accessory back then...Looks brand new with a young clean sport sitting on it..Maybe it's his dads bike...Notice those skidmaster front and back..They look familiar to me...Nice pic to start a Friday...GM
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 04:28:38 PM »
Cool!   :)
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 06:36:41 PM »
The fishtails have been around for a LONG time. That one looks a double finned one, 90o apart.
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 07:31:04 PM »
Is that the neutral finder lever hanging out over the timing case or the shift lever?  It looks huge! (Maybe its a photo perspective thing).

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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 08:08:38 PM »
Yeah, the shifters were huge on those bikes. Not sure, but I think it's a model G.

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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 10:05:24 PM »
The fishtails have been around for a LONG time. That one looks a double finned one, 90o apart.
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            A lonnnnng time  :)  First seen here in an early form on the '20s harleys. They evolved into the true fishtails we see today by the '31 & '32 harleys; black, no chrome. Originals are worth a fortune.   
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 10:53:47 PM »
The large lever on the gearbox is the shifter. It's an earlier version of the gearbox
This bike is a 350. You can spot the rectangular oil pump housings that look like the ones on the AVL. That is one identifier of the Redditch 350 model.

The fishtail 's purpose was to reduce the high frequency noise from the exhaust. The large canister silencer was to act as a resonator and expansion /cooling chamber, and the fishtail was to cut the high frequencies so it sounded deeper in tone.
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 11:04:11 PM »
I bet the shifter was large for a reason. Not sure what gearbox that is but,I know the old Burman box shifted like you were stirring coal with a spade.

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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 11:06:16 PM »
Velocette liked the fish tail silencer so well they used it on almost everything they made starting in 1930.  It was almost like a trademark for them.
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2013, 03:26:56 AM »
I bet the shifter was large for a reason. Not sure what gearbox that is but,I know the old Burman box shifted like you were stirring coal with a spade.

I have pictured in my head trying to speed shift a farmall. 
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2013, 04:43:16 AM »
I have pictured in my head trying to speed shift a farmall. 

You haven't lived until you've driven a Farmall like a race car wife wide open 4th gear back from the field trying to get home for dinner.  ;D

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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2013, 03:52:03 PM »
Haaaaaaa  FFA brother...Been there done that but not for the dinner bell...Sitting high and got the throttle bar all the way back... 8)
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Re: Neat pic
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2013, 01:34:53 PM »
Don't forget about dumping the clutch full throttle in 10" of mud!  REAL rooster tails!

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