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Old 11-30-2012, 10:49 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I looked up the auction results and they pulled in about $4 million with the Flying Merkel bringing in a little over $200K and the Veritas just under that mark.

Makes you wonder what is hiding in some of the old barns and buildings that you ride by on a Saturday afternoon.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I looked up the auction results and they pulled in about $4 million with the Flying Merkel bringing in a little over $200K and the Veritas just under that mark.

Makes you wonder what is hiding in some of the old barns and buildings that you ride by on a Saturday afternoon.
The old Henderson's were fascinating to see. Watching him peddle starting the oldies was quite something.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That was very cool. Love to see those old machines. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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PS, youse guys on the east coast should swing by Motorcyclepedia in Newburgh, NY.

http://motorcyclepediamuseum.org/
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Incredibly, this was 10 miles down the road from me, never heard a thing about it locally, and read about it afterwards on a forum, possibly this one. Unbelievably, most of it went in dumpsters for scrap.

http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/graveyard.html
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Incredibly, this was 10 miles down the road from me, never heard a thing about it locally, and read about it afterwards on a forum, possibly this one. Unbelievably, most of it went in dumpsters for scrap.

http://dcclassiccycles.dynamitedave.com/graveyard.html
Uhhhgg just thinking about those scrap dumpsters makes me sick.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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PS, youse guys on the east coast should swing by Motorcyclepedia in Newburgh, NY.

http://motorcyclepediamuseum.org/
Thank you for the link.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The guy in starting the bikes and narrating the video is Dale Walksler. He owns The Wheels Through Time M/C Museum in Maggie Valley NC. If you ever go to the Dragon or ride the Blue Ridge Parkway it is not to be missed! They call it the museum that runs because all day long when Dale is there he will pull out a bike (just like the ones in the video) and start it in the building. Sometimes he will ride them around the yard. Very cool guy.
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The only "preserved" bike I know of personally that's in a guys garage is a friend of mine from the High School days, one of the best riders I ever knew. A guy that seemed to add about 10HP on any bike he threw a leg over. Well, he got married and his wife made him promise to never ride a bike again. My brother who's been in "the business" ever since he was kid knew of a 57 James we could buy for $50. Well, we just gave it to him one day and he still has that bike and plans to restore it when he retires in a year or so. he's been getting parts over the years... including some he got in Ireland so it will be a fun project for him, after having the bike for 40 years.
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Thanks for posting this video.You gave me an excuse to avoid yard work on a great mild winter day.My wife has just reminded me of somethings that need to get done around here!I think I will watch this again right now while it is fresh in my mind and save the chores for another day.
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