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Swanthog
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The first gasoline fueled motorcycle was created by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. It was called the Reitwagen (Riding Car)
Look at the rake on the wooden frame. Do you think our XB's got some inspiration from this bike? : )





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Ducbsa
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The frame contains fuel!
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Audiowize
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I don't think you're supposed to burn the wood frame to fuel the bike.

I do appreciate the training wheels.
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1_mike
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just a simple, natural...point to point frame design.
Had to have been pure hell on the butt cheeks and spine.
I also don't understand the "training wheels". Seem to be REALLY intrusive on cornering angle. But I guess with flat faced wheels (tires?), they would be sort of a safety item..!

There's a lot going on in that "simple" machine.

Cool picture though, thanks for posting.

Mike
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Audiowize
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 01:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The training wheels are the kickstand.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Daimler just wanted a testbed for his new engine.
Roper however made this:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/o bject/nmah_1339960

He died while riding his last bike.
Heart attack THEN crashed!
It had two wheels and twist grip controls, and ran on charcoal.
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Ducbsa
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 05:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I don't think you're supposed to burn the wood frame to fuel the bike.

Now you tell me!
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Phwx2
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 08:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There is copy of this in the indian motorcycle museum section of the springfield ma museum. Just remember motorcycles came first cars are just a fad.
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1313
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018 - 06:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

^ Thanks for the reminder. From my visit wayback in 2013:

Springfield
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Skinstains
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Steering looks to be a bit "loosey-goosey" on a good day.
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