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Crazy railcar of the day...
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 Posted: Wed Jan 9th, 2013 01:16 pm
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http://steampunkvehicles.tumblr.com/post/2996902194
'nuff said. Jose.



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 Posted: Wed Jan 9th, 2013 01:18 pm
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I'll bet that little engine struggles like mad making that thing move.



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 Posted: Wed Jan 9th, 2013 01:22 pm
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mwiz64 wrote: I'll bet that little engine struggles like mad making that thing move.Maybe has some relation to the fact that is the ONLY one ever known to be made....



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 Posted: Wed Jan 9th, 2013 01:58 pm
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I didn't figure Indian offered the "railcar" option to very many people. Sidecars, well, I think they may have built a few more of those. ;)



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Looks like a '15.

Bikers--check out that it has a swing arm rear. I had a '16, and that rear end had a mind of its own. A demented mind, I might add. Bike and rider--kindred souls.

Once I got caught out in the rain with it, and some water got into the magneto, causing the engine to run on one cylinder. This continued for a while, and I had to keep the speed up, because of the lack of power. Came to a sharp turn, had the darn thing laid over pretty far--and all of a sudden the other cylinder decided to join the fun. A video of the next 10 seconds would have been a Utube hit--except there wern't no Utube back in them thar days.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 9th, 2013 08:34 pm
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Those bikes are a little before my time. My first motorcycle was a 1974 Yamaha TY80 trials bike. I was 10 years old. Dad got it for me because it was a miniature copy of his TY250 and he couldn't resist. After that it was all down hill. I raced motocross for the next 10 years pretty heavily. Never owned an American made motorcycle. None of the American companies offered a serious dirt bike of any kind... Well, except the Harley XR750R and that was a flat track bike. A darn good one too. I'd love to have one of those now, a street legal one of course.

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